Sunday, December 21, 2008

(Un)democratic short-list

The Dec. 22 Inquirer editorial put it succinctly when it described the upcoming 2010 poll as a "crowded field of equal-strength presidential candidates", referring presumably to Noli, Erap, Manny, Chiz, Loren, Ping and Mar. The elite-oriented Philippine politico-administrative system accustoms the electorates to limit their choice from the pre-determined short-list of contenders provided by the society's power-wielders. This explains why "none of them" got the highest rating (76 out of 291 total votes) among the UP respondents in Diwang Palaboy's online survey on presidential elections.

BAD

The Arroyo government is the embodiment of everything BAD:

extrajudicial killings and other human rights violations
political repression
development aggression
poll fraud
fraud-laden big ticket contracts
patronage and dynastic politics
lies and cover-up
abuse of authority
shameless bid to stay in power

random points

  • cremains = cremated remains
  • risk = threat + vulnerability
  • Gilbert Remulla = spokesperson of Villar's Nacionalista Party
  • EJK = extrajudicial killings = EJE = extrajudicial executions
  • Obamanomics = Economically, Obamanomics represents a belief in the need for governments to stimulate their economies with spending increases and tax cuts paid for by increases in borrowing. Politically, it means a belief in big government and an emphasis on what politicians of the center-left call fairness - as illustrated by promises to make the rich pay more tax (Source: Nick Robinson).
  • POV = points of view

Friday, December 19, 2008

Buhay bilanggo

http://www.pinoyweekly.org/cms/2008/12/buhay-bilanggo-0

random points

  • LGRA = local government and regional administration
  • food = the only material culture that becomes part of our bio-physiological composition
  • pandemic = pandaigdigang epidemiko
  • Senate President = ranks 3rd in the constitutional succession (Philippines)
  • tax incentives = are no longer effective in luring foreign investors
    and increase foregone tax revenue (Enrile)
  • aklas-sining = protest art
  • Asian Center = Pulungang-Aral sa Asya

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Sipi

  • "Bato-bato sa langit, ang tamaan, magbago!" - Prof. M. Chua

  • "Alam naman natin ang track record ng Malabon sa baha.
    Hindi na usapin ang baha, ang tanong na lamang ay ang lalim ng baha." - Prof. R. Tolentino

  • "Kahit na mababa ang suweldo sa UP, kaya pa rin ng mga tiwaling guro gamitin ang prestihiyo ng unibersidad para mas mahusay na ibenta ang sarili sa mga nasa kapangyarihan. Handa nilang ibenta kahit ang sariling kaluluwa kahit na nangangahulugan ito ng pagkadungis sa pamantasang pinaglilingkuran nila." - Prof. D. Arao

Top 10 Anti-Corruption Champions (awarded by Presidential Anti-Graft Commission)

  1. Department of Social Welfare and Development
  2. Department of Public Works and Highways
  3. Department of Health
  4. Land Transportation Office
  5. Metropolitan Manila Development Authority
  6. Department of Science and Technology
  7. Bureau of Immigration
  8. National Housing Authority
  9. Department of Finance (BIR and BI are bureaus under DoF)
  10. Bureau of Internal Revenue

    5 out of the 10 awardees are in the Top 10 public agencies with the poorest rating
    in terms of net sincerity in fighting corruption (SWS). Paano nangyaring champion?


Ang maniwala sa una utu-uto

"Who would you believe?
A Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, with eyes contrite and melancholy, saying, “I-am-sorry”?
Or a Mar Roxas boldly saying “I am not sorry”?"

- Atty. Raul Pangalangan, former UP College of Law Dean


Read - http://services.inquirer.net/print/print.php?article_id=20081219-178747

No to Palace-backed Con-ASS

Con-ASS
House of Representathieves
CONgress = opposite of PROgress

“It’s like entrusting your teenage daughter in the care of a rapist.”
- analogy provided by Manila Archbishop Gaudencio Rosales pertaining
to the Con-Ass proposal of the administration solons to amend the 1987 Charter


