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SES holds successful Hybrid Conference

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The Social Ethics Society hosted its first hybrid conference, held at San Isidro Parish Hall, Marilog District, Davao City on October 26, 2020. The plenary speakers were Prof. Ian Clark Parcon and Atty. Jamil Matalam. The paper presenters were Dr. Moises Torrentira of USEP, Mr. Giovanni Udtohan of UM, Mr. Aldrin Quintero of NDMU, and Mr. Gerry Arambala of LSU-Ozamiz. Fr. Banny Pardillo, Dr. Roger Bayod, and Dr. Randy Tudy served as members of the Organizing Committee. Dr. Christopher Ryan Maboloc was the moderator of the talks. He was assisted by Yrish Vaughnce Plaza of UM. Fifteen (15) were in physical attendance while 78 joined online via GoogleMeet. Fr. Dexter Veloso, who was newly elected as SES president, hosted the gathering.



SES elects new set of officers

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The Social Ethics Society has elected a new set of officers: Fr. Dexter Veloso (President), Dr. Roger Bayod (VP), Dr. Moises Torrentira (Sec), Fr. Banny Pardillo (Treas), Dr. Randy Tudy (Aud), Prof. Ian Clark Parcon (PIO), Dr. Christopher Ryan Maboloc (BOD - Chair), Mr. Giovanni Udtohan (BOD - Mindanao), & Mr. Gerry Arambala (BOD - Visayas). Dr. Christopher Ryan Maboloc, who presided the election, thanked Mr. Aldrin Quintero and the former officers for their services. The election was held right after the hybrid conference of the SES on October 26, 2020 at San Isidro Parish Hall, Marilog District, Davao City. The term of office of the new officers starts in 2021 until 2023. The By-Laws of the SES was amended during the Assembly. The provision restricting any SES official to serve more than once as president was removed. The motion was passed unanimously. Meanwhile, the BOD also approved the resolution approving the membership roster for 2020.

2020 SES Hybrid Conference

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The Social Ethics Society will hold its first Hybrid Conference on October 26, 2020. The main speakers are Atty. Jamil Matalam [virtual] of AdDU (Capability Approach and Human Development) and Prof. Ian Clark Parcon of AdDU (Multiculturalism). The venue of the event is the scenic Marilog District in Davao City.Paper presenters are Mr. Gerry Arambala [virtual] of La Salle University (CA and Genetics), Mr. Giovanni Udtohan of UM (Morality of the Separation of Church and State), Mr. Aldrin Quintero [virtual] of NDMU (Effectiveness of Contact Tracing), and Dr. Moises Torrentira of USEP. (Caring amidst Covid-19).The SES will also hold the election of officers on the said date. Members can join online. Fr. Dexter Veloso, BOD chair, is the host of the meeting. DOH-IATF-LGU health guidelines will be strictly observed. The moderator of the conference is Dr. Christopher Ryan Maboloc.

SES members actively participate in IPHA Conference hosted by AUSN

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Several members of the Social Ethics Society have actively participated in the International Public Health and Bioethics Conference (virtual) hosted by the Eubios Ethics Institute and the American University of Sovereign Nations. These include Fr. Urbano Pardillo Jr., Dr. Christopher Ryan Maboloc, Fr. Dexter Veloso, Dr. Al Quillope, Dr. Sherlito Sable, Mr. Aldrin Quintero, Dr. Rogelio Bayod, Dr. Randy Teody, and Mr. Gerry Arambala. Dr. Moises Torrentira of the University of Southeastern Philippines will be presenting his paper in the 11th IPHA. "The IPHA gives SES members international exposure and the opportunity to engage with foreign scholars in an open atmosphere of real dialogue," says Dr. Maboloc, SES co-founder, who is a visiting professor at the American University of Sovereign Nations.

