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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 …

5th SES Conference confirmed Plenary Speakers

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 endorses 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.


CALL FOR PAPERS SES JOURNAL Volume 1

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CALL FOR PAPERS 5th Social Ethics Society Conference

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Human beings desire happiness or well-being in their lives. However, the society in which people live, by means of the domination of capitalism, alienates the individual from his nature as a species being. It appears that work has diminished the meaning of human life and for this reason, the human in us is totally estranged from reality as such. Reification, indeed, is unfolding before our eyes, This conference will look into the labor situation and highlight the value of respecting the dignity of each human being as a worker.

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. chosen as SES Journal of Applied Philosophy 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 as Editor of the Social Ethics Society Journal of Applied Philosophy for a three-year term beginning in June 2015 until June 2018. A/Prof. Christopher Ryan Maboloc will be the associate editor while Mr. Peter Paul Elicor will act as managing editor. The editorial consultants of the journal include Dr. Jeffry Ocay of Silliman University, Dr. Ruby Suazo of the University of San Carlos, Dr. Jane Gallamaso of Xavier University, Dr. Ryan Urbano of the University of San Carlos, Dr. Raymond Pavo of the University of the Philippines in Mindanao, Dr. Orlando Ali Mandane Jr. of the University of San Carlos, Dr. Japhet Bakuwa of the University of Malawi, Dr. Godiva Eviota of Mindanao State University, Prof. Ian Clark Parcon of Ateneo de Davao University, and Dr. Christopher Agulanna of the University of Ibadan.