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Dr. Göran Collste, Dr. Darryl Macer, lead the Social Ethics Society Journal of Applied Philosophy International Advisory Board

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Dr. Göran Collste, professor emeritus at Linköping University in Sweden, and Dr. Darryl Macer, president of the American University of Sovereign Nations in Arizona, USA, lead the international advisory board of the Social Ethics Society Journal of Applied Philosophy.

Dr. Merten Reglitz of the University of Birmingham, UK, Dr. Wataru Kusaka of Nagoya University, Japan, Dr. Juichiro Tanabe of Kumamoto University, Japan, Dr. Hassan Kaya of the National Research Foundation, South Africa, Dr. Christopher Agulanna of the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, Dr. Japhet Bakuwa of the University of Malawi, and Prof. Sukmawani Bela Pertiwi of Binus University, Indonesia, complete the composition of international consultants.

"We are truly honored and happy that leading researchers in the field of applied ethics have agreed to become part of our international advisory board. Their expertise covers such areas as global justice, bioethics, international development, socio-political ethics, and pea…

Radical Democracy in the Time of Duterte: Dr. Maboloc to present his research paper in Japan

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Dr. Christopher Ryan Maboloc of the Philosophy Department of the Ateneo de Davao University will present his research on "Radical Democracy in the Time of Duterte" at Nagoya University's Graduate School for International Development this coming September 29, 2018. The research, funded by the University Research Council of the Ateneo de Davao University, examines the progressive approach of President Rodrigo Duterte.


Maboloc's research project has produced two essays, "Situating the Mindanao Agenda in the Radical Politics of President Duterte," published in IQRA: Journal of the Al Qalam Institute and "The Radical Politics of Nation-States: The Case of President Duterte," published in the Journal of ASEAN Studies. Dr. Wataru Kusaka is organizing the conference-workshop which also aims to develop future research collaboration among scholars in Japan and the Philippines. 


Dr. Maboloc will be accompanied by his student in the graduate program at ADDU, …

(Updated) 8th SES Conference List of Accepted Papers for Oral Presentation

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Christine Cerezo and Karen de Castro
University of the Philippines
"Ang Laro ng Loob at Labas: The Other in the Historiography of the 1896 Revolution"

Benjiemen Labastin
La Salle University
"Two Faces of Dutertismo, Two Visions of Democracy in the Philippines"

Alvert Dalona
Mindanao State University
"Critical Evaluation of Indigenous Education Models"

Pearl Leanne Eugenio and Cristo Graciani Dilla
Notre Dame of Tacurong College
"The Social Identity of the Ati in Boracay"

Gerry Arambala
La Salle University
"Radical Politics in Post-Parojinog Ozamis"

Dennis Bautista
Leyte Normal University
"Dance with Death: Stories of Surviving the Onslaught of Typhoon Yolanda"

Dr. Narcisa Paredes-Canilao
UP Baguio
"Kapwa and Pada nga Tawo: Two Filipino Indigenous Modes of Ethical Relation"

Kim Kimberly Derla
St. Paul College Pasig
"Ang mga Subanon ayon sa Epikong Ag Tobig Nog Keboklagan"

Joefer Maninang
University of Mind…

SES Journal to publish special issue on the Duterte Presidency

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The Social Ethics Society Journal of Applied Philosophy will publish a special issue on the Duterte Presidency. The editor for this special issue is Dr. Christopher Ryan Maboloc. The target release date is December 2018. The submission guideliness are available at http://ses-journal.com/submissions/ Articles may be sent to crbmaboloc@addu.edu.ph


CHED endorses the 8th SES Conference in Lake Sebu

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The Commission on Higher Education has endorsed the 8th Social Ethics Society Conference in Lake Sebu this coming October 25-27, 2018. The theme for this year's event is "Indigenous Perspectives and Contemporary Challenges." The anthropologist Karl Gaspar will be the keynote speaker.


8th SES Conference to be held in Lake Sebu

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The 8th Social Ethics Society Conference will be held this coming October 25-27, 2018 at Punta Resort, Lake Sebu, South Cotabato. Notre Dame of Marbel University will be the host of this year's regional gathering of philosophy teachers, scholars, and researchers.


