President

Louie Benedict R. Ignacio

Louie Ignacio

Louie Benedict R. Ignacio earned his AB in Political Science degree from the University of Santo Tomas, his Master of Arts in Sociology from the Ateneo de Manila University, and his Doctor of Philosophy in Political science, again, from the University of Santo Tomas. He has published works on urban sociology and governance, and youth and women empowerment. He has engaged both into various researches as well, both self-initiated and institution-commissioned either from private higher educational institutions or government agencies. He is a college teacher and researcher, was a program chair, a director for student affairs, and a college dean. He is a member of the Philippine Sociological Society since 2007.

Vice President

Prince Kennex R. Aldama

Prince Kennex Aldama is Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Sciences at UP Los Baños. He finished BA in Sociology (cum laude) in 2013 and MA in Sociology in 2019, both at UPLB. His research interest is in the sociology of religion. His forthcoming publication with The Review of Faith & International Affairs (Scopus) for a special series on pluralism and religious conflict around the world was co-written with Dr. Jayeel Cornelio. It tackles the state of religious diversity in the Philippines. Prince also authored a major textbook for college, The Contemporary World (2018). He also writes opinion pieces for Rappler and Philippine Daily Inquirer to make his works accessible to the public. As an active PSS member, He regularly presents papers during the annual conference. He also participated in the SocioCaravan lecture series held at the Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology in 2019.Prince intends to build on his existing relationships with peers in PSS to make the organization more visible in Southern Luzon. He intends to take advantage of the growing interest in the sociology especially among students in the region. He considers it a privilege to work for PSS in a more engaged capacity to advance its works in understanding contemporary issues in Philippine society.

Secretary

Raquelyn J. Dadang

Raquelyn Jumawan-Dadang is a Sociology professor from Central Mindanao University (CMU) with research interests on environmental conservation and protection, sustainable development, social issues, women, and the elderly. Her engagement in research enables her to present papers in local, national and international conferences, and publish in refereed journals. She earned PhD in Sociology and Masters in Sociology from Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan, and the degree Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Central Mindanao University. She has been in the government service for more than 20 years. Before joining CMU, she was the Campus Director at Camiguin Polytechnic State College. When she transferred in CMU in 2014, she served as the Department Chairperson of the Behavioral Sciences Department and the curator of the University Museum-Anthropology section. Currently, she is the chair of the Institutional Ethics Review Committee, the Coordinator of the Biodiversity Public Awareness of the Center for Biodiversity in Research and Extension in Mindanao, and recently been elected as the secretary of CMU Faculty Association Incorporated. She is an active member of the Philippine Sociological Society and the Local Convener of the 2019 PSS Conference.

Treasurer

Hannah Nario-Lopez

Hannah Glimpse Nario-Lopez earned her Bachelor and Master of Arts in Sociology from the University of the Philippines Diliman, where she is also now a member of the faculty and teaches Contemporary Philippine Social Issues, Qualitative Research Methods, and Social, Political, and Economic Thought. She served as Youth Advisor at the Southeast Wyoming Juvenile and Detention Center in the United States and has been a member of the Philippine Sociological Review’s editorial team since 2012.

She currently serves as a consultant of the Manila City Jail and is working with officers and jail administrators in the refinement of a detainee Intervention-Needs Assessment tool for the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology. She is working in collaboration with other scholars of Prison Ethnography and Criminology in a few ongoing projects. Her latest publication is titled Doing Qualitative Research on Emotional Labor in a Philippine City Jail, a methodological analysis of doing ethnographic work on emotions in a highly bureaucratized and masculinized setting.

Board Member

Helina Jean P. Dupa

Helina Dupa

Helina Jean Perez-Dupa is an Assistant Professor and a former Research Development and Extension Coordinator (designate) of the Institute of Education and Teacher Training at Davao Oriental State College of Science and Technology (DOSCST) in Mati City. She is currently designated as Director for Sports and Wellness Development Center. She is also handling undergraduate courses such as the Professional Education and The Contemporary World. She is a former College and Board Secretary and Department Chair of the same school. Her fascination with social research steered her to pursue Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology at Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan as a CHED-HEDP II scholar.

At present, she is engaged in crafting a Module for the New GEC “The Contemporary World”, a CHED-funded project with Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan, Bukidnon State University, and Mountain View College. Presently, she is affiliated to the Philippine Sociological Society (PSS) as one of the Board of Directors cum Board Secretary.

Board Member

Josephine C. Dionisio

I am Associate Professor Josephine C. Dionisio, current Chair of the Department of Sociology in the University of the Philippines Diliman, where I earned my Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in Sociology. I have been an active member of the Philippine Sociological Society since 2006. I have served as member of its Board of Directors from 2007 – 2008 and as Guest Editor of the Philippine Sociological Review for a Special Issue. I am an active member of the International Sociological Association and I have joined several of ISA’s Research Committees. I was elected to serve as Board Member of ISA’s Research Committee 23 on the Sociology of Science and Technology from July 2018 – June 2022. If I am elected again to serve in the Board of Directors of PSS, I would continue the work of the PSS in the past several years that has built and strengthened a community of engaged sociologists all over the country. I would leverage my professional networks to help open up avenues for collaborative research as well as committed action for social change.

Board Member

Marlon D.L. Era

Marlon Era

Dr. Marlon de Luna Era is an Associate Professor of the Behavioral Sciences Department, De La Salle University, Manila. He completed his AB Sociology at the University of the East, Manila under the President Ferdinand Marcos COCOFED Scholarship Grant. He was the Batch President of the UE Sociological Society. He has an M.S. in Human Settlements Development (Urban Planning and Environmental Management) from the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand and a Ph.D. on Development Studies at De La Salle University-Manila.

Dr. Era has extensive teaching and professional experiences in disaster resilience, solid waste management, gender and local governance. Dr. Era had worked with the Department of Social Welfare and Development as Emergency Assistance Social Welfare Specialist and he managed the Yapang Resettlement Project in Sablayan Occidental Mindoro. He was Program Associate of the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) in Thailand, as Operations Manager of the Corporate Network for Disaster Response (CNDR).

Dr. Era was the Country Coordinator of the Capacity Building for Asia on Resilient EducaTion ( CABARET ) Project funded by Erasmus + which involved 5 universities in Europe and 10 universities in Asia. He has been a consultant of UN World Food Program, UNIDO, UN Environment, National Government Agencies and City Governments He is an active member of International Sociological Association(ISA) RC 39 Sociology of Disasters and RC 24.

He is currently part of an international research team conducting a study on the roles of intangible heritage in disaster recovery and resilience in Nepal and Tunisia.