Things we can learn from a dog

http://www.pennyparker2.com/learndog.html

random points

  • aliterate = young people or adults who have acquired the abilities to read, write and calculate, but who do not use these literacy skills (EFA Global Reporting)
  • non-binding = a document that carries no formal legal obligations but may carry moral obligations (Human Rights Resource Book)
  • foreign remittances = saving grace of the Philippine economy in light of the lower tax revenue, foreign loans and export earning, and volatile financial sector
  • indivisible = refers to the equal importance of each human rights law; a person cannot be denied a right because someone decides it is "less important" or "not essential" (Human Rights Resource Book); All human rights have equal status, and cannot be positioned in a hierarchical order (UN Population Fund)
  • inalienable = refers to rights that belong to every person and cannot be taken from a person under any circumstances (Human Rights Resource Book)
  • Human Rights Principles = http://www.unfpa.org/rights/principles.htm

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Healthy Living

  • Unhealthy diets and physical inactivity are two of the main risk factors for raised blood pressure, raised blood glucose, abnormal blood lipids, overweight/obesity, and for the major chronic diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, cancer, and diabetes.
  • Overall, 2.7 million deaths are attributable to low fruit and vegetable intake.
  • Overall, 1.9 million deaths are attributable to physical inactivity.

Source: WHO

random points

  • impeachment = a failed concept under the present government (Peter Wallace)
  • adultery = there will be no such thing without marriage laws (C. Veneracion)
  • theft = there will be no such things without the concept of private property; "How could there be when everything was owned in common? How could a person steal from himself?" (C. Veneracion)
  • calibrated = manner of transforming China and Vietnam into capitalist economies (A. Abaya)
  • pariah = outcast

Possible tandem in 2010?

  • Bayani-Teodoro (both Lakas-CMD)
  • Noli-Vilma (independent and Lakas-CMD, respectively)
  • Manny-Pangilinan (NP and independent, respectively)
  • Loren-Chiz (Both NPC)
  • Chiz-Loren
  • Erap-Loren (reminds me of the FPJ-Loren tandem in '04, PMP and NPC, respectively)
  • Mar-Noynoy (Both Liberal Party)
  • Ping-Jamby (Both opposition hard-liners)
  • Binay-? (opposition)
  • Gordon-? (administration)
  • ?-Revilla (administration)

Major trading partners (combined export and import data) of the Philippines

  1. USA
  2. Japan
  3. China
  4. Singapore
  5. Hong Kong
  6. South Korea
  7. Saudi Arabia
  8. Taiwan
  9. Thailand
  10. Malaysia
  11. Netherlands
  12. Germany
  13. Vietnam
  14. United Arab Emirates

    Source: National Statistics Office

Things we can learn from a dog (a forwarded text)

  1. Let others know when they've invaded your territory.
  2. Delight in the simple joys of walking.
  3. When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.
  4. Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.
  5. When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close, and nuzzle him/her gently.
  6. Take naps. Stretch before rising.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Aklas-Sining Palayok Painting Exhibit '08

  • Isa sa mga kontribusyon ng Development Studies Program sa darating na DSS Week
    (Peb. 2-7) ay ang Aklas-Sining Palayok Painting Exhibit.
  • Mangyaring magtext sa akin ang mga estudyanteng interesadong magpasa at makibahagi ngayon pa lang. Nasa ibaba ang pagpipiliang tema.
  • Maaring magpasa ng mag-isa, may katambal o bilang isang grupo na may 3 hanggang 6 na kasapi.
  • Maaaring magpagawa sa mga kakilala. Kaya ko inihayag agad ang proyektong ito ay para sa mga gustong makibahagi pero hindi bihasa sa pagpipinta, subalit may kakilalang mahihingan ng tulong habang bakasyon.
  • Pintahan ang palayok sa posisyong nakataob. Mga kagamitan: palayok na may karaniwang laki, pintura, brush, atbp.
  • Isumite sa akin ang exhibit entry sa ika-27 ng Enero 2009 (Martes) kasama ang papel na naglalaman ng titulo nito, (mga) pangalan ng nagsumite, pangalan ng may dibuho at maikling paliwanag ukol dito (8x11 bond paper, TNR, 12 points, single spacing).
  • Ang mga sumusunod ang maaaring pagpiliang tema:
    -JPEPA
    -Youth activism
    -Charter change
    -TNC plunder of the environment
    -Peasant struggle
    -Struggle of the national minorities
    -Human rights violation
    -Counter-culture
    -People's movement
    -Women's struggle
    -Fisherfolk struggle
    -Struggle of health activists
    -US imperialism
    -Water democracy
    -Mcdonaldization of the society
    -Hyperreality
    -Food povery
    -Militarization
    -Campus journalism
    -Muslim struggle
    -Liberation theology
    -Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
    -Street parliamentarism
    -Armed struggle
    -US military presence
    -Cultural imperialism
    -Pop culture
    -Urban poverty
    -"Frankenfood" (GMO food)
    -atbp.
  • Maaaring mas maging espisipiko pa kayo kaysa sa mga paksang nabanggit.
  • Magsaliksik mabuti ukol sa temang napili upang higit na maisalarawan ang isyu.
  • Gawing mapanuri, malikhain at kakaiba ang dulog (approach).
  • Sana ay makibahagi rin ang mga pangmasang organisasyon sa kampus sa proyektong ito.
  • Lansagin ang kulturang dekadente, malakolonyal at kontra-mamamayan!
  • Magtext sa akin kung mayroon kayong nais linawin. Salamat.

