Tuesday, July 31, 2007

SS 120 (topic: Sociology of Crimes)

Individual Reporting (continuation)
  • Macapagal (recidivism)
  • Udaundo (kinds of torture)
  • Pantig (criminal law)
  • Lindo (cime prevention tips)
  • Esteban (traditional vs. modern penal system)
  • Abrigo (the newspaper and crime)
  • Garcia (nature of the prison community)

SocSci 120 (1st individual project)

  • Make a primer about the topic assigned to you.
  • Note that the assigned topic is related (directly or indirectly) to your undergraduate thesis.
  • Limit your output to the front page of an 8 x 11 bond paper.
  • Cite the references (combination of published & on-line sources, minimum of 5).
  • Follow this format: title, byline (consolidated by:), body, sources (font size 8 for the sources)
  • Note: portrait, 2 columns, Arial narrow, font size: 10 points (body of the primer)
  • Submission of the outline: August 14
  • Submission of the 1st draft: August 17

Abrigo (Community Psychology)
Arreza (Garbology)
Bangit (Social Medicine)
Barrera (Health Social Science)
Buenafe (Social Development)
Buenaventura (Industry-Based Education)
Casimiro (Migration Studies)
Contreras (Educational Psychology)
Corpuz (Sociology of Poverty)
Cruz (Consumer Sovereignty)
De Castro (Political Psychology)
De Guzman, Ems (Economics of Education)
De Guzman, MK (History of Labor Union in the Philippines)
De Jesus (Political Economy of Drug Security)
Dela Cruz (Political Economy of Off-shoring Business)
Dela Paz (Female Criminality)
Del Rosario (Political Economy of Food)
Desales (Municipal Fishing Subsector)
Dimaano (Modern-day Slavery)
Dino (Cultural Anthropology)
Escanillas (Informal Economy)
Esteban (Islamic Economic Thought)
Flores (Social Psychology)
Garcia (Identity Politics)
Lindo (Consumer Psychology)
Macapagal (Cultural Politics)
Madriaga (Economic Anthropology)
Ortiz (Occupational Health)
Pantig (Sociology of Work)
Roque (Feminist Sociology)
Udaundo (Poverty Analysis)
Viterbo (Sexology)

Monday, July 30, 2007

NSTP (Familiarization)

Ask for the assistance of your upperclass buddies re: the following UP/UPM/DS/tibak jargons
  • white colleges
  • Triumph of Science Over Death
  • Carlos Humberto
  • CS
  • BMI
  • KR
  • Ang Tagamasid
  • Ang Bagumbayan
  • cat woman
  • bomb scare
  • Gino Ginintuan
  • AOM
  • IBP
  • Pinoy Weekly
  • Katribu
  • DS 190
  • "small is beautiful"
  • DSS Reading Room
  • Ishikawa Diagram
  • Never never land
  • "Tsunano"
  • SICA
  • Gary's
  • Bird Talk
  • http://www.yonip.com/
  • Kentucky Fried Cruelty
  • DS 128
  • History 1-5
  • DS 111
  • DS 199.1
  • DS 199.2
  • The Alternative
  • SR
  • right to self-determination
  • academic freedom
  • MOs
  • street parliamentarism
  • tokenism
  • George Ritzer
  • OPOD
  • IGP
  • Lalawigan by Gary Granada
  • Ibon Foundation's new office address
  • alienation
  • ACLE listening session
  • content analysis
  • face-off
  • call to action
  • rev song
  • QRT
  • CO
  • praxis
  • PL
  • Sebyo
  • Philippine Development Forum
  • Econ 102
  • Spare UP
  • OPH
  • TFI
  • LFI
  • TOFI
  • triangulation
  • Sanib-lakas
  • SWF


Econ 101: Cielito Habito column (PDI)
SS 120: Randy David column (PDI)
DS 123: Michael Tan column (PDI)
DS 127: Angel Alcala column (Malaya)
NSTP: Bernard Karganilla column (Malaya)
DS 126: Amando Doronilla column (PDI)

Sunday, July 29, 2007

DS 127 (AUGUST 1)

  • Part II: Submit another set of I Salute/I Refute Matrix. Again, this is only optional. (NOTE: by pair; use the same template; write legibly)
  • Solano & Balanag: Take charge in the film viewing (Kentucky Fried Cruelty)

Econ 101 (August 3 and 7)

Opening Remarks: Ramos
Closing Remarks: Guiriba

Alcober (Price War)
Antonio (Cyber-Corridor)
Aquino (No Logo)
Belgira (Cash Crops)
Cabrera (The World is Flat)
Cervantes (Debt Bondage)
Dabbay (Agricultural Activist)
del Rosario (Food Security)
Garcia (Social Exclusion)
Germo (Coffee Planters in Cavite)
Guiriba (Buddhist Economics)
Hizon (Human Capital)

Hugo (Poverty-Growth-Inequality Triangle)
Lara (1-dollar-a-day gauge)
Lato (Financing Development in Time of Cholera)
Lopez (Class Stratification)
Lucaylucay (Amartya Sen)
Macapagal (Creative Industries)
Malamug (Worldly Philosophers)
Mayoca (Lifestyle Check)
Mina (The Lexus and The Olive Tree)
Nolasco (Development Diplomacy)
Paguio (Intra-Firm Trade)
Perez (Debt Trap)
Quilicot (Global Trade)
Ramos (Role of Profit)
Rances (Smart myTV)
Rosales (Economics of Aging Population)
Salazar (Political Economy of Bottled Water)
San Jose (Campesinos)
Sangalang (Glocalization)
Tan (Business Ethics)
Tibon (Economic Cost of Disasters)
Torrente (Development Bank)
Velasco (Energy Independence)
Viscarra (Supermaid)

note: poetry reading, duplicate pls., 4-6 stanzas, short discussion about the topic, provide value-added