Gerry Arambala to present seminal research on the relationship between CA and genetics

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Gerry Arambala, chair of philosophy at La Salle University in Ozamiz, will present his seminal research on the relationship between the Capability Approach and genetic engineering in the first SES Hybrid conference this October 26, 2020. The virtual event will be attended by 83 SES members nationwide. Arambala has previously published a paper on the subject matter in the Asian Journal of Comparative Politics.

Radical Democracy Research in Mindanao: A Report

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On September 2018, the Ateneo de Davao University, through its University Research Council, awarded a research grant to Dr. Christopher Ryan Maboloc, for his study on "Radical Democracy in the Philippines." Dr. Maboloc has since published five papers here and abroad while three papers are forthcoming. Five other young researchers have also published outstanding papers on President Duterte's radical politics. The purpose of the study was to provide an alternative narrative to the usually dominant voice of Manila scholars in assessing the politics of the 16th president of the Philippines. Dr. Maboloc has also delivered the paper "Post-Colonial Politics and the Grammar of Dissent: Radical Democracy in the Time of Duterte" at Nagoya University in Japan. He was accompanied by Dr. Rogelio Bayod of Cor Jesu College, who delivered a paper on IP rights. 
In addition, the SES Journal of Applied Philosophy released a Special Issue on President Duterte in 2018, publishing t…

SES to hold Hybrid Conference

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The Social Ethics Society will hold a hybrid conference and assembly this coming October 26, 2020. It will be held at the San Isidro Parish Hall in the scenic Marilog District, Davao City. IATF-DOH-LGU protocols will be observed.The hybrid event will consist of a physical event of 10-15 people and an online link via Googlemeet. The event is hosted by Fr. Dexter Veloso, SES BOD chair. The SES will also hold the election of officers on the said day.The speakers are Atty. Jamil Matalam and Mr. Ian Clark Parcon of Ateneo. Paper presenters include Mr. Aldrin Quintero of NDMU, Dr. Moises Torrentira of USEP, Mr. Gerry Arambala of LSU, and Mr. Giovanni Udtohan of UM.

SES encourages members to join in AUSN International Public Health Conference

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The members of the Social Ethics Society are encouraged to participate in the International Public Health Conference (Virtual) hosted by Dr. Darryl Macer of the American University of Sovereign Nations. The 10th edition will be held this coming October 1-3  2020, 6AM Los Angeles, USA time. (9pm PH time). The conference is a venue for academicians, health experts and scholars alike to exchange ideas on the most recent public health emergency. Papers presented during the virtual conference can also be submitted for publication in the Eubios Journal. Abstracts may be sent to darryl@eubios.info

CRB Maboloc publishes two scientific papers in International books

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Dr. Christopher Ryan Maboloc has published two articles recently in books that are to be released internationally. "The Question of Transdisciplinarity between Modern Science and Critical Thought," in Integrated Science, edited by Nima Rezaei, Springer and "Globalization and Consumer Culture: Social Costs and Political Implications of the Covid-19 Pandemic" in The 2020 Pandemic and Social Science, edited by Jahid Siraz, University of Malaya, Malaysia. The first paper analyzes the significance of the developments in the field of artificial intelligence and nanotechnology. It discusses the concept of transdisciplinarity between modern science and critical philosophy. The second paper explains the major role played by globalization and consumer culture in the emerging risks to public health and human well-being in general that are associated with the coronavirus pandemic. 

Dr. Roger Bayod publishes paper in International book

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Dr. Roger Bayod is a co-author of the paper "Lifestyle is the medicine for a healthy human society" in the book The 2020 Pandemic and Social Science, edited by Dr. Jahid Siraz, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

SES to hold special assembly and elections; Atty. Jamil Matalam and A/Prof. Ian Parcon to speak in hybrid event

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The Social Ethics Society will hold a special assembly and elections on October 26, 2020 in a hybrid event that involves a day-long in-person gathering of not more than 15 people and virtual through Zoom and FB live. Atty. Jamil Matalam (Development) and Mr. Ian Parcon (Multiculturalism), both Ateneo faculty, will talk during the event which will be held at San Isidro Labrador Parish Hall in Lomondao, Marilog District, Davao City.


