Profile of VP-RDE Sophremiano B. Antipolo



VP for Research, Dev't and Extension

Educational Attainment

Fulbright-Humphrey Postgraduate Studies in Urban and Regional Planning
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)                
With cross-registration in Comparative Public Policy Analysis                                                 
John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University                                
Scholarship: Hubert H. Humphrey North-South Fellowship Program

PhD in Urban and Regional Development Planning
Dept of Urban and Regional Planning & Policy
University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Scholarship: Australian Agency for International Development

 PhD in Organization Development and Planning
 (Completed Coursework & Passed Comprehensive Exam)
 School of Organization Development
Southeast Asia Interdisciplinary Development Institute (SAIDI), Manila

 Doctor of Education (EdD) in Education Planning and Management
 University of Southeastern Philippines
Obrero Campus, Davao City

 MSc in Human Settlements Planning & Development
 Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)
Bangkok, Thailand
Scholarship: Winrock International Fellowship

Graduate Certificate in Economics, Mathematics, and Statistics
Summer Program in Economics
College of Development Economics and Management
University of the Philippines at Los Banos, Laguna
Scholarship: Winrock International Fellowship

Certificate in Corporate Management and Industry Evaluation
Development Finance Institute (DFI)
Private Development Corporation of the Philippines (PDCP)
Makati City, Metro Manila
Scholarship: NEDA Scholarship

Graduate Program  in Development Economics
School of Economics
University of the Philippines at Diliman, Quezon
Scholarship: NEDA Scholarship

BSc in Agricultural Economics (Magna Cum Laude)
Minor in Agronomy (Crop Science)
Xavier University, The Ateneo de Cagayan
Cagayan de Oro City
Scholarship: Xavier U Agri Foundation Scholarship

Civil Service Eligibilities

  •  First Grade Professional Civil Service Eligible (Magna Cum Laude)  
  • Career Executive Service (CES) Eligible by the Career Executive Service Board (CESB)

Fields of Interest

  • Rural, Urban & Regional Development Planning  
  •  Organization Development and Planning
  •  Sustainable Development
  •  Political Economy
  • Development Administration
  • Educational Planning and Management
  • Agricultural Economic Development

Professional / Work Experience

  • Professor VI, College of Governance and Business, July 1999-Present, USeP, Davao City
  • Concurrently Vice President for Research, Development and Extension, USeP and      Director, Mindanao Center for Policy Studies
  • Vice President for Administration, USeP, July 1994-2002
  • Regional Director, NEDA, Region IX, Philippines, Feb 1990-June 1994
  • Economic Devt Specialist up to Chief, Macro- Intersectoral Coordination Division, NEDA, Region XI, Apr 1976- Jan 1990

Professional Affiliation as Fulbright Humphrey Fellow in the USA, 1988-1989

  • Office of Housing and Urban Programs, USAID, Washington, DC., Jan 1989
  • Policy, Planning and Research Staff, World Bank, Washington, DC. , May- Oct 1989

A. Contributor to the following books of international circulation

  1. Planning in the Philippines, 1960s-1990s in Freestone,Robert (1997). 20 Centuries of Urban Planning in Conference Proceedings (Sydney: University of New South Wales),.
  2. Rhetoric and Reality: Decentralization, Planning, and Development in the Philippines in Stohr, Walter et al (2001). New Regional Development Paradigm Series, Vol 3 (CT, USA: Greenwood Press)
  3. Political Decentralization: Prospects for Local Development in the Philippines in Kumssa, Asfaw (2002).  Comparative Studies on Decentralization in Africa and Asia (Nairobi, Kenya: United Nations Centre for Regional Development)              
  4.  Interregional Planning In the Philippines: Lessons and Legacies from a Two-Decade Experience in Mindanao in Proceedings of the 15th International Planning History Society (IPHS) Conference (Sao Paulo, Brazil, July 2012).                                                                           

B. Sole Author of the following books (duly registered with Philippine National Library):

  1. Education and Socio-Economic Development in the Philippines
  2. Strengthening Rural-Urban Linkages as an Alternative Strategy for Regional Development
  3. Decentralization:  A National and Global Review
  4. Organization Development, Planning and Management:  Theory and Application
  5. System  Dynamic Models for Selected Agriculture Subsections:  Application to Planning and Policy
  6. Environment and Sustainable Development: Policy Issues and Recommendations

C. Editor/Co- Editor of the following Books:

  1. Annotated Bibliography of Mindanao Studies, Vols 1-4 with interactive CD called Kamalig 1.0  with Co-Senior Editor Fr. Dr. Albert  E. Alejo,S.J.
  2. Comparative Development Administration:  Readings for Graduate Students
  3. Mechanism of Technology Transfer In the BIMP-EAGA with Ma. Delia Morados and Ma. Rizza Milleza

D. Contributor of articles to Local, Regional and National refereed Journals such as:

  1. Philippine Planning Journal of the School of Urban and Regional Planning, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City
  2. Tambara of Ateneo de Davao University
  3. Southeastern Philippines Journal of Research and Development, University of Southeastern Philippines, Davao City