Prof. Roland Simbulan

The Library recently received 2 books from Prof. Roland G. Simbulan. He is the 2008 Centennial Professorial Chair of the University of the Philippines. He is a professor of development studies and political economy at University of the Philippines Manila. He specializes in Philippine-U.S. relations, political economy and development studies.   He was Faculty Regent of the UP Board of Regents from 2006 to 2007 and served as Vice Chancellor for Planning and Development from 2002 to 2005. He is also a former senior consultant for the Philippine Senate. He is a senior fellow at the Center for People’s Empowerment in Governance or CENPEG. As the national chairperson of the Nuclear Free Philippines Coalition, he has been a leading figure in the struggle against U.S. American Military intervention and nuclear facilities.

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The following are books donated to the library:

IMG_0007 (2)1. Chit Estella : a reader on media ethics, people’s issues and governance. Published by Center for People Empowerment in Governance (CenPEG) in 2012. This book is a compilation of Prof. Lourdes Estella-Simbulan‘s writings. She is the wife of Prof. Roland, who died in a vehicular accident along Commonwealth Avenue on May 13, 2012. Prof. Chit Estella as people call her is a journalist, editor, teacher and a defender of press freedom. She is an Assistant Professor at the UP College of Mass Communication. The book also includes a complete biographical data of her life and achievements. The Chit-Estella Journalism Award was named after her to acknowledge and award talented people in the field of journalism.

Related Links, Viewed 12 March 2013:
1. Book Review from CenPEG’s website
2. Prof. Roland beautiful eulogy for her wife, 40th day after her death on 21 June 2011



IMG_00132. Forging a nationalist foreign policy: essays on U.S. military presence and the challenges to Philippine Foreign Policy. Traslated in Japanese by Gaifusha Publishing, Inc. in 2011. The original English version is published by IBON in 2009 and is available at the Main Library Filipiniana Book Section.
Related Links, Viewed 12 March 201
1. Praises and commentaries on Professor Roland Simbulan’s book, Forging a Nationalist Foreign Policy
2. Book details and Table of contents