SES to launch Covid-19 Research Project

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The Social Ethics Society will launch its Covid-19 Philosophical Research Project. This initiative seeks to document the research output (papers, articles, conference presentations) of its select members. The goal of the research is to examine the social, political, and philosophical implications of the pandemic.


The researchers involved in this project are Dr. Christopher Ryan Maboloc (AdDU), Fr. Dexter Veloso (St. Francis Xavier Seminary), Dr. Rogelio Bayod (Cor Jesu), Mr. Aldrin Quintero (NDMU), and Mr. Gerry Arambala (LSU). The SES recognizes the support of Dr. Darryl Macer of the Eubios Ethics Institute to the members of the SES in the dissemination of their researches.

SES is grateful to AUSN

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The Social Ethics Society is grateful to the American University of Sovereign Nations for the enormous opportunity it has given to the society's members, two of whom are currently enrolled in the doctoral program, namely Fr. Dexter Veloso and Mr. Aldrin Quintero. Dr. Rogelio Bayod, who recently graduated at AUSN, and Dr. Christopher Ryan Maboloc, are now part of the roster of its visiting professors. Dr. Bayod focuses on development and IP issues while Dr. Maboloc works on global justice. The AUSN is based in Arizona, USA and offers various graduate programs in bioethics, sustainability and global public health.


Prof. Arambala's Study on Amartya Sen included in Ethics in Contemporary Philippine Society

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Prof. Gerry Arambala's paper "Capability Approach and Human Development" is included in the book Ethics in Contemporary Philippine Society, which was published recently. Edited by Dr. Christopher Ryan Maboloc, the book includes articles written by Karl Gaspar, Darryl Macer, Benjiemen Labastin, Ruby Suazo, and Daniel Mishori.


Prof. Arambala's work on Amartya Sen has been published also in the Asian Journal of Comparative Politics where he examines the relation between genetics and the CA. Meanwhile, the book on ethics is now the textbook used by a select group of professors at Ateneo de Davao University, Notre Dame of Marbel University, La Salle University, Cor Jesu College, and Cebu Technological University, among others.


Dr. Rogelio Bayod is Visiting Professor at AUSN

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Dr. Rogelio Bayod has been invited to be a Visiting Professor at the American University of Sovereign Nations (AUSN). Dr. Darryl Macer extended the invitation to Dr. Bayod, who will focus in the area of Indigenous Ethics.


Dr. Bayod has a degree in Development from the University of Southeastern Philippines. He has also recently finished another doctoral degree from AUSN. He has published papers here and abroad. His work on recognitive justice has been included in the book Ethics in Contemporary Philippine Society.

Dr. Maboloc is Visiting Professor at American University of Sovereign Nations

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Dr. Christopher Ryan Maboloc has been invited by Dr. Darryl Macer, AUSN President, to be a Visiting Professor at the American University of Sovereign Nations, which is based in Arizona, USA. He will be working in the field of Global Justice.


Dr. Maboloc has a doctoral degree in philosophy from the University of San Carlos, maxima cum laude. He holds a joint masters in Applied Ethics from Linköping University in Sweden and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. He also finished a master's in philosophy at Ateneo de Manila University. He graduated AB Philosophy, cum laude, at Ateneo de Davao University.


Dr. Maboloc is the co-editor of the SES Journal of Applied Philosophy and is an associate professor at Ateneo de Davao University. He has published 42 academic papers here and abroad. He has presented his studies at Nagoya University, Chulalongkorn University, and Kumamoto University, among others. He has delivered more than 50 public lectures at various colleges and uni…

SES Journal of Applied Philosophy releases Special Issue on Covid-19

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The Social Ethics Society Journal of Applied Philosophy has released a Special Issue on Covid-19. The volume has 15 articles. Four (4) are written by international scholars and 11 by local scholars. Dr. Christopher Ryan Maboloc is the editor for this special issue.