Econ 101 (July 31): mini-reporting on business/economic updates (local or internat'l); position paper rescheduled (no grouping & topic assignment yet); quizzes
SS 120 (July 31): individual reporting on crimes; continue the infoload (crimes and deviance)
DS 123 (Aug. 1): poetry reading on family studies; listening session
DS 127 (Aug. 1): continuation of ACLE on animal rights; continue the infoload (animal rights and Philippine fishing industry)
NSTP (Aug. 4): ACLE on freedom fighters and social activism; recitation and long-exam covering the assigned readings (Filipino Vision for Dev't by Constantino, et.al., 20 Speeches compiled by MLQ III, Development Research by Villegas, Rethinking Dev't by Simbulan and Nat'l Budget by Ponsaran)
DS 126 (Aug. 4): individual reporting on local and internat'l NGOs & POs; long exam about current events/issues in Philippine politics (coverage: July 30-August 3)

DS 126 Reporting (August 4)

  • Limit the report to 7-8 minutes.
  • Use at least 4 references (combination of published and on-line sources). Proper citation please.
  • Distribute hand-outs (TNR, 10 points, single-spacing, outlined, printed in a 1/2 bondpaper, front page only, encode your name)
  • Note that each report will be followed by a quiz.
  • Note that Turingan and Tuason will also report on that day

Casimiro: Public Interest Law Center (PILC)

Corpuz: Center for Women's Resources (CWR)

De Guzman: Make Poverty History

Dino: Focus on the Global South

Dolor: Cordillera People's Alliance (CPA)

Ejercito: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)

Erguiza: Freedom form Debt Coalition (FDC)

Esteban: Akapin (differently-abled)

Eugenio: Reporters Without Borders

Thursday, July 26, 2007

random thoughts

  • sabi ng isang oriental, lahat daw ng mga maputing bagay na ito ay masama kung sobra-sobra ang ating pagkonsumo (asukal, asin at kanin). maaaring ang tinutukoy din niya ay ang pagkawala ng sustansya dahil sa sobrang pagpoproseso, partikular sa kaso ng asukal at bigas.
  • sa mga interesado, nagpapa-ampon si dr. kho (natsci at physics prof.) ng dpsm ng mga alaga niyang pusa sa bahay. sa mga hindi nakakaalam, regular na dinadalhan ni dr. kho ng pagkain 2 beses isang araw ang iba pa niyang mga alagang pusa sa cas at pgh. binibigyan din niya ng mga bitamina ang mga ito. dinadala rin niya sa beterinaryo kung kinakailangan. para naman hindi na sila masyadong dumami pa, pinapakapon (castrate) niya ang ilang barakong pusa. sa kabuuan, napakagastos daw. oo nga pala, may mga pangalan siya para sa bawat isa sa kanila at naturuan na rin niya ng mga tricks ang ilan sa mga ito. very interesting!
  • para sa 4th year devstud, pumili ng angkop na cognates para sa inyong planong career path.
  • para sa lahat ng mga gustong magbalik-aral sa kasaysayan 1 & 2, iminumungkahi ko na bisitahin ang benjaminmangubat.multiply.com. bukod sa mga tula at lathalain, naka-upload din dito ang kanyang mga lectures para sa mga asignaturang nabanggit.
  • ang up ay mapagpanggap. sa pakikipagkwentuhan ko BRM (isang kapwa-guro na hindi ko naging guro pero itinuturing ko na maraming naituro sa akin) nagkukunwari itong liberal pero sa katotohanan ay nanatiling konserbatibo ang maraming sektor na bumubuo dito. sumasang-ayon ako.
  • "ingat" sabi ng anunsyo ng biogesic. ok 'yun para iwas sakit, iwas alalahanin, iwas gastos at 'di na kailangan pang bumili ng gamot.
  • according to reamillo (a social realist), organized religion and consumer culture are 2 globally destructive influences. If interested, check: http://www.asiaweek.com/asiaweek/magazine/nations/0,8782,106810,00.html
  • intellectual honesty (i know what i do not know)


  • 2 Hermogeneses (Esperon and Ebdane)
  • 2 Gonzaleses (Raul and Norberto)
  • 2 Litos (Lapid and Atienza)
  • 2 "anak" (anak ng jueteng: Lilia Pineda & anak ni Leon Guerrero: Mark)
  • 2 anak (Dato and Mikey)
  • Psychic Twins* (Arroyo and Bush)

*borrowed term from Mr. De Quiros

DS 126

  • Regularly read the local broadsheets.
  • Watch news programs.
  • Listen to news in the AM radio.
  • Attend relevant fora/symposia (on- or off-campus) related to the subject matter.
  • Visit the recommeded websites I posted several weeks back.
  • Interview or exchange ideas with other people about contemporary socio-political issues/concerns (activists, taxi drivers, parents, professors, lawyers, political scientists, bloggers, social realists, fellow learners, intellectuals-even those who pretend to be, etc.)

Individual Reporting (SS 120 and DS 123)

  • Please limit the report to 5-7 minutes.
  • Ensure the clarity and brevity of your presentation.
  • Provide hand-outs (1/2 length-wise of 8x11 bond paper)
  • No multi-media presentation needed.
  • Expect a short quiz to follow each report.

SocSci 120 (Sociology of Criminality, July 31)

  • Viterbo (jargons used by police)
  • Udaundo (kinds of torture)
  • Roque (5 pillars of the criminal justice system)
  • Pantig (criminal law)
  • Ortiz (merits of death penalty)
  • Madriaga (demerits of death penalty)
  • Macapagal (recidivism)
  • Lindo (crime prevention tips)

DS 123 (Gender Studies, August 8)

  • Almarines (feminist psychology*)
  • Arreza (transgender politics*)
  • Bangit (non-conventional sexual behaviors*)
  • Barrera (concept of beauty*)
  • Bermejo (sexism in language*)
  • Buenafe (human female sexuality*)
  • Buenaventura (human male sexuality*)

*with emphasis to the Philippine context but shouldn't restrain you from covering other cultures/societies

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

ikaw, anong kurso mo?

