Monday, January 23, 2017

SES is now part of the joint national philosophical conference in Baguio City

The Social Ethics Society is now part of the joint national conference in philosophy that will be held in Baguio in April 2017 at St. Louis University. The annual conference will be participated in by the Philosophical Association of the Philippines, the Philosophical Association of the Visayas and Mindanao, and the Philosophical Association of Northern Luzon. The theme of the conference is "Pedagogy, Philosophy and the Liberal Arts."


Fr. Dexter Veloso, president of the SES, approved the participation recently, with the intent of collaborating with the other philosophical associations in the country. The SES was established in 2010 by the late Dr. Romulo Bautista and Prof. Christopher Ryan Maboloc. It has also its own journal, the SES Journal of Applied Philosophy, whose editor is Fr, Urbano Pardillo, Jr. The SES has since held six conferences, the last of which was at Secdea Resort in Samal Island.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

6th SES Conference successfully concluded

The 6th Social Ethics Society Conference held last October 27-28, 2016 at Secdea Resort, Samal Island, has been successfully concluded. The annual event, with the theme "Technology, Education, and Governance: Prospects and Perspectives," was attended by philosophy professors and teachers from 25 higher learning institutions in the country. Fr. Urbano Pardillo Jr. of the host St. Francis Xavier College Seminary welcomed the delegates while Fr. Dexter Veloso of the SES gave an inspirational message.


The plenary lectures were delivered by Dr. Orlando Ali Mandane, Jr. of the University of San Carlos, A/Prof. Christopher Ryan Maboloc of the Ateneo de Davao University, and Dr. Ferdinand Mangibin of Silliman University.


The paper presentors during the event include Mr. Jonas Robert Miranda of the Surigao State College, Prof. Bill Atweh of Philippine Normal University, Fr. Viktor Aurellana of the Rogationist Seminary in Paranaque, Dr. Ruby Suazo of USC, Dr. Sherlito Sable of USEP. Mr. Ismael Magadan Jr. of Silliman University, Mr. Gerry Arambala of La Salle Ozamis, Fr. Damian Dempsey of ADDU, Mr. Will Lorca of Silliman, Mr. Sheldon Agaton of Eastern Visayas State University, Fr. Francis Escano of the Rogationist Seminary in Cebu, Mr. Arnel Morte of Central Mindanao University, and Mr. Aldrin Quintero of St. Alexius College.



Monday, August 29, 2016

CHED endorses the 6th SES Conference

The Commission on Higher Education has endorsed participation to the 6th Social Ethics Society Conference this coming October 27-28, 2016 at Secdea Beach Resort, Samal Island. The theme of the conference is "Technology, Education, and Governance: Prospects and Perspectives.



The plenary speakers are Dr. Orlando Ali Mandane Jr. of the University of San Carlos, Prof. Ferdinand Mangibin of Silliman University and Prof. Christopher Ryan Maboloc of Ateneo de Davao University. A total of 15 papers have been approved for presentation.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

(Updated) 6TH SES Conference List of Papers accepted for Oral Presentation


1. “Paul Ricoeur and the Task of Political Education”
      Dr. Ruby Suazo
      University of San Carlos

2. “Democratizing Philippine democracy”
      Dr. Sherlito Sable
      University of Southeastern Philippines               

3. "Democracy's Discontent: The Problem of Knowledge and a Modest Attempt at a Solution."
        Ian Anthony Davatos
        Ateneo de Manila University

4. “The Emergence of Empathy and the Coming of a State: From Pheno. Issues to Pol. Concerns’
       Fr. Francis Paul Escano, RCJ
       Rogationist Seminary Cebu

5. “Vantage Points of Utang na Loob”
      Sheldon Ives Agaton
      Eastern Visayas State University

6. “Morality as a Network Property and the Biophysical Nature of Moral Judgments”
      Will Lorca
      Silliman University

7. “Fair Play Principle and Environmental Protection”
      Arnel Morte, MA
      Central Mindanao University

8. "A Comparative Study of the Theories of Iris Marion Young and Pope Benedict XVI"
      Fr. Victor Emmanuel Aurellana
      Rogationist Seminary, Paranaque City

9. “Democracy as Critique: Re-actualizing J├╝rgen Habermas’ Theory of the Public Sphere”
      Ismael Pahuyo Magadan Jr., MA
      Silliman University

10. “Global Justice in the World Risk Society Paradigm”
       Jonas Robert Miranda, MA
       Surigao State College of Technology

11. “On Berry's Technological Transformation: Its Implications to Environmental Degradation”
       Aldrin Quintero, MA
       St. Alexius College

