Thursday, August 30, 2007

On Gender

gender-insensitive: chairman
gender-sensitive/genderless/degender: chair
regender: chairwoman

4 Natural Advantages of the Philippines (Wallace)

  • agriculture
  • mining
  • tourism
  • human resources

terms

Filipina eurogamy=preference of some Filipinas to marry westerners primarily for economic reason
cyberslacking=employees wasting time on personal use of the Internet while at work
infanticipating=another term for pregnant
satisficing=satisfy+suffice
dysphemism=opposite of euphemism

Econ 101 (September 4)

  • long exam
  • current events about the Philippine economy (news reports; statistics; feature articles; editorials; opinion columns)
  • 2-3 sheets of yellow pad
  • you are encouraged to form study groups to facilitate cooperative learning (for review purposes)

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

SS 120 Readings (Optional)

On Poll Automation

By and large, the antiquated system of voting, counting and canvassing in the Philippines renders its elections vulnerable to various forms of cheating—both retail and wholesale. It is completely ironic that the country cannot automate its election when many Internet shops can be found everywhere and most Filipinos upgrade their cellular phone model quite very often.

Consider this: In 2007 midterm polls, it took the Comelec 23 days to proclaim the top 10 senators, 32 days for the 11th , and 62 days for the contentious 12th slot. In India with its 675 million voters, it is only 72 hours.

Poll automation is an imperative in a modern democracy.

Pagsasalin 101

Ang mga sumusunod na tala ay ilan lamang sa mga sipi sa talumpati ni GMA na mali ang salin mula Ingles tungong Filipino. Halaw ito sa artikulo ni Horacio Paredes ng Abante. Sa katunayan, ang mga ito ay makikita sa transkipsyon ng talumpati ng pangulo sa http://www.ops.gov.ph/. Naku, 5.0 siya malamang sa Kom I kung nagkataon.

  • "Mag-impok ng enerhiya" (Save/conserve electricity and gasoline.)
  • "Inutusan ko na si (Pagcor official) at si (MWSS official) upang magkaroon ng tubig ang inyong mga pipa."
  • "Napaikot na natin ang ekonomiya." (We have turned the economy around.)
  • "Trangkasong ibon" (bird flu)
  • "Buto ng ekonomiya at dugo ng komersyo" (backbone of the economy and lifeblood of commerce)
  • Imprastrakturang mang-aaliw ng mamumuhunan (Infrastructure that would attract investors.)
  • "Matipunong palatuntunang pambansa na sumisikat sa Silangan" (strong national agenda rising in the East.)
  • "Yungib ng terorismo" (enclave of terrorism)
  • "Masusing elemento" (key element)
  • "Lumipad na presyo" (soaring prices)

QUOTE

"If helping the poor is a crime, and fighting for freedom is rebellion,
then I plead guilty as charged." -Crispin "Ka Bel" Beltran

Econ 101 Reporting (Sept. 4)

Torrente (Experience Economy)
San Jose (Hyperreality)
Rosales (Conspicuous Consumption)
Lopez (Throw-Away Society)
Malamug (Affluent Society)

Pagkilala

My commendation to all the working students for
being able to balance the rigorous demands of
the University and their part-time employment.

3 Key Domains of NCAE

3 Key Domains of the National Career Assessmenr Examinations
  • general scholastics
  • technical-vocational skills
  • entrepreneural skills

Trifocalization in Education (Philippines)

    1. DepEd (basic education)
    2. TESDA (technical and vocation education)
    3. CHED (tertiary and graduate education)

trivia

  • may panukala sa kagawaran ng agrikultura na gawing kiluhan ang sistema ng bentahan ng itlog ng manok sa halip na por piraso o dose-dosena.
  • ang pagtatanim ng malunggay (horseraddish) ay isa sa mga programa ng national anti-poverty commission (napc) para sa mga mahihirap na komunidad sa smokey mountain, parola, payatas at iba pa.
  • masarap at masustansya ang ginisang mais na nilagyan ng talbos ng ampalaya (bitter melon)

Social Ecology of Faura Street

  1. street parliamentarians
  2. gino ginintuan at your service
  3. upm (unit na mahilig sa misa sa kabila ng pagiging non-sectarian dapat nito)
  4. institutions of the philippine criminal justice system
  5. out-patient department ng pgh
  6. informal sector
  7. manang yosi
  8. ang mga kagaw
  9. business franchises
  10. halal restaurants
  11. solidaridad (dahil sa mahal ng libro, mas itinuturing ko itong museum)
  12. hari ng kalsada; katas ng saudi
  13. rob (pansamantalang pagtakas sa init, baho, buryong at responsibilidad)
  14. paminsan-minsang pagbaha
  15. sindikato (bihasa at hindi)

Text Joke (forwarded by WT)

CURFEW: Hanggang 10 p.m. lang dapat sa daan. Ang mahuhuli, babarilin...

Officer; 9:45 pa lang, bakit mo s'ya binaril?
Sundalo: alam ko po ang bahay n'ya, 'di s'ya aabot.

Energy-Saving Measure

(Thanks to Ms. Reburiano for educating us about this eco-initiative.)

DS 127 Editorial Cartoon (Sept. 5)

Submit 1-3 original editorial cartoon(s) that depict(s) any environmental problem in the local or global scale. You may do it yourself or solicit the assistance of anyone. A short write-up (facts and figure + analysis) should accompany the editorial cartoon.

Tesis sa Wikang Filipino

Para sa mga mag-aaral na isinusulat ang kanilang tesis sa wikang Filipino, makatutulong ang modyul na inakda ni Prop. Roland Simbulan, MPA. May mga ibinebentang kopya nito sa Sentro ng Wikang Filipino (SWF) sa Bulwagang Joaquin Gonzales (old NEDA).