  • ph.d. in applied cosmic anthropology (asian social institute)
  • b.s. ceramics engineering (adamson university)
  • m.s. construction management (university of the east)
  • b.s. cosmetic science (centro escolar university)
  • b.a. in internat'l studies major in american studies (dlsu-manila)
  • b.a. in internat'l studies major in japanese studies (dlsu-manila)
  • b.s. photography (college of saint benilde)
  • m.a in philosophy major in good governance/cultural studies (san beda)
  • b.s. in export management (college of saint benilde)
  • b.a. evangelical ministry (new era university)
  • m.s. health informatics (up manila)
  • b.s. environmental and sanitary engineering (mapua)
  • b.a. in performing arts major in dance (csb)
  • b.a. technical theater (csb)
  • b.a. production design (csb)
  • b.a.-ph.d. araling pilipino (up diliman)
  • b.a. development studies (up manila)
  • b.a. area studies (up manila)
  • b.a. interdisciplinary studies (ateneo de manila university)
  • b.a. social science minor in cultural heritage (ateneo)
  • m.s. social development (ateneo)
  • b.s. management engineering (ateneo)


  • putok: explosion (bomb, news, etc.)
  • putok: muscles (termino ng ilang nag-gi-gym)
  • putok: body odor (BO)
  • putok: ejaculation
  • putok: isang uri ng tinapay (popular sa panaderya)

baog ('di productive o reproductive)

  • baog: walang pag-asang magka-anak (biologically)
  • baog: frat o soro member na walang na-recruit kahit isa noong siya ay residente pa
  • baog: teoryang hindi nilakipan ng praktika (ayon kay chairman mao)
  • baog: utak na hindi stimulated
  • baog: walang pinagkakaabalahang makabuluhan (tuod)
  • baog: dahil sa konsumisyon (usual expression)

Sunday, July 22, 2007

DS 126 ACLE (Political Development)

Theme: Political (Under)Development
Opening Remarks: Quintos
Closing Remarks: Lazaro
Listening Session: Casimiro, Madriaga, Lintag

-Research the topic before drafting the output.
-Write the poem in Filipino, English or Taglish (flexi-style)
-Limit the output to 4-6 stanzas.
-Discuss the topic (1 minute or less) before reading the output.

Aclan (iron triangle)
Aliento (Pratibha Patil)
Aquino (community press)
Arcega (people’s SONA)
Bravo (frailocracy)
Casimiro (popular democracy)
Corpuz (social democracy)
De Guzman (Christian democracy)
Dino (iron cage)
Dolor (Reinveting Government by Osborne and Gaebler)
Ejercito (political art)
Erguiza (narcopolitics)
Esteban (Muslim vote)
Eugenio (new public administration)
Felix (women vote)
Gonzales (PSG)
Juliano (politics of gender)
Lazaro (national democracy)
Lintag (youth vote)
Lleses (ethnic vote)
Madriaga (ping pong diplomacy)
Mendiola (activist state)
Nanagas (www.politicalcompass.org)
Nepomuceno (political psychology of GMA)
Ocampo (political psychology of Cory)
Quintos (Eraption)
Ramos (weak state)
Ruiz (Mcdonaldization of the society)
Sanchez (cultural politics)
Saniel (effigy)
Sarimo (Manila imperialism)
Tamayo (Transparent and Accountable Governance-TAG)
Tayag (political anthropology)
Tesa (poll automation)
Teves (One Cebu)
Tuason (astropolitics)
Turingan (e-democracy)

DS 123 (July 25 Poetry Reading)

Theme: Family Studies
Opening Remarks: Lindo
Closing Remarks: Bermejo
Listening Session: Cruz, dela Cruz and dela Paz

Almarines (cohabitation)
Arreza (variant family forms)
Bangit (family size and lifespan)
Barrera (commodification of family life)
Bermejo (family of social activists)
Buenafe (family of lawyers)
Buenaventura (bunso)
Contreras (panganay)
Corpuz (extended family)
Cruz (family life and child development)
De Castro (family as viewed from the functionalist perspective)
De Guzman (adoption)
De Jesus (Anarchy of Families by McCoy)
Dela Cruz (aging in the Filipino society)
Dela Paz (family medicine)
Delos Santos (political dynasties)
Dimaano (family as viewed from the conflict perspective)
Escanillas (middle-child)
Esteban (singlehood)
Flores (fast food and family)
Garcia (compadrazo system)
Hizon (moral hazard of increasing Filipino migrant workers)
Iscala (stepfamilies)
Lindo (family feud)
Macapagal (Filipino grandparents)
Moncada (family and globalization)
Ortiz (Filipino family in US)
Pantig (family as unit of production and consumption)
Papa (parenting in the Filipino society)
Roque (nepotism)
Sarino (tarsila)
Viterbo (postmodern family)

CRITERIA: value-added (70%) and creativity (30%)

Thursday, July 19, 2007


  • "ang pagsenyas sa isang sasakyan na huminto para ika'y makatawid ay empowerment."-isang polsci prof.
  • "wala na akong inaalala. nakapagtapos na kayo."-isang dakilang ina
  • "pahinga ihi, sinilipan pa."-isang komikerong kamag-aral noong hs
  • "may proseso bang dapat sundan bago maging pop culture ang isang bagay?"-isang dating kule e-i-c
  • "ang pagsulat ay isang porma ng paglaya."-isang dac prof.
  • "i hate ugliness."-imelda
  • "mas nakakatakot ang proseso ng pagkamatay kaysa sa kamatayan mismo."-isang banyaga
  • "mas malaki pa ang buwanang baon ko kaysa sa sweldo ko sa isang buwan."-nagtapos ng kurso sa sining
  • "pekenomista!"-jen macapagal
  • "mahirap maging taxi driver. kalaban mo (minsan o kadalasan) ang kapwa mo driver, ang mga kotong cops, ang pasahero, ang may-ari ng sasakyan, ang oras, ang lubak, atbp."-manong
  • "do not hyperdramatize!"-isang csb prof.
  • "hindi na nga nakakatulong, nakakaperwisyo pa."-oka
  • "if you can't buy enough senators as a block, 'di bumili ka doon sa house. mas marami sila, mas mura sila. para silang mga talakitok.”-miriam santiago

