ALIPAO, Froilan A.

ALIPAO, Froilan A.

ALIPAO, Froilan A.

Assistant Professor Froilan A. Alipao, MCD, is a development worker, educator and researcher with communities, community leaders, and students.  He initiated and founded his development work with the church-based social action in the midst of the impact of Mt. Pinatubo eruption in 1991 with the communities of Zambales province where he was able to enriched his engagement in disaster risk reduction (relief to rehabilitation), community organizing and development, training-education-formation, local governance, solidarity work, and justice, peace and integrity of creation advocacies with the sectors of farmers, urban poor, fisher folks, women, youth, students, children, teachers, indigenous peoples and Church peoples.   From 2000 to 2002, he got involved in development research work with the support groups engaging with differently-abled persons and at the same time teaching Community Development major courses. 

In 2002, he joined with the University of Santo Tomas for two major tasks: a Community Development Facilitator by the then UST-Office for Community Development (OCD) and UST-SIMBAHAYAN Community Development Office, who is in-charge of the university-wide community development and extension program (2002-present) and; being a faculty member of the Department of Sociology, UST Faculty of Arts and Letters (2002-present).  As a development worker and as a faculty, he produced and delivered several researches aligned with development, community studies, and community organizing and development.  He believed and considered communities as classrooms and a university where he learned a lot while serving and journeying with them. 

He is the current Assistant Director of UST-SIMBAHAYAN Community Development Office and a Research Associate at UST Research Center for Social Sciences and Education.

Updates

Academic Qualifications

Research Highlights

Research Interests

Academic Qualifications

Degrees

  • Master of Community Development (University of the Philippines – Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Secondary Education, major in Social Science (St. Joseph’s College – Quezon City, Philippines)
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Research Highlights

  • Produced and delivered several researchers aligned with development, community studies, and community organizing and development

Research Interests

  • Community Development, Organization and Extension
  • Social Problems and issues
  • Indigenous peoples and ancestral domain
  • Social Movements
  • Service-Learning
  • Social Advocacies and Mobilizations

Courses Handled

Professional Activities

Courses Handled

  • Community Organization and Leadership
  • Current Social Issues
  • Introduction to Social Research
  • Religious/Multi-Faith Studies
  • Service Learning: Theory
  • Service Learning: Application
  • Social Change and Social Development
  • Sociological Theories 1 (Classical)
  • Sociological Theories 2 (Modern)
  • Sociology of Religion
  • Studies on Transformative/Transitional Societies

Professional Activities

  • Director, University of Santo Tomas Simbahayan Community Development Office (2020-present)
  • Assistant Director, University of Santo Tomas Simbahayan Community Development Office (until 2020)
  • Community Development Practitioner/Specialist; Community Organizer; Development Trainer and Facilitator (1991 to present)
  • External Evaluator for Equivalency for Tertiary Education Evaluation and Accreditation Program (ETEEAP) applicant for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts Major in Community Development (ABCD) (June 2006 up to present);
  • Founding Member/Organizer (2009-present)/National Vice-Chairperson for External Affairs (May 2009 to 2012)/ National Chairperson (October 2012 to October 2015) of the Community Development Society of the Philippines, Inc.

Selected Publications

  • Alipao, F. (2021). Community organizing and partnership building. In M.A. Abenir, A.M. Abelardo, F. Alipao & M. Turingan (eds.), Journeying with Communities: A Community Engagement and Organizing Handbook for University Extension Workers (pp. 73-95). Manila: University of Santo Tomas Graduate School Center for Continuing Professional Education and Development and the UST Simbahayan Community Development Office. ISBN: 978-621-96484-0-0. Click here to download
  • Alipao, F. (2021). Community leadership and organizational development. In M.A. Abenir, A.M. Abelardo, F. Alipao & M. Turingan (eds.), Journeying with Communities: A Community Engagement and Organizing Handbook for University Extension Workers (pp. 101-126). Manila: University of Santo Tomas Graduate School Center for Continuing Professional Education and Development and the UST Simbahayan Community Development Office. ISBN: 978-621-96484-0-0. Click here to download
  • Abenir, M.A.D., Alipao, F.A. & Urgel, E.T. (2017). Community Engagement, Solidarity and Citizenship (DIWA Senior High School Series Textbook for HUMSS). Diwa Learning System Inc.
  • Alipao, F.A. (Editor). (2015). De Las Casas University of Santo Tomas Community Development Journal (Volume 1). University of Santo Tomas-SIMBAHAYAN Community Development Office.
  • Cruz, J., Alipao, F., Abelardo, A.M.& Villarama, M.R.L. (2011). Compassion in Action (A Guide to the UST Community Development Program. University of Santo Tomas – Office for Community Development.

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