Local governance, ICT and e-governance, social media for LGUs, official development assistance for LGUs, development studies, local policymaking, integrity development for LGUs, project development and management, local government performance metrics
process documentation, course design and management, data processing and analysis, policy research, survey design, monitoring and evaluation
Maricris has been involved in the conduct of research, training and consultancy in the Center since 2009. She served as a case writer for various local governance research projects, as has facilitated and managed several training programs for elected and career local officials, and rendered assistance to the management of conferences handled by CLRG. She has also provided technical assistance in terms of organizational, planning and management concerns of several LGUs, including the Integrity Development Review for LGUs in 2011, client satisfaction surveys on family planning services and environmental protected area management, and research on information systems and social media for disaster risk reduction and mitigation.
Cris is a graduate of BA Public Administration from the University of the Philippines’ National College of Public Administration and Governance. She also has a Master’s Degree in Philippine Studies, specializing in Development Studies from the UP Asian Center and an Advanced Master’s Degree in Development Evaluation and Management at the Institute of Development Policy (IOB), University of Antwerp in Belgium. In 2018, she was a Professional Fellow at the Idaho State Department of Agriculture in the United States as part of the Young Southeast Asian Leaders’ Initiative (YSEALI) Program of the United States Department of State.
Information, Cities and Disaster Mitigation: A Look at Social Media Use by Cities in Metro Manila, Philippines (2015). In Philippine Journal of Public Administration Vol. LIX, no. 2 (with Erwin Alampay)
Towards Stable, Peaceful, and Interconnected City Operations: ICT and Urban Governance in Davao City (2013). (unpublished)
Profiles and Silhouettes of ODA for LGUs (2013). In Local Government in the Philippines: A Book of Readings IV – New Directions in Local Governance (with Elyzabeth Cureg)
Training: Course Manager, Introduction to Excellence in Local Legislation (iExceLL) 2019-5 (August 2019)
Research: Assistant Project Coordinator, A-KAB: Assessing the Impacts of the “PAGASA sa Makati Project” on the Knowledge, Attitudes and Behavior of Makati High School Students towards Illegal Drugs, Smoking and Alcohol (February to August 2019)
Research: Barangay Reform in a Federal Philippines (2019)
Training: Course Manager, Provincial Public Policy and Legislation Course 2.0 (ProPPoL 2.0) (2018)
Research: Assessment of Local Mechanisms for Programs and Services for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) for Valenzuela City (2018)