Source: Ibon Foundation

  • Each Filipino only receives a budget of P 0.45/day for health allocation.
  • Arroyo regime has the distinction of making the highest public debt payment in Philippine history.
  • worsening fiscal problem = revenue loses from trade liberalization (with its tariff reduction program) + corporate tax evasion + inefficiency in tax collection + intractable corruption + debt management policy

Source: http://www.ibon.org/


GMA's 10-Point Program

B - balanced budget (X)
E - education for all (X)
A - automated elections (X)
T - transportation and digital infrastructure (X)

T - terminate hostilities with the MILF and NPA (X)
H - heal the wounds of EDSAs I, II and III (X)
E - electricity and water for all (X)

O - opportunities for livelihood and ten million jobs (X)
D - decongestion of Metro Manila (X)
DS - develop Subic and Clark (X)

Wednesday, July 18, 2007


  • "As we no longer have death penalty (judicial killings), all killings in the country, strictly speaking, are extrajudicial."-Geronimo Sy, Manila Times colunist
  • "Larger-size families still constitute the majority of the poor. Poverty incidence increases as family size increases. A strong word of caution: all the foregoing shows correlation, but not causation. There is no way of telling whether it is having larger families that is the cause of their poverty (not enough to go around), or it is poverty that causes the larger family sizes (the search for social security). Probably a combination of both. Buth the association between the two is too strong to be denied.-Solita Monsod, BusinessWorld
  • "Tragically, people associated with the Arroyo regime enjoy blanket protection from the law and are treated differently despite glaring proof of their misdeeds (e.g. JocJoc, Garci, Jose Pidal, Nani, etc.)-United Opposition

NSTP (July 28)

Poetry Reading
Theme: Pakikibaka at Pakikisangkot
Abris (Andres Bonifacio)
Acosta (Emilio Jacinto)
Alfonso (Lorena Barros)
Ang (Miguel Malvar)
Arquiza (Macliing Dulag)
Arrogante (Emmanuel Lacaba)
Balbin (Armando Liwanag)
Balicsa (Jess Santiago)
Baquiran (Edelina dela Paz)
Burgos (Romeo Capulong)
Caldoza (Macario Sakay)
Caraan (Diosdado Fortuna)
Cesar (Bienvenido Lumbera)
Conferido (Nicanor delos Santos)
Cortes (desaparecidos)
Cortey (Sherlyn Cadapan)
Crisostomo (Luis Teodoro)
De Jesus (Roland Simbulan)
Dionisio (Gary Granada)
Dy (Luis Jalandoni)
Florendo (Vic Ladlad)
Giron (Juliet de Lima)
Gomez (Teofisto Guingona)
Jalina (Bob Marley)
Javier (Carmen Deunida)
Lentejas (Karl Marx)
Lopez (Mao Tse Tung)
Mabansag (Bobby dela Paz)
Mendoza (Wigberto Tanada)
Murillo (Lisa Maza)
Pineda (Antonio Tujan)
Roa (Romeo Quijano)
Santuele (Crispin Beltran)
Soliza (Giovanni Tapang)
Tayag (Satur Ocampo)
Torres (Sis. Mary John Mananzan)
Velasquez (Alejandro Lichauco)
Villaceran (Renato Constantino)
Villegas (Edberto Villegas)

DS 127 (August 1)

Face-Off (Environmental Politics)
  • Limit your speech (English or Filipino) to 7-8 minutes.
  • Use facts and figures to bolster your arguments/counter-arguments.
  • Prepare introductory and concluding statements.
  • Use variety of sources to substantiate your points/counter-points
  • Use your codigo/guide/outline sparingly.
  • Wear semi-formal attire.

Opening Remarks: Torres

  1. Merits (Rosario) vs. Demerits (Rigodon) of Vegetarianism
  2. Merits (Morano) vs. Demerits (Lu) of Carbon Credit Trading
  3. Merits (Tria) vs. Demerits (Navarro) of Zoos
  4. Merits (Torres) vs. Demerits (Gagarin) of Total Log Ban
  5. Merits (Tejada) vs. Demerits (Fajardo) of Eco-tourism
  6. Merits (Reburiano) vs. Demerits (Solano) of "Small is Beautiful" philosophy
  7. Merits (Balanag) vs. (can be anyone in the class list) Demerits of Deep Ecology
  8. Merits (Freyra) vs. Demerits (Laforteza) of Aquaculture

Closing Remarks: Laforteza

Note: Jurors will be invited to rate the speakers.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Human Development Report 2006

Quotes from Human Development Report 2006
Beyond Scarcity: Power, Poverty and the Global Water Crisis

  • "Not having access" to water and sanitation is a polite euphemism for a form of deprivation that threatens life, destroy opportunity and undermines human dignity.
  • Ensuring that every person has access to at least 20 liters of clean water each day is a minimum requirement for respecting the human right to water.
  • The scarcity at the heart of the global water crisis is rooted in power, poverty and inequality, not in physical availability.
  • Water and sanitation are among the most preventive medicines available to governments to reduce infectious disease.
  • Land and water are two key assets on which poor people depend for their livelihoods.
  • Across much of the developing world, unclean water is an immeasurably greater threat to human security than violent conflict.
  • While one part of the world sustains designer bottled-water market that generates no tangible health benefits, another part suffers acute public health risks because people have to drink water from drains or from lakes and rivers.
  • Unclean water and poor sanitation have claimed more lives over the past century than any other cause.
  • Poor people get less access to clean water and pay more for it.
  • Water scarcity can be physical, economic or institutional, and-like water itself-it can fluctuate over time and space.
  • Water policy reform should be seen as an integral part of national poverty reduction strategies.


