Miriam College is a premier women's college in the Philippines. Founded in 1924, Miriam College offers programs at the basic, tertiary, post-graduate and adult education levels.

The institution supports specialized centers engaged in curriculum development, research, community outreach and advocacy in the fields of social development, peace education, environmental studies and women’s empowerment.

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Victoria N. Apuan, Ph.D.

Faculty, Department of Psychology


  • Ph.D. Philippine Studies, University of the Philippines
  • M.A. Women and Development, University of the Philippines
  • B.S. Psychology, University of the Philippines



Dr. Apuan is a full professor, specialist in Gender and Development, Indigenous Peoples, Church and Pastoral Issues, Family Life, Health and Sexuality.

Her skills include training, facilitation of workshops, and researcher.

She earned all her degrees from the University of the Philippines in Diliman, namely, BS in Psychology, MA Women and Development, and PhD in Philippine Studies.

She has done extensive research in helping government and non-government organizations develop policies and assess and improve their programs.

She is a fierce advocate of gender equality, rights of groups such as indigenous peoples, older persons, and children.




  • The Children are Safer Now: ZOTO’s Work on Community-based Child Participation and Protection System. Published by SM-ZOTO and Save the Children Sweden, 2012.
  • As One Lamp Lights Another: The Story of Maryknoll/Miriam College. With Sr. Miriam Thomas Thornton. Published by Miriam College: 1994.
  • The Emerging Filipino: Reaching Out. Published by Abiva Press, 1989.


Journals and Anthologies:

  • Women’s Health: A Review of the Literature, Vol. I and II. Published by UP Center for Women’s Studies, 1994.
  • Monograph: Women and Ecology. Published by the ocio-Pastoral Institute, 1992.
  • “Revisiting the Aytas of Floridablanca: Two Decades since Pinatubo”. HAPAG: An Intedisciplinary Theological Journal. Daniel Pilario and Enrique Batangan (eds.), Vol. 10 (1), 2013, pp.83-99.
  • “Emerging Feminist Perspectives on Aging and the Older Woman.” Miriam College Research Journal. Vol. 18, Oct. 1999.
  • “Emerging Perspectives in Midlife, Aging and the Older Woman.” Gender-Sensitive and Feminist Methodologies: A Handbook for Health and Social Researchers. Published by the UP Center for Women’s Studies, 1999.
  • “Women and Health”. A Woman’s Work is Never Done. Published by the Philippine Human Development Network, UNDP, 1997.
  • “Confronting Patriarchy within the Church”. In God’s Image. Published by the Asian Women’s Resource Center, 1993.
  • “Spirit-Speak: The Good News according to PCP-II- A Laywoman’s Perspective”. Journeying with the Spirit. Fr. Paul Bernier and Fr. Manuel Gabriel (eds). Published by the Claretian Publications, 1992.
  • “In Search of Authentic Discipleship.” And She Said “No”. Published by the National Council of Churches in the Philippines, 1990.

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