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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 the 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.