Econ 101
  • Manifesto: Zero tariffs para sa dayuhang kalakal? Trabaho at negosyo para sa ibang bayan? (PDI, July 17, p. A6)
  • If US is richest, why isn't it the tallest (PDI, July 17, pp. 1 & 8)

SocSci 120

  • If US is richest country, why isn't it the tallest (PDI, July 17, pp. 1 & 8)

DS 126

  • Still, what opposition? by Condrado de Quiros (PDI, July 17, p. A10)
  • Puno: Time to use power of judiciary (PDI, July 17, pp. 1 & 14)

random thoughts

  • tumahimik na sa baywalk.
  • lumalaganap na ang variable life insurance=investment (bonds, equity or balanced) with built-in insurance.
  • halaw sa kulakalat na text message: DAYA NA ZUBIRI=MIGZ ZUBIRI
  • dumarami ang mga pinoy na nagkakainteres magtrabaho sa singapore.
  • sagadsaran muling isusulong ng mga foreign chambers of commerce sa pinas ang liberalisasyon at deregulasyon sa ekonomya sa 14th congress.
  • patuloy ang paglaganap ng filipina eurogamy.
  • sun+sand+smile+site+surf+surgery=medical tourism
  • beaches+bangkok+brothel=sex tourism

DS 127 (July 25)

Poetry Reading + short discussion
Theme: Animal Rights
Opening remarks: Morano
Closing remarks: Navarro

Aquino (slaughter house)
Bacon (animal liberation)
Balanag (animal sacrifices)
Balbido (domestication of animals)
Catsao (great ape project)
Del Rosario (deep ecology)
Erive (bioethics)
Fajardo (factory farming)
Faustino (mad cow disease)
Freyra (captive breeding)
Frias (Peter Singer)
Gagarin (debeaking)
Go (pain management in animals)
Laforteza (animal factories)
Lepatan (PETA)
Morano (primate trading)
Navarro (vegetarianism)
Palogan (animals are sentient beings)
Reburiano (theological doctrine of the scale of nature)
Rigodon (horse fight)
Rodriguez (dr. kho)
Rosario (ecocentrism)
Sanicas (ecosophy)
Sarino (cruelty to animals)
Solano (anthropocentrism)
Tejada (bull fight)
Teves (poultry)
Torres (endangered species)
Tria (animal testing)

Monday, July 16, 2007

DS 123 1st Combo Output (submission: July 25)

  • Form a group with 5-6 members.
  • Use whole sheets of yellow pad.
  • Identify the writer(s) of each output entry.
  • Use a minimum of 12 references (combination of published and on-line sources).
  • Cite the sources in a separate sheet of yellow pad.


  1. Quote statements from Filipino authors (academics/journalists/public officials) about Filipino Identity (minimum of 8)
  2. Write a short reaction paper to the article, A Damaged Culture: A New Philippines by James Fallows.
  3. Write a content analysis of 4-5 published correspondence of Margarita Holmes with her readers about gender/sexuality/sex education. Attach the set of correspondence.
  4. Construct a crossword puzzle about Filipino pop culture (10 across, 10 down). Attach the answer key. Be sure not to include anything which we have covered in class already.
  5. Construct a matrix that compares and contrast the following organizations: Espedeject Ideology, Philippine Benevolent Missionaries Association and Tadtad. Provide an analysis.
  6. X (any output entry relevant to the course)

NSTP Readings (On Nation-Building)

  1. A Filipino Vision of Development: Proposals for Survival, Renewal and Transformation by Renato Constantino, et. al. (Foundation of Nationalist Studies, 1992), 51 pages
  2. 20 Speeches that Moved a Nation: Selected and with introductions by Manuel Quezon III (Anvil, 2002), 118 pages

random thoughts

  • naghapag si sen. santiago ng anti-video voyeurism bill.
  • mula sa college of dentistry ang bagong e-i-c ng manila kule.
  • sa "fantasy land" ulit iikot ang paksa ni gng. arroyo sa kanyang ika-7 sona
  • muling inihapag ang panukalang batas na total log ban.

Econ 101 Readings (Optional)

  • Strike 3 for good economics by Cielito Habito (PDI, July 16, p.B2)
  • WB say collection efficiency, not new taxes, needed by gov't (PDI, July 16, p.B1)
  • RP halal products making a comeback in ME (PDI, July 16, p.B4)
  • China suspends food imports from US, Rp, Vietnam (PDI, July 16, p.A4)

Sunday, July 15, 2007

DS 126 (individual reporting on July 21)


  1. Aclan (Doctors Without Borders)
  2. Aliento (Third World Network)
  3. Aquino (Oxfam)
  4. Arcega (Bayan)
  5. Bravo (Greenpeace)
  6. Turingan (Philippine Health Social Science Association)
  7. Tuason (Masipag)
  • Limit the report to 7-8 minutes.
  • Use at least 3 references (combination of published and on-line sources). Proper citation please.
  • Distribute hand-outs (TNR, 10 points, single-spacing, outlined, printed in a 1/2 bondpaper, front page only)
  • Note that each report will be followed by a Q&A. Everyone should be ready also for a long quiz and recitation about the NGO readings.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

NSTP Poetry Reading (JULY 21)

NSTP Poetry Reading (JULY 21)
Theme: Global Security: Issues and Prospects
(Provide 2 copies. Research well. Limit it to 4-6 stanzas. Note that a long quiz will be administered by the professor as we go along with the activity.)