12. “Institutions in the Capability Approach to Justice”
       Damian Dempsey
       Ateneo de Davao University

13. “Heidegger: Enframing and Actor Network Theory: A Critical Analysis”
       Gerry Arambala
       La Salle University - Ozamis          

14. “Madness in Philippine Democracy: A Foucauldian Approach”
        Francis Jeus Ibanez, MA
        Bohol Island State University

15. "Is the Good a Desire, Convenient Politics or an Obligation"
       Prof. Bill Atweh
       Philippine Normal University

Saturday, July 2, 2016

6th SES Conference confirmed Plenary Speakers

The 6th Social Ethics Society Conference this coming October 27-28, 2016 at Secdea Resort in Samal Island will have the following as plenary speakers: Dr. Orlando Ali Mandane of the University of San Carlos, Prof. Ferdinand Mangibin of Silliman University, and Prof. Christopher Ryan Maboloc of Ateneo de Davao University. Fr. Dexter Veloso of the St. Francis Xavier College Seminary will be the host and Conference Chair. Peter Paul Elicor heads the secretariat and a panel that has been constituted by the Board of Directors will form the scientific committee. 


Saturday, June 4, 2016

Call for Papers

CALL FOR PAPERS 
  
Theme: “Technology, Education, and Governance: Prospects and Perspectives”

      SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

Abstract:         August 15, 2016
Full Paper:      September 30, 2016

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS:

For purposes of consideration of papers for presentation, please submit through email an abstract of not more than 300 words to Prof. Peter Paul Elicor at peterelicor@gmail.com. Attach a separate title page that includes the paper’s title, the author’s name, institutional affiliation, and email address.  Abstracts will be reviewed blindly by a scientific committee. Notification of acceptance will be sent via email. Full papers should not exceed 5,000 words. Papers may discuss contemporary theories of education, prospects and perspectives in the reform of Philippine education, modern technology and its influence to culture and society, theories and perspectives in democratic equality, governance and citizenship, including global justice issues.


Monday, November 2, 2015

Indonesian Consul for Immigration presents migration policy paper during the 5th SES Conference

Mr. Agus Majid, the consul for immigration of the Indonesian Consulate based in Davao City, presented a paper analyzing the impact of neo-liberalism on migration policy during the 5th Social Ethics Society Conference held at Pearl Farm Resort in Samal Island, Davao.


In his paper, he mentioned that "government intervention in regulating people movement is important" in today's age of the mass movement of peoples. This will require, according to him, understanding "new welfare and labor market systems." As such, he said that the challenge of governments these days is "to manage markets, not to strive vainly to shut it down," citing an article from The Economist.


When asked about the concerns of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWS), Consul Majid said that "immigration policy should be multilateral rather than unilateral," and that governments must have a holistic framework, instead of having a "purely economic or rationalist approach" in terms of policy making, citing that migrant workers also have human rights.


The participation of Consul Majid and Mr. Wahyu Candra Irawan, also of the Indonesian Consulate, was made possible through Dr. Sherlito Sable, the dean of the College of Business and Governance at the University of Southeastern Philippines.







Sunday, November 1, 2015

5th SES Conference held at Pearl Farm Resort

The 5th Social Ethics Society Conference was successfully held at Pearl Farm Resort in Samal Island, Davao, last October 30-31, 2015.

Fr. Dexter Veloso, SES president, during his Inspirational Message, highlighted the important work of the organization and its role in developing philosophical reflection in the region. He encouraged all participants to sustain their crucial work in order to better serve Philippine society.


Fr. Urbano Pardillo Jr., the dean of studies of the St. Francis Xavier College Seminary, which hosted the annual event, opened the conference that was attended by philosophy teachers, researchers, and scholars from the Visayas and Mindanao, inviting those in attendance to reflect on the spectacle of the dehumanization of work. 


The plenary speakers for this year are Dr. Jeffry Ocay of Silliman University, Dr. Ryan Urbano and Dr. Ruby Suazo of the University of San Carlos. The first set of paper presentors included Dr. Sherlito Sable of the University of Southeastern Philippines, Mr. Agus Majid and Mr. Wahyu Irawan of the Indonesian Consulate, Mr. Frans Nolasco and A/Prof. Ryan Maboloc of the Ateneo de Davao University.


The second set of paper presentors was composed Mr. Joharel Escobia of Urios University, Mr. Ismael Magadan of USC, Mr. Ruben Balotol of the Visayas State University, Mr. Jonas Robert Miranda and Mr. Judel Paredes of the Surigao State College of Technology, Mr. Christopher Von Legaspi of the Notre Dame of Kidapawan College, and Mr. Francis Jeus Ibanez of the Bohol Island State University.


