The Members of the Honorary Board of National Advisors

We are very delighted, honored, and thankful that PHISO Members of Honorary Board of National Advisors are the following prominent intellectuals:


logow3Professor Walden Bello is currently International Adjunct Professor of Sociology at the State University of New York at Binghamton.  He served as a member of the House of Representatives of the Philippines from 2009 to 2015, during which he was chairman of the Committee on Overseas Workers Affairs. His resignation from the House in 2015 in protest at the policies of the Aquino administration is the only instance of a resignation on principle in the history of the Congress of the Philippines. He is the author or co-author of 20 books, including Food Wars (London: Verso, 2009), Capitalism’s Last Stand? (London: Zed, 2013), Dragons in Distress: Asia’s Miracle Economies in Crisis (London: Penguin, 1990), and Development Debacle: the World Bank in the Philippines (San Francisco: Institute for Food and Development Policy, 1982). Bello got his BA from the Ateneo de Manila University in 1966 and his PhD in sociology from Princeton University in 1975. He received the Right Livelihood Award (also known as the Alternative Nobel Prize) in Stockholm in 2003 for his work showing the negative impact of corporate-driven globalization. He was also named Outstanding Public Scholar by the International Studies Association in San Francisco in 2008. He has honorary doctorates from Panteion University in Athens (2006) and Murdoch University in Perth (2012).


Rivera_PhotoProfessor Temario C. Rivera is a retired professor and former chair of the Department of Political Science of the University of the Philippines. For about a decade, he also served as a tenured professor of international relations at the International Christian University (ICU) of Tokyo. He was educated at the University of the Philippines (A.B. and M.A. in political science) and the University of Wisconsin-Madison (Ph.D. in Development Studies). His major work, Landlords and Capitalists: Class, Family, and State in Philippine Manufacturing (University of the Philippines Press, 1994) received the Outstanding Social Science Book Award by the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) in 1996; the National Book Award (social sciences) by the Manila Critics Circle; and the U.P. Chancellor’s Book Award. His other major books include State of the Nation: Philippines (ISEAS Singapore, 1996) and as co-author and co-editor of Chasing the Wind: Assessing Philippine Democracy (1st ed., 2011; and 2nd ed., 2016). His latest article is a book chapter on “The ASEAN and the Politics of Major Powers: Impact on the Quest for a Regional Order” (2017). Under his editorship for 20 years, the Philippine Political Science Journal, the official publication of the Philippine Political Science Association (PPSA) gained the distinction of being the first professional social science journal in the country to be awarded an International Scientific Index (ISI) status and is now published by Routledge. He has written extensively on Philippine politics and democratization especially on elections, political families, political parties, the armed struggles and the peace process, middle class politics, and more recently on the Philippines’ foreign policy. He has been published in various international peer-reviewed journals, including Southeast Asian Affairs, Contemporary Southeast Asia, The Journal of Social Science, Asian Cultural Studies, Asian Survey, and the Taiwan Democracy Quarterly. Since 2013, Rivera has served as chair of the Center for People Empowerment in Governance (CenPEG), a research and policy advocacy NGO focused on issues affecting various marginalized sectors in the country.


3a4fd-claritaProfessor Clarita R. Carlos is the Elpidio Quirino Professor of International Relations (1995-96) and the Maximo Kalaw Professor of Peace and Environment (1994-95) of the University of the Philippines, Diliman. She received her PhD in Political Science from the same university. She was the recipient of two Fulbright fellowships: post-doctoral in political psychology at Cornell University (1982-83) and post-doctoral in comparative foreign policy analysis at the University of California at Los Angeles (1992). She was the former president of the National Defense College of the Philippines (1998-2001) and the current executive director of the Center for Political and Democratic Reform, Inc. Her notable publications include Democratic Deficits in the Philippines: What is to be done? (Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, 2010), Bureaucratic Reforms in the Philippines: Issues and Challenges (2004), and The Philippines in ASEAN: An assessment of 27 years of cooperation in selected functional areas (CIRSS, Foreign Service Institute, 1996).


Roland SimbulanProfessor Roland G. Simbulan is Professor 12 in Development Studies and Public Management at the University of the Philippines (U.P.), Manila, which awarded him the U.P. Centennial Professorial Chair during UP’s 100th anniversary in 2008. He served as Chair of the Department of Social Sciences for six years, and coordinator of the UP’s Manila Studies Research Program. He served as Vice Chancellor for Planning and Development, UP Manila/PGH (2002-2005), and was elected Faculty Regent in the Board of Regents, the highest policy-making body in the U.P. System (2006-2007). Simbulan is a life-time member of Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society for excellence in the social sciences. As U.P. faculty member since 1982, he has been awarded several Professorial Chairs. He has written eight books on Philippine-U.S. security relations, U.S. military bases in the Philippines, Philippine foreign policy, CIA Covert Operations in the Philippines and U.S. Intervention in the Philippines and the Asia-Pacific, including The Bases of our Insecurity: A Study of the U.S. Military Bases in the Philippines (1983, 1985, 1987); A Guide to Nuclear Philippines: U.S. Bases, Nuclear Weapons and What the Filipino People Can Do About These (1988); Forging a Nationalist Foreign Policy: Essays on U.S. Military Presence and Challenges to Philippine Foreign Policy (2009). One of his books was translated into Nippongo and published in Japan in 2012 with the title, Firipin Minshu Vuisu Beigun Churyu (Tokyo: Gaifusha Publishing Co., 2012). Simbulan was Chair of the Board of Directors of Ibon Foundation from 1988-2000 where is currently the Board Corporate Secretary, and Senior Research Fellow of its Institute of Political Economy. He is also Chair of the Philippine Anti-Imperialist Studies (PAIS) and currently Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Center for Peoples Empowerment in Governance (CenPeg), a public policy think tank. Simbulan was also national chairman of the Nuclear Free Philippines Coalition (NFPC) which spearheaded the mass national campaign against the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant(BNPP) and the campaign against the U.S. bases and nuclear weapons on Philippine territory. He is editor in chief of Yonip.com, a peace and national sovereignty website. From 1987 to 1995, Simbulan served as senior consultant at the Philippine Senate on defense and foreign relations (1987-1995), where he helped design strategies and tactics for the historic Senate rejection of the bases treaty on Sept. 16, 1991 as well as the post-bases alternative development and bases conversion legislation of the Philippine government.