Opening Remarks: Santuele
Closing Remarks: Arquiza
Song Number 1: Pineda (any material related to the topic)
Song Number 2: Giron (-do-)

  1. Abris (Filipino peacekeepers in Timor-Leste)
  2. Acosta (Political change)
  3. Alfonso (Nelson Mandela)
  4. Ang (Complex emergencies)
  5. Arquiza (Where have all the leaders gone? by Iacocca and Whitney)
  6. Arrogante (Taliban)
  7. Balbin (Ground zero)
  8. Balicsa (Human security)
  9. Burgos (Human security act)
  10. Caldoza (Bioterrorism)
  11. Caraan (Internally displaced people)
  12. Cesar (Collateral damage)
  13. Clarete (Conflict resolution)
  14. Conferido (Land mines in Cambodia)
  15. Cortes (Ethnic strife)
  16. Cortey (Pentagon)
  17. Crisostomo (Peace education)
  18. De Jesus (Hegemony)
  19. Dionisio (Development diplomacy)
  20. Dy (George Dubya Bush)
  21. Florendo (Cold war)
  22. Giron (Milirarization of space)
  23. Gomez (US military-industrial complex)
  24. Jalina (Hermit kingdom)
  25. Javier (Cyberterrorism)
  26. Lentejas (Balance of terror/power)
  27. Lopez (Proxy war)
  28. Mabansag (Food security)
  29. Mendoza (Economic security)
  30. Murillo (Wold defense expenditure)
  31. Pineda (Social security)
  32. Roa (Health expectancy)
  33. Santuele (State terrorism)
  34. Soliza (Ethnocide)
  35. Tayag (Just war theory)
  36. Torres (Freedom from want)
  37. Velasquez (Freedom from fear)
  38. Villaceran (Cultural freedom)
  39. Villegas (Cultural exchange)

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Econ 101 ACLE (July 13)
Theme: (De)Globalization: Issues and Debates

  • Submit 2 copies of the poem (maximum of 4 stanzas).
  • Write in Filipino, English or Taglish (flexi-style).
  • Read it clearly and aloud (1-2 minutes). Then briefly discuss your topic (1-2 minutes).
  • Set up the banner earlier than 2 pm.
  1. Alcober (public bad)
  2. Antonio (state capitalism)
  3. Aquino (overeducation)
  4. Belgira (market failure)
  5. Cabrera (state failure)
  6. Cervantes (hot money)
  7. Dabbay (JICA)
  8. Del Rosario (biblical economics)
  9. Garcia (OECD)
  10. Germo (population-poverty cycle)
  11. Guiriba (culture of poverty)
  12. Hizon (contract growing)
  13. Hugo (subsistence farming)
  14. Lara (subsistence fishing)
  15. Lato (just wage)
  16. Lopez (trade optimists)
  17. Lucaylucay (trade pessimists)
  18. Macapagal (UP School of Economics)
  19. Malamug (commodification of body parts)
  20. Mayoca ("Our mendicant foreign policy")
  21. Mina ("The end of history and the last man")
  22. Nolasco (toy factories in China)
  23. Paguio (hidden unemployment)
  24. Perez (military-industrial complex)
  25. Quilicot (medical tourism in Hungary)
  26. Ramos (Grameen bank)
  27. Rances (monopsony)
  28. Rosales (dualism)
  29. Salazar (carbon credit)
  30. San Jose (black economics)
  31. Sangalang (50 Years in Enough Network)
  32. Tan (reproductive choice)
  33. Tibon (social marketing)
  34. Torrente (commodity fetishism)
  35. Velasco (demographic winter)
  36. Viscarra (political economy of hunger)

Monday, July 09, 2007

random thoughts (wala lang)
  • salamat dahil bukas na ulit ang cas lib tuwing sabado. isinasara ito dati para raw magtipid sa kuryente at dahil kakaunti naman ang pumupunta rito tuwing araw na 'yon.
  • dumami ang mga peste (ipis dagat, mala-pusa sa laki na mga daga, atbp.) sa baywalk dahil sa hilera ng mga kainan noong pamamayagpag ni lito atienza.
  • may white tea ang One para tapatan ang C2 green tea na ayon sa pakete nito ay may 5 ulit na dami ng anti-oxidants kaysa sa green tea.
  • nangangampanya na ba agad itong si recto para sa 2010? appeal-to-pity ang kanyang mga anunsyo ukol sa kanyang pagkatalo sa nakaraang halalan.
  • nanganganib ang maraming namumuhunang koreano dahil sa paggamit nila ng pinoy dummies sa kanilang mga negosyo sa bansa.
  • tuwing may krisis, lumuluha ng dugo at nagpapawis ng (nakagagamot?) na langis ang birheng maria. dumarami rin ang mga manggagamot. sa aming pag-aaral ni prof. karganilla ukol sa mga manggagamot sa ika-5 distrito ng maynila na pinondohan ng national institutes of health (nih), lumalabas na malaking tulong pampinansya ang sideline na ito dahil sa mga natatanggap nilang donasyon mula sa mga sumasampalataya. karamihan pa nga sa kanila ay full-time folk healers. sa pananaw ko, sagot ito ng mga maralita sa mababang kalidad ng public health system sa bansa at sa nagtataasang presyo ng gamot at pagpapaospital. may kaugnayan din ito sa sinaunang tradisyon ng babaylanismo sa bansa. subalit may mga kaduda-dudang manggagamot na mala-sindikato na nagbebenta ng cure-all pawis ng kabayo sa halagang 3,000 piso (at may calling card pa). ang labo!
  • ipinagmamalaki ng estados unidos na mayroon itong mga modern values na rekisito sa pagiging maunlad at industryalisado. pero nangunguna ito sa pagiging mapamahiin noong ika-7 ng hulyo '07 (7-7-7). madaming nagpakasal ng sabay-sabay. fully-booked ang mga casinos. swerte daw. ang kuleeet! sinunggaban ng mga kapitalista ang pagiging mapamahiin ng ilang mga kanong nagkukunwang siyentipiko mag-isip, rasyunal, abante at kosmopolitan.
TXT JOKE (forwarded message from a student)

Mga bagay ba wish mong pwedeng sabihin sa prof. mo:
  1. L8 ka n nman, absnt ka 4 2day!
  2. Sir, mali kyo! Minus 10 s sweldo mo!
  3. Mam, ma2log n lang tyo plz, pra mas msaya araw q!
  4. 'Kaw nga kbsaduhin mo lhat 2 overnyt, kyanin mo kya?
  5. 'Wag ka nga maingay, d q maintindihan cnsbi ng ktbi q!
  6. Ksma p b s lesson ang cnsbi mo?
  7. Wla akong maintindihan sa tnuturo mo! Sori : (
  8. 'Wag mo hrpan ung test pra d ka mhrpan gumawa ng questns.

