Local Authors

Rowena Raton-Hibanada

About the Author:

Rowena Raton-Hibanada, better known as Awee, is a professor at the Philippine Normal University.

She holds degrees in Secondary Education major in Social Sciences (PNU, 1994), Masters in Teaching Social Sciences (PNU, 1998), Masters in Education major in Values Education (University of Asia and the Pacific, 2012), and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Management (De La Salle University Manila, 2017).

In 2008, she was the country’s representative to the International Teacher’s Conference in Brunei. She was a Fellow of the International Leaders in Education Program—administered by Fulbright Philippines and the International Research and Exchanges Board. In 2010, she finished the program at the University of Minnesota in the US.

In 2015, she worked as a Mentor Consultant for PBED-AusAid Scholarship for teachers. She was a module writer at the School of Tomorrow and she has written School Enhancement Materials (Alitaptap) for the Diwa-First Asia Company Philippines. Since 2006, she has served as a volunteer teacher at the Children’s Church of Victory Christian Fellowship in Alabang and in Every Nation Campus Muntinlupa.

Her awards include being a Muntinlupa Outstanding Teacher Awardee in 2004, Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Teacher of the Philippines Awardee in 2008, Dangal ng Barangay 2009 and Outstanding Citizen of Muntinlupa in 2014, and PNU Gawad Sulo for Eminent Alumni Award 2017.

She and her husband, Francisco V. Hibanada Jr., married in 2002. They now have three beautiful daughters—Fiona, Faith, and Fayree.

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