DS 127 Listening Session* (Sept. 5)

*to be facilitated in between eco-poetry (TY Ms. Reburiano for the term) presentations
*with hand-outs (lyrics) and content analysis (oral)
*prepare the necessary equipment

Navarro & Freyra (Dam**)
Bacon & Tria (Lalawigan**)
Faustino & Fajardo (Bahay**)

**by Gary Granada

Monday, August 27, 2007

random thoughts

  • lahat tayo ay kandidato magkaroon ng diabetes at cancer. hamon: lifestyle modification
  • irony: up manila is a health science campus but its constituents are far from being healthy (diabetic, hypertensive, etc.). hamon: walk the talk.
  • life expectancy (traditional) vs. health expectancy (paradigm shift). anong halaga ng napakahabang buhay kung halos makumpleto mo ang checklist ng lahat ng sakit sa mundo?
  • myth of invincibility="hindi-ako-tatablan-ng-sakit-na-'yan" mentality
  • tinitiyak ng anusyong "makulay ang buhay sa sinabawang gulay" ng knorr na patuloy na may tatangkilik ng kanilang produkto sa mga susunod pang henerasyon. ang mga batang mahuhumaling dito sa kasalukuyan ang titiyak ng pagpapatuloy nito sa hinaharap. (read: children as effective channel of cultural transmission). nagtagumpay ang jollibee at mcdo sa iskemang ito.
  • kung may pagkakataon, mag-power nap (sa tamang lugar at oras). pero mag-ingat sa mga magnanakaw ng cellphone (at halik).

Friday, August 24, 2007

Agenda

  • Econ 101 (Aug. 28): continuation of the poetry reading+discussion; long exam ("The Economy," a chapter from Uncovering the Beat published by PCIJ; Poverty Tourism; current events)
  • SS 120 (Aug. 28): continuation of the film viewing (Ms. Pantig, kindly reserve another room); discussion about the sociology/philosophy/psychology of problem solving; submission of the primer; NO INDIVIDUAL REPORTING
  • DS 123 (Aug. 29): long exam about the Tolentino, Tan and Wallace readings; individual reporting; submission of the content analysis (text/image with implicit issue about gender relations/human sexuality)
  • DS 127 (Aug. 29): workshop (tips, junk art, listening session, etc.)

Thursday, August 23, 2007

DEADLINES

DS 123 Magazine: September 5 (W)
DS 127 Ibon F&F Content Analysis: August 29 (W) or September 5 (W)
NSTP Film Marathon: September 1 (S)
NSTP Readers Circle: September 1 (S)
DS 126 PJPA Content Analysis: September 1 (Sat)
DS 126 PGMA Policy Matrix: August 25 (S)
SS 120 Primer: August 28 (T)
Econ 101 PPT 3: August 28 (T)
SS 120 CV: August 24 (F)
DS 123 AM Radio Matrix: August 24 (F)

Poverty Incidence by Sector (Philippines, 2006)

  • Fisherfolk (50.8)
  • Farmers (46.6)
  • Children (42.5)
  • Women (32.3)
  • Senior Citizens (28.0)
  • Youth (24.5)
  • Migrant & Formal Sector Workers (18.7)
  • Urban Poor (17.3)

Source: NSCB

breastfeeding options

  1. breast milk from the infant's mother
  2. breast milk from a wet nurse*
  3. breast milk from human/mother milk bank

A wet nurse is a woman who nurses a baby that is not her own. A wet nurse may be employed if the birth mother of a baby is unable to breast-feed her infant for a variety of reasons. Some reasons may include the use of certain drugs (prescription or illegal), illness, or inoperative breasts. Wet nurses have also been required following multiple births where the mother has proved incapable of adequately nursing all of the children herself. (source: en.wikipedia.org)

NEWS UPDATES

  1. Koreans now building rest house in Taal-PhilStar
  2. 12 mutineers dishonorably discharged-PhilStar
  3. DOH, WHO, Unicef join forces against ads of milk companies-Philstar
  4. Gringo bats for Magna Carta for sports-PhilStar
  5. Bush: History to prove Iraq war worth it-AP
  6. Mall of Asia cited as most friendly shoping mall to disabled-MST

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

? at !

"Bakit kailangang glossy ang print ng UP Manila Newsletter?
Ang yaman naman pala ng UP!
Sadyang may mga opisyal na
wala sa lugar ang sistema ng paggastos.
Sa tingin ko, isyu ito ng
mismanagement at attitude problem."
-makulit at nangingi-alam

triangle

  • NatDem's Class Analysis (peasants, workers, petty bourgeois, national bourgeois & landlords)
  • Iron Triangle (legislature, executive & interest groups)
  • C.W. Mill's Power Elite (top gov't bureaucrats, military officials & business moguls)
  • Recruitment system of KKK
  • A revolutionary song (original by Buklod; revived by Bamboo)
  • Social Stratification=disproportionate allocation of limited social rewards (power, prestige & wealth)
  • Triangulation (by discipline, by source; by perspective)
  • Theological doctrine of the scale of nature (supernatural beings, human, other forms of animals)

PAGKILALA

Pagkilala kay AMIHAN EUZA MABALAY para sa kanyang
patuloy at masikhay na paglilingkod sa mga pesante at sektong ng kabataan.
  • chair, Nat'l Network of Agrarian Reform Advocates-YS (nat'l level)
  • volunteer facilitator, Development Studies Practicum Program
  • lecturer, University of Makati
  • alumna, AB Development Studies

News Updates (A Quick Look)

