Ms. Lilia T. Habacon started her professional journey in education in 1978 when she worked as an Instructor in UP Los Baños.  She became an Assistant Professor twelve years later (1990) in the same institution.  Then, held the position of Vice Chancellor for Administration in UP Los Baños.

In 2002, she became the Administration Department Head of SEAMEO SEARCA (Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization — Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture).  Later on, she worked as the Executive Director of the National Book Development Board from 2004 to 2005, and as Human Resources Manager of AVRCD – The World Vegetable Center in Taiwan starting 2007 until 2008.

In 2010, she served as the Campus Director of PSHS Central Luzon Campus in Clark, Pampanga.  As a member of the PSHS System Executive Committee, one of Ms. Habacon’s most recent accomplishments is spearheading the preparation of the PSHS System Quality Management System Manual, which is a prelude to the ISO certification.

Her academic accomplishments include graduating as Cum Laude from the University of the Philippines (U.P.) Los Baños in 1978, where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Statistics.  Under scholarship, she pursued her Master’s Degree in Statistics in UP Diliman, and finished in 1983.

She also graduated with honor in J.P. Rizal Elementary School, and finished her secondary education with a Special Award in Math from U.P. Rural High School.