Ambassador Rosario G. Manalo is the first Filipina who passed the Philippine’s career diplomat examination. She obtained BS in Foreign Service, Bachelor of Laws, and Master of Public Administration from the University of the Philippines. She also completed Master in International Relations and Diplomacy at Long Island University, USA. She served as Philippine Ambassador in Brussels, Luxembourg, Paris, Lisbon, UNESCO, and Stockholm (concurrently to both Nordic and Baltic states). She served as the Director of the European Studies program of the Ateneo de Manila University from 2005 to 2009. She lectures in Ateneo’s Political Science department, DLSU-College of St. Benilde’s Consular & Diplomatic Affairs program, Miriam’s International Studies program, and UP’s Asian Center. Amb. Manalo was Pres. Fidel V. Ramos’ adviser in 2006. She chaired the actual negotiations of the ASEAN Charter in 2007 and then became the Philippine negotiator on the Terms of Reference of the ASEAN Human Rights Body. She is currently serving as the Philippine Representative to the ASEAN Inter-Governmental Commission on Human Rights. In addition, she is representing the Philippines in the Board of Governors of the Asia-Europe Foundation. Presently, Amb. Manalo is the Dean of the Helena Z. Benitez School of International Relations and Diplomacy, and the Director of the Center for Gender Equality and People Empowerment of the Philippine Women’s University.


Professor Sukarno D. Tanggol is the Chancellor of the Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT). He earned his PhD in Public Administration from the University of the Philippines, Diliman and became professor at the Mindanao State University. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao’s Social Fund for Peace and Development (2002-04), and the Philippine Ambassador to the State of Kuwait (1998-2002). He was the recipient of the University of the Philippines Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumni Award in Peace & Social Cohesion (2013) and Distinguished Service Award of the Department of Foreign Affairs (2012). Some of Chancellor Tanggol’s notable publications are Regional Autonomy and Federalism: Concepts and Issues in the Bangsamoro Government (MSU-IIT, 2012) and Muslim Autonomy in the Philippines: Rhetoric and Reality (MSU, 1993).


Herman Joseph S. Kraft is an Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science at the University of the Philippines where he teaches courses in International Relations and Comparative Politics. He has worked on and published articles and book chapters on regional security and security issues involving the Philippines and Southeast Asia. His recent publications include: “Human Security in Southeast Asia: Changing Security Norms in ASEAN?” in Chantana Banpasirichote, Philippe Doneys, Mike Hayes, and Chandan Sengupta, eds. Mainstreaming Human Security: Asian Perspectives, Bangkok, Thailand: Chula Global Network, 2012, pp. 16-29; and “Driving East Asian Regionalism: the Reconstruction of ASEAN’s Identity,” in Ralf Emmers, ed. ASEAN and the Institutionalization of East Asia, Boulder: Routledge, 2012, pp. 61-74.


Dr. Henelito A. Sevilla, Jr. is an Assistant Professor at the Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman. He holds a PhD in International Relations from the University of the Tehran, a Masters degree in International Relations from the University of the Shahid Behesti, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran and Bachelor of Science in International Relations from the King Faisal Center for Islamic, Arabic and Asian Studies, Mindanao State University, Marawi City, Philippines. Dr. Sevilla’s research interests are political economy of the Middle East, Iranian Foreign Policy, Persian Gulf Security issues, US Foreign Policy in the Middle East, oil and gas security and terrorism. He was the College coordinator of the West Asian (Middle East studies) at the University of the Philippines Diliman Asian Center.

Professor Julio C. Teehankee is professor of Comparative Politics and International Development Studies at De La Salle University (DLSU). In 2013, he was appointed Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at the same university. He previously served as Chair of the International Studies Department (2008-2013); and, Chair of the Political Science Department (1994-1997; 2001-2007). He is the Executive Secretary of the Asian Political and International Studies Association (APISA). It is Asia’s leading academic organization dealing with political and international studies and allied disciplines. He previously served as APISA President from 2009 to 2011. Prof. Teehankee is one of the convenors of the Peace and Human Security in Asia (PAHSA) network. PAHSA is a multi-year (2011-2015) international collaboration project among four Japanese and five Southeast Asian universities, with the student exchange program as its main component. He also serves as the Regional Manager for Northeast and Southeast Asia of the Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) project. V-Dem aims to produce better Indicators of Democracy. Prof. Teehankee sat as board member of the Philippine Political Science Association and has served as its Secretary from 1995 to 1999. Currently, he is the associate editor of the Philippine Political Science Journal. He was formerly editor of the Asia Pacific Social Science Review and has recently been invited to be part of the editorial board of the Asian Journal of Comparative Politics – a new journal to be launched by SAGE publication.

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