  1. HSA overlooks $-denominated terror funds-BusinessMirror
  2. DOJ to pit Atong against Lacson-The Manila Times
  3. Country to import 3M kilos of chicken-The Manila Times
  4. QC engineer cleared in Ozone Disco case-Malaya
  5. DENR appeals to NPA to drop threats vs. mining firms-Malaya
  6. DILG to implement national ID system-Malaya
  7. Poverty tourism brings cash to South Africa-Reuters
  8. A fifth of trafficked women and children are Filipinos-BusinessMirror
  9. Book trader buiding online encyclopedia-BusinessMirror
  10. Jobseekers warned vs. fraudulent hiring online-BusinessMirror
  11. Palace to invoke EO 464 over again-Inquirer
  12. Pangasinan still FMD-free-Inquirer
  13. Palace seeks P1.2 trillion 'o8 budget-Inquirer
  14. Other laws, not HSA, useful vs. terrorist-BusinessMirror
  15. PLDT union files notice of strike-BusinessMirror

Infoloading (for inputs and in preparation for the quizzes)

SS 120 (Sociology of Religion/Politics of Religion)
DS 123 (Gender Studies/Human Sexuality)
DS 127 (Angel Alcala articles in his Malaya column)
DS 126 (Condrado de Quiros articles in his PDI column)

PDI Editorial

Apparently the education system faces two major challenges:
-access to education
-issues of quality

Econ 101 Face-Off I (August 28)

  • Limit your speech (English or Filipino) to 5-6 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.

THEME: PUBLIC POLICY ANALYSIS

Opening Remarks: Aquino
Closing Remarks: Hugo
Song Number: TBA

Farmland as loan collateral bill
Merits: Mina
Demerits: (can be anyone from the class)

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Salary standardization law
Merits: Salazar
Demerits: Viscarra

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Rationalization of fiscal incentives bill
Merits: Quilicot
Demerits: Lopez

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Proposed P125 across-the-board wage increase
Merits: Malamug
Demerits: San Jose

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Corporate recovery & insolvency bill
Merits: Cabrera
Demerits: Ramos


Philippine Poll's 5Gs

Guns + Goons + Gold + Garci + Gloria

DevStud Faculty Pool (2nd semester)

Dr. Edberto Villegas (PT)
Dr. Leothiny Clavel (PT)
Prof. Chester Arcilla (FT)
Prof. Mariam Tuvera (FT)
Atty. Karol Baguilat (PT)
Atty. Mia Wacnang (PT)
Prof. Silver Sevilla (PT)
Prof. Roland Simbulan (FT, on-leave)
Prof. Filipinas Gutierrez (FT, on-leave)
Prof. John Ponsaran (FT)

DEVSTUD Tentative Subject Offerings (2nd semester)

DS 100 (Introduction to Development Theories)
DS 112 (Development in the Third World)
DS 122 (Alternative Development Strategies)
DS 125 (International Aspects of Philippine & Third World Development)
DS 126 (Politico-Administrative Institutions and Behavior)
DS 128 (Human Resource Development)
DS 152 (Program Implementation and Project Management)
DS 199.2 (Thesis Writing)
Econ 11 (Introduction to Economics)
Econ 101 (Macroeconomic Theory and Policy)
Econ 109 (History of Economic Doctrines)
Econ 116 (Economies of Asia)
Econ 121 (Money and Banking)
Econ 141 (International Trade)
Econ 151 (Public Finance)
Econ 191 (Development Economics)
SocSci Res 192 (Social Research)

DS 123 Content Analysis (Human Sexuality)

Submit a content analysis of any material (text, image, or combination) that depicts an underlying (implicit) issue about human sexuality. Adopt a particular theoretical framework to bolster your argument. For your analysis, input them directly to the print-out itself as marginal notes. Please use ballpen. Write formally, briefly, and straight to the point. Submit it on August 29. This output is equivalent to a long exam. Pagbutihin po.

DS 127 Ibon Facts & Figures Content Analysis (optional and by pair)

Submit a content analysis of a relatively recent (2005-2007) Ibon Facts & Figures magazine issue about any ecological problem. Be sure to have a hard copy of the document. For your group's reactions/comments/insights/analyses, input them directly to the document itself as marginal notes. Please use ballpen. Write formally, briefly and straight to the point. Submit it on August 29 or September 5.

DS 127 Remedial Exam (Make or Break)

Where: UPM CAS Library
When: August 24 (Friday), 1:30-5:30 PM (Please be there at exactly 1:30 PM)
Who: Students with excessive absences
Coverage: Everything which has been covered in class
Material Needed: ballpen and 3 blue books

DS 126 PJPA Content Analysis

Submit a content analysis of any article published in the Philippine Journal of Public Administration. Photocopy the material. For your reactions/comments/insights/analyses, input them directly to the document itself as marginal notes. Please use ballpen. Write formally, briefly, and straight to the point. Submit it on September 1. Note that this individual output is only optional.

NSTP

Tuloy ang nakalinyang mga gawain natin sa NSTP ngayong Sabado, maliban sa mga mag-aaral na dadalo sa Inter-class badminton tournament sa UN Badminton Center. Salamat.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

DS 123 AM RADIO MATRIX

The submission of the optional AM radio matrix (DZRH, DZMM & DZBB) for DS 123 (Filipino Identity and Culture) is extended until Aug. 24 (Friday) at RH-227 (4 pm). Salamat po.

SS 120 CV

NOTE: should include the following:
  • Career Objectives
  • Academic Background
  • Work Experience
  • Organizational Affiliations
  • Papers and Publications
  • Conferences and Symposia Attended/Organized
  • Personal Information

Econ 101 PPT Draft III (due on Aug. 28)

Note: 5-6 members per group
No duplication of topics.
Secure your group a topic by posting a comment.
Topics to choose from:
  • Are unions good or bad for the economy?
  • Who pays the luxury tax?
  • Is there a connection between property rights and economic growth?
  • What is a competitive market?
  • How to avoid capital flight?
  • What is sustainable human development?
  • What is/are the role of prices in the market economies?

Sunday, August 19, 2007

DS 127 Poetry Reading (September 5)

This time, you'll be the one to choose your topic for the poetry reading. Please post it here to avoid any duplication. Topics should be related to the subject matter. Interesting and unfamiliar (or not-so-familiar) topics will be given credit. If I don't post any reaction to your topic, it only means approval. For non-blogspot users, kindly ask the help of your classsmates with an existing blog account to post it in your behalf. Salamat.