The theme for the conference is Indigenous Perspectives and Contemporary Challenges. Bro. Karl Gaspar will be the Keynote Speaker for his year's event. Mr. Aldrin Quintero is the conference chair while Mr. Wrendolf Juntilla will be in charge of the secretariat. Dr. Christopher Ryan Maboloc will head the scientific committee.



Ateneo awards Radical Democracy research grant to Maboloc

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The University Research Council of the Ateneo de Davao University has awarded Dr. Christopher Ryan Maboloc a research grant on a project entitled "Radical Democracy in the Time of Duterte." The research will be undertaken from November 2017 until July 2018. Dr. Maboloc has since conducted two Focus Group Discussions. Dr. Zosimo Lee of UP, Bro. Karl Gaspar of SATMI, Dr. Jeffry Ocay of Silliman, Dr. Ruby Suazo of USC, Dr. Andi Villa of ADDU and Dr. Sherlito Sable of USEP have participated in the FGDs, both held at Ateneo de Davao University. Ms. Kathleen Pastrana and Mr. Ismael Magadan Jr. will serve as Maboloc's research assistants.


The study seeks to investigate the history of domination in the Philippines and explain how it has resulted to conflict and resistance in the Bangsamoro, using the lens and literature on radical democracy developed by Chantal Mouffe. "Hegemony characterizes the social order," Mouffe writes. The research also aims to provide a philosop…

Aldrin Quintero to succeed Fr. Veloso as SES President

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Mr. Aldrin Quintero of the Notre Dame of Marbel University has been elected as president of the Social Ethics Society (2018-20). The election was held during the business meeting held at Pearl Farm Resort last October 27, 2017. He will succeed Fr. Dexter Veloso who served from 2015-17. The SES soared to new heights during Fr. Veloso's tenure that saw the organization hold three CHED-endorsed conferences.

The other officers who were elected include Mr. Joefer Maninang (UM) as Vice President, Mr. Wrendolf Juntilla (NDU) as secretary, Fr. Dexter Veloso (SFXCS) as treasurer, Mr. Jonas Miranda (SSCT) as auditor and Mr. Ian Clark Parcon (ADDU) as PIO. Dr. Sheldon Agaton, Fr. Urbano Pardillo Jr., and Mr. Peter Paul Elicor were elected as members of the Board of Directors. The SES was founded by Dr. Christopher Ryan Maboloc and the late Dr. Romulo Bautista in 2010.

7th SES Conference successfully concluded

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The 7th Social Ethics Conference, with the theme "Political Philosophy in the Time of Terror," was successfully concluded last October 27, 2017 at Pearl Farm Resort. Dr. Zosimo Lee of the University of the Philippines gave the Keynote Lecture at the start of the two-day event.

Philosophy professors and young academics from the University of the Philippines, University of Santo Tomas, Silliman University, the University of San Carlos, Ateneo de Davao University, Notre Dame University, Bukidnon State University, the University of Mindanao, among others, attended the event.

Fr. Dexter Veloso, SES President, opened the conference. Dr. Godiva Eviota of MSU-Marawi and Dr. Emmanuel Fernando of the University of the Philippines delivered the plenary lectures. The conference was chaired by Dr. Christopher Ryan Maboloc. The St. Francis Xavier College Seminary, through Fr. Urbano Pardillo Jr., hosted the event.


The members of the organizing committee behind the 7th SES Philosophy Conf…

(Updated) 7th SES Conference List of Papers accepted for Oral Presentation

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1. “The ‘Foulness’ of Man:  Aquinas on the Interplay of Moral Principles in the Event of       Extrajudicial Killing.”         Mar Floren de Vera University of Santo Tomas
2. “The Violent Majority: Some Reflections on the Crisis of Democracy.”        Dr. Jeffry Ocay Silliman University and University of San Agustin
3. “Between Deliberation and Agonism: Recasting the Habermas-Mouffe Debate on the Normative Basis of Democracy.”         Ian Clark Parcon        Ateneo de Davao University
4. “Miranda Fricker’s epistemic injustice: Theorizing linkages of ethics, epistemology and socio-Political Theory.”         Menelito Mansueto, Jr.        Far Eastern University 
5. "The Burden of Democracy and Historical Injustice." Dr. Ruby Suazo
      University of San Carlos
6. “Towards Cultural Democracy: Baudrillard on Cultural and Political Exclusion.” Gian Carla Agbisit University of Santo Tomas
7. “Terrorism and Modernity: Between Luhmann and Habermas.”        Wrendolf Juntilla Notre Dame University

CHED endorses 7th SES Conference

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The Commission on Higher Education has endorsed participation to the 7th Social Ethics Society Conference to be held this October 26-27, 2017 at Pearl Farm Resort in Samal Island. The theme of this year's conference is "Political Philosophy in the Time of Terror."


