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Atty. Rose Liza Eisma-Osorio

Professor, School of Law
  • rleisma-osorio@uc.edu.ph

Bar Admission(s):

Philippines (May 6, 1998)


Courses Handled:

Legal Research & Thesis Writing, Conflict of Laws, Natural Resources and Environmental Law, Thesis


Professional Membership:

Integrated Bar of the Philippines, IUCN Academy of Environmental Law, Foundation for the Philippine Environment, Inc., IUCN’s World Commission on Environmental Law (WCEL), Specialist Group on Climate Change Adaptation of the Asia-Pacific Commission on Environmental Law (APCEL), and Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (ELAW)


Other Current Affiliations:

Managing Trustee, Philippine Earth Justice Center, Inc.

Legal and Policy Consultant, Oceana Philippines and Rare Philippines


Practice Area(s):

Environmental Law



Juris Doctor (after migration from Bachelor of Laws), Siliman University, 1996

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, University of the Philippines – Diliman, 1992   


Honors and Activities:

Tatak UP Awardee for Environmental Conservation, University of the Philippines – Cebu, December 2018

Grantee, Newton Agham Institutional Links Grant 2016, CEFAS/UK and University of Cebu, British Council’s Newton Agham/CHED



Osorio, R.L.E., Manuta, J., and Enano, N.Policy Brief on Redefining Benefits and Revenue Sharing Mechanisms to Host Communities for Sustainable Watershed Management. Mainstreaming Indigenous People’s Participation in Environmental Governance (MIPPEG) Project of the Foundation for the Philippine Environment-EU-Fundeso, Quezon City, Philippines.

Mills, M., R. Presser, R. Weeks, M. Gleason, R.L.E. Osorio, T. Morrison, A. T. Lombard, J. M. Harris, A. White, A.B. Kilmer, M. Bottrill, and M. Knight. Adaptive Spatial Planning: Definitions, Case Studies and Ways Forward. (in progress)

Osorio, R.L.E. and D. Apistar. 2012. Coastal Environmental Profile of the Province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. Province of Negros Occidental and the Coastal Conservation and Education Foundation, Inc., Cebu City, 119pp.

Osorio, R.L.E., M.V. Gamale, R. Amolo, R. Kirit, A. Patindol, A. White. 2012. A Sourcebook on Mainstreaming Gender into Coastal Resource Management in the Philippines. Coastal Conservation & Education Foundation, Inc., Cebu City, Philippines.

Osorio, R.L.E., G. Chan, A. Ferrer. 2010. Critical Ingredients in Building and Sustaining Inter-Local Cooperation. Philippine Development Forum’s Working Group on Decentralization and Local Government’s Sub-Working Group on Inter-Local Cooperation. ISBN: 978-92-79-16037-0, Catalogue Number: JD-32-10-332-EN-C.

Eisma-Osorio, R.L., R.C. Amolo, A.P. Maypa, A.T. White, P. Christie. 2009.Scaling-up local government initiatives towards ecosystem-based fisheries management in Southeast Cebu Island, Philippines. (Coastal Management 37(2009) 291-307, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC).

Christie, P., D.L. Fluharty, A.T. White, L.E. Osorio, W. Jatulan. 2006. “Assessing the feasibility of ecosystem-based fisheries management in tropical contexts” (Marine Policy 31 (2007) p239-250)

White, A.T., E. Deguit, W. Jatulan, and R.L. Eisma-Osorio. 2006.   Integrated coastal management in Philippine local governance: Evolution   and benefits. Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) – The Global Challenge.

Eisma, R.V., P. Christie and M. Hershman. “Legal Issues Affecting Sustainability of Integrated Coastal Management in the Philippines” (Ocean and Coastal Management Journal 48 (2005) 336-359, Elsevier Ltd.)

Eisma, R.V. “Legal, Institutional and Planning Dimensions of Marine and Coastal Resources Management.” 2005 Philippine Environment Monitor.

Eisma-Osorio, R.V. “Local Governance for Municipal Fisheries: Can local governments afford to have coastal resource management as a basic service responsibility?” In: DA-BFAR (Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources). 2004.  In Turbulent Seas: The Status of Philippine Marine Fisheries. Coastal Resources Management Project of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Cebu City, Philippines. 378p.

Eisma, R.V., P. Christie and M. Hershman. “Legal Issues Affecting Sustainability of Integrated Coastal Management” (Silliman University Journal, vol. 44, no. 1, Silliman University, Dumaguete City, Philippines: 2004)

Milne, N., P. Christie, R. Oram, R.V. Eisma and A.T. White. 2003. Integrated Coastal Management Sustainability Reference Book. University of Washington School of Marine Affairs, Silliman University, and the Coastal Resources Management Project of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Cebu City, Philippines. 50p.

Maxino, M.L.M., M. Arbon and R. V. Eisma. “Policy and Legal Framework in Coastal Resources Management: A Commentary” (Silliman Law Journal, vol. 1, no. 1, Silliman University, Dumaguete City, Philippines: August 1998)

Eisma, R.V. “Program and Policy Advocacy Group: A Forum for Coherence in Policymaking,” In Newsletter of the Center of Excellence in Coastal Resources Management, First Quarter 2001, vol. 5, No. 1, Silliman University, Philippines

Eisma, R.V. “Policy Guidelines on Artificial Reefs: Implications, Consistency, and Relevance to Sustainable Fisheries Development,” In UNOS: The Official Newsletter of the Coral Reef Information Network of the Philippines, vol. IV, no. 1, January – June 2001, 14p.

Christie P, McCay BJ, Miller ML, Lowe C, White AT, Stoffle R, Fluharty DL, Talaue-McManus L, Chuenpagdee R, Pomeroy C, Suman DO, Blount BG, Huppert D, Villahermosa Eisma RL, Oracion E, Lowry K, Pollnac RB. Toward developing a complete understanding: a social science research agenda for marine protected areas. Fisheries 2003;28(12):22–6.

Pollnac RB, Thiele MT, Eisma RL, Gaudan WG, Tabara E, Dinor NJ, Avellana Jr. R. Factors influencing the sustainability of integrated coastal management projects in the Philippines. Silliman Journal 2003;44(1):37–74.