DS 127 (1st group project)

  1. Form a group with 4-6 members.
  2. Submit a PPT presentation (minimum of 15 slides) about any of the following sets of topic below.
  3. Be able to establish the interconnection of the key issues in your chosen topic cluster.
  4. Submit a print-out of the PPT presentation (white background, 4 slides per bond paper for purposes of economy).
  5. Follow this sequence (1st slide: title & byline, 2nd slide: TOC, in-between: presentation (facts and figures/illustrations) with analysis, last slide: list of sources)
  6. Observe the do's and don'ts of PPT presentation.
  7. Cite your sources (minimum of 5).
  8. Submit it on July 25. Grading criteria: substance (60%), logical flow (20%) & lay-out/design (20%)


  1. Women, Water & Sustainable Dev't
  2. Industrialization, Appropriate Technology & Sustainable Dev't
  3. Indigenous Knowledge Systems, Biodiversity & Sustainable Dev't
  4. Pesticides, Profits & Plunder
  5. Greenwash, Globalization & (De)globalization
  6. Urban Ecology, Povery & Decay


2 Kinds of World Agriculture
  1. the highly efficient agriculture of the developed countries, where substantial productive capacity & high output/worker permit a very small number of farmers to feed the entire nations
  2. the inefficient & low productivity agriculture of developing countries, where in many instances the agricultural sector can barely sustain the farm population, let alone the urban burgeoning population, even at a minimum level of subsistence

4 Dimensions of Employment Problem in the Developing Region

  1. The Educated Unemployed (unemployment rates rise w/ higher levels of schooling) His explanation: least educated can't afford to be unemployed & must seek any kind of work in the informal sector. Even though they may be grossly unemployed-working, say, only 1 day a week-these people are not counted as unemployed. College graduates, on the other hand, can afford to search for higher-paying jobs & are thus more likely to be counted among the unemployed.
  2. Self-employment in the Informal Economy (off-shoot of the inability of the people to find salaried employment; the objective is day-to-day survival)
  3. Women & Unemployment (Most women are employed in a very limited range of low-productivity jobs where hours of work were long & pay was low)
  4. Youth Unemployment (concentrated in urban area due to in-migration & burgeoning labor force of young new entrants) and Child Labor (children under age of 14 work long hours of pitiful low wages under subhuman working conditions)

The 3 Core Values of Development (Michael Todaro, 1997)
  1. Sustenance: The Ability to Meet Basic Needs
  2. Self-esteem: To Be a Person
  3. Freedom from Servitude: To Be Able to Choose

The 3 Objectives of Development (Michael Todaro, 1997)
  1. Increase the availability and widen the distribution of basic life-sustaining goods (food, shelter, health, and protection)
  2. Raise levels of living (higher income, more jobs, better education, and greater attention to cultural and humanistic values) = will enhance material well-being; generate greater individual and national self-esteem
  3. Expand the range of economic and social choices (by freeing them from servitude, dependence, ignorance and human misery)

Sunday, July 08, 2007

DS 123 Poetry Reading (Pop Culture)
July 11 (Wed)

Opening Remarks: Viterbo
  1. Almarines: Coca-cola
  2. Arreza: Joey de Leon
  3. Bangit: Parokya ni Edgar
  4. Barrera: Jueteng
  5. Bermejo: Sharon Cuneta
  6. Buenafe: Birheng Maria
  7. Buenaventura: MMFF
  8. Contreras: NFA rice
  9. Corpuz: Primetime Bida
  10. Cruz: Trolley (padyak plying along the PNR)
  11. De Castro: FX
  12. De Guzman,E: Askal
  13. De Jesus: Larry Alcala
  14. Dela Cruz: San Isidro de Labrador
  15. Dela Paz: Bulagaan
  16. Delos Santos: 99 Peso Store
  17. Dimaano: FPJ
  18. Escanillas: Sto. Nino
  19. Esteban: Pulutan
  20. Flores: Adobo
  21. Garcia: Masahe
  22. Hizon: Sagad
  23. Iscala: Michael V.
  24. Lindo: Mananaggal
  25. Macapagal: Rolando Tolentino
  26. Moncada: Jologs (etymologies)
  27. Ortiz: Mike Enriquez
  28. Pantig: Balahura't Balasubas
  29. Papa: Pinoy Thrillers
  30. Roque: Impersonators
  31. Sarino: Dinuguan
  32. Viterbo: Madam Auring

Listening session: Pantig, Ortiz and Macapagal

Closing Remarks: Moncada

(Grading criteria: substance, value-added, originality and creativity-all of equal weight)

Thursday, July 05, 2007

NSTP Library Work (submission: July 21)

  • Form a group with 6-7 members.
  • Make a primer (title: Development Studies 101) about the following concepts in development studies. The primer should only be as basic as definition of terms with a maximum of 2 definitions for each. Photo inset is optional. In a random basis, I enumerated below the topics to be covered. Come up with a logical sequence in your primer.
  • Use books as references. For this activity, don't use online sources.
  • Cite the references at the last page of the primer. Use APA format.
  • Observe the "no free-ride policy."
  • Grading criteria: substance (70%), lay-out and creativity (30%)
  • Panel of evaluators: Prof. Ponsaran, Atty. Baguilat and DEVSOC officers
  1. development studies
  2. development administration
  3. social development
  4. development research
  5. economic development
  6. development economics
  7. cultural development
  8. political development
  9. human development index
  10. medium-term Philippine development plan
  11. development process
  12. development theory
  13. underdevelopment
  14. development of underdevelopment
  15. community development
  16. organizational development
  17. sustainable development
  18. development anthropology
  19. rural development
  20. urban development
  21. official development assistance
  22. business development
  23. agricultural development
  24. industrial development
  25. technology/technological development