Agenda (Aug. 21-25)

Econ 101 (Aug. 21): long exam on hunger rdg; individual reporting; submission of the PPT draft; recitation about local/international economic & business update; series of short quizzes
SS 120 (Aug. 21): individual reporting on Sociology of Religion; series of short quizzes about the topic; comments of the professor regarding the primer outline
DS 123 (Aug. 22): submission of the optional assignment (AM radio); individual reporting on Sexuality; duscussion on Margie Holmes correspondence
DS 127 (Aug. 22): face-off; submission of the PPT draft; submission of the optional assignment (environmental ordinance)
Econ 101 (Aug. 24): poetry reading
SS120 (Aug. 24): film viewing (Mr. Abrigo, Ms. Buenafe & Ms. Pantig please take charge in the reservation of the room and equipment)
NSTP (Aug. 25): continuation of the poetry reading; discussion covering the Simbulan, etc. readings; listening session (NO DUPLICATION OF SONG ENTRIES)
DS 126 (Aug. 25): individual reporting; submission of PGMA policy matrix; long exam covering any Intro. to PolSci textbook and contemporary issues in Philippine national politics

Friday, August 17, 2007

ka(saysay)an

  • ang pag-alala kay gat. andres bonifacio taun-taon ay sa pamamagitan ng kanyang kapanganakan, hindi kamatayan (alam nating malagim ang sinapit ni ka andres sa kamay ng kapwa pilipino)-sanitizing philippine history
  • ang pag-aaral ng kasaysayang pilipino ay mas nakatuon dapat sa kasaysayan ng mga pilipino, hindi lamang kasaysayan ng mga mananakop sa pilipinas. kung gayon, colonial history of the philippines ang dapat na tawag dito, hindi filipino history.
  • colonization 101: spanish colonization (force+religion); american (force+education); japanese (force+appeal to ethnicity or "asia for asians") COMMON DENOMINATOR: FORCE
  • may mga puristang mananalaysay o historyador na naniniwalang ang pag-aaral ng kasaysayan ay dapat nakabatay sa dokumento. walang dokumento=walang kasaysayan
  • ang kasaysayan ng maraming bansa ay nananatiling nakasandig sa "great men theory." tanging mga pinuno lamang (na karaniwan ay mga lalaki) ang sentro o tampok sa kasaysayan (hal. Jesus, Ninoy, Mao, Hitler, Marcos, atbp.) . kumbaga, "inarticulate" ang mga kababaihan, katutubo at ang anakpawis.
  • ang pagsusulat ng kasaysayan ay usapin ng kapagyarihan. karaniwan, ang mga naghaharing uri ang nagsusulat ng itinuturing na opisyal na kasaysayan.
  • ang kasaysayan ay ang pag-aaral ng lumipas samantalang ang historyograpiya ay ang paraan/ istilo/lapit o dulog (approach) sa pag-aaral nito.
  • ang isang mag-aaral ng kasaysayan ay parang "basurero" sa pagsasalarawang literal (hinahalukay ang madaming tambak na papel) at piguratibo ("hinahalukay" mo ang mga isyu na hindi naitampok o interesado ang iba).

For DS 123, DS 126 and NSTP students

film viewing (optional)

  • ABC Frontlines 5 (Feature on New People's Army 1-3 by Ed Lingao) posted at http://www.youtube.com/. Type Feature on New People's Army

Top Tourist Destinations of Koreans

Top Tourist Destinations of Koreans
  1. China
  2. Japan
  3. Thailand
  4. Philippines

interesting youtube postings about meldy

  • Our Maid Imelda
  • Imelda Goes to Singapore
  • Imelda Marcos on Startalk

toxic legacies

toxic legacies
  • toxic wastes from clark airfield
  • toxic wastes from subic naval base
  • e-wastes

text joke (forwarded by a student)

kapag may kudeta sa pinas...
american: we fully support the administration.
aussie: we will send troops to the philippines.
chinese: we're ready to help end the political crisis.
japanese: we condemn any unconstitutional grab of power.
pinoy: may pasok ba?

Thursday, August 16, 2007

patulong

sino ang may kopya ng pelikulang "with honors"? ipapanood ko sana sa socsci 120 class ko. angkop ito lalo't nasa ika-apat na taon na sila at malapit ng magtapos. salamat.

politicians

as i see it, there are 4 general categories of politicians
  • well-intentioned and well-qualified
  • well-intentioned but not well-qualified
  • not well-intentioned but well-qualified
  • neither well-intentioned nor well-qualified

morbid (my apologies)

4 general causes of death
  • natural
  • accidental
  • homicidal
  • suicidal

dss chairs

dr. josefina tayag (ps)
dr. cristina torres (as)
prof. roland simbulan (ds)
prof. fatima castillo (ps)
dr. edberto villegas (ds)
dr. sabino padilla (bs)
prof. benjamin mangubat (as)
dr. paula sioco (ds)
prof. bernard karganilla (as)-incumbent

SUGGESTED PROJECTS

suggested projects (concepts) to u-based and cas-based orgs
  • film viewing about crime prevention tips with college students as target audience (the makati police posted 15 film documentaries about crime prevention tips at http://www.youtube.com/)
  • film viewing of classic filipino films (ccp film division is willing to stage a film showing in the campus for a minimal fee. it can also serve as an igp)
  • sending letters to the editors about pressing social issues that concern your org (assign it to the scribe or education/propaganda/external affairs head)
  • exhibit about junk art/installation art at the quadrangle
  • book donation to the library (by soliciting publications from embassies, international organizations, government agencies, etc.)
  • seed donation to the urban poor to promote vegetable gardening (the bureau of plant and industry near quirino lrt station sells a pack for only 2-5 pesos)
  • ACLEs (relevant, interesting, organized and cost-effective)

Donation Drive

Kasalukuyang may donation drive ang USC. Tugon ito sa mga nabiktima ng mga nakaraang bagyo. Maaaring makipag-ugnayan kay MK de Guzman (USC Councilor) kung interesadong tumulong sa anumang paraan. Maaaring magbigay ng damit, gamot, bigas, tuyo, munggo, pagkaing de-lata at iba pa. Narito ang kanyang numero: 0915-335-1947. Salamat po.

