NOVEL V. BANGSAL
Service Director (Director II)
Social Policy Research Service (SPRS)
House of Representatives (HRep)
3F, Main Building, Batasan Pambansa Complex
Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Phone (632) 931-9392
(632) 931-5001 loc. 7592
Fax (632) 931-6519
He holds the position of Director II of the Congressional Policy and Budget Research Department, House of Representatives since 2004. He oversees/supervises the Social and Rural Development Desk of the Department; organizes knowledge-sharing activities under the World Bank-HRep Knowledge for Development Center program; and coordinates capacity-building/institutional-building activities in partnership with multilateral agencies.
He has written a number of publications on various policy concerns on social protection, food security, land administration management, climate change financing, and institutional and political reforms.
He finished his MA in Development Economics from UP School of Economics and MA in Public Administration from UP NCPAG. He is currently completing his diploma course on Public Management Development Program – Senior Executive Class at the Development Academy of the Philippines. He has also attended a number of trainings abroad, including macroeconomic and fiscal management at the International Monetary Fund-Singapore Training Institute.