magnoDr. Francisco A.  Magno
Right Governance and Open Governments Program

Dr. Magno is a Senior Fellow and the Founding Director of the Institute. He is an Associate Professor, former Chairperson of the Political Science Department, and former Director of the Social Development Research Center at De La Salle University-Manila. He obtained his B.A. and M.A. in Political Science from the University of the Philippines, and his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Hawaii on an East-West Center Fellowship. In 2000, he received an Outstanding Young Scientist Award from the National Academy of Science and Technology of the Philippines. He is also listed as one of the Top 200 Scientists based in Philippine Institutions of The Webometrics Ranking of June 2016. He has taught and conducted research at Florida State University, University of Reading, Waseda University, Hiroshima University, University of Hawaii, University of the Philippines, the Development Academy of the Philippines, and St. Scholastica’s College.

David copyDr. Carlos Primo C. David
Global Energy and the Environment Program

Dr. Carlos Primo C. David is a licensed geologist and professor of Geology and Environmental Science in the University of the Philippines. He is a project leader of the Department of Science and Technology’s Project NOAH. He graduated with a degree in Geology and earned his Masters in Geology at the University of the Philippines. He obtained his Ph.D.at Stanford University with a degree on Environmental Science and Geology. Dr. David is also the Executive Director of Department of Science and Technology’s Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development.

de CastroDr. Renato De Castro
National Security and East Asian Affairs Program

Dr. Renato De Castro is a full professor in the International Studies Department, De La Salle University, Manila. He is the holder of the Charles Lui Chi Keung Professorial Chair in China Studies. He was the US State Department ASEAN Research Fellow from the Philippines and was based in the Political Science Department of Arizona State University in 2009. He earned his Ph.D. of Philosophy in Political Science from the Government and International Studies Department of the University of South Carolina as a Fulbright Scholar in 2001. He obtained his BA (Social Science) and two masters degrees from the University of the Philippines. His research interests are Philippine-U.S. security relations, Philippine defense and foreign policies, U.S. defense and foreign policies in East Asia, and international politics of East Asia. He has written over 70 articles on international relations and security that have been published in a number of scholarly journals and edited works in the Philippines, South Korea, Canada, Malaysia, France, Singapore, Taiwan, Germany, the United Kingdom, Australia, and the United States.

patalinghugDr. Epictetus E. Patalinghug
Trade, Investment and the Global Economy Program

Dr. Epictetus E. Patalinghug is a Professor Emeritus of Economics and Finance at the Cesar E.A. Virata School of Business of the University of the Philippines. He teaches macroeconomics and the financial system, managerial economics, international finance, financial sector regulation and ethics, financial research, industrial organization, competitive and industry analysis, and government regulation and public policy. He obtained his Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and taught at their College of Business Administration before joining UP in 1981. He was a Member of the Tariff Commission in 1996-1997 and participated in the formulation and discussion of competition policy for the APEC member economies. He was the past Director of CBA’s Business Research and Publications Program and Director of its Doctoral Program. He served as the editor of the Philippine Review of Economic and Business and the Philippine Management Review and Consultant to the Board of Investments which is in charge of granting investment incentives and in the formulation of the Country’s Investment Priorities Plan. He was awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award in the Social Sciences by the National Research Council of the Philippines in 2009. He also managed several consulting projects funded by USAID (U.S. Agency for International Development), Asian Development Bank (ADB), Japan Bank for International Cooperation, and the World Bank. He has published several books and articles on competition policy, privatization, productivity, and competitiveness, electric power industry regulation, retail trade industry liberalization, relationship between crime and unemployment and the prospects of the East ASEAN Growth Area, among others.