DS 127 (Policy Analysis)

Submit a policy analysis of one environmental ordinance in any LGU (barangay, municipality, city or province). Be sure to have a hard copy of the document. For your reactions/comments/insights/analyses, input them directly to the document itself as marginal notes. Please use ballpen. Write briefly and straight to the point. Submit it on August 22. Note that this individual output is only optional.

DS 123 Radio Monitoring and Content Analysis

Submit a matrix comparing and contrasting DZRH, DZMM, and DZBB based on various considerations (e.g. language, programming, content, bias, advocacy, advertisements, issues, etc.). Write your output in a yellow pad. Submit it on August 22. Note that this individual output is only optional.

DS 126 Readings

articles related to Philippine politics/public administration posted at http://www.newsbreak.gov.ph/

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

globalisasyon

  • paano pa kaya babaguhin ng globalisasyon at kapitalismo ang konsepto natin ng oras, espasyo, kultura, buhay at kabuhayan sa hinaharap?
  • hindi lahat ng tao ay handa at may kakayahang umangkop sa sagadsarang globalisasyon. madaling humusga lalo na kung hindi tayo ang aktwal na nakararanas. ang mga mahihirap kasi ang pinakabulnerable sa pandaigdigang larong ito .
  • para sa marami, mas madaling kumampi sa anuman o sinumang nananaig (halimbawa: kapitalismo). kumbinyente e. no brainer kasi, sabi ng iba. effortless, kumbaga. (read: mahirap maging aktibista, anuman ang pagpapakuhulugan natin dito)
  • lahat tayo ay nakinabang o naperwisyo (o kombinasyon) ng globalisasyon sa iba't ibang paraan at antas (degree). sa kadulu-duluhan, isyu pa rin ito ng ating pag-angkop, pagtanggap (o di-pagtanggap) at pagpuproseso.

random thoughts

  • Taas-kamao para sa mga mag-aaral ng PUP na aktibong tumututol sa panukalang itaas ang kanilang matrikula mula P12 kada unit patungong p75. Madaling mapakilos ang mga mag-aaral dahil sa kanilang materyal na kondisyon (economic) at sa masikhay na pag-oorganisa ng mga lider-estudyante. Mabuhay kayo! (Note: Bukod sa PNU, gusto kong makapagturo sa PUP.)
  • Sa Adamson, "classmate" ang tawagan ng bawat mag-aaral kahit ang mga magkaibang year levels. (culture of inclusivity, NOT EXCLUSIVITY). Lampas sa 3 taon ako nagturo sa pamantasang ito. Masisipag ang mga mag-aaral.
  • Sa UP, hindi kasama ang General Psychology, Introduction to Economics at Philippine Government and Constitution bilang General Education (GE o RGEP). NAPAKASAKLAP.
  • Isang dekada na ako sa UP (1997-2007) bilang mag-aaral sa undergrad (1997-2000), mag-aaral sa masteral (2001-2004) at guro (2002-2007). Wala akong balak magdoktorado.
  • Maraming eskwelahan ang hindi tumanggap sa akin noon tulad ng AMA Computer Learning Center along Pedro Gil, Santa Isabel College at Arellano University. Hindi rin ako pinansin ng Philippine Women's University at Philippine Christian University sa kabila ng pangungulit ko dati.
  • Gusto kong mag-aral ng basic electronics kung may pagkakataon. Accountancy kasi ang T.H.E. namin noong HS.
  • Ang pagkakamit ng M.A. o Ph.D. degree ay mas usapin ng disiplina kaysa sa talino. Maaaring mali ako.
  • Alam natin ang ibig sabihin ng MLQU. Mahusay na eskwelahan daw ito noon. Pero bumulusok na ngayon. Kaya minsan may mga palabiro at mapanghusga na nagsasabi na ang ibig sabihin nito ngayon ay "MLQuick". Ibig sabihin, kung gusto mo raw makapagtapos agad ng M.A. o Ph.D. dito ka pumasok. SA KATOTOHANAN, MARAMING PAMANTASAN ANG MAITUTURING NA "MLQUICK".

trivia

banyuhay (bagong anyo ng buhay)
pamangkin (para namang akin)
'tol (mula sa utol na mula naman sa kaputol)
kapatid (napatid sa iisang pinagmulan)
sanib-lakas (translation: synergy)

Monday, August 13, 2007

DS 127 Reading

  • UP prof helps heal nature with Sayaw-Bathala (PDI, Aug. 13, p. A25-26)

5S

5S
  1. seiri (sort)
  2. seiton (straighten, set in order)
  3. seiso (shine, systematized cleanliness)
  4. seiketsu (standardize, systematize)
  5. shitsuke (sustaining discipline)

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Commendations

  • Mr. Gonzales (DS 126) for his inputs about Philippine contemporay politics & the "buhos" system in Cavite
  • Ms. Crisostomo & Ms. Mabansag (NSTP) for facilitating a very informative & interactive activity (puzzle) about (Under)Development Issues and Concerns
  • Mr. Dy (NSTP) for his insights about the different facets of activism
  • Mr. Salazar for topping the 4th Econ 101 long exam

QUOTE

"Lawyers know that often, it is a fight between two cheats.
It's just a matter of who's the lesser cheat."
-Atty. Leila de Lima

DS 126 (Politico-Administrative Behavior and Institutions)

We will be starting our session this 18th of August at 12:30 (30 minutes earlier). Aside from the long exam (coverage: any Introduction to Political Science textbook), we will also have a set of quizzes about Philippine contemporary politics. Please continue info-loading by reading local broadsheets, watching TV newscasts and listening to AM radio news programs.