Dr. Zosimo Lee of the University of the Philippines will be the keynote speaker for this year. The plenary speakers include Dr. Christopher Ryan Maboloc of the Ateneo de Davao University, Dr. Godiva Eviota of the Mindanao State University, and Fr. Urbano Pardillo Jr. of the St. Francis Xavier College Seminary,

CALL FOR PAPERS SES JOURNAL Volume 3

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CALL FOR PAPERS 7th Social Ethics Society Conference

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Call for Papers: Violent extremism exists in our midst today and threatens the very existence of the world as we know it. Is there a way to put into context the beliefs and actions of individuals and groups who use extreme violence in order to advance their radical views and ideologies? What are the root causes of this form of violence? Is this type of violence the new normal in the world? What role does political philosophy play both in understanding and in deepening our insights on terror as a global phenomenon?

7th SES Conference to be held at Pearl Farm in October

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The Social Ethics Society, through the humble leadership of Fr. Dexter Veloso, will be holding its 7th Annual Philosophical Conference this coming October 26-27, 2017 at Pearl Farm Resort with the theme, "Political philosophy in the time of terror." The theme is an urgent attempt to reflect on the difficult reality that the world is into, given the threat of terror in our midst. The subtopics for the concurrent discussions include "Democracy and historical injustice," "Multiculturalism and political theory," "Religion and culture," "Poverty and political exclusion," and "Peace and the Bangsamoro." The Call for Papers will be out soon.


Past SES president conferred "Maxima Cum Laude" by USC

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Christopher Ryan Maboloc, past president of the Social Ethics Society, has been conferred the rare distinction of "Maxima Cum Laude" by the University of San Carlos for his doctorate degree in philosophy during graduation rites held last April 10, 2017 in Cebu City.


The distinction is the highest in the graduate school of USC and the first-ever that has been awarded in the history of USC. Based on the criteria, it is conferred on a graduate with a GPA of not less than 1.07, comprehensive exam average score of not less than 95%, at least one publication in an indexed international journal during the course of the study, and presentation of the dissertation research in an international conference.


Maboloc finished his doctorate with a GPA of 1.06, comprehensive exam average score of 95.96, and four papers published in indexed international journals. He presented his dissertation to a group of bioethicists in an international conference held at Perdana University in Kuala Lumpu…

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

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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.

6th SES Conference successfully concluded

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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. M…

CHED endorses 6th SES Conference

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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.

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

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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 Au…

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. 

CALL FOR PAPERS 6th Social Ethics Society Conference

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For purposes of consideration of papers for presentation, please submit through email an abstract of not more than 300 words to Peter Paul Elicor at peterelicor@gmail.com not later than August 15, 2016. The theme for this year's conference is “Technology, Education, and Governance: Prospects and Perspectives.” 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.


CALL FOR PAPERS SES JOURNAL Volume 2

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

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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 …

5th SES Conference held at Pearl Farm Resort

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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 …

5th SES Conference confirmed Plenary Speakers

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.



CHED endorses 5th SES Conference

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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.


SES gets SEC registration

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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.


CALL FOR PAPERS SES JOURNAL Volume 1

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CALL FOR PAPERS 5th Social Ethics Society Conference

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Human beings desire happiness or well-being in their lives. However, the society in which people live, by means of the domination of capitalism, alienates the individual from his nature as a species being. It appears that work has diminished the meaning of human life and for this reason, the human in us is totally estranged from reality as such. Reification, indeed, is unfolding before our eyes, This conference will look into the labor situation and highlight the value of respecting the dignity of each human being as a worker.

SES holds Forum on the Bangsamoro

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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.