Sec. Judy M. Taguiwalo

Department of Social Welfare and Development


Level of Experience
Advanced (+20 years)
Speaker Background
Social Welfare and Development
Application of Design in Government
Keynote Speech

UXPH is proud to announce our most distinguished keynote speaker for this year’s conference who is no other than the DSWD Secretary “Manay Judy” Taguiwalo. She will be posing a challenge for UXPH2017 attendees to contribute to changing the Philippines and the world for the better using design thinking.

Dr. Judy M. Taguiwalo is currently the Secretary for the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). For 23 years, she was a professor in Women and Development Studies at the University of the Philippines - Diliman Campus’ College of Social Work and Community Development. Before her retirement in 2015, Dr. Taguiwalo was a UP Faculty Regent from 2009 to 2010. Some of Dr. Taguiwalo awards include: Makabayang Guro by Alliance of Concerned Teachers (2012); UP Diliman Centennial Professorial Chair (2012); and UP Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni Award in Gender Equality/Women Empowerment (2009).