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SES to join federation of philosophical associations in PH

The Social Ethics Society, in a special meeting arranged after the 8th SES Conference, have agreed in principle to become part of a planned federation of philosophical associations in the Philippines which is being initiated by the PAP. The proposal includes harmonizing the schedule of conferences, the professionalization of the teaching of philosophy, joint trainings and workshops, among others. Mr. Aldrin Quintero, SES president, has been tasked to present the position of the SES.

ADDU graduate students attend SES Conference

Five environmental ethics students from the Ateneo de Davao University, who are taking their master's in philosophy, attended the recently concluded 8th Social Ethics Society Conference held at Punta Isla Resort, Lake Sebu, South Cotabato.

Karl Gaspar, during his keynote talk, "The Quest for a Mindanawon Indigenous Philosophy," has challenged the young philosophy scholars in attendance to reflect on the culture, identity, and way of life of indigenous communities in Mindanao.

With the pursuit of further knowledge in mind, the master's students who attended the event were Rogelio Bayod (Cor Jesu), Hilbert Narciso (UM Tagum), Ruben Davan (Gov. Generoso College of Arts), Bryan Tumlad (Ateneo de Davao University), and Fr. Ronelo Bentayao (QACS).

8th SES Conference successfully concluded

The 8th Social Ethics Society Conference held at Punta Isla Resort, Lake Sebu, South Cotabato, was recently concluded last October 27, 2018. The theme of the conference was "Indigenous Philosophy and Contemporary Challenges." Mr. Aldrin Quintero, SES president, delivered the opening message.

The plenary speakers during the event were Bro. Karl Gaspar of the St. Alphonsus Theological Institute, Bro. Romualdo Abulad and Dr. Paolo Bolanos of the University of Santo Tomas, and Fr. Raymond Ambray of the Diocese of Surigao del Sur. Gaspar's keynote lecture was "The Quest for a Mindanawon Indigenous Philosophy."

The concurrent speakers were from UP Diliman, UP Baguio, University of Santo Tomas, University of San Carlos, Visayas State University, Notre Dame University, La Salle Ozamis, Eastern Visayas State University, Colegio de San Juan de Letran, the University of Mindanao, and Ateneo de Davao University, among others.

Mr. Wrendolf Juntilla of NDU was the head of t…

Dr. Göran Collste, Dr. Darryl Macer, lead the Social Ethics Society Journal of Applied Philosophy International Advisory Board

Dr. Göran Collste, professor emeritus at Linköping University in Sweden, and Dr. Darryl Macer, president of the American University of Sovereign Nations in Arizona, USA, lead the international advisory board of the Social Ethics Society Journal of Applied Philosophy.

Dr. Merten Reglitz of the University of Birmingham, UK, Dr. Wataru Kusaka of Nagoya University, Japan, Dr. Juichiro Tanabe of Kumamoto University, Japan, Dr. Hassan Kaya of the National Research Foundation, South Africa, Dr. Christopher Agulanna of the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, Dr. Japhet Bakuwa of the University of Malawi, and Prof. Sukmawani Bela Pertiwi of Binus University, Indonesia, complete the composition of international consultants.

"We are truly honored and happy that leading researchers in the field of applied ethics have agreed to become part of our international advisory board. Their expertise covers such areas as global justice, bioethics, international development, socio-political ethics, and pea…

Radical Democracy in the Time of Duterte: Dr. Maboloc to present his research paper in Japan

Dr. Christopher Ryan Maboloc of the Philosophy Department of the Ateneo de Davao University will present his research on "Radical Democracy in the Time of Duterte" at Nagoya University's Graduate School for International Development this coming September 29, 2018. The research, funded by the University Research Council of the Ateneo de Davao University, examines the progressive approach of President Rodrigo Duterte.

Maboloc's research project has produced two essays, "Situating the Mindanao Agenda in the Radical Politics of President Duterte," published in IQRA: Journal of the Al Qalam Institute and "The Radical Politics of Nation-States: The Case of President Duterte," published in the Journal of ASEAN Studies. Dr. Wataru Kusaka is organizing the conference-workshop which also aims to develop future research collaboration among scholars in Japan and the Philippines. 

Dr. Maboloc will be accompanied by his student in the graduate program at ADDU, …

(Updated) 8th SES Conference List of Accepted Papers for Oral Presentation

Christine Cerezo and Karen de Castro
University of the Philippines
"Ang Laro ng Loob at Labas: The Other in the Historiography of the 1896 Revolution"

Benjiemen Labastin
La Salle University
"Two Faces of Dutertismo, Two Visions of Democracy in the Philippines"

Alvert Dalona
Mindanao State University
"Critical Evaluation of Indigenous Education Models"

Pearl Leanne Eugenio and Cristo Graciani Dilla
Notre Dame of Tacurong College
"The Social Identity of the Ati in Boracay"

Gerry Arambala
La Salle University
"Radical Politics in Post-Parojinog Ozamis"

Dennis Bautista
Leyte Normal University
"Dance with Death: Stories of Surviving the Onslaught of Typhoon Yolanda"

Dr. Narcisa Paredes-Canilao
UP Baguio
"Kapwa and Pada nga Tawo: Two Filipino Indigenous Modes of Ethical Relation"

Kim Kimberly Derla
St. Paul College Pasig
"Ang mga Subanon ayon sa Epikong Ag Tobig Nog Keboklagan"

Joefer Maninang
University of Mind…

SES Journal to publish special issue on the Duterte Presidency

The Social Ethics Society Journal of Applied Philosophy will publish a special issue on the Duterte Presidency. The editor for this special issue is Dr. Christopher Ryan Maboloc. The target release date is December 2018. The submission guideliness are available at Articles may be sent to

CHED endorses the 8th SES Conference in Lake Sebu

The Commission on Higher Education has endorsed the 8th Social Ethics Society Conference in Lake Sebu this coming October 25-27, 2018. The theme for this year's event is "Indigenous Perspectives and Contemporary Challenges." The anthropologist Karl Gaspar will be the keynote speaker.

8th SES Conference to be held in Lake Sebu

The 8th Social Ethics Society Conference will be held this coming October 25-27, 2018 at Punta Resort, Lake Sebu, South Cotabato. Notre Dame of Marbel University will be the host of this year's regional gathering of philosophy teachers, scholars, and researchers.

The theme for the conference is Indigenous Perspectives and Contemporary Challenges. Bro. Karl Gaspar will be the Keynote Speaker for his year's event. Mr. Aldrin Quintero is the conference chair while Mr. Wrendolf Juntilla will be in charge of the secretariat. Dr. Christopher Ryan Maboloc will head the scientific committee.

Ateneo awards Radical Democracy research grant to Maboloc

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.

The 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…