Envisioned to be the bastion of moral integrity both in the academe and the global community, the Social Ethics Society is the first professional organization of Philosophy teachers, researchers, and graduate students based in the Southern Region of the Philippines. 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 and beyond.
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 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…
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 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. University
of Santo Tomas 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
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…