Supreme Court ruling on key issues

  • People's Intitiative (2006 attempt to change the Charter) = 8-7* (against P.I.)
  • Calibrated Pre-Emptive Response (violent dispersal of anti-GMA protests) = 13-0 (against CPR)
  • EO 464 (gag order to prevent officials from attending Senate inquiries) = 14-0 (against EO 464)
  • PP 1017 (state of national emergency) = 11-3 (against PP 1017)
  • Executive privilege (covering the conversation between GMA and Neri) = 9-6 (in favor of E.P.)
  • MOA-AD (ancestral land deal between the GRP and MILF) = 8-7* (against MOA-AD)


    _____________________
    *could have been the other way around

random points

  • Is there anyone out there who has UP Naming Mahal ringtone? Kindly send it to me via bluetooth if we chance upon each other in the campus next year. Prof. Simbulan is also interested to save it in his mobile phone. Salamat in advance.
  • Some quarters are floating the idea of Fernando-Teodoro as possible Lakas-CMD presidential tandem to presumably confuse the political opposition and make them complacent. But, according to the grapevine, Noli-Vilma team-up is not an impossibility.
  • DZMM's Ted Failon and Korina Sanchez reminder: "Pumili ng masigla, tapat at ligtas na bangko na pag-iimpukan ng inyong pera." BSP's deputy governor agreed.
  • Pinaka-mataas na pagpupugay sa ika-30 taong paglipad ng IBON Foundation.
    Si Dr. Edberto M. Villegas (apo ng bayaning si Miguel Malvar) ang kasalukuyang tagapangulo nito.

random points

  • land reform = land redistribution
  • agrarian reform = land redistribution + credit facilities + agricultural extension services (soil science, fertilizer use) + community development + etc.
  • Toys are us = http://services.inquirer.net/print/print.php?article_id=20081217-178377
  • nation-state = country
  • Vatican City = smallest nation-state*
  • Nauru = smallest independent island republic

    ___________________
    *correction in our DS 125 quiz

Ugnayan '08

Pinakamataas na pagpupugay para sa mga nag-organisa (DS Seniors) at nakibahagi (DS Freshies, Sophomores at Juniors) sa matagumpay na DEVSOC Team Building activity na ginanap sa La Mesa Ecopark.


-Kamusta na ang tambalang Chaz-Neil?
-Kamusta naman ang tambalang Onanad-Soliza?
-Natatangi ang grupo nina Mr. More (goat, kambing! goat, goat, kambing, kambing!)
-Pinaka-pawisan awardee (batay sa ebidensya): Mr. Miranda
-Kapwa ko ayaw tumakbo: Ms. "Charice" Domingo
-0.25 course card grade incentive: PATO TEAM (Nikki, Kat, Eunice, Dyan, Kate, Bryan, Kat)
-Pagbati kina Neil and Tin para sa pagkilalang Mr. and Ms. Teambuilding :)
-Pagpupugay sa bagong El Commandante Aarti Advani
-Pagpupugay kay outgoing El Commandante Jotabs Teves (Mabuhay ka!)
-Nalito na naman ako kay Ms. Tayag at Ms. Torres - sino nga ulit sa dalawa yung talentado manggaya ng pusa at pikachu character?
-Dakilang marshall: RC
-Munggo ladies: Ms. Laforteza and Ms. Frias
-Salamat sa 2 magagandang binibining kasabay ko papunta sa ecopark - may mapa pala muntik pa tayong maligaw
-Ms. Balanag, tulad ng ipinangako ko nag-imbita ako ng celebrity.
-Cheer leader award: Tin Tecson
-Dance instructor award: Mr. Baldres (quack-quack)
-Ms. Camz, 'di po ako nakatikim ng adobo :(
-Ms. mahinhin-pero-masikhay award: Ms. Dyan Elefan
-May-itinatago-palang-talento-sa-pagsayaw award: Dean Mayoca
-Galing-sa-sakit-pero-inakyat-pa-rin-ang-hurdle award: Ms. Kate Martinez
-Program committee, pagbati sa inyo at buti hindi ako kasali sa palaro :)
-Future PDA scholar Val, 'di kita nakita.
-Malungkot ako kasi hindi natuloy ang 'DREAM COME TRUE' (LPS) :)