DS 123 magazine output (3-4 members/group)

  • Submit a magazine based on any theme enumerated below.
  • Post a comment to secure your group a specific theme. ("1st come-1st served basis")
  • Ensure that bylines appear in each article/segment/output to identify free-riders. ALL ARTICLES SHOULD BE ORIGINAL. You may also invite guest contributors (Kule writers, professors, classmates, orgmates, alumni, relatives, etc.). However, limit their contributions to 20% of the content of the magazine.
  • Ensure the variety of segments (news, editorial, features & miscellaneous sections). Value-added will be given incentives.
  • Cite the sources (books, magazine articles, opinion columns, online materials, interviews, etc.).
  • Provide a magazine title, logo, folio and staff box.
  • Economize.
  • Submit it on SEPTEMBER 5.
  • Grading Criteria: substance, originality and comprehensiveness of sources (75%), creativity and lay-out (25%)

THEMES

  1. Filipino Business Ethics
  2. Filipino Work Ethic
  3. Filipino Administrative Culture
  4. Filipino Philosophy
  5. Filipino Sexuality
  6. Philippine Political Thought
  7. Sikolohiyang Pilipino
  8. Pantayong Pananaw
  9. Pilipinolohiya
  10. Indigenous Knowledge Systems



Pasasalamat

Salamat ng marami sa mga tumulong sa mga kaibigan kong Aeta (sina Aling Norma at Linda) sa pamamagitan ng pagbili ng kanilang mga katutubong produkto (bamboo flute o "bulugudyong" at "kulasisi").
Sa kanilang komunidad ako lumagi sa loob ng 1 at 1/2 buwan bilang student-practicumer sa DevStud Program noong 2000.
Nakita ko silang naglalakad sa may M.H. del Pilar St. at Roxas Blvd. at hinimok na bumisita sa UP Manila sa pagbabakasakaling makabenta rito.
Salamat sa inyo dahil makakabalik na sila sa Pampanga. Matagal silang hindi nakabenta sa metropolis dahil sa sunod-sunod na pag-ulan noong isang linggo.
Para sa mga interesado, maaaring basahin ang aking kauna-unahang post sa blog na ito noong December 2004. Ang balangkas na iyon ay halaw sa aking karanasan sa pakikipamuhay sa mga katutubong Pilipino.

Econ 101 (Aug. 21)

poetry reading + brief discussion
opening remarks: Lucaylucay
closing remarks: Tan

Alcober (Frederic Neumann)
Antonio (Recession)
Aquino (Odious Debt)
Belgira (Inclusive growth)
Cabrera (Management Association of the Philippines)
Cervantes (Brownfield Investment)
Dabbay ("The Coalition to Keep the World's Poor People Poor")
Del Rosario (Politics of Food)
Garcia (LEDAC)
Germo (Rural Electrification)
Guiriba (Credit Information System)
Hizon (United Fruit Company)
Hugo (Integrated Rural Development)
Lara (Management Engineering)
Lato (Naked Economics)
Lopez (Catch-Up Effect)
Lucaylucay (MSMEs)
Macapagal (Rationality of Irrationality)
Malamug (Philippine Economic History)
Mayoca (The Other Side of Midnight by Henry Schumacher, BW Aug. 10-11)
Mina (Open World by Philippe Legrain)
Nolasco (Snob Effect)
Paguio (Demoraphic Winter)
Perez (Greenfield Investment)
Quilicot (Paris Club)
Ramos ("90% of all phone calls, web traffic and investment is local")
Rances (Legal Transcription)
Rosales (e-Book)
Salazar (Population in NCR)
San Jose (Home Office)
Sangalang (Menu Cost)
Tan (Tax Expenditure)
Tibon (Tax Holiday)
Torrente (Land Administration Reform)
Viscarra (Demonstration Effect)

SS 120 Individual Reporting (Aug. 17* & 21)

Flores (Biblical Economics) *
Dimaano (Sociology of Religion)*
del Rosario (Civil Religion)
dela Paz (Theism, Atheism, Agnosticism)
dela Cruz (Folk Religiosity)
MK de Guzman (Separation of Church & State) *
Ems de Guzman (Religion & Tourism)
De Castro (Psychology of Religion) *
Corpuz (Jargons/Terms used by Iglesia ni Cristo + the group's religious tenets) *
Cruz (Religion & Capitalism)

Thursday, August 09, 2007

NSTP (READERS' CIRCLE)

Magbasa ng 1 artikulo na nailathala sa Issues Without Tears. May mga kopya nito sa Reserved Section ng UP CAS Library na maaaring ipa-photocopy. Iwasan ang may kaparehong artikulo. Inaatasan ko si Ms. G Ang na maghanda ng matrix/table kung saan itatala ng kanyang mga kamag-aral ang kani-kanilang mga napiling akda. Magsisilbi itong gabay para sa lahat upang maiwasan ang duplikasyon. Pagkatapos basahin ang napiling akda, makipagpalitan naman sa sinumang tapos na rin. Ipagpapatuloy ito hanggang sa makapagbasa ang isang mag-aaral ng 5-6 sa kabuuan. Ang layunin nito ay para matututo, makatipid at pasikhayin ang kultura ng pagbabasa sa mga mag-aaral. Inaasahan din na magkakaroon ng mga talakayan sa pagitan ng mga mag-aaral na nakapagpalitan. Mayroon kayong hanggang Agosto 25 para tapusin ito.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

MAKIKISUYO (DVD O CD)

KUNG SINUMAN ANG MAY KOPYA, PAHIRAM NAMAN.
PAKI-TEXT NA LANG PO. SALAMAT.

