Nominated By: Dr. Adlai C. Castigador
Nominee Application Form: Part A
Title: Doctor
Family Names(s): Castigador
Mailing Address: Suite 7 M Floor Eaglestar Condominium 25 F.dela Rosa street Loyola Heights Quezon City
Country: Philippines
Office Telephone: +6324260089
Office Fax: +632426009
Residence Telephone: +6324260089
Nationality/Citizenship: Filipino
Gender: Male
Date of Birth: 02-02-1953
Current Position: Executive Director
Current Employer: Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation
Please indicate your fluency levels in various languages (Comma Separated)
Fluent in Reading: ENGLISH
Fluent in Writing: ENGLISH
Fluent in Speaking: ENGLISH
Academic Qualifications and Training
1. Degree, Institution, Year Completed: Bachelor of Arts , Central Philippine University, 1976
2. Degree, Institution, Year Completed: Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Management , Cagayan State University , 2010
3. Degree, Institution, Year Completed: Bachelor of Science in Social Work , Asian Social, Institute, 1981
4. Degree, Institution, Year Completed: Master of Arts in Education, Baliuag University, 2000
Nominee Application Form: Part B
  • Institutional quality assurance reviews / audits
  • Program reviews / accreditations
  • Setting up of new QA agency
  • Training of experts/external reviewers
  • Self study guidance to institutions
  • External review of institutions
  • Quality Indicators and benchmarks
  • Institutional assessment
  • Institutional accreditation
Examples of Experience: National & International Consultations / Audit / Review
1. Brief Description: Assessor, Institutional Quality Audit
Institution/City/Country: University of Malaysia-Sarawak, Malaysia
Date: March 7-12,2010
Type of Experience:
  • Institutional Audit / Assessment
2. Brief Description: Technical assistance for self study/guidance to institutions
Institution/City/Country: University of Mindanao Davao City,Philippines
Date: October 28,2014
Type of Experience:
  • Consultancy
3. Brief Description: Chairman, Institutional Quality Audit
Institution/City/Country: University of Santo Tomas, Espana, Manila -Philippines
Date: August 2012
Type of Experience:
  • Institutional Audit / Assessment
4. Brief Description: Chairman, external review
Institution/City/Country: St. Paul University Philippines - Tuguegarao
Date: May 19-21,2014
Type of Experience:
  • Programme Review / Accreditation
Nominee Application Form: Part C
Please write a professional profile of 500 words.
Professional Summary Description: A challenging yet fulfilling and rewarding career could be appropriate adjectives to describe the career path of Dr. Adlai C. Castigador.

After completing his AB major in Political Science from Central Philippine University, he joined the government service as social worker of the Department of Social Welfare engaged in helping out of school youths in depressed barangays. It didn’t take long for his potentials to be seen, for a few years thereafter he was given a national position as a middle manager in the same organization. There he received a scholarship from CEBEMO, a Dutch government organization, for his second degree, Bachelor of Science in Social Work in 1981 at the Asian Social Institute, where he completed his program of studies at the top of his class.

A son of an educator, he got attracted to the teaching profession and explored a teaching career at Baliuag University in 1983 for two years. Thereafter, he was given a management position as a department head for 3 years. It was during this time that he thought of retooling himself by completing a Bachelor of Science in Education degree and eventually an MA in Education degree, finishing as most outstanding graduate.

In 1986, he was hired by the International Center for Migration Commission, US State Department (USA), under the auspices of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), as an ESL teacher. It was there that he received another scholarship grant from the Language Institute of Japan, at Oddawara City Japan, a post graduate program on Language Teaching. Thereafter, in 1988 he was promoted as Supervisor for Instruction. When the refugee program closed in 1994, he rejoined Baliuag University and in 1996, was invited to serve as Executive Director of the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commision on Accreditation (PACUCOA). He also rejoined his former government agency Department of Social Welfare and Development, as Deputy Director.

He completed his Doctorate in Philosophy in Educational Management in 2010. Among the significant projects that he initiated at PACUCOA were the installation of the planning structure, implementation of a regular staff development program and installation of a continuous quality improvement system, resulting in the following: award of ISO 9001:08 to PACUCOA, the first and only accrediting agency in the Philippines and in Southeast Asia to have been certified under ISO 9001:08; acceptance of PACUCOA as full member of the International Network of Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE). As a firm believer of quality, he organized a successful team of quality assurance disciples in PACUCOA, rallied them and mustered the needed resources to obtain the highest award of excellence in the country, the Philippine Quality Award (PQA) in 2013. PACUCOA is the first and only accrediting agency in the country to have received such a recognition. His engagement in quality assurance spans 18 years of technical assistance to HEI's in planning, organizing and implementing QA initiatives as well as heading a team of consultants and assessors, resulting in the accreditation of 350 programs based on 130 educational institutions.

His publications include three books: Wholistic Reading, Self-Instructional Module in Communications Arts, and Wholistic Writing; compiled and edited at least 10 volumes of Anthology of Best Practices of Accredited Schools, Colleges and Universities, a yearly publication of PACUCOA.

Dr. Adlai Castigador has been trained as an assessor of the ASEAN QUALITY ASSURANCE NETWORK (AQAN) based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and as assessor of the Philippine Quality Award.

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