Ethics in Contemporary Philippine Society released

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


“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

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

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

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

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

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

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. 

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Dr. Layne Hartsell and Dr. Daniel Mishori to speak in the Plenary of the 10th SES Conference

Dr. Layne Hartsell of Chulalongkorn University and Dr. Daniel Mishori of Tel Aviv University will speak in the plenary of the 10th Social Ethics Society Conference which will be held at Isla Jardin Resort in Sarangani Province in late October of this year. Dr. Al Quillope of NDMU is Conference Chair while Dr. Christopher Ryan Maboloc of the Ateneo de Davao heads the Secretariat.

This brings to four the international speakers for the event which will be hosted by Notre Dame of Marbel University. Earlier, Dr. John Weckert of Charles Sturt University and Dr. Juichiro Tanabe of Kumamoto University have confirmed that they are coming. The theme of the event is "Ethics: Theory and Practice." The Call for Papers will be released in June.

Social Ethics Society goes International

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


Dr. John Weckert and Dr. Juichiro Tanabe will be the Main Speakers for 10th SES Conference next year

Dr. John Weckert, professor emeritus at Charles Sturt University in Australia, and Dr. Juichiro Tanable, professor at Kumamoto University in Japan, will deliver the main lectures for the 10th SES Conference in October 2020.

The conference, to be hosted by Notre Dame of Marbel University, will be chaired by Dr. Al Quiloppe. According to Dr. Christopher Ryan Maboloc, program chair, bringing world class scholars to Mindanao is the goal of the SES.

Dr. Weckert is an expert in information and computer ethics and is the editor of the journal Nanoethics. Dr. Tanabe, who did his doctorate at the University of Bradford in England, is an expert in peace studies. Both are slated to deliver lectures at NDMU.

NDMU to host 10th SES Conference

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)


SES holds successful 9th annual conference

The Social Ethics Society held successfully the 9th edition of its annual conference from October 28-30, 2019 at Sacred Heart Formation Center in Davao City. With the theme "Environmental philosophy, climate justice and global sustainability," the gathering, hosted by Cor Jesu College, was attended by 76 academics from around the country, including Silliman University, the University of the Philippines, De La Salle University, Bohol Island State University, the University of Mindanao, and Ateneo de Davao University, among others. The keynote speaker was Dr. Daniel Mishori of Tel Aviv University. His paper dealt with debunking disciplinary science. The plenary speakers include Dr. Napoleon Mabaquiao Jr. of DLSU, Dr. Al Quillope of NDMU, Dr. Marlon Lofredo of St. Paul University, and Fr. Dexter Veloso of SFXCS. Dr. Alex Niez, VP for Academics of CJC, gave the Opening Remarks. The facilitators were Ian Clark Parcon (ADDU), Joefer Maninang (UM), Migs Mansueto (Letran), Gerry Ara…