Envisioned to be the bastion of moral integrity both in the academe and beyond, the Social Ethics Society is the first professional organization of Philosophy teachers, researchers, and graduate students based in Mindanao, particularly in its southern region. Deeply rooted in the passion for truth and social action, the SES seeks to develop the scholarly output of its members and advance useful knowledge for the betterment of Philippine society.
The Social Ethics Society - A Restatement
As philosophy teachers, scholars and students, we have to remain steadfast yet humble in the bold vision that we must have a critical stake in the future design of Philippine society. This is the task that we have embraced as members of the Social Ethics Society since its founding in 2010. During discussions on our constitution-and-by-laws, we have openly taken the position that philosophical reflection should result to a conscientious understanding of the moral dimension of politics and governance. In the past three years, the SES has tackled issues concerning democracy and the rule of law, human development and the problem of peace, social justice and the politics of exclusion.
Many of our members have argued that moral leadership should bridge rather than disturb the connection between civil society and the government. The late Dr. Romulo Bautista has inspired many young scholars in you to pursue that synergistic attitude and that unfailing faith in democracy. As we enter this crucial stage as an organization, I rally each and everyone to remain critical of the various apparent inequalities in Philippine society, and hopeful in our moral resolve to bring about change through our own various capacities.
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 award is the highest in the graduate school of USC and the first that has been given. Based on the criteria, the award is conferred on a graduate with a GPA of not less than 1.07, comprehensive exam average scores of not less than 95%, publication in an indexed international journal during the course of the study, and presentation of the dissertation research in an international conference.
Maboloc's dissertation was a critique of the Rawlsian idea of impartiality using Iris Marion Young's politics of difference and Martha Nussbaum's capability ethics. In his research, he developed was is called the "systems model" in understanding cognitive disability, autism in particular. Nussbaum her…
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…
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…