Dr. Ma. Sheilah Gaabucayan-Napalang
Assistant Secretary for Planning and Project Development
Department of Transportation PH
Dr. Ma. Sheilah Gaabucayan-Napalang is currently the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Project Development of the Department of Transportation, where she is on secondment. She is an Professor at the UP School of Urban and Regional Planning and was the Director of the UP National Center for Transportation Studies from July 2016-July 2019. Dr. Napalang is one of the core members of the Women in Transport Leadership (WiTL), a knowledge-sharing network aimed at creating knowledge, fostering innovation and empowering female-to-female collaboration to address diverse transport challenges, particularly issues related to gender and transport. Her research interests include equitable transportation planning, integrating accessibility and gender issues in transport planning, and transport safety.