Professor of Law
Professor Aguiling-Pangalangan obtained her AB (1978) and LL.B.(1983) at the University of the Philippines Diliman in 1978 and her Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree in 1989 from the Harvard Law School.
Professor Aguiling-Pangalangan has taught Persons and Family Relations, Conflict of Laws, Contracts, Child's Rights, and other Civil Law subjects for more than 20 years. She is the Director of the Institute of Human Rights of the UP Law Center and heads Reproductive Health, Rights, and Ethics Center for Studies and Training (ReproCen), now based in the U.P. College of Medicine. She was the Executive Director of U.P. Center for Integrative and Development Studies from 2007-2009.
She has written and lectured extensively on private international law, women's rights, reproductive health rights, religious fundamentalism, and children’s rights. She has authored several books including Marriage and Unmarried Cohabitation: The Rights of Husbands, Wives and Lovers; Not Bone of My Bone But Still My Own: A Treatise on the Philippine Law on Adoption; and Conflict of Laws: Cases Materials and Comments (co-authored with Justice Jorge Coquia). Prof. Aguiling-Pangalangan has been published by Cambridge University Press, Routledge Law and Kluwer Law International. She is a member of the Hague Conference Experts’ Group on Parentage and Surrogacy and of the Hague Conference Special Commission on Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments. She attended The Hague Academy of International Law on a scholarship in 1997 and lectured in its Extension Programme in 2003.
She was a fellow of the International Family Planning Leadership Program at the University of California Sta. Cruz (2005), a Visiting Scholar (1997-98) and a Research Fellow (2007) at East Asian Legal Studies Program of Harvard Law School.
Professor Aguiling-Pangalangan drafted the Domestic Adoption Act of 1998, and was a member of the drafting committee of the implementing rules and regulations of the Magna Carta of Women (2010) and the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Law (2013). She was Consultant to the UN Women on the CEDAW Based Legal Review of Migration and Trafficking Laws in the Philippines; to the Department of Foreign Affairs on the Development of ASEAN Legal Instruments on Human Rights; and has likewise given her time to the Department of Social Welfare and Development as member of the domestic adoption matching committee from 1998- 2015.