Macrina A. Morados


Macrina A. Morados is an Associate Professor 1 and Dean of the Institute of Islamic Studies, University of the Philippines, Diliman. Also a Faculty Affiliate of the UP Center for International Studies since 2015. She is also a Convenor of the UP Center for Integrative and Development Studies – Islamic Studies Program (UPCIDS-ISP). She was appointed member of the Transitional Justice and Reconciliation Commission (TJRC) for the Historical Injustice Study Group (2015).

Her field of expertise and research interests include: Muslim Personal and Family Relations Law, Shari’ah Court in the Philippines (PD 1083), Muslim Women and Children’s Rights in Islam, Interfaith Relations, Theocentrism and Pluralism, History of the Muslims in the Philippines. She is currently finishing a research on Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism among High Profile Muslim Inmates in the Philippines.

In 2008, she was recipient of a Cultural Exchange Program (Interfaith Program) granted by the US Department of State and Purdue University. She was Shari’ah Bar Examiner in 2008 and 2013 for the subjects in Islamic Inheritance Law and Persons and Family Relations, respectively.

Last March 6, 2019, she received confirmation of Juris Doctor Degree from the Mindanao State University – College of Law, Marawi Campus, retroactive to the year she obtained her Bachelor of Laws in 2001. At present, she is pursuing her Doctoral Studies in Philippine Studies at the University of the Philippines Tri-College Program.

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Post Graduate

Degree, Juris Doctor (March 6, 2019)
Conferred by the College of Law,
Mindanao State University-College of Law

On-going, Doctor of Philosophy in Philippine Studies (Minor in Anthropology), Tri-College
University of the Philippines Diliman
2009 – present.

Graduate Studies

MA in Islamic Studies (April 25, 2003)
Institute of Islamic Studies,
University of the Philippines Diliman
Award: Chancellor’s List
(1st and 2nd Sem, SY 1993-94)

Bachelor of Laws (April 1, 2001)
Mindanao State University, General Santos City
Award: Most Outstanding Muslim Graduate (Batch 2001)

Undergraduate Studies

Bachelor of Arts in Islamic Studies (1991),
Mindanao State University-General Santos City
Award: Magna Cum Laude


Member, Country Support Mechanism (CSM) – Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF) (Non-profit Swiss Foundation Based in Geneva) Local Chaired by: Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) February 2019 – present

Convener, Center for Integrative and Development Studies -Islamic Studies Program (CIDS-ISP) University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City (January, 2018 – present)

Co-convener, Uni-Harmony Partners,  A consortium of leading Universities in Metro Manila – UP, Ateneo, UST, Meriam College and other Interfaith partners in spearheading a week of celebration to honor the UN Resolution No. A/Res/65/5 on October 20, 2010 declaring First week of February as World Interfaith Harmony Week (February 2013-present)

Member, Research Association for Islamic Social Sciences, Inc. Institute of Islamic Studies, Romulo Hall, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City (January, 2003 – present)

Member, Sub-Committee on Children Affected by Armed Conflict and Displacement (SC CAACD) Office of the President Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC) (2006 – 2009)

Member, Committee on Legal Aid, Young Moro Professionals. Manila Chapter, Philippines. (January 2007 – present)

Member, Shari’ah Bar of the Philippines, Supreme Court of the Philippines. Conferred on November 29, 2006

Member, SULTAN Brotherhood and Sorority Mindanao State University College of Law GSC-Chapter, General Santos City – Philippines. (2000 – present)


Recipient, Plaque of Thanks and Appreciation is given to Asst. Prof. Macrina A. Morados, Dean of UP Institute of Islamic Studies for her outstanding cooperation and support in holding the Saudi-Philippines Relations Program. Given on the 20th day of February, 2019 at the School of Statistics Auditorium, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City.

Recipient, Sultan Kudarat Award for Education (Category: Secular and Religious)  during the 14th Sultan Kudarat Awards conferred by the Kabantugan Awards Committee, MSU-GSC held at Greenleaf hotel, General Santos City on January 22, 2018.

Recipient, Certificate of Achievement for successfully completing the Law and Leadership Summer Program (July 9-26, 2018) presented by KARAMAH Muslim Women Lawyers For Human Rights conferred at Washington, D.C., United States of America on July 27, 2018.

Recipient of Award to an Individual, conferred by the US State Department to attend the Law and Leadership Summer Program 2018 run by the Karamah Institute, Washington D.C. United Sates of America. Grant covered the period from June 15 to August 31, 2018.

Recipient, Plaque of Recognition is awarded to Prof. Macrina A. Morados as Certified and Outstanding Alumna of the Mindanao State University College of Social Sciences and Humanities. Given this 31st of May 2016 at KCC Veranza Mall, General Santos City.

Recipient of the Grant, Indiana Center for Cultural Exchange and the US Department of State Citizen’s Exchange Program under the project  “Faith and Community: A Dialogue Exchange for Muslim Scholars and Leaders from Southeast Asia Collaborating Universities: Purdue University (Indiana); University of Notre Dame, Indiana; Indiana University, Indiana; University of Chicago. Illinois and Georgetown University, Washington, DC Duration: March 28 to April 19, 2008.


 “A Framework for a Model Islamic Ummah (Community)” Philippine Daily Inquirer December 8, 2018 also available online at

“Ramadan: From Fasting to Feasting” Philippine Daily Inquirer. July 6, 2016 available online at

Review Article:  Igal! : Appreciating Sama-Bajau Culture in UP Asian Center’s  Pesta Igal  Series, 2010-2015 J​uly – ​December​ 2015 issue (Vol. 12 No. ​2​) of Humanities Diliman: A ​Philippine ​Journal​ of Humanities.

“Islamic Adab (Ethics) in the Context of Filipino Values,” UP-IIS book project funded by Zayed University, Dubai, UAE.

Book Co-Author with Dr. Carmen A. Abubakar titled: “The Convention on the Rights of the Child and Islamic Law Convergences and Divergences: The Philippine Case” published by the United Nations Educational Fund (UNICEF) and European Community Humanitarian Organization. 2006

“Theocentrism and Pluralism: Are They Poles Apart?” in Policy Perspectives, v. 5, n.3, July-December 2008 available on line with this link:

News and Feature articles:  SAHIYFAH Newsletter, the Official Publication of the Institute of Islamic Studies, UP Diliman, Quezon City.  (2001-2003)

Classes Handled:

IS 271 – Adat and Muslim Personal Laws in the Philippines ( PD 1083)

IS 275 – Wills and Succession ( Islamic Inheritance Law under PD 1018)

IS 251 – Islamic Law and Jurisprudence

IS 261 –  History of the Muslims in the Philippines

IS 112  – History of Islamic Civilization

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