The Department of Political Science at the University of the Philippines Diliman is the only Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) Center of Excellence in Political Science in the country. It is home to eminent Political Science scholars delivering the best instruction in the discipline. The Department also undertakes research projects with policy and community impact, consistently producing local and international publications. Through its active leadership in the association of Political Science professionals, the Department has provided service to the wider public from its pool of public intellectuals, experts and advocates.


‘Philippine Politics and Marcos Technocrats’ wins 2021 NAST Outstanding Book Award

Professor Teresa S. Encarnacion Tadem’s “Philippine Politics and the Marcos Technocrats: The Emergence and Evolution of Power Elite” wins the 2021 Outstanding Book Award by the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST).

Arugay named 2020 NAST Outstanding Young Scientist

Professor Aries A. Arugay is named as one of the 12 Outstanding Young Scientists for 2020 by the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST).

Primer on Bayanihan to Heal as One Act

This Primer provides only a simplification of the key provisions of the Act and is intended to encourage wider and popular discussion of the social and political issues surrounding the Philippine response to the COVID-19 emergency. 

Events and Announcements

UP Bootcamp on Tools and Techniques for Fact-Checking, 4 April 2019
Tenure Lecture of Assistant Professor Francis Joseph A. Dee, 26 March 2019

Statements and Position Papers

Faculty Vacancies

The Department of Political Science is accepting applications for full-time tenure-track as well as part-time teaching faculty positions. The Department is the only CHED Center of Excellence in Political Science in the country. Faculty members of the Department have strong research background experience and admirable teaching skills. For questions and other information, click here.