  • BORAT
  • HARRY POTTER V
  • FENG SUI
  • SUKOB

ECON 101 INDIVIDUAL REPORTING (AUG. 14)

(HAND-OUTS: 1/2 LENGTHWISE OF 8/11 BOND PAPER)

AQUINO (PUBLIC DEBT)
GERMO (DEVELOPMENT PLANNING)
GUIRIBA (GOCC)
HIZON (GEO-ECONOMICS)
HUGO (POLITICAL ECONOMY OF HIGHER EDUCATION)
LARA (THE PLIGHT OF THE KNOWLEDGE WORKERS)
LATO (INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY)

READINGS (DS 127)

  • ASIA FACES HUGE BILL TO CLEAN UP (MST, AUG. 8, P.A2)
  • ATIENZA SPELLS OUT HIS PRIORITY THRUSTS (MST, AUG. 7, P.A6)
  • KENYAN SELL BUTTERFLIS TO SAVE INFOREST (MALAYA, AUG. 8, P.A5)

COMMENDATIONS

  • Mr. Mina for his poem based on the book, The Lexus and the Olive Tree
  • Ms. Macapagal for topping the Econ 101 long quiz
  • Ms. Bravo for her poem on frailocracy
  • Mr. Dolor for his poem based on the book, Reinveting Government
  • Mr. Juliano for his poem on politics of gender
  • Ms. Lazaro for his poem on national democracy
  • Ms. Lepatan for her poem on PETA
  • Ms. Nanagas for her poem based on www.politicalcompass.com
  • Mr. Abrigo for his report on Crime and the Media (with emphasis on print media)

RANDOM POINTS

  • INAASAHANG BABABA SA P8 ANG PRESYO NG PONSTAN MULA P20 KUNG MAIPAPASA ANG CHEAP MEDICINES BILL, ANI ILOILO REP. BIRON.
  • P362 (350+12) NA ANG MINIMUM WAGE SA METROPOLIS. ANG DAGDAG NA P12 AY TOKENISMO LAMANG.
  • BILANG DENR CHIEF, MAS MAGIGING PROMINENTE SI LITO ATIENZA SA PUBLIKO. SA 2010, TATAKBO KAYA SIYA MULI BILANG MANILA MAYOR O SA KARERA SA SENADO NA SIYA SASABAK? SANA MATALO ANUMAN SA DALAWA.
  • PANOORIN ANG MGA POSTS (15 DOCUMENTARIES) NG MAKATI POLICE SA WWW.YOUTUBE.COM UKOL SA MGA CRIME PREVENTION TIPS. TYPE CRIMINAL MODUS OPERANDI. SOCSCI 120 CLASS, PLEASE TAKE NOTE.
  • AYON SA MST EDITORIAL (AUG. 8), BAHAGI NG PAPEL NG BLUE RIBBON ANG LINISIN ANG SARILI NITONG BAKURAN. (READ: ALLEGED COMMISSION ON APPOINTMENTS EXTORTION FROM PALACE APPOINTEES)
  • BAGAMA'T MAY KAKULANGAN SA KOLEKSYON, IMAKSIMISA PA RIN NATIN ANG LIBRARY. MARAMI PA RIN TAYONG MAAARING MAHIRAM MULA RITO.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

NSTP Film Viewing

Sorry we don't have enough time every Saturday. Instead, watch the following video materials in the comfort of your own home or dormitory. Or maybe, as a group, you can set the viewing to a particular place (say, to anyone from your group who volunteers his/her place). It aims to facilitate cooperative learning and economize the use of energy. Or, probably you have other plans in mind. Nevertheless, you have until the end of the month to finish the "film marathon." Afterwhich, processing and long exam will follow.
  • Life is Beautiful
  • An Incovenient Truth
  • American History X
  • Supersize Me
  • Bagong Buwan
  • Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros
  • Kubrador

SocSci 120 (topic: Criminology)

Esteban (Traditional vs. Modern Penal System)
Udaundo (Kinds of Torture)
Macapagal (Recidivism)
Casimiro (Religion, the Church and Crime)
Dino (Anti-Dummy Law)

Monday, August 06, 2007

DS 126 Group Output (submission: August 11)

TAKE HOME EXAM: Submit a matrix (4 quadrants) of PGMA's policies from 2004-2007 based on the following considerations:
  • correct and popular (popular, meaning approved by many)
  • correct but unpopular
  • wrong but popular
  • wrong and unpopular

NOTE: Use your group's judgment in the classification of her policies according to the considerations above.

(3-4 members per group, 5-12 entries per quadrant, computer-encoded, TNR-12 points, single-level sentence outline, cite the sources)

DS 127 Workshop (August 15)

Energy Saving Tips (Catsao)
Water Saving Tips (Go)
Workshop on Junk Art I (Tria)*
Workshop on Junk Art II (Torres)*
Workshop on Junk Art III (Solano)*
Workshop on Junk Art IV (Rosario)*
Creative Forms of Environmental Protest (Reburiano)
Listening Session=Joey Ayala songs on environmentalism with hand-outs of the lyrics & content analysis (Laforteza and Lu)

*Please post your specific workshop topic for purposes of approval and to avoid any duplication.