The objective of the journal is to gather scholars from various fields of expertise to reflect on the Covid-19 pandemic. The papers dealt with the social, political, cultural, and ethical aspects of the current public health emergency.

Find link: SES Journal of Applied Philosophy Special Issue on Covid-19

Ethics in Contemporary Philippine Society released

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ETHICS IN CONTEMPORARY PHILIPPINE SOCIETY. Edited by CRB Maboloc, PhD, Foreword by Darryl Macer, PhD, with an introduction by Daniel Mishori, PhD.

WORD FROM GLOBAL SCHOLARS

“This book is a timely contribution to practical ethics. It deals with challenging moral problems like environmental hazards and climate change, justice, democracy and violence, and relates these burning issues to the present state of the Filipino society. At the same time the book is firmly anchored in moral theory. It is written in a clear and accessible style and serves as an excellent educational resource.”

Dr. Göran Collste
Professor Emeritus of Applied Ethics
Linköping University, Sweden

“This is a highly original approach to teaching applied ethics. Focusing as it does on issues that are part of the lives of the students and written by local scholars, it cannot help but be engaging. I very much enjoyed reading it and am sure that the students will gain not just theoretical ethical knowledge but importantly,…

10th SES Conference postponed to 2021

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Organizers have decided to postpone the 2020 Social Ethics Society Conference to October 2021. Uncertainties and travel restrictions have been cited as reasons for the postponement. The Notre Dame of Marbel University will still host the international event.


In lieu of the conference, SES members will meet in October this year to hold elections for the 2021-24 term of the next set of officers of the organization. According to the SES, members will be sent invitation letters regarding the details of the gathering.

3rd International Public Health Conference (Virtual) set for April 30

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The third International Public Health Ambassador Conference (Virtual) will be held on April 30, 2020 and hosted by the American University of Sovereign Nations in Arizona, USA. Members of the Social Ethics Society will join health experts from Japan, the US, Italy, the UK, and Iran, among others, in discussing various aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Mr. Aldrin Quintero of Notre Dame of Marbel, Dr. Randy Tudy and Dr. Roger Bayod of Cor Jesu College, Mr. Gerry Arambala of La Salle Ozamiz, and Dr. Christopher Ryan Maboloc of Ateneo de Davao will present research papers on the COVID-19 pandemic. The conference is organized by Dr. Darryl Macer, AUSN president.

2nd International Public Health Ambassador (Virtual) Conference set

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Dr. Christopher Ryan Maboloc of Ateneo, Dr. Rogelio Bayod of Cor Jesu College, and Gerry Arambala of La Salle University in Ozamiz, three active members of the Social Ethics Society, will be joining the 2nd International Public Health Conference hosted by the American University of Sovereign Nations in Arizona, USA, April 9, 2020 (9PM Philippine time). Dr. Maboloc will present a paper on pandemics and cognitive disability, Dr. Bayod will analyze the relation between distributive and recognitive justice, and Mr. Arambala will tackle Ozamiz politics, all under the purview of the Covid-19 global crisis. The event gathers ethics professors and public health experts around the world to discuss the Covid-19 pandemic. The first segment of the virtual conference had 20 presentations and 50 partipants worldwide. Dr. Darryl Macer, President of AUSN, is the organizer.







International Public Health (Virtual) Conference to be hosted by AUSN in Arizona

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Dr. Christopher Ryan Maboloc will be presenting a paper, "The Social Costs and Political Implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic," in a teleconference on International Public Health, hosted by the American University of Sovereign Nations in the United States, March 26, 2020 (9PM Philippine Time).

Dr. Rogelio Bayod of Cor Jesu will also be presenting a paper, "Ethics of Care and Philippine Politics during the COVID-19 Pandemic" and Mr. Gerry Arambala of La Salle University in Ozamiz will be presenting his paper, "Equality, Positive Health, and Global Inequality in the midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic."

