Department Faculty list

Victor Andres C. Manhit


Download: Curriculum Vitae


  • Asst. Professor, Department of Political Science
  • Senior Fellow, Robredo Institute of Governance
  • Member, Board of Directors. Phil. Stratbase Consultancy, Inc.
  • Country Director, BowerGroupAsia



University of the Philippines
Master in Public Administration

University of the Philippines
MCollege of Arts and Letters
A.B. Philippine Studies
Major in History and Political Science


Other Qualifications and Memberships

  • Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society
  • Beta Chapter
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Stratbase Research Institute
  • Member, Board of Trustees, ADR Institute for Strategic and International Studies

Research Areas

  • Political Marketing
  • Governance
  • Legislation


Strategic Thinking for Robust and Inclusive Growth in the Philippines
(October 2011)

 Generating Investment and Right Governance
(January 2012)

Inclusive Growth and Good Governance
(August 2012)

The Philippine Mining Industry
(September 2012)

An Assessment of Philippine Competitiveness, Trade and Foreign Direct Investment Regimes
(January 2013)

Looking Back and Moving Forward in the Matuwid na Daan
(April 2013)"         

The 2014 Budget: On the Right Track to a Sustained Economic Growth, online publication of Stratbase Research Institute, Inc., SPARK.

Its Power or Nothing, online publication of Stratbase Research Institute, Inc. SPARK.

Community Engagement


  • Convenor, Philippine Business for Environmental Stewardship (PBEST). PBEST is a developmental NGO with partnerships from the business sector, academe, civil society, that actively promotes sound developmental policies and advocates right governance that will ensures responsible stewardship of the environment as a requisite in the operations of all industries.

  • Convenor, Citizen Watch. Citizenwatch is a newly established network of professionals who advocate good governance for a working democracy, sound economics for sustained and inclusive growth, and the efficient delivery of services through infrastructure development. Part of its avowed mission is “to stand up against powerful interests whenever they curtail the citizens’ right to fully participate in democratic society.”

  • Convenor, Democracy Watch. Democracy Watch is a duly registered non-stock non-profit organization that promotes its objectives through, among others, the: a. Promotion of honest, fair and free elections; b. Eradication of corruption by instilling electoral integrity in the voting populace; and c. Advocacy of reforms to strengthen political party systems.


  • President, Rural Empowerment, Assistance and Development Foundation (READ), January 2002 – December 2003

  • Secretary General, Save our Schools (SOS) Movement: A Broad Network of Civil Society, Private Sector and Government Groups Advocating Reforms in Basic Education; May 2003 – December 2003

  • Adviser, First Time Mo: A Voters Education Campaign Movement for First Time Voters in 2004, February 2003 – December 2003

  • Vice Chairman, Council of Advisers, Education Revolution: A Movement For Education Reforms thru Civic, Business and Public Partnership, October 2002 – December 2003

  • Convenor, Civic Education Network: Civil Society Network For Civic Literacy in the Philippines, September 2002 – December 2003

  • Executive Committee Member, Consortium for Electoral Reforms (CER), April 2002 – December 2003

  • Convenor, Consortium for Constitutional Reforms (CCR), July 2002 – December 2003

  • Senior Research Fellow, Philippine Asia- Pacific Studies Foundation, Inc. Political and Policy Studies, March 1995 – May 1996

  • Member, Board of Trustees, Center for Jurisprudence and Public Policy, University of the Philippines, August 1993 – August 1994

Teaching Areas/Classes

  • Public Administration
  • Legislation
  • Governance
  • Political Marketing
  • Development Management