UPD professor is new PSSC chair

Anna Regidor – Diliman Information Office

Prof. Excelsa C. Tongson, DSD of the UP Diliman (UPD) College of Home Economics (CHE) is the new chairperson of the Philippine Social Science Council (PSSC), the organization announced on March 22 on their Facebook page.

A faculty member at the CHE Department of Family Life and Child Development, Tongson is also the deputy director for Training, Outreach, and Extension Program of the UP Center for Women’s and Gender Studies.

She conducts seminars and training on gender sensitivity, use of gender fair language, and gender responsive early childhood care and development.

The PSSC is one of the country’s longest running and financially viable non-profit organizations that has carved a niche as a “base for developing social science scholarship and training and a repository of social science resources in the country.” The PSSC was tapped by various foundations and agencies to administer grants and scholarships in the country. Some of its partners include the Ford Foundation, the Asian Scholarships Foundation in Bangkok, and the Philippine Center for Population.

Source: https://upd.edu.ph/upd-professor-is-new-pssc-chair/