Faculty Office, New Building, MSU Main Campus, Marawi City, 9700 Philippines

Misael M. Sanguila, MSc., RFP

Associate Professor

“To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone, and a funny bone”.  _Reba McEntire”


Misael M. Sanguila is an Associate Aquaculture Professor and has been the Dean at the MSU-College of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. Previously, he served as Assistant Dean, Department Chairman, and College Secretary. He studied PhD in Technology Management and PhD in Philippines Studies (major in society and culture) at the MSU-Marawi. He has two master’s degrees: Master of Science in Aquaculture (major in Fish Genetics); Master in Public Administration; and added to that has studied Master of Science in Marine Biology (MSc) at the FIMFS Consortium where he completed the academic requirements leading to the degree. Also, he secured the following diplomas: Diploma in Aquaculture Nutrition from the South East Asian Fisheries Development Center and Certificate in Governmental Management from the Mindanao State University, Marawi City.

His research interest is in the area of environmental policy development matters related to water management. He has been invited to international and national fora, symposia, congresses, and conferences in the following countries either as speaker, paper presenter, and observer such as in Bhutan, Thailand, Romania, Turkey, China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia, The French Polynesia, Russia, Japan.  Some of his presented scientific papers were publish in international journals (ISI and Scopus).

He is a member in the following learned societies of professional organizations: South East Asia Limnological (SEALNet) Network Initiative, National Research Council of the Philippines, and Federation of Institutions for Marine and Freshwater Sciences- Governing Board Member. He is instrumental in signing Memorandum of Understanding or Memorandum of Agreements between Mindanao State University and other universities both here and abroad e.g. MSU and Universiti Sains Malaysia; MSU and 23 universities in the country; and in the future, MSU and Universitate Lucian Blaga den Sebiu.

At present, he is busy with classes and conducting researches funded by MSU and NRCP.


  • BS Fisheries, Mindanao State University, Philippines, 1987
  • MS Aquaculture (Fish Genetics) 2002, Central Luzon State University
  • Master in Public Administration 1992, Mindanao State University


  • Fish Genetics, Fisheries Management and Conservation

Courses Taught

  • Fisheries Laws and Policies
  • Fisheries Management and Conservation
  • Aquaculture
  • Culture Methods in Aquaculture
  • Project Development and entrepreneurship
  • Fish Genetics



Research Projects

  • MSU MSRC Funded Project Aquatic Ecosystem Shared Value Services Perceptional Assessment in Agus River, Mindanao Is., (Philippines)
  • NRCP Project E 228 Physical and Chemical Characterization of Lake Lanao under the research Program Comprehensive Studies on Lake Lanao for Sustainable Development; October 1, 2015
  • genous Fishing Gears Amongst Maranaos in Lake Lanao: Their Implication to Sustainable Fisheries; Personal funds; December 2013 to June 2014; Principal Investigator
  • Compliance with Ichthyofaunal Biodiversity Conservation Measures in Lake Lanao: The Fisherfolks Perspective; Personal Funds; November 2014 to May 2015; Principal Investigator
  • Implementation of Conservation Measures in Panguil Bay; Personal Fund, May 2015 to October 2015; Principal Investigator
  • Literature Review Research on Lakes, Lake Lanao Limnology, and Philippine Lake Icthyofaunal Biodiversity; Collaborative Funds; January 2014 to September 2016; Co researcher
  • TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE FISHERIES IN LAKE LANAO: Focus On Endemic Cyprinids Dwindling Population; Personal Fund, June to October2016; Principal Investigator