Friday, August 03, 2007

synonyms

synonyms!
ni diwang palaboy
doble-kara.
katapus-tapusan, walang ipinagkaiba sa iba.
dati: angara, sotto, oreta
ngayon: villar, iscudero, cayetano, estrada
ani' lacson, mga political mongrel sila.
kung sinong kaharap, s'yang kausap
daming mukha
(may kakapalan din)
balimbing!
"guest candidate"
para naman maganda sa pandinig
pero anu't anuman ay turncoat pa rin.
political butterfly
political chameleon
hunyango
pagbabalat-kayo
(paumanhin sa mga hayop na sa kasamaang palad
ay inihahalintulad ng tao sa tao=cruelty to animals)
pekeng pakiki-anib.
pekeng ngiti.
pekeng eleksyon.
pekeng pangulo.
pekeng demokrasya.

it's an e-life!

e-mail
e-waste
e-wallet
e-cash
e-commerce
e-mail marketing
e-bay
e-business
e-governance
e-democracy
e-lagda
e-voting
e-load
e-envoy
e-procurement
e-learning
e-classroom
e-gaming
e-activism
e-pet (tamagochi)
e-vangelization (confess, praise and worship via the cyberspace)

random thoughts (walang lang)

  • sabi ng isang taxi driver, ang unang baha ang pinakamaduming baha.
  • 2010 presidentiables=villar (np), roxas (lp), legarda (npc), lacson (ldp), etc.
  • sekular ang peyups. kung sa klase nga walang anumang dasal bago magsimula, bakit sa mga opisyal na programa ng pamantasan ay mayroon nito?
  • karapatan ng mga student orgs ang magkaroon ng tambayan. pero 'wag sana itong gawing basurahan o mukhang basurahan.
  • isang indikasyon na ayaw mo sa iyong trabaho ay kung halos "kinakaladkad" mo na lang ang sarili mo para pumasok.
  • KABALINTUNAAN: paano kung ang nagtuturo ng "empowerment" (pagsasakapangyarihan) ay siya mismong 'di "empowered." paano kung ang isang peminista ay siya mismong binubugbog ng kanyang asawa hanggang ngayon? paano kung ang mga nagtuturo ng physical fitness ay sila mismong 'di naman physically fit. saklap naman. napakasaklap.
  • napakadamot ng langit magbigay ulan. kasalanan ng tao.
  • padami ng padami ang mga 2nd coursers (para maging nurse).
  • lahat ng mga nanalo sa konseho ay may pananagutan sa mga taong nagtiwala o bomoto sa kanila. walk the talk.
  • neoliberalism= efficiency + effectivity + economy (equity is missing)
  • how to get rich?: smuggling, illegal recruitment agency, run for congress or establish a religion
  • SUCCESS (anuman ang ibig sabihin nito sa inyo) = intelligence Q + emotional Q + practical Q

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Econ 101 PPT Draft

  • 4-5 members per group
  • maximum of 12 slides (observe minimalism)
  • minumum of 8 references (books & on-line sources)
  • photocopy & use the PPT template I provided the class
  • submission: Aug. 17
  • no topic duplication (post a message to entitle/secure your group a topic based on the list provided below; "1st come, first serve" basis)
  1. Mass Housing: Issues, Challenges and Prospects
  2. "Made in China": A Critical Analysis
  3. "Made in the Philippines": A Critical Analysis
  4. Social Economics: An Overview
  5. Urban Economics: An Overview
  6. Business Reporting/Beat
  7. Professor Gregory Mankiw
  8. Shock Therapy

On '07 SONA

"Assertions are not the same as hard achievements,
and mixing the two reduces the credibility of the latter."-Winnie Monsod

DS 127 PPT OUTPUT 2

Instruction: same as previous but no topic duplication this time (post a comment to entitle your group a topic; "1st come-1st serve" basis); to be submitted on August 15; OBSERVE THE DO's & DONT's of PPT presentation; topics to choose from:
  • Media and Environmental Activism
  • Business and Environmental Activism
  • Church and Environmental Activism
  • Academe and Environmental Activism
  • International Donors and Environmental Activism
  • Local Governments and Environmental Activism
  • Mass-based Organizations and Environmental Activism

DS 126 POETRY READING + SHORT DISCUSSION (AUG 11)

THEME: POLITICAL (MAL)DEVELOPMENT II
OPENING REMARKS: BRAVO
CLOSING REMARKS: MENDIOLA

ACLAN (POLITICAL EFFICACY)
ALIENTO (RIGHTS-BASED APPROACH)
AQUINO (ELITE DEMOCRACY)
ARCEGA (NEO-CONSERVATISM)
BRAVO (NEO-LIBERALISM)
CASIMIRO (NEO-NAZISM)
CORPUZ (JUDICIAL ACTIVISM)
DE GUZMAN (THE MORO QUESTION)
DINO (ATTY. YORAC)
DOLOR (DECRIMINALIZATION OF LIBEL)
EJERCITO (GERRYMANDERING)
ERGUIZA (VANITY PLATE)
ESTEBAN (CHAOS THEORY)
EUGENIO (GUNLESS SOCIETY)
FELIX (WITNESS PROTECTION PROGRAM)
GONZALES (ANTI-DUMMY LAW)
JULIANO (IDENTITY POLITICS)
LAZARO (GAME THEORY)
LINTAG(POLITICS OF RELIGION)
LLESES (ETHNOCIDE)
MADRIAGA (INDIGENOUS POLITICAL SYSTEM IN CORDILLERA)
MENDIOLA (MENDIOLA)
NANAGAS (POLITICS-ADMINISTRATION DICHOTOMY)
NEPOMUCENO (POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY)
OCAMPO (ADMINISTRATIVE CULTURE IN THE PHILIPPINES)
QUINTOS (THE RULEMAKERS BY PCIJ)
RAMOS (POLITICAL CAPITAL)
RUIZ (REVERSE DISCRIMINATION)
SANCHEZ (COORDINATION AND SEPARATION OF POWERS)
SANIEL (CYBER-ACTIVISM)
SARIMO (HUMAN DEVELOPMENT REPORT 2006)
TAMAYO (POLITICAL EFFICACY)
TAYAG (BURGOS FATHER & SON)
TESA (JOHN NEGROPONTE)
TEVES (1ST, 2ND & 3RD ESTATE)
TUASON (PLUTOCRACY)
TURINGAN (PORK AND OTHER PERKS BY PCIJ)

70% (SUBSTANCE. VALUE-ADDED)
30% (CREATIVITY & ORIGINALITY)