DE CASTRO, Imelda P.

DE CASTRO, Imelda P.

Dr. Imelda P. De Castro is the former Chairperson of the Filipino Department of the University of Santo Tomas, where she is also a full professor and researcher. She obtained her Doctor of Arts in Language and Literature Degree (with high distinction) from De La Salle University Manila, where she also received an Academic Excellence Award. She teaches Filipino language, rhetoric, literature, translation, lexicography and research.

Dr. De Castro is also a textbook evaluator and validator of the K-12 Program at the Philippine Department of Education and former Assistant Secretary of the National Committee on Language and Translation, National Commission for Culture and the Arts. Her expertise in creative writing was affirmed when she won Second Place in the Criticism in Essay-Writing Awards Collantes Prize organized by the Commission on the Philippine Language in 2001. She also served as judge in the Filipino essay category of the prestigious Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature in 2008.

As a researcher, Dr. De Castro has received numerous awards and citations from the University Research Coordination Council (URCO) of the De La Salle University Manila. She also authored and co-authored reference books in Computer Studies in Filipino (DLSU, 1999), Filipino in Different Disciplines, Rhetoric and Let’s Converse in Filipino. She was also invited to present research papers in international conferences such as the International Conference on Translation and Bilingual Dictionaries held in Chinese University of Hongkong in February 2004; International Conference on Specialized Translation in Barcelona, Spain in March, 2005; and International Conference on Translating and the Computer in London, United Kingdom in November, 2003. She has also published an article in Lexicografia Manor, an internationally-refereed journal based in Tubingen, Germany and an international monograph about translation and lexicography in the University of London.

At present, she is an Executive Council Member of the National Committee on Language and Translation-National Commission on Culture and the Arts under the Office of the President of the Philippines.

She is also a Professorial Chair Holder of Tranquilino Valderrama in Literature, Cecilio Lopez in Language and Fransisco Ortigas Sr. in Humanities at De La Salle University-Manila, 2000-2005.

Dr. De Castro also taught Advanced Filipino and interviewer in the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) to the Fulbright-Hays scholars of the Advanced Filipino Abroad Program organized by the Department of Education of the United States, University of Hawaii at Manoa, and  De La Salle University Manila.

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Academic Qualifications

Research Highlights

Research Interests

Academic Qualifications

Degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Language and Literature, major in Filipino (De La Salle University – Manila, Philippines), 2000
  • Master of Arts, major in Educational Management and Planning (Manuel L. Quezon University – Manila, Philippines), 1996
  • Bachelor of Science in Education, major in Filipino, minor in Library Science (Philippine Normal University – Manila, Philippines), 1977

Research Highlights

  • Dr. de Castro focuses on Cultural Studies, particularly the contemporary critiques of pedagogy and with emphasis on the issues of cultural critique, critical pedagogy, curriculum, curriculum design, student learning and the existing schooling system. Specifically, her area of interest is the application of Cultural Studies work on the analysis of the classroom dynamics of teaching and learning, in order to understand what affects the curriculum policy and education reform under the mainstream system.

Research Highlights

  • Cultural Studies
  • Lexicography & Translation

Courses Handled

Major Recognitions

Professional Activities

Courses Handled

Undergraduate

  • Research Methodology
  • Retorika

Major Recognitions

  • 2017 Gawad Pluma
  • 2017 Gawad Hasik
  • 2017 Gawad Lingkod
  • 2014-2016 Silver Series Research AwardeeUniversity of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines, 2016
  • 2012-2014 Silver Series Research AwardeeUniversity of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines, 2014
  • Tranquilino Valderrama Professorial Chair in Literature, De La Salle University – Manila, 2004
  • Francisco Ortigas Professorial Chair in Humanities, De La Salle University – Manila, 2005
  • 2nd place in Filipino Essay, Gawad-Collantes, Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino, 2002

Professional Activities

  • Associate Member, National Research Council of the Philippines – Humanities Division
  • Executive Council Member, National Commission on Language & Translation-NCCA
  • Vice-President, Sanggunian sa Filipino (1998-2010)

Selected Publications

  • Cultural Ramifications and the Diaspora of Being and Becoming: Exiles, Displacements, and Relocations through the Trauma of Birth in ABS-CBN Star Cinema’s Anak, Barcelona, Dubai, and Milan, Research Highlights No. 1, Office of the Vice Rector for Research & Innovations, February 2019
  • Language Versatility in Social Media: Pursuing through Appropriation the Meaning of Contemporary Taglines/Hashtags in Facebook and Instagram, NRCP Humanities
  • De Castro, I.P. (2017). “Saling-wika / Saling-diwa Paano Isinalin ang Kasarian sa mga Piling Tula ni Ophelia Alcantara-Dimalanta.” UNITAS International Journal, 90(1), pp. 79-109
  • De Castro, I.P. (2017). “The Cultural Icon of Thomasian Tradition: The Arch of the Centuries.” NRCP Research Journal, 16(2)
  • Filipino in Computer Studies (Filipino sa Araling Kompyuter)
  • De Castro, I.P., (2018). Codifying and Intellectualizing the Base of Life: Towards a Development of a Preliminary Glossary of the Habits, Customs, and Festivities in the Philippines. Compendium in Humanities, 1.
  • A Study on Lexical Elaboration of Computer TerminologyPublished an article in Lexicografia Manor, an internationally-refereed journal based in Tubingen, Germany and an international monograph about translation and lexicography
  • De Castro, I.P. (2013). Learning the Basics of Filipino of Filipino. Manila: UST Publishing House.
  • Paggalugad sa Panitikang Pandaigdig at Pagsasanay sa komunikasyon (2013) Trailbalizer Publicatios, Manila, ISBN 978-971-0171-34-7

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