Rev. Fr. Isidro Abaño, O.P.
REV. FR. ISIDRO C. ABAÑO, O.P. is the Regent of the Faculty of Civil Law. He holds a Licentiate in Sacred Theology/M.A. H.R. degree from the University of Santo Tomas in 1995 where he also obtained his Baccalaureate in Theology in 1984.
Rev. Fr. Abaño has held numerous academic and administrative positions in the University of Santo Tomas. Concurrent to his present position as Regent of the Faculty of Civil Law, Rev. Fr. Abaño is the Executive Director of the Office of the Quadricentennial Activities and Highlights of the UST. He is also at the helm of the UST Museum of Arts and Sciences since 1992, and Course Coordinator of, and Professor in the M.A. Program on Cultural Heritage Studies of the Graduate School of UST since 2000. He was the Secretary General of the University from 2003 – 2009 and the Director of the UST Center for Conservation of Cultural Property & Environment in the Tropics from 2003-2007. He was Dean (2000-2002) and Regent (1995-2002) of the UST College of Architecture and Fine Arts, and Professor in the UST College of Architecture and Fine Arts, UST Graduate School, Manila, Philippines and UST Faculty of Theology.
An expert in the cultural heritage of the church and a prolific writer, Rev. Fr. Abaño has authored numerous publications on church heritage, the more recent of which are the following: “Our Lady’s Visage, A Marian Iconography,” in Saga of La Naval, 2007; “Revisiting the Vatican Report on Sects, Cults, and New Religious Movements – May 1986,” in Theo Week 2001: Emerging Theological Themes 2, eds. Fausto B. Gomez, O.P., and Benedict V. Reyes, Manila, UST Publishing House, 2002; and “Museology and Ecclesiastical Museums,” in Pintacasi, A Journal of the Cultural Heritage of the Church in the Philippines, Manila, UST Publishing House, Volume I, 2005.