Jalton Garces Taguibao, PhD
Assistant Professor of Political Science
and Public Management

Office: Room 3XX, Bulwagang Silangang Palma
Trunkline: (63 2) 981 8500 local 23XX
Email: jgtaguibao@up.edu.ph
Links: Pages@UPD | LinkedIn

Jalton Garces Taguibao is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the Department of Political Science, University of the Philippines, Diliman. He received his Ph.D in Political Science from the University of the Philippines, Diliman and Masters in Public Management from the University of the Philippines, Manila. He also completed specialized training and postgraduate courses in Theory and Research Methodology from the Berlin Graduate School for the Social Sciences, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin in Germany, and Quantitative Analysis for Social and Political Research from the Universidade de São Paulo in Brazil.

Apart from his academic engagements, he has been involved in public policy development, training, and consultancy work for national government agencies, local government units, and civil society organizations since 1999. His areas of interest include the politics and governance of sustainability; political communication, and technology. His research specializations are mainly on the dynamics of the policy process, policy development, and research design and methodology.

Dr. Taguibao also currently serves as Co-convenor of the Data Science for Public Policy Program (DSPP), Center for Integrative and Development Studies (UP CIDS), University of the Philippines System.


Doctor of Philosophy (Political Science), University of the Philippines-Diliman, 2018
Masters in Public Management, University of the Philippines-Manila, 2010
Bachelor of Arts (Political Science), University of the Philippines-Diliman, 1998

Research Interests

Public Policy
Citizen Participation
Political Communication
Sustainable Energy Systems
Technology and Politics

Courses Taught

Political Science 11: Introduction to Political Science
Political Science 110: Political Analysis
Political Science 111: Qualitative Research Methods in Political Science
Political Science 199: Research Design in Political Science
Political Science 258: Special Topics in Philippine National and Local Politics and Administration
Social Science 2: Social, Economic, and Political Thought

Recent Publications

Taguibao, Jalton G. “Jose Maria Sison”. 2018. In Twentieth Century Filipino Political Thinkers edited by Jorge V. Tigno. University of the Philippines Press. pp. 469-473.

Taguibao, Jalton G. and De Guzman, F. 2016. Community Engagement, Solidarity, and Citizenship, 1st Edition. Quezon City, Philippines: Vibal Group Publishing Inc.

Taguibao, Jalton G. 2013. Ang Kapwa, Loob at Ugnayang Pulitikal ng Pangulo at Mamamayan Batay sa Pagsusuri ng mga Talumpati ng Pangulo mula 1986 hanggang 2013. Diwa E-Journal. “Kasaysayan, Lipunan at Sikolohiyang Pilipino”, Tomo 1, Bilang 1, Nobyembre 2013, pp. 110-143.

Taguibao, Jalton G. “Responses and Issues on Philippine Renewable Energy Development: A Study on the Philippine Renewable Act of 2008”. Pandiwa. Volume 1 (2012), No. 1: College of Arts and Sciences, University of the Philippines, Manila. pp. 20-33.

Taguibao, Jalton G. “Renewable Energy (RE) Sector Development in the Philippines Based on the Perspectives and Experiences of Selected Industry Managers”. Asia Pacific Social Science Review, Volume 10 (2010), No. 2: De La Salle University Press. pp. 78-85.