The papers and researches to be presented in the teleconference deal with the SARS2-COVID-19 emergency. The event, which is organized by Dr. Darryl Macer, will have public health scholars and ethics experts from the United States, Canada, Turkey, Spain, Australia, Mexico, Bangladesh, and other countries.

Gerry Arambala, LSU-Ozamiz Philosophy Chair, is Speaker at Peace Forum

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Mr. Gerry Arambala, the Chair of the Philosophy Department at LSU-Ozamiz, was the speaker in the Peace Forum held at La Salle University Ozamiz, in commemoration of the EDSA People Power Revolution. The event, with the theme "Peace is always Possible," was held last February 28, 2020.


Mr. Arambala is also busy preparing for the forthcoming 3rd Philippine Politics and Culture Conference which will be held at LSU this coming April 22, 2020. The speakers include Dr. Ruby Suazo of the University of San Carlos, Dr. Christopher Ryan Maboloc of Ateneo de Davao University, and Dr. Rogelio Bayod of Cor Jesu College.


Dr. Maboloc delivers lecture on the ethics of technology at the first N-CASE hosted by CTU

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Dr. Christopher Ryan B. Maboloc discussed some of the seminal concepts in the ethics of technology at the first National Conference for the Arts, Sciences, and Education (N-CASE) which was hosted by the Cebu Technological University at the Waterfront Hotel in Lahug, Cebu City, February 19-21, 2020.

The event was attended by some 200 delegates and was graced by Dr. Maximo C. Aljibe, CHED regional director and Dr. Rosein Ancheta Jr., CTU president. The other plenary speakers include Dr. Aurelio Vilvar of UP Cebu, Dr. Michael Furmanovsky of Ryukoku University, Dr. Steven Gershon of Oberlin University, and Dr. Filipina Sotto, a marine biologist.

Dr. Maboloc, who was introduced by Prof. Ryan C. Urbano of CTU, also shared his experiences as a researcher, having published several papers on the topic, and mentioned that research is not just about individual achievement, but also involves a moral obligation to society, especially in helping shape or influence government policy. 

Dr. Maboloc i…

Social Ethics Society goes International

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In a matter of three years, the Social Ethics Society has gone international. Recently, Fr. Dexter Veloso (St. Francis Xavier College Seminary), Dr. Christopher Ryan Maboloc (Ateneo de Davao University), Dr. Rogelio Bayod (Cor Jesu College), and Mr. Aldrin Quintero (Notre Dame of Marbel University) have successfully delivered lectures and/or presented papers at the Cross-Cultural Bioethics and Consensus Building Conference in Bangkok, Thailand. The event was held at Chulalongkorn University last November 28-30, 2019. Early this year, Dr. Maboloc and Dr. Bayod also presented important papers during the Human Gene Editing Summit at Chulalongkorn University.

In 2017, Dr. Maboloc and Fr. Veloso attended the Conference on Philosophy and Practice of Bioethics Across and between Cultures at Kumamoto University in Japan. Dr. Maboloc delivered a paper on social justice and disability rights. In 2018, Dr. Maboloc and Dr. Bayod attended the seminal International Conference-Workshop on Philippin…

Call for Papers, SES Journal, Volume 6, Number 1

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NDMU to host 10th SES Conference

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Dr. Al Quiloppe will chair the organizing committee of the 10th Social Ethics Society Conference that will be hosted by Notre Dame of Marbel University in October 2020. The members of the executive committee are Fr. Dex Veloso (finance), Dr. Christopher Ryan Maboloc (program), Fr. Banny Pardillo, Ian Clark Parcon, Aldrin Quintero, Joefer Maninang, Migs Mansueto, Gerry Arambala and Dr. Roger Bayod. The venue is Sarangani Bay in Sarangani Province. The proposed theme is still being discussed. The Call for Papers will be released early next year.


Membership Roster (2019)