Past SES president conferred "Maxima Cum Laude" by USC

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 Lumpur, Malaysia. Maboloc was advised by Dr. Charito Pizarro (PhD, University of Heidelberg).

Maboloc acknowledged the generous scholarship granted by Ateneo de Davao University through its Faculty Development Office. He also mentioned the support of Social Ethics Society in providing a venue for philosophical dialogue among young philosophy teachers in the Visayas and Mindanao area, recognizing the efforts of Fr. Dexter Veloso, Peter Paul Elicor, and Fr. Urbano Pardillo, Jr.

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