The Asian Research Institute of the National University of Singapore
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).
- 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)
- 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
- Solid waste management
- Urban coastal studies (BASECO, La Huerta)
- Plastic Flow
- Plight of the fisherfolks (Pamarawan)
- Zero Waste
- Tidal Stream Management
- Urban parks
- 2017 Outstanding Awardee in Science and Technology, QC Science HS – 50th QC Science HS anniversary
- Best Paper, FORESPI Conference, ERDB, UPLB 2016
- 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
- Valeroso, J.C. & Ancheta, A. (2021). Vulnerable lived experiences of the locals of Babatnin Island, Philippines. Journal of Nature Studies, 20(1), 44-53.
- Pelayo, E.T., Zerrudo, E. & Ancheta, A. (2021). Framing vernacular memories of the women fisherfolks: A vanishing cultural heritage in Namayan Island, Philippines. Journal of Nature Studies, 19(1), 66-80.
- Ancheta, A., de Castro, B. Garcia, M.N., Garcia, M.R.V. & Castillo, R. (2020). Streamlining waste handling approaches to zero waste: Community-based experiences in the City of San Fernando, Pampanga, Philippines. Journal of Nature Studies, 19(1), 49-65.
- Framing Disaster Among the Locals in an Urban Coastal Communities along the Manila Bay. Ancheta, AA; Membrebe, Z; Santos , A; Valeroso, JC. Journal of Nature Studies, vol 18, no.1, Jan-Jun 2019 p. 38-51; Online ISSN 2244-5226
- Urban Forest Park as Eco-space for Livable City: Arroceros Forest Park, Philippines, International Journal of Real Estate Studies, 2017 (Journal Volume 11, No 4, ISSN: 1832-8505 Date: September, 2017)
- Ancheta, A. A., Membrebe, Jr., Z. O., Santos, A. J. G. & Valeroso, J. C. 2017. Institutional Arrangements in Managing an Urban Forest Park: Arroceros Forest Park, Manila, Philippines. Journal of Nature Studies. 16 (2): 14-23
- Sustainability of Forest Park as Space Break: A Case Study of Arroceros Forest Park in Congested City of Manila. Ancheta, Arlen Angelada and Membrebe Jr., Zosimo Ocampo and Santos, Alain Jomarie Guillen and Valeroso, John Christian Cabasal and Batac, Charday Vizmanos, Sustainability of Forest Park as Space Break: A Case Study of Arroceros Forest Park in Congested City of Manila (May 30, 2016). OIDA International Journal of Sustainable Development, Vol. 09, No. 05, pp. 63-82, 2016. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2810435
- Localising Sustainable Development Programs: the Case of CAMANAVA Elem School. Vicente, C; Ancheta, A.A. Journal of Nature Studies, vol 17. No.1 p.68-92; Jan- Jun 2018 ISSN online 2244-5226
- 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
- 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