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Dr. Daniel Mishori to visit IP communities

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Dr. Daniel Mishori, the chair of the Department of Exact Sciences, Tel Aviv University, and keynote speaker for the 9th Social Ethics Society Conference in October, will arrive a week early and visit IP Communities in Davao del Sur and Davao Occidental. Dr. Mishori will be housed at Cor Jesu College through the initiative of Dr. Rogelio Bayod and Dr. Randy Tudy. He will also meet with IP advocates and researchers.


Dr. Maboloc's Ethics of Justice work included in International Book

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Dr. Christopher Ryan Maboloc's "The Ethics of Justice in Liberal Theory" paper has been included in the book Legacies of Love, Hope and Peace: How Education can Overcome Hatred and Divide. The book is edited by Dr. Darryl Macer and is published by the Eubios Ethics Institute in New Zealand. This is the second international book chapter publication of the young associate professor from Ateneo de Davao University. His first paper was "Equal Justice and Social Inclusion" in the book Philosophy and Practice of Bioethics Across and Between Cultures which was published earlier this year in Japan.


The paper concludes the personal desire of Dr. Maboloc to personally study the Holocaust and the Nazi regime. He examines the reflections of Hannah Arendt on totalitarianism and analyzes the relation between power and freedom. The paper explains the roots of the liberal tradition and draws its insights from John Rawls, Michael Sandel, and Dr. Zosimo Lee. The paper addresses …

Dr. Bayod's paper on Philippine Education included in International Book

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Dr. Rogelio Bayod of Cor Jesu College, a member of the Social Ethics Society and co-chair of the Organizing Committee for the 9th SES Conference, has published a paper titled "On the Moral and Democratic Deficits of Philippine Education" which will be included in the book Legacies of Love, Hope and Peace: How Education can Overcome Hatred and Divide. The book is edited by Dr. Darryl Macer and is published by the Eubios Ethics Institute in Christchurch, New Zealand. The book will be launched this September.


Profile of Speakers in the 3rd Politics and Culture Conference

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Dr. Christopher Ryan B. Maboloc is the author of more than 30 academic papers on disability rights, environmental ethics, modern liberalism and structural injustice, the philosophy of technology, and radical democracy. He has delivered more than 50 public lectures and seminars in colleges and universities. He is presently an associate professor of philosophy at Ateneo de Davao University. He holds a doctorate degree in philosophy, maxima cum laude, from the University of San Carlos. He obtained an Erasmus Mundus Master of Arts in Applied Ethics from Linkoping University in Sweden and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, Norway. He completed his Master of Arts in Philosophy from Ateneo de Manila University. He finished AB Philosophy, cum laude, at the Ateneo de Davao University. He was twice the EM Representative for Applied Ethics and was a delegate to the 2007 Erasmus Mundus GA in Brussels, Belgium. Dr. Maboloc was trained in Democracy and Governance at th…

La Salle University Ozamiz to host 3rd Philippine Politics and Culture Conference

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3rd Conference on Philippine Politics and Culture, La Salle University, Ozamiz City
The Conference on Philippine Politics and Culture had its birthing place at the Graduate School of International Development at Nagoya University, Japan, in September of 2018. Professor Wataru Kusaka, author of Moral Politics in the Philippines (NUS Press, 2017), invited Dr. Christopher Ryan Maboloc, who was doing a research on radical democracy, and Dr. Rogelio Bayod, who had worked on indigenous ethics and politics, to present their studies. The seminal event contributed to collaborative efforts in the conduct of research on the state of affairs in Philippine politics.

The second conference was held at Cor Jesu College in Davao del Sur in February 2019. Scholars from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao attended the event. Dr. Kusaka was the keynote speaker. He presented his studies on the War on Drugs. The pioneers of the PPC conference were determined to make the event an annual gathering, hoping to make …

Call fo Papers SES Journal Volume 5

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CHED endorses the 9th Social Ethics Society Conference

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The Commission on Higher Education has endorsed the 9th Social Ethics Society Conference to be held at Cor Jesu College in Digos, Davao del Sur, this October 28-30, 2019. This year's theme: "Environmental Philosophy, Climate Justice and Global Sustainability." The keynote speaker is Dr. Daniel Mishori from Tel Aviv University. The invited plenary speakers are Dr. Marlon Lofredo of St. Paul University, Dr. Al Quillope of Notre Dame of Marbel, Fr. Dexter Veloso of the St. Francis Xavier College Seminary, and Dr. Napoleon Mabaquiao of De La Salle University.

(Updated) 9th SES Conference List of Accepted Papers for Oral Presentation

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1. "Science and Religion: The Challenge of Climate Change"
    - Victor Aguilan (Silliman University)

2. "Theorizing Mamanuan Diaspora: From Vanishing Mediator to Performative Indigeneity"
      - Jan Grecil Kahambing (Leyte Normal University)

3. "Taoism and Environmental Awareness"
    - Sheldon Ives Agaton (Eastern Visayas State University)

4. "Technological Domination and Emancipation at the Heart of Being Human: The Dialectic of Humans and Technology"
    - Menelito Mansueto (Colegio de San Juan de Letran)

5. "Biomimicry: A Philosophy of Environmental Sustainability" -
      - Briaflo de Padua (University of Santo Thomas)

6. "The Resurgence of Authoritarianism in the 2016 Presidential Elections and the Need to Deepen Philippine Democracy"
     - Benjiemen Labastin (La Salle University - Ozamiz)

7. "The Ecosophy of Paciencia Milan and Marlito Bande: Visayas State University Rainforestation Champions"
    - Guira…

History of the Social Ethics Society

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Mindanao, an island of incomparable beauty and colorful history, did not have a philosophical association before the birth of the Social Ethics Society. Philosophy teachers, however, were either affiliated with the Philosophical Association of the Philippines or the Philosophical Association of the Visayas and Mindanao. The society, or SES for short, germinated from the vision of the late Dr. Romulo Bautista, who taught at Ateneo de Davao University, and Dr. Christopher Ryan Maboloc, who was then fresh from his studies abroad. The latter was chair of the philosophy department at the Ateneo de Davao University when he first encountered the former, whose teachings have been mostly associated with the philosophy of Karl Marx. Dr. Maboloc, on the other hand, admired the political theory of John Rawls. His background in applied ethics served as the existential fulcrum on the nature of Mindanao's first and only philosophical association. Many of the pioneering members of the SES were ma…

Fr. Dexter Veloso defends masters thesis at ADDU

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Fr. Dexter Veloso, the former president of the Social Ethics Society, has successfully defended his masters thesis at the Ateneo de Davao University last May 17, 2019. The title of the thesis: "Caring for our Common Home: Examining Ethical Paradigms for the Environment." Fr. Veloso was advised by Dr. Renante Pilapil, dean of the School of Arts and Sciences. The panelists were Mr. Rex Rola, Mr. Ian Parcon. and Dr. Christopher Ryan Maboloc (chair).

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.


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

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 will hold a dialogue with leading philosophy professors in political ethics, social anthropology, and development theory to deepen his reflections. The panel includes Dr. Zosimo Lee of the University of the Philippines, Bro. Karl Gaspar of St. Alphonsus Theological Mission Institute, Dr. Jeffry Ocay of Silliman University, Dr. Ruby Suazo of the University of San Çarlos, Dr. Andi Villa of the Ateneo de Davao University, and Dr. Sherlito Sable of the University of Southeastern Philippines. Two Focus Group Discussions will be held. Ms. Kathleen Pastrana and Mr. Ismael Magadan Jr. will serve as Maboloc's research assistants.




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