ANCHETA, Arlen A.

ANCHETA, Arlen A.

Arlen A. Ancheta, PhD is Professor 4 at the Faculty of Arts and Letters and Professorial Lecturer at the UST Graduate School. Her academic expertise cuts across Asian Studies (undergraduate course), Oriental Religion and Culture (MA candidate), and Environmental Science (MS and PhD courses). Her researches include solid waste management, tidal stream management, coastal communities, street children, Asian environment and flood disaster management.  She was involved in a research with the U-Belt Consortium members on Estero de Paco funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and currently leads the project, Manila Bay Studies funded by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).

She is currently the Vice President Internal of Mother Earth Foundation (MEF), an NGO advocating community-based solid waste management, Vice President of the Philippine Network for Environmental Educators (PNEE) and Treasurer of the Philippine Society for the Study of Nature (PSSN).

Updates

Ancheta, Castillo present social, economic benefits of Zero Waste at NUS confab

Ancheta, Castillo present social, economic benefits of Zero Waste at NUS confab

The Asian Research Institute of the National University of Singapore

UST honors faculty members at 18th Dangal ng UST Awards

UST honors faculty members at 18th Dangal ng UST Awards

With the theme “Gurong May Dignidad, Turong May Kalidad” (A

Academic Qualifications

Research Highlights

Research Interests

Academic Qualifications

Degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Science, University of the Philippines – Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines (2006)
  • Master of Science in Environmental Science, University of the Philippines – Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines (1999)
  • Master of Arts in Oriental Religions and Culture, University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines (1995)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies, University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines (1979)

Research Highlights

  • Plastic Flow along Manila Bay (2020), funded by USAID through ECOWASTE
  • Sachet Research (2020), funded by GAIA
  • Zero Waste Research (2019), funded by GAIA
  • The role of informal waste workers in Los Banos Laguna, funded by PACAP, AusAid
  • The substance use and abuse of street children funded by IFCU
  • The social and physical rehabilitation of Estero de Paco funded by DOST GIA
  • Studied vulnerability of Manila Bay funded by CHED Phernet
  • Studied the stake holder opinion poll project for the Local Water Utilities Administration (LWA) Restructuring Project funded by World Bank

Research Interests

  • Solid waste management
  • Urban coastal studies (BASECO, La Huerta)
  • Plastic Flow
  • Plight of the fisherfolks (Pamarawan)
  • Zero Waste
  • Sachet
  • Tidal Stream Management
  • Urban parks

Courses Handled

Major Recognitions

Professional Activities

Courses Handled

  

Major Recognitions

  • 2017 Outstanding Awardee in Science and Technology, QC Science HS – 50th QC Science HS anniversary
  • Best Paper, FORESPI Conference, ERDB, UPLB 2016

Professional Activities

  • President, Philippine Society for Nature (2017-2019)
  • Associate Member, National Research Council of the Philippines
  • Vice-President, Philippine Network of Environmental Educators (2015-2017)
  • Internal Vice-President, Mother Earth Foundation (2015-2020)
  • Coordinator for International Relations and Programs, University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Arts and Letters (2015-2020)
  • Director, Research Center on Culture, Education, and Social Issues (2012-2015)
  • Reviewer, Philippine Association of Agri-vironment Educators and Entrepreneurs

Selected Publications

Latest Presentations/Lectures

Paper Presentation

  • Solid Waste in the Context of Pandemic COVID-19: The Philippine Experience. Resource Circulation and Marine Litter, IconSWM-India-Philippines Connect Webinar, September 10, 2020

Lecture/Talk

  • Mga Kwentong Panapon tungo sa Zero Waste. ALERTomas 2020 – Land Sunday Caring Community: Zero Waste Household Webinar, UST Simbahayan Community Development Office, September 12, 2020

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