  • Atty. Baguilat was my classmate in SocSci 120, DS 199.1 and DS 199.2.
  • Johnny Villegas and Carlos Humberto are among the pseudonyms of Dr. Ed Villegas.
  • Atty. Wacnang served as my group's guide from NNARA during our practicum in Central Luzon.
  • Prof. Sevilla was once Doc Ed's professor in Economics.
  • Prof. Arcilla's educational background covers Chemical Engineering (BS), Economics (MA) and Sociology (PhD).
  • Dr. Clavel's educational background covers Journalism (BA), Anthropology (MA) and Philippine Studies (PhD)
  • Doc Ed's academic background covers English (BA), Philosophy (MA) and Public Administration (PhD).
  • Prof. Roland Simbulan recruited Doc Ed in the Development Studies Program during the early '80s.
  • Atty. Baguilat and Atty. Wacnang are both Cordillerans.
  • Atty. Baguilat is a shiftee from BS Pharmacy.
  • I am a shiftee from BS Biochemistry.
  • The writer Kerima Polotan-Tuvera is the mother of Prof. Mariam Soraya Polotan-Tuvera.

GMA's Cabinet Meeting (a forwarded text from a student)

GMA: Kung sinuman ang tamaan ng bolang ito ay s'yang magreresign.
(Initsa ang bola, tumalbog pabalik sa kanya.)
GMA: O, practice lang yun noh! Ulet!!!!!!!!!!!!

Random Thoughts

  • It's horsetrading once again in Congress.
  • In his play of words, Peter Wallace once said that the opposite of PROgress is CONgress.
  • When I personally asked Mrs. Imelda Marcos in a forum about what she thinks is the most distorted part of the Philippine contemporary history, she answered that it is our culture. She said that Filipinos are misunderstood by outsiders. For a very obvious reason, she did not really answered my question. She's witty! (read: cunning)
  • Meldy, as she always claim, is allergic to ugliness. That, according to her, explains her penchant for extravaganza, spectacles, and mega-structures.
  • The 2010 prexy polls will still be an extension of the GMA-Erap storyline.
  • Expect more major and minor disasters (both natural and human-induced, or combination thereof) to occur in the coming months. In fact, we have a major one in our midst (GMA= "tsunano"=tsunami+unano). My apologies for the heightism.
  • Everyday, we are having an election in the country. People are "voting with their feet." They are leaving the country for good.
  • The country is not only in search of an alternative to GMA, but her complete opposite. It's still an unfinished revolution since 1896.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

SocSci 120 (group report for July 17, same groupings)

  • Political Psychology of Imelda Marcos (Bangit's group)
  • Political Psychology of Ramon Magsaysay+ (Escanillas' group)
  • Political Psychology of Miriam Santiago (Lindo's group)
  • Political Psychology of Rodrigo Duterte (del Rosario's group)
  • Political Psychology of Jejomar Binay (Viterbo's group)
  • Political Psychology of Raul Gonzalez (Macapagal's group)

SocSci 120 (Directed Reading in Social Sciences)

Each student was assigned (a) specific chapter(s) from Mind/Body Health: The Effects of Attitudes, Emotions, and Relationship (Hafen, et.al, 1996). Read the material well and relate it to your experiences (personal or vicarious) and observations within your social group. The discussion scheduled on July 10 (T) &13 (F). Salamat.


EMERGING THEORIES OF CARE WORK by Paula England (Stanford University)

Care work is done in the home as well as in markets for pay.

Five theoretical frameworks have been developed to conceptualize care work; the frameworks sometimes offer competing answers to the same questions, and other times address distinct questions.

  • The "devaluation" perspective argues that care work is badly rewarded because care is associated with women, and often women of color.
  • The "public good" framework points out that care work provides benefits far beyond those to the direct recipient and suggests that the low pay of care work is a special case of the failure of markets to reward public goods.
  • The "prisoner of love" framework argues that the intrinsic caring motives of care workers allow employers to more easily get away with paying care workers less.
  • Instead of seeing the emotional satisfactions of giving care as its own reward, the "commodification of emotion" framework focuses on emotional harm to workers when they have to sell services that use an intimate part of themselves.
  • The "love and money" framework argues against dichotomous views in which markets are seen as antithetical to true care.

Sunday, July 01, 2007

DS 126 Modified Graded Recitation (July 14)

On a random basis, each student shall be pitted against another to argue on a specific policy issue in the Philippines. On that day (July 14), one will be assigned to argue for (merits) and another against (demerits) each policy issue listed below. Therefore, all these topics should be studied carefully. I suggest that you form a small study group for purposes of convenience and economy. Each student will be called to enter the room one at a time and will be given 5-6 minutes to deliver his/her points/counter-points. 8 jurors will evaluate all the speakers based on the following criteria (substance, logic and persuasive ability). Good luck!
  1. Human Security Act of 2007
  2. Amnesty Plan for MILF, NPA and mutineers
  3. Rep. Gilbert Teodoro as DND Chief
  4. General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS)
  5. Commercial structures along baywalk in Manila
  6. Lemon law
  7. 2-Child Policy
  8. Unicameralism
  9. Philippine-US 'Special' Relations
  10. Party-list Law
  11. Fiscal Incentives Rationalization
  12. Federalism Proposal of Nene Pimentel
  13. Privatization of NFA
  14. Lifting of citizenship restriction in operating business in the Philippines
  15. NSTP