Prof. Liwayway Cruz heads relaunched PUP environment center

The Polytechnic University of the Philippines today (re)launched its University Center for Research on Environmental and Ecological Development (UCREED) at Sta. Mesa, Manila.

The new director is Prof. Liwayway L. Memije Cruz, my mom, kung kanino ako nagmana ng katalinuhan.

Mama obtained her bachelor’s degree at the University of the East, and her masteral degree at the  Technological University of the Philippines. She still has to finish her dissertation to receive a doctoral degree on educational management.

She has written several books and modules on ecology, biology, chemistry and other natural sciences.

She has taught at several schools: Avancena and Tondo high schools, St. Stephen‘s Chinese high school, Martinez Memorial College, TUP and for the past years at PUP.

She has served as adviser for the Earthsavers Movement, the PUP central student council and the PUP chapters of Gabriela Youth, among others.

Prior to her appointment as UCREED director, Mama was a ranking member of the PUP faculty union and cooperative.

She has also won scores of awards, including the first Pylon Awards of PUP, Gintong Ina for education and grand finalist in the Metrobank search for the country’s best teachers.
What’s next for Mama? What else — perhaps she will start blogging this year!


  1. aym

    hey, may i know the title of the book that your mom wrote, it’s about the different kinds of weather which is rainbow, snow etc.. and where can i purchase it? thanks

  2. Jessica

    Hi Tonyo!
    Please extend my regards to Ma’am Liway! She was my adviser during my high school days at TOndo High.
    She’s cool and kind (very kind)…as in!

  3. miladee

    good day.. just want to say that we, BSBA MM2-1D were inspired by the life story of your Mother. it will serve as our inspiration and challenge for us to study hard. Thank you.

  4. arcie

    hi tonyo,
    Greetings!, Ian did you still remember me? I think so, To all your achievements and awards, I’m really proud of you (Tonyo) and to your mother. Continue your good work and God Bless….

  5. kathrina cudiamat

    hi mam. from BOA 2-5d po ako, ,Mam ano po ung MOA na sinasabi po ng SA nyo na ibibigay mo samin..tnx po..ingat

  6. Leonell Bitaña

    keep up the good work mam, i hope you will influenced more youth to encourage the tree planting, recycling, and more about preserving our mother nature…

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