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Call for Papers 9th SES Conference

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9TH SOCIAL ETHICS SOCIETY CONFERENCE Hosted by Cor Jesu College, Inc. Lake Rosario Resort, Kapatagan, Digos City, Davao del Sur October 28-30, 2019
CALL FOR PAPERS AND PARTICIPATION
Theme: “Environmental Philosophy, Climate Justice and Global Sustainability.”

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:
Abstract: May 30, 2019 Full Paper:July 31, 2019

The Keynote Speaker for this year’s conference is Dr. Daniel Mishori, the chairperson of the Department of Exact Sciences, Tel Aviv University, Israel.
For purposes of consideration of papers for presentation, please submit through email an abstract of not more than 300 words to Dr. Rogelio Bayod at roger.bayod@gmail.com. Attach a separate title page that includes the paper’s title, the author’s name, institutional affiliation, and email address.All abstracts will be reviewed by a scientific committee. The notification of acceptance will be sent via email. Full papers should not exceed 4,000 words.
Inspired by the moral challenges brought about by environmental problems th…

Dr. Christopher Ryan Maboloc is speaker at Human Gene Summit in Bangkok, Thailand

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Dr. Christopher Ryan Maboloc is one of the speakers in the International Summit on Human Gene Editing and Genetic Engineering and AUSN-Eubios Intensive Bioethics Training to be held at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand this coming January 30 to February 2, 2019. The event will be attended by experts, bioethicists, and academicians who will discuss ethical issues pertaining to genetic medicine and its implication to social policy.


Dr. Maboloc will be presenting his study on disability rights and particular developments in autism research. In his paper, distributive justice issues and the gaps in quality and advanced health care between the First and the Third World will be analyzed. Speakers during the summit include Dr. Darryl Macer of the Eubios Ethics Institute, Dr. Soraj Hongladarom of Chulalongkorn University, and Dr. John Weckert of Charles Stuart University.

Meanwhile, Dr. Maboloc's research paper explaining the social nature of impairment and the application of …

Abstracts of Dr. Rogelio Bayod and Mr. Gerry Arambala accepted for Human Gene Summit in Bangkok

The papers of Dr. Rogelio Bayod of Cor Jesu College and Mr. Gerry Arambala of La Salle Ozamis have been accepted for the "International Summit on Human Gene Editing and Genetic Engineering and Intensive Bioethics Training" to be held at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand this coming January 30 to February 2, 2019.

The paper of Dr. Bayod is "Developing Indigenous Ethics: On Recognition and Social Justice" while the presentation of Mr. Arambala is "Genetic Therapy and Social Justice: A Reflection on Amartya Sen's Capability Approach." Dr. Bayod and Mr. Arambala are members of the Social Ethics Society. The summit will be attended by experts, bioethicists, and scientists from around the world.

SES to join federation of philosophical associations in PH

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The Social Ethics Society, in a special meeting arranged after the 8th SES Conference, have agreed in principle to become part of a planned federation of philosophical associations in the Philippines which is being initiated by the PAP. The proposal includes harmonizing the schedule of conferences, the professionalization of the teaching of philosophy, joint trainings and workshops, among others. Mr. Aldrin Quintero, SES president, has been tasked to present the position of the SES.

ADDU graduate students attend SES Conference

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Five environmental ethics students from the Ateneo de Davao University, who are taking their master's in philosophy, attended the recently concluded 8th Social Ethics Society Conference held at Punta Isla Resort, Lake Sebu, South Cotabato.

Karl Gaspar, during his keynote talk, "The Quest for a Mindanawon Indigenous Philosophy," has challenged the young philosophy scholars in attendance to reflect on the culture, identity, and way of life of indigenous communities in Mindanao.

With the pursuit of further knowledge in mind, the master's students who attended the event were Rogelio Bayod (Cor Jesu), Hilbert Narciso (UM Tagum), Ruben Davan (Gov. Generoso College of Arts), Bryan Tumlad (Ateneo de Davao University), and Fr. Ronelo Bentayao (QACS).




8th SES Conference successfully concluded

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The 8th Social Ethics Society Conference held at Punta Isla Resort, Lake Sebu, South Cotabato, was recently concluded last October 27, 2018. The theme of the conference was "Indigenous Philosophy and Contemporary Challenges." Mr. Aldrin Quintero, SES president, delivered the opening message.

The plenary speakers during the event were Bro. Karl Gaspar of the St. Alphonsus Theological Institute, Bro. Romualdo Abulad and Dr. Paolo Bolanos of the University of Santo Tomas, and Fr. Raymond Ambray of the Diocese of Surigao del Sur. Gaspar's keynote lecture was "The Quest for a Mindanawon Indigenous Philosophy."


The concurrent speakers were from UP Diliman, UP Baguio, University of Santo Tomas, University of San Carlos, Visayas State University, Notre Dame University, La Salle Ozamis, Eastern Visayas State University, Colegio de San Juan de Letran, the University of Mindanao, and Ateneo de Davao University, among others.

Mr. Wrendolf Juntilla of NDU was the head of t…

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…