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.
(Updated) 7th SES Conference List of Papers accepted for Oral Presentation
1. “The ‘Foulness’
of Man: Aquinas on the Interplay of
Moral Principles in the Event of
Mar Floren de Vera
of Santo Tomas
2. “The Violent Majority: Some Reflections on the Crisis
Silliman University and University of San Agustin
Deliberation and Agonism: Recasting the Habermas-Mouffe Debate on the Normative
Basis of Democracy.”
Ian Clark Parcon
de Davao University
4. “Miranda Fricker’s
epistemic injustice: Theorizing linkages of ethics, epistemology and socio-Political
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
and Modernity: Between Luhmann and Habermas.”
Notre Dame University
Superstar: From Kynic to Cynic and Back.”
Mark Joseph Landingin
Colegio de Dagupan
and Rawls’s Law of Peoples.”
University of Mindanao
“Critical Humor as Resistance to Terrorism.”
and Terror Refugees.”
Sheldon Ives Agaton
Visayas State University
12. “Post-Truth and Politics in the prism of the
philosophy of Hannah Arendt.”
Jonas Robert Miranda
Surigao State College of Technology
“Trolls and the keyboard thinking effect: A totalizing perversion of and an
onslaught to solidarity and social cohesion in the age of post-truth society.”
Ben Carlo Atim
St. Paul Seminary
“What Violence? Noumenal Violence in
Slavoj Zizek and Rainer Forst.”
Ismael Magadan, Jr.
and Human Development: A Perspective from Amartya Sen.”
La Salle University
16. “Language-games and confluent spaces: towards a Wittgensteinian contribution to discourse ethics.”
University of the Philippines - Diliman
17. “Between Agreement and Disagreement: Mediating Conflicting Perspectives on Martial Law in Mindanao" Benjiemen Labastin
La Salle University
Hospitality and the Risk of Violence and Terrorism.”
Rico D. Recoleto II
St. Michael’s College of Iligan
Freirean Examination of Duterte’s Political Philosophy.”
University of Santo Tomas
20. “The legal enforcement of morality in Philippine Law”
Dr. Emmanuel Fernando
University of the Philippines
21. “The Socio-Cultural Dominance of Collective Political Violence: A Theoretical Analysis”
Rodolfo Bagay, Jr.
De La Salle University
Residents to Citizens: Reflection on an obsolescent Democracy and Murray
Bookchin’s Libertarian Municipalism.”
Jeffrey L. Bartilet Polytechnic University of the Philippines
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…
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…
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.