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Dr Myrna Q MallariDR. MYRNA Q. MALLARI,  a re-elected Trustee, is the Chairperson of AACCUP. She brings her valuable experience and exposure in the field of business, finance and administration to her position as the current President of the Tarlac State University and with more than 35 years of service at the University. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a University Professor. She has held a number of key positions at the Tarlac State University such as Vice President for Administration and Finance, Director of Graduate Studies, Dean ofthe College of Business and Accountancy and Chairperson of the Institute of Business Administration.

Her strong leadership and stern management style were established through the various memberships and major positions she held for several organizations. She was President of the National Association of Certified Public Accountants in Education from June 2013-2014. During her term as the President of the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) – Tarlac Chapter in 1996, the chapter has received its first ever major national awards. She was also a Board Member of the National Association of Government Internal Auditors for six (6) years. Pres. Mallari received her Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) degree from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines in 1994 and Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) at Tarlac State University in 1985. Her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration - Major in Accounting was obtained from the University of the East in 1979 where she graduated with cum laude honors. She received various awards from Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) as Outstanding Certified Public Accountants in Education, Honorary Life Member Award in 2017, Outstanding PICPA Member for Central Luzon in 1999. In her more than just three (3) years as President, the Tarlac State University, the University has been awarded the Integrated Management System which includes the tripartite awards of the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System, ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System, and OHSAS 18011:2007 Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series. The Tarlac State University was also Institutionally Accredited by the AACCUP and Top in terms of the number of accredited programs nationwide.

As a University Professor, Pres. Mallari is also a prolific writer and a multi-awarded researcher in her presentations, publications and other related activities.  She holds the Alexander Pascual Professional Chair in Business where she studied the Financial Management Practices of Small and Medium Enterprises as Basis for Enhancing Competitive Advantage. Her paper on the Management Strategies of the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMESs) Towards Sustained Profitability garnered the award of Outstanding Research and Presentation in the International Conference for Academic Disciplines International Journal of Arts and Sciences, University of London,United Kingdom on November 8-11, 2016. Her research on the Vice Presidents of Administration of State Universities and Colleges in the Philippines as Basis for Policy Inputs was presented in the 2016 Conference on Interdisciplinary Business and Economics Research, Osaka, Japan on July 7-8, 2016. The research work entitled, “Status, Problems and Prospects of Internal Audit Services of State Universities and Colleges in the Philippines Towards Strengthening Internal Control System” was the Best Paper in the Society of Interdisciplinary Business Research, Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia on February 15-16, 2013. The same outstanding research work was published in the Review of Integrative Business and Economics Research (RIBER) vol.2, no.1. Pres. Mallari presented “The Scholars Profile and Perspective on the Eduardo Cojuangco Project-Flagship to Reach Academic Excellence (ECF Project free): An Analysis” in the SIBR Conference on Interdisciplinary Business and Economics Research, Bangkok, Thailand on June 7-9, 2012. Also in Bangkok, Thailand, the research paper entitled “An Evaluation of the Internal Audit Services of State Universities and Colleges in Region III: Basis for Policy Formulation” was presented during the 4th International Colloquium on Business Management and 3rd International Conference on Business Management and Education on January 24-27, 2011. The “Evaluation of the Internal audit Services of State Universities and Colleges in Region III: Basis for Policy Formulation” was Pres. Mallari’s research which obtained First Place, Best Publishable Paper in the International Conference on Higher Education Research: Utilization, Experience and Discovery on April 28 to May 1, 2012.

Pres. Mallari is an outstanding University President because she is an outstanding Professor, prodigious researcher, ardent community and spiritual leader and much, much more. She is the epitome of the modern Renaissance Woman.


DR. DEXTER R. BUTED is the President of Pangasinan State University in Lingayen, Pangasinan.


Dr. Cecilio L. ManarpaacDR. CECILIO “TOTO” LAPITAN MANARPAAC is a re-elected Member of the AACCUP Board. He hails from Barangay Bayog, Los Banos Laguna. He finished his Basic Education in Los Baños, Laguna and the Diploma in Fishery Technology course at the CHED-Supervised Los Baños College of Fisheries (now Laguna State Polytechnic University-Los Baños Campus) on April 1978 where he taught at the age of 19. He graduated from Cavite College of Fisheries, Bucana, Naic, Cavite with the degree of Bachelor of Science in Fisheries Technology in 1984. He was a co-author of Sining Pangingisda 4, published and circulated by the National Bookstore and had been a regional trainer and resource person in Tech-Voc seminars and conferences in Region IV-A. He was also awarded the Most Active Filipino Participant in the 4th Regional Training on Strategies for Rural Development sponsored by SEARCA, University of the Philippines at Los Baños and Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand in 1984.

