Our History

The Philippine Society for Public Administration (PSPA) is a non-profit professional organization dedicated to the improvement of public service registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission on 24 July 1981.

The organization’s incorporators and founding Board of Directors were Raul P. De Guzman, Ma. Concepcion Alfiler,Leonor Magtolis-Briones,Ledivina Carino, Albina Dans, Ligaya Jorge, Angelino Munoz, Felipe Oamar, Romeo Ocampo,Hermes Pelayo, Mila Reforma, Santiago Simpas, Gaudioso Sosmena, Sofronio Ursal and Angel Yoingco.

Its objectives are to:

  1. Achieve and maintain a high degree of professionalism in the study and practice of public administration;
  2. Provide a forum for the discussion of issues, problems and trends in public administration;
  3. Disseminate and publish research findings in the field;
  4. Promote improvements in the study and practice of public administration in the Philippines; and
  5. Stimulate and maintain public interest in the continuing improvements of public administration in the Philippines and elsewhere.

Board of Directors

Dr. Danilo DLR Reyes

President

Dr. Joan Carinugan

Board Member

Dr. Cristina R. Salvosa

Board Member

Dr. Ferdinand J. Lamarca

Board Member

Prof. Ederson Delos Trino Tapia

Board Member

Mark Lemuel Garcia

Board Member

Dr. Roselle Ranario

Board Member

Prof. Alfredo Derecho

Board Member

Dr. Sukarno D. Tanggol

Board Member

Dr. Lizan E. Perante-Calina

Board Member

Dr. Maria Fe Villamejor Mendoza

Board Member

Dr. Malu C. Barcillano

Board Member

Dr. Ederlinda M. Fernandez

Board Member

Board of Advisors

Dr. Alex Brillantes Jr., PhD

Immediate Past President & Adviser

Prof. Evan Berman

Director of the International Ph.D. Program in Asia-Pacific Studies and Distinguished University Chair Professor at National Chengchi University

Prof. Hiroshi Ikawa

Expert on local government, local public finance and Administrative Law