Perlita M. Frago-Marasigan, PhD
Assistant Professor
Perlita M. Frago-Marasigan is Assistant Professor of political science.  She started her teaching career in 1999 right after finishing her Master in Public Administration degree in the University. In 1991, she obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science in UP Diliman. She pursued a doctoral degree in Political Science in Kobe University, Japan.  Her dissertation is entitled, “Environmental Politics and Discourse: The Philippine Clean Air Act of 1999.” This study examines the political dynamics between the state, environmental NGOs and media and the critical role of discourse in shaping the landmark environmental policy, the Philippine Clean Air Act of 1999.  She is currently the Deputy Director of the UP Third World Studies Center.
  • Doctor of Political Science, Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies, Kobe University, 2006
  • Master in Public Administration, University of the Philippines, Diliman, 1999
  • Bachelor of Arts (Political Science), University of the Philippines, Diliman, 1991
Research Interests
  • Politics of Media
  • Narratives of Peace
  • Environmental Politics
  • Globalization Discourse
Courses Handled
  • Political Science 11 (Introduction to Political Science)
  • Political Science 14 (Philippine Government and Politics)
  • Political Science 141
  • Political Science 152
  • Political Science 167
  • Political Science 170 (Introduction to Comparative Government and
  • Political Science 177
  • Political Science 110 (Political Analysis)
  • Political Science 196
  • Political Science 252
  • Political Science 270
Recent Publications

2013. A Book Review of Vergel O. Santos’s Chino and His Time, Philippine Political Science Journal, Vol. 34, No. 2, 217–228.

2008. “Media Activism: Bantay Kalikasan in the Passage of the Clean Air Act” Philippine Political Science Journal, Vol. 29 (52), pp.25-52.

2006. “Media and Philippine Politics” in Tesa Encarnacion Tadem’s and Noel Morada’s edited textbook entitled, Philippine Politics and Governance, Vol. 2 Quezon City: UP and CHED.

2004. Co-authored with Sharon Quinsaat and Verna Dinah Viajar, Philippine Civil Society and the Globalization Discourse, Quezon City: U.P. Third World Studies Center.

2003. A Book Review of Dorothea Hilhorst’s The Real World of NGOs: Discourses, Diversity and Development in Philippine Political Science Journal Vol. 47 No. 23.

2003. A BooK Review of V. Verma’s Malaysia: State and Civil Society in Transition in Commonwealth and Comparative Politics Vol. 41, No. 3, (November).

2002. “Confronting Climatic Challenge” a book review in Kasarinlan Vol. 17 No. 1.

2002. “Jollibee: The Force Within the Empire” a case study written under the supervision of Dr. Ben Paul Gutierrez’s in his edited book entitled, Cases on Marketing Management in the Philippine.