He was pursuing his Master of Arts in Education (Administration & Supervision) at Laguna Colleges, San Pablo City when the opportunity for a Faculty Development Program for Fishery Teachers and Instructors was opened by the then Palawan National Agriculture College-Regional Institute of Fishery Technology (PNAC-RIFT), now Western Philippines University (WPU) where he finished his two-year Certificate in Extension Systems Management in 1988. While pursuing the ladderized program leading to Master of Science in Extension Systems Management and prior to his graduation 1990, he met his wife, Dr. Elsa Palao Manarpaac (WPU President). While serving his scholarship back in Los Banos, Laguna he pursued and finished his Doctor in Educational Management (DEM) degree at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines in 2002.

He transferred to the Palawan State University on November 4, 1996, the birthdate of his daughter Breanna Mari. From then on, he assumed posts as Coordinator of Research, Extension, and Literacy Training Service at the College of Teacher Education and the University Literacy Training Services Director. He became campus director of PSU-CCRD Roxas Campus in 1999-2000 and Narra Campus in 2002-2003. He also became the College Secretary and Chairperson of the Graduate Education Program Department before his designation as Director of the University Quality Assurance Center. He became an AACCUP Accreditor in 2013 and now among the Senior Accreditors.


DR. CHARLITO P. CADAG is President of Camarines Sur Polytechnic Colleges (CSPC) in Nabua, Camarines Sur.


DrRaulFMuyong2016 2DR. RAUL F. MUYONG is a re-elected Member of the AACCUP Board of Trustees.  Concurrently he  serves as the Agency's Training Director for the Visayas. He is the President of Iloilo Science and Technology University (ISAT U). Prior to his appointment as University President, he held various positions in the academe. He rose from the ranks, serving as elementary grades teacher, high school teacher, college instructor, vocational instruction supervisor, department head, and campus administrator. For his stint as Campus Administrator of the former Western Visayas College of Science and Technology (WVCST) - Miagao Campus, he was awarded as Best Performing College Key Official of WVCST System by the Committee on Program on Awards and Incentives for Service Excellence (PRAISE) on December 17, 2004.

A man with dynamism and strong will, he serves as member of the CHED- TPTE Technical Committee for Technology, and Technology and Livelihood Education and the CHED Regional Quality Assessment Team for Teacher Education. A well-travelled person, he is an accreditor of the Asia Pacific Accreditation and Certification Commission (APACC) – Colombo Plan Staff College. He has served AACCUP since 2002 in various roles including as member of the Board of Trustees (2006-2012).


DR. EDGARDO E. TULIN is a newly elected Member of the AACCUP Board of Trustees. He is President of the Visayas State University (VSU) in Baybay City, Leyte.


DrRolandoFHechanova copyDR. ROLANDO F. HECHANOVA is a re-elected Member of the AACCUP Board of Trustees.  He is the President of Sultan Kudarant State University with a degree in BS Aricultural Engineering major in Soil and Water Conservation Engineering from Mindanao Institute of Technology (now University of Southern Mindanao).  He took up his Masters in Agricultural Engineering major in Soil and Water conservation Engineering minor in Statistics and his Ph. D. in Soil Physics cognates: Statistics and Agricultural Meteorology at the University of the Philippines Los Baños as a scholar of PCARRD, PASUC and ADB-IIMI respectively. 

He started his career in the academe at Isabela State University as Dean of the College of Engineering and subsequently as Dean of Graduate Studies. He transferred to Sultan Kudarat Polytechnic State College (SKPSC) now Sultan Kudarat State University (SKSU) in 1998. At SKSU, he was designated as Vice President for Finance and Administration, Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Vice President of Research, Development and Extension.

As a result of his exemplary track record, he was cited for several awards. To name a few, he was hailed as Most Outstanding Alumni of the University of Southern Mindanao (USM). Likewise, he received a Plaque of Recognition as an outstanding scholar of PCARRD, and was also recognized by Philippine Society of Agricultural Engineers for his invaluable contribution in the advancement of the agricultural engineering profession. He is now a member of the Board of Trustees of AACCUP.


