Kasarinlan is an internationally refereed journal published annually by the Third World Studies Center, College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, University of the Philippines-Diliman. It provides a forum for critical and interdisciplinary perspectives on the Philippines and the Third World with special reference to political economy.

Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Memorandum Order 9, s. 2010 accredits Kasarinlan as a Category A-2 (very good to excellent) research journal for 2009-2012. As per CHED Memorandum 13, 2009, the accreditation means that for faculty members of “state universities and colleges evaluated under NBC No. 461, publication in the journal is credited as an international level publication.”

In 2017, the journal received a journal incubation grant from CHED. The journal incubation grant is under the CHED’s Journal Incentive Program that supports “initiatives of Philippine HEIs/scholarly and scientific organizations to improve the quality as well as boost the global prestige of Philippine journals based on current international standards of scientific and scholarly publishing” (CHED Memorandum Order No. 53, series of 2016). Specifically, the grant is given to “promising Philippine journals towards the path to meet the minimum generally accepted standards for Scopus/WoS-indexability.”

Featured Issues

Violence, Human Rights, and Democracy in the Philippines

Volume 34 Numbers 1-2 (2019)

Marcos Pa Rin!: Ang Mga Pamana at Sumpa ng Rehimeng Marcos

Volume 27-28 (2012-2013)


(Volume 33 Number 2 (2018)


How Preserving Biodiversity Mitigates the Impacts of Small-scale Land Grab on Livelihoods and Agricultural Production in Central Java

Louis Tanguay


Where to Bury Marcos? Dead Body Politics in the Marcos Playbook

Christian Victor Masangkay and Larah Vinda Del Mundo