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Isagani Cruz

Isagani Cruz

ISAGANI R. CRUZ (B.S. Physics, UP Diliman; M.A. English, Ateneo de Manila University; Ph.D. English, University of Maryland) is the President of The Manila Times College. He is a former Philippine Undersecretary for Education and currently a Governor of the National Book Development Board. He is a Professor Emeritus and a University Fellow of De La Salle University in Manila. He is the Curriculum Adviser of the Steering Committee on K to 12 of the Department of Education, the Commission on Higher Education, and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority.He has been a professor, a visiting fellow, or a lecturer at various universities in the Philippines, the United States, Iran, Japan, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom, including the University of Oxford. He has given lectures or read papers in Australia, China, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore.

IRC Germany BonnHe heads the Manila Critics Circle, the Filipinas Licensing Copyright Society, Wika ng Kultura at Agham, Books for Philippine Schools Foundation, and C&E Foundation. He helped set up the Philippine Association of Scholarly and Academic Publishers, the Philippine Journals Online project of the Oxford-based International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP), and the Philippine E-Journals project of C&E Publishing. He is the former President of the Philippine Studies Association, the Philippine Fulbright Scholars Association, and the Asia Pacific Writers Partnership. He is a retired Senior Bibliographer of the Modern Language Association of America. He has been decorated by the Government of France as a Chevalier dans l’Ordre National du Mérite and by the Ramain family as Honorary Sultan of Iligan City. He is a Project Director of the Foundation for Upgrading the Standard of Education and was the Program Director of the Philippine Cultural Education Program of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts. He is a member of the Commission on Higher Education Technical Panel on General Education, the English Speaking Union Philippines, the Technical Advisory Council of the Congressional Commission on Science, Technology, and Engineering, and of Hong Kong.

05112010021He writes plays, essays, biographies, corporate histories, and short stories in Filipino and English, for which he has won numerous national and international awards, including the Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards in Literature Hall of Fame, the Southeast Asian Writers (SEAWRITE) Award, and the 2010 Outstanding Filipino Award (TOFIL).

He has written or edited more than seventy books. He writes weekly columns on education for Philippine Star and Pilipino Mirror. He is a blogger, Facebooker, Twitter, and Google Plusser.

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