Sunday, December 14, 2008

random points

  • 'development community' = network of people professionally concerned with development (Colin Leys)
  • invisible hand = allots fortune (winners) and misfortune (losers) to people
  • power = ability to get others to do what they otherwise wouldn't do (Robert Dahl)
  • imperialist wars = hegemonic wars
  • input = sangkap
  • output = produkto
  • gahum = hegemony
  • kontra-gahum = counter-hegemony
  • mini-depression, great recession = feel-good terms, to avoid comparisons with the calamitous impact of the Great Depression (Amado Doronila)
  • Apolinario Mabini = first Philippine secretary of foreign affairs (1898)
  • overseas Filipino workers = overseas Filipino investors (in recognition of their contribution to the Philippine economy)

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Good at bad news

Good news: Mahuhusay ang mga isinusumite ninyong primer!
Bad news: Dahil dito, malimit na natin itong gagawin sa klase!

UGNAYAN '08

WHO: DEVSOC members
WHAT: Team Building Workshop '08
WHEN: December 16, 2008 (8 am to 5 pm)
WHERE: La Mesa Ecopark, Quezon City

3 klase ng mag-aaral ng kasaysayan

  1. Simpleng mag-aaral ng kasaysayan lamang
    - doon nagsisimula at doon din natatapos (walang pakialam, lutang at baog)
  2. Mag-aaral ng kasaysayan kakampi ang uring nagsasamantala (kaaway)
  3. Mag-aaral ng kasaysayan at aktibong nakikibahagi sa panlipunang pagbabago upang bumuo ng bagong kasaysayan kaisa ang uring pinagsasamtalahan (mapagpalaya)

Mga panawagan

  • Mag-aral. Maglingkod. Mangahas makibaka! - LFS
  • Abante babae, palaban, militante! - Gabriela
  • Ipaglaban ang karapatan ng mga katutubo sa lupa at sariling pagpapasya! - KATRIBU
  • Lupa, sahod, trabaho at karapatan, ipaglaban! - Bayan

Announcement

I won't meet my classes on Tuesday (Dec. 16).
I'll attend DEVSOC's wholeday Team Building workshop at La Mesa Ecopark.
Please inform the rest. Salamat.
Isang makabuluhan at mapagpalayang Pasko!

Friday, December 12, 2008

NSTP 2 (Jan. 7)

  • Study the article compilation on Philippine economy, politics and culture (55 pages).
    Ms. Mangulabnan/Ms. Arquiza, please facilitate the photocopying of the materials.
  • Prepare for a long exam about the compilation on Jan. 7 (W) before you present your group's human rights situationer. Bring a blue book.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

random points and links

SUBZERO: Lowest rating of GMA and the past Philippine presidents

  • Cory = +7 (Nov. '90) - due to massive black-outs
  • FVR = +1 (Oct. '95) - due to the execution of Flor Contemplacion
  • Erap = +5 (Dec. '99 & Mar. '00) - due the plunder charge and impeachment trial
  • GMA = -50% (July '08) - due to energy, rice, leadership and moral crises

Juana Change - Fixer

Juana Change - Cha-Cha

Karapatang Pantao

  • Nagbabala ang Nagkakaisang Bansa (UN) na mas lalala ang mga kaso ng paglabag sa karapatang pantao sa patuloy pagtindi ng pandaigdigang krisis pampinansya. - Mas lalong gigipitin ng mga nagsasamantala ang mga dati nang bulnerable sa lipunan tulad ng mga manggagawa, magsasaka at katutubo.
  • Ayon sa UN, ang kahirