Dr. Lilian A. De Las Llagas is an alumna of the University of the Philippines, graduated B.S. Hygiene in 1973. She completed her Masters degree in Tropical Medicine from Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand, and her Ph.D. in Biology (Medical Entomology) from Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia. She also pursued the field of law and completed her Bachelor of Laws degree in 2003. She is also a WHO fellow on mosquito genetics in UCLA School of Public Health. Her excellent mentor is the late Dr. Allan Ralph Barr, a mosquito ecologist and geneticist. She was former Secretary of the University and of the Board of Regents. She was the Vice Chancellor for Administration for UP Mindanao, she contributed to the re-engineering of the administrative bureaucracy, convergence efforts for the Mindanaoans towards “Health Emergency Disaster Efforts,” and production of UP Mindanao’s own Manual of Operations. In UP Manila, she was the Assistant to the Dean of the College of Public Health for three administrations. She also became Chair of the Department of Parasitology of the College of Public Health. Later on, she became the Director of UP-NIH Institute of Health Policy and Development Studies. Her specialized fields include Tropical Medicine, Health Law, and Medical Entomology, particularly on Vector Control or Integrated Vector Control Management (IVC/IVM) of vector-borne diseases. With her extensive experiences in public health programs, she also specializes in project development and project monitoring & evaluation using the log frame approach. Dr. De Las Llagas is also a professor at the Department of Parasitology and she has been teaching in the University for 38 years, as well extending public service to the community and other organizations. She is the president and foundress of AKBAY KALUSUGAN (AKIN) Party List.