The topics tackled during the conference focused on the philosophy of work in the margins as a response to globalization, migrant issues and labor trafficking, transnational crimes and global justice, recognition and solidarity, reflections on the philosophy of Paul Ricoeur, Hannah Arendt, Amartya Sen, and Thomas Pogge.


The following composed the Organizing Committee: Fr. Dexter Veloso, Conference Chair; Fr. Urbano Pardillo Jr., co-chair; Peter Paul Elicor, head, secretariat; Christopher Ryan Maboloc, head, scientific review committee; Maricar Juaneza and Joharel Escobia, registration and program.



Social Ethics Society Journal of Applied Philosophy launched

The Social Ethics Society Journal of Applied Philosophy was launched last October 30, 2015 at Pearl Farm Resort, Samal Island, Davao.

Fr. Urbano Pardillo Jr., editor, mentioned the importance of the journal in giving philosophy researchers, graduate students, and scholars the opportunity to publish their work.

The maiden issue of the journal features four articles written by Dr. Jeffry Ocay (Silliman) on the philosophy of work, A/Prof. Christopher Ryan Maboloc (ADDU) on Iris Marion Young's 'politics of difference', Joharel Escobia (FSUU) on Giorgio Agamben and the state of exception, and Aldrin Quintero (St. Alexius) on Kant's On Perpetual Peace.

Peter Paul Elicor is the managing editor of the journal. A/Prof. Christopher Ryan Maboloc is associate editor. The peer reviewed journal's editorial consultants include Dr. Japhet Bakuwa of the University of Malawi, Dr. Jane Gallamaso of Xavier University, Dr. Godiva Eviota of the Mindanao State University, Dr. Ryan Urbano of the University of San Carlos, Dr. Jeffry Ocay of Silliman University, Prof. Raymundo Pavo of the University of the Philippines (Mindanao), Prof. Ian Clark Parcon of the Ateneo de Davao University, Dr. Ruby Suazo of the University of San Carlos, Dr. Christopher Agulanna of the University of Ibadan in Nigeria, and Dr. Orlando Ali Mandane of the University of San Carlos.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

5th SES Conference at Pearl Farm Resort

    The 5th Social Ethics Society Conference will have Dr. Jeffry Ocay of Silliman University, Dr. Ryan Urbano and Dr. Ruby Suazo of the University of San Carlos as Plenary Speakers. Hosted by the Saint Francis Xavier College Seminary in Davao City, the theme of the Conference is "Reflections on the Dehumanization of Labor." Fr. Dexter Veloso, President of the SES, will open the conference, which will be held this coming October 30-31, 2015 at Pearl Farm Resort, Island Garden City of Samal.




Saturday, September 12, 2015

CHED Endorsement for the 5th SES Conference

The Commission on Higher Education has endorsed participation to the 5th Social Ethics Society Conference this coming October 30-31, 2015 at Pearl Farm Resort. The theme of the conference is "On the Dehumanization of Labor." The plenary speakers are Dr. Jeffry Ocay, Associate Dean, Silliman University; Dr. Ryan Urbano, Chair, DPRS, USC; and Dr. Ruby Suazo, faculty at USC, and president of the PHAVISMINDA. Ten paper presentations have been approved by the Organizing Committee.



Tuesday, August 18, 2015

SES gets SEC registration

The Social Ethics Society is now registered with the Philippines Securities and Exchange Commission. Fr. Dexter Veloso, the president of the SES, Peter Paul Elicor, the secretary, and Christopher Ryan Maboloc, a director of its Board, initiated the registration in the middle of the year. Initial plans commenced after the 4th Conference in Kidapawan City. The SES has 48 registered members as of June 2015. The organization was founded by the late Dr. Romulo Bautista and A/Prof. Christopher Ryan Maboloc in March 2010 in Davao City. A/Prof. Maboloc served as interim president from 2011-12 and again served from 2012-15. Dr. Bautista was its first adviser.


Wednesday, June 17, 2015

SES and MPC hold Peace Forum

The Mindanao Peoples Caucus, a non-government organization that advocates for peace and development in Mindanao, and the Social Ethics Society, held a Peace Forum last June 10, 2015 at the Sta. Cruz Gym, Central Park, Davao City.

The speakers included Datu Muss Lidasan of the Al Qalam Institute, Atty. Jamil Matalam of Ateneo, MPC Program Manager Randy Ponteras, Fr. Urbano Pardillo Jr. of the Saint Francis Xavier College Seminary and A/Prof. Ryan Maboloc of Ateneo.


