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Indonesian Consul for Immigration presents migration policy paper during the 5th SES Conference

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Mr. Agus Majid, the consul for immigration of the Indonesian Consulate based in Davao City, presented a paper analyzing the impact of neo-liberalism on migration policy during the 5th Social Ethics Society Conference held at Pearl Farm Resort in Samal Island, Davao.


In his paper, he mentioned that "government intervention in regulating people movement is important" in today's age of the mass movement of peoples. This will require, according to him, understanding "new welfare and labor market systems." As such, he said that the challenge of governments these days is "to manage markets, not to strive vainly to shut it down," citing an article from The Economist.


When asked about the concerns of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWS), Consul Majid said that "immigration policy should be multilateral rather than unilateral," and that governments must have a holistic framework, instead of having a "purely economic or rationalist approach" in …

5th SES Conference held at Pearl Farm Resort

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The 5th Social Ethics Society Conference was successfully held at Pearl Farm Resort in Samal Island, Davao, last October 30-31, 2015.

Fr. Dexter Veloso, SES president, during his Inspirational Message, highlighted the important work of the organization and its role in developing philosophical reflection in the region. He encouraged all participants to sustain their crucial work in order to better serve Philippine society.


Fr. Urbano Pardillo Jr., the dean of studies of the St. Francis Xavier College Seminary, which hosted the annual event, opened the conference that was attended by philosophy teachers, researchers, and scholars from the Visayas and Mindanao, inviting those in attendance to reflect on the spectacle of the dehumanization of work. 

The plenary speakers for this year are Dr. Jeffry Ocay of Silliman University, Dr. Ryan Urbano and Dr. Ruby Suazo of the University of San Carlos. The first set of paper presentors included Dr. Sherlito Sable of the University of Southeastern …

Social Ethics Society Journal of Applied Philosophy launched

The Social Ethics Society Journal of Applied Philosophy was launched last October 30, 2015 at Pearl Farm Resort, Samal Island, Davao.

Fr. Urbano Pardillo Jr., editor, mentioned the importance of the journal in giving philosophy researchers, graduate students, and scholars the opportunity to publish their work.

The maiden issue of the journal features four articles written by Dr. Jeffry Ocay (Silliman) on the philosophy of work, A/Prof. Christopher Ryan Maboloc (ADDU) on Iris Marion Young's 'politics of difference', Joharel Escobia (FSUU) on Giorgio Agamben and the state of exception, and Aldrin Quintero (St. Alexius) on Kant's On Perpetual Peace.

Peter Paul Elicor is the managing editor of the journal. A/Prof. Christopher Ryan Maboloc is associate editor. The peer reviewed journal's editorial consultants include Dr. Japhet Bakuwa of the University of Malawi, Dr. Jane Gallamaso of Xavier University, Dr. Godiva Eviota of the Mindanao State University, Dr. Ryan Urbano…

5th SES Conference at Pearl Farm Resort

The 5th Social Ethics Society Conference will have Dr. Jeffry Ocay of Silliman University, Dr. Ryan Urbano and Dr. Ruby Suazo of the University of San Carlos as Plenary Speakers. Hosted by the Saint Francis Xavier College Seminary in Davao City, the theme of the Conference is "Reflections on the Dehumanization of Labor." Fr. Dexter Veloso, President of the SES, will open the conference, which will be held this coming October 30-31, 2015 at Pearl Farm Resort, Island Garden City of Samal.



CHED Endorsement for the 5th SES Conference

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The Commission on Higher Education has endorsed participation to the 5th Social Ethics Society Conference this coming October 30-31, 2015 at Pearl Farm Resort. The theme of the conference is "On the Dehumanization of Labor." The plenary speakers are Dr. Jeffry Ocay, Associate Dean, Silliman University; Dr. Ryan Urbano, Chair, DPRS, USC; and Dr. Ruby Suazo, faculty at USC, and president of the PHAVISMINDA. Ten paper presentations have been approved by the Organizing Committee.


SES gets SEC registration

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The Social Ethics Society is now registered with the Philippines Securities and Exchange Commission. Fr. Dexter Veloso, the president of the SES, Peter Paul Elicor, the secretary, and Christopher Ryan Maboloc, a director of its Board, initiated the registration in the middle of the year. Initial plans commenced after the 4th Conference in Kidapawan City. The SES has 48 registered members as of June 2015. The organization was founded by the late Dr. Romulo Bautista and A/Prof. Christopher Ryan Maboloc in March 2010 in Davao City. A/Prof. Maboloc served as interim president from 2011-12 and again served from 2012-15. Dr. Bautista was its first adviser.


SES and MPC hold Peace Forum

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The Mindanao Peoples Caucus, a non-government organization that advocates for peace and development in Mindanao, and the Social Ethics Society, held a Peace Forum last June 10, 2015 at the Sta. Cruz Gym, Central Park, Davao City.

The speakers included Datu Muss Lidasan of the Al Qalam Institute, Atty. Jamil Matalam of Ateneo, MPC Program Manager Randy Ponteras, Fr. Urbano Pardillo Jr. of the Saint Francis Xavier College Seminary and A/Prof. Ryan Maboloc of Ateneo.


The speakers pointed out the importance of passing the Basic Bangsamoro Law on the basis of historical and social justice, equitable distribution, and greater autonomy for the Bangsamoro. Fr. Dexter Veloso was the moderator for the event which draw more than 100 attendees from both the academe, civil society, and parish organizations.

Call for Papers 5th Social Ethics Society Conference

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SES holds Forum on the Bangsamoro

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The Social Ethics Society, in cooperation with Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, has successfully organized a forum on the Bangsamoro, with the theme "Peace and Justice in the Bangsamoro: Our Generation's Contribution."

The speakers were Atty. Jamil Matalam (Ateneo), Fr. Urbano Pardillo (SFXCS) and A/Prof. Christopher Ryan Maboloc (Ateneo). Atty. Matalam talked about the Moro struggle against colonization; Fr. Pardillo discussed the position of the Catholic Church in support of the peace process; and A/Prof. Maboloc explained the problem of exclusion concerning the Bangsamoro. Fr. Dexter Veloso, SES President, organizer, acted as the moderator. Peter Paul Elicor of Ateneo introduced the speakers.


The event was participated in by 140 attendees, including students from Ateneo de Davao, Holy Cross of Davao College, Davao del Norte State College, and the St. Francis Xavier College Seminary, and members of Non-Government Organizations and Parish Associations.


Fr. Urbano Pardillo Jr. is new SES Journal Editor

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Fr. Urbano Pardillo Jr., Ph.L, the Academic Dean of the St. Francis Xavier College Seminary in Davao City, has been chosen by the Board of Directors of the Social Ethics Society to be the Editor of the Social Ethics Society Journal beginning January 2015.



The BOD will tap academics as editorial consultants for the SES Journal. They will serve as peer-reviewers. The Journal will be re-launched come October 2015 during the 5th Social Ethics Society Conference which will be held at Pearl Farm Resort, Island Garden City of Samal.

The journal will be released both online and in printed form. Articles may be submitted to peterelicor@gmail.com.