PATLEPAM Board of Directors

Dr. Ruth Guzman
(Rizal Technological University)

Vice Chairperson

Dr. Georgina Bordado
(Central Bicol State University of Agriculture) 

Dr. Dominador Aguirre, Jr.
(Eastern Visayas State University)

Dr. Anna Ma. Cordovilla
(Universidad De Manila)

Dr. Christopher Ablan
(Siliman University)


Mr. Fredelino San Juan
(Western Mindanao State University)

Dr. Gertrude Garcia
(Xavier University)

Ex-Officio Members

Atty. Juan Miguel  Cuna
Environmental Management Bureau-DENR

Dr. Ruperto Sangalang
Commission on Higher Education

Dr. Arsenio Balisacan
National Economic Development Authority

Dr. Cecilia Gascon
Southern Luzon State University/ Environmental Education Network of the Philippines)

Management Committee

Dr. Georgina Bordado
Central Bicol State University of Agriculture

Vice Presidents
Dr. Arnulfo Mascarinas
(Bicol University)

Dr. Luis Sorollo  Jr.
(West Visayas State University)

Dr. Sukarno Tanggol
(Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology)

Metro Manila:
Dr. Ma. Antonia Tanchuling
(University of the Philippines- Diliman)

Dr. Anna Ma. Cordovilla
(Universidad De Manila)

Board of Advisers

Dr. Roger Guzman
(Phil. Federation for Environmental Concern/ De la Salle University)

PATLEPAM Newsletters

The Official Newsletter of the Philippine Association of Tertiary Level Educational Institutions in Environmental Protection and Management 

Major Accomplishments

These are the Philippine Association of Tertiary Level Educational Institutions in Environmental Protection and Management (PATLEPAM)'s major accomplishments from 1996 to present based on its Five-Year Development Plan.


  • Forming of a Board of Directors (BOD) and a Management Committee (ManCom) which regularly met, at least quarterly 
  • Increased membership of 380 higher educational institutions nationwide
  • Organized PATLEPAM regional coordinating centers (RCCs) 
  • Adoption of a PATLEPAM logo through a nationwide contest
  • Designated and mobilized the Environmental Education and Information Division of the Environmental Management Bureau of the DENR as Permanent PATLEPAM Secretariat
  • Published PATLEPAM Newsletter annually 
  • Conducted annual Senior Educators' Assembly since 1996, invariably on the following themes: Environmental Education for Sustainable Development; Climate Change; and Local Environmental Governance and Eco-tourism
  • Research and Development for Sustainable Development 
  • The Academe's Commitment to Ecological Solid Waste Management 


  • Developed prototype curriculum materials (syllabus, textbook) for the integration of environment in tertiary level education
  • Conducted trainings on Environmental Impact Assessment, Environmental Education, Environmental Management Systems, and Biodiversity Conservation 
  • Endorsed a resolution to the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) on the integration of a 3-unit course on Environment and Sustainable Development into the General Education Curriculum of higher education
  • Jointly organized with the Environment Agency of Japan and the Earth, Water and Green Foundation of Japan, the RP-Japan Seminar on Minamata Disease last February 1998
  • Launching of a Nationwide Contest on : "Best Lessons and Practices on the Environment for Higher Education" 

Research and Development

  • Adopted of the PATLEPAM's National Environmental Research and Development Framework
  • Conducted of a seminar-workshop on Preparing Proposals for Environmental Research 


  • Formulated a series of PATLEPAM Board of Resolutions enjoining implementation support by the member-institutions to the Clean Air Act and the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act
  • Formulated a Board Resolution in 1998 enjoining member-institutions to conduct activities to national environmental celebrations as follows: Earth Day on April 22, World Environment Day on June 5, Philippine Environment Month in June, Clean Up Month in September, and Clean Air Month in November.