The speakers pointed out the importance of passing the Basic Bangsamoro Law on the basis of historical and social justice, equitable distribution, and greater autonomy for the Bangsamoro. Fr. Dexter Veloso was the moderator for the event which draw more than 100 attendees from both the academe, civil society, and parish organizations.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

SES holds Forum on the Bangsamoro

The Social Ethics Society, in cooperation with Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, has successfully organized a forum on the Bangsamoro, with the theme "Peace and Justice in the Bangsamoro: Our Generation's Contribution."

The speakers were Atty. Jamil Matalam (Ateneo), Fr. Urbano Pardillo (SFXCS) and A/Prof. Christopher Ryan Maboloc (Ateneo). Atty. Matalam talked about the Moro struggle against colonization; Fr. Pardillo discussed the position of the Catholic Church in support of the peace process; and A/Prof. Maboloc explained the problem of exclusion concerning the Bangsamoro. Fr. Dexter Veloso, SES President, organizer, acted as the moderator. Peter Paul Elicor of Ateneo introduced the speakers.


The event was participated in by 140 attendees, including students from Ateneo de Davao, Holy Cross of Davao College, Davao del Norte State College, and the St. Francis Xavier College Seminary, and members of Non-Government Organizations and Parish Associations.


Monday, January 26, 2015

Fr. Urbano Pardillo Jr. is new SES Journal Editor

Fr. Urbano Pardillo Jr., Ph.L, the Academic Dean of the St. Francis Xavier College Seminary in Davao City, has been chosen by the Board of Directors of the Social Ethics Society to be the Editor of the Social Ethics Society Journal beginning January 2015.



The BOD will tap academics as editorial consultants for the SES Journal. They will serve as peer-reviewers. The Journal will be re-launched come October 2015 during the 5th Social Ethics Society Conference which will be held at Pearl Farm Resort, Island Garden City of Samal.

The journal will be released both online and in printed form. Articles may be submitted to peterelicor@gmail.com.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

USM hosts successful 4th SES Conference

The University of Southern Mindanao has successfully hosted the 4th Social Ethics Society Conference held last October 27-28, 2014 at Grand Ficus Hotel, Kidapawan City.



Participants from different colleges and universities in Mindanao discussed issues pertaining to social media, politics, public ethics, and environmental pragmatism. The theme of the conference was "Philosophy and Democratic Governance."

The speakers during the conference included Fr. Dexter Veloso (ADDU), Redentor dela Rosa (CMU), Peter Elicor (ADDU), Dr. Sherlito Sable (USEP), Franz Nolasco (ADDU), Alvert Dalona (USEP), Christopher Ryan Maboloc (ADDU), and Joharel Escobia (Urios).

Fr. Veloso is elected as SES President

Fr. Dexter Veloso has been elected as President of the Social Ethics Society last October 28, 2014, the second day of the 4th Social Ethics Society Conference.

Christopher Ryan Maboloc, outgoing president, expressed elation in finding an able leader and successor in Fr. Veloso who will serve beginning October 2014 until October 2017.

For his part, Fr. Veloso promised to sustain the efforts of the SES in advancing philosophical and intelligent discussions on important issues. He also pointed out initial plans for the conference next year.


The SES intends to strengthen its ranks and continue to be the bastion of deepened reflections in the area of social and political ethics, peace and development, technology and social media.

The SES is the first and only association of philosophy teachers and graduate students in Southern Mindanao. It was founded in 2010 by Dr. Romulo Bautista and Christopher Ryan Maboloc. As of 2014, it has 50 registered members from various colleges and universities.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The Social Ethics Society - A Restatement

As philosophy teachers, scholars and students, we have to remain steadfast yet humble in the bold vision that we must have a critical stake in the future design of Philippine society. This is the task that we have embraced as members of the Social Ethics Society since its founding in 2010. During discussions on our constitution-and-by-laws, we have openly taken the position  that philosophical reflection should result to a conscientious understanding of the moral dimension of politics and governance. In the past three years, the SES has tackled issues concerning democracy and the rule of law, human development and the problem of peace, social justice and the politics of exclusion.

Many of our members have argued that moral leadership should bridge rather than disturb the connection between civil society and the government. The late Dr. Romulo Bautista has inspired many young scholars in you to pursue that synergistic attitude and that unfailing faith in democracy. As we enter this crucial stage as an organization, I rally each and everyone to remain critical of the various apparent inequalities in Philippine society, and hopeful in our moral resolve to bring about change through our own various capacities.

- The President