National College of Public Administration and Governance (NCPAG), University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City
Alicia B. Celestino is an Assistant Professor at the National College of Public Administration and Governance, University of the Philippines. She has more than two decades of experience in doing research work at the Center for Local and Regional Governance (CLRG) starting as a Senior Research Assistant to University Researcher IV.
She worked as a University Researcher IV at the Center for Local and Regional Governance (CLRG) and was involved in numerous researches and trainings such as (1) LGU Access to Official Development Assistance; (2) Leadership and Innovative Management Study at the Local Level: The Case of Goa, Camarines Sur; (3) Assessment on the State of Cities based on Local Productivity and Performance Measurement System Survey of DILG; (4) Harnessing and Sustainable - Barangay Development Capacities (HBDC and SBDC); and (5) Solid Waste Management Public Opinion Survey for Iloilo City among others.
She has also conducted studies that focus primarily on Local Government Finance and presented her research papers in conferences sponsored by widely-known organizations such as UNESCAP and JICA. She has also served temporarily as a Lecturer in NCPAG and has done consultancy work with the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID).
Prof. Celestino holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of the Philippines and another MPA Degree from the University of Queensland. She finished her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Santo. Tomas. She is currently taking up a Doctoral degree in School of Urban and Regional Planning from the University of the Philippines.