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.
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 has since conducted two Focus Group Discussions. Dr. Zosimo Lee of UP, Bro. Karl Gaspar of SATMI, Dr. Jeffry Ocay of Silliman, Dr. Ruby Suazo of USC, Dr. Andi Villa of ADDU and Dr. Sherlito Sable of USEP have participated in the FGDs, both held at Ateneo de Davao University. Ms. Kathleen Pastrana and Mr. Ismael Magadan Jr. will serve as Maboloc's research assistants.
study seeks to investigate the history of domination in the Philippines and
explain how it has resulted to conflict and resistance in the Bangsamoro, using
the lens and literature on radical democracy developed by Chantal Mouffe. "Hegemony characterizes the social order," Mouffe writes. The research also aims to provide a philosop…
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.
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