DR. ANTHONY M. PENASO is a newly ellected Member of the AACCUP Board of Trustees. He is President of the Caraga State University in Butuan City.


DR. TIRSO A. RONQUILLO is an ex-Officio Member of the AACCUP Board of Trustees. He is the President of Batangas State University in Batangas City. Concurrently, he is also the President of the Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges (PASUC).


DrMariaGlendaODeLaraDR. MARIA GLENDA O. DE LARA is a re-elected Member of the Board of Trustees of the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP), Inc., where she also serves as  Consultant for Institutional Accreditation and  Senior Accreditor for Level 3 & Level 4 Programs of State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) in the Philippines. She is also one of the Board of Directors of the United Professionals for the Development and Advancement of Teacher Education (PATEF-UPDATE) Inc., PNU Manila and an active member of different professional organizations.

Dr. De Lara holds the academic rank of Associate Professor and currently serves as a faculty member of the College of Graduate Studies and Teacher Education Research (CGSTER). Prior to her appointment to the PNU Graduate School, she served as Director of the Office of Auxiliary Services at the Philippine Normal University, for ten (10) years, from S.Y. 2007 to 2017.

She obtained her Doctor of Education in Educational Management and Masters of Arts in Administration and Supervision from the Technological University of the Philippines. She has written a number of modules and books. She has also served as evaluator of the K-12 curriculum in the field of T.L.E and Nutrition, DepED and is a Program Consultant, Evaluator in the faculty promotion NBC 461 Region 3 and an assessor of the Technical Education Skills Development Authority (TESDA). She then served as consultant for the Ladderized program in Hotel and Restaurant Services (HRS) offered in the Local Government Universities (LGU’s).  

Dr. De Lara has presented researches both in national and international conferences and has published in national refereed journal (The Normal Lights). She was awarded as Program Specialist for Hotel and Restaurant Management for crafting the Outcomes-Based Accreditation Survey Instruments (OBQA) utilized by AACCUP for academic accreditation system, in which the research component entitled “The Development and Validation of AACCUP OBQA Accreditation Survey Instrument” was presented during the Asia-Pacific Quality Network, (APQN) Annual Conference in Fiji. Recently she was recognized by AACCUP as the Most Outstanding Accreditor (Rank 1) in the Philippines for the Year 2016.

Dr. De Lara had attended numerous conferences & Trainings the latest of which is the Assessors Preparatory Course conducted by the Philippine Quality Award PQA (Baldrige Performance of the U.S.  For Assessing Organizational Performance). She has been serving as Trainor, Lecturer and Facilitator of the capability building trainings for AACCUP accreditors, specifically on the areas concerning Quality Assurance System and in the Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET)

Dr. De Lara is commissioned by SEAMEO VOCTECH as the Country Researcher for the Philippines under the Research Project on FUTURE DEMAND SKILLS IN SOUTH EAST ASIA. To date, she has accomplished her POST-DOCTORATE COURSE in Total Quality Management (TQM) from the Centro Escolar University Manila.


DR. ALONA M. BELARGA is a newly elected Member of the AACCUP Board of Trustees. She is the Director of the University Quality Assurance Center of the West Visayas State University in Iloilo City.


DR. SHIELA G. REYES is a newly elected Member of the AACCUP Board of Trustees. She is Vice President of Agusan del Sur State College of Agriculture and Technology (AdSSCAT) in Bayugan, Agusan del Sur.


DrRiceliCMendozaDR. RICELI C. MENDOZA is a re-elected trustee of AACCUP.  She is the Faculty Regent of the University of Southern Mindanao. Her various designations also include: Program Coordinator (MALT- English), Research Coordinator (USM Graduate School), Technical Working Group (GAD - USM), Manager, USM Review Center, ISO Quality Management Representative, Chairperson, (PMG-PBB -USM) and Project Technical Staff (RUS Region 12). 

A holder of a Ph. D. in Applied Linguistics from the De La Salle University, she is often invited as part time lecturer in the graduate schools of the University of Southeastern Philippines, Ateneo de Davao University, University of Southern Mindanao and University of Immaculate Conception in Davao City. She has presented papers in the national and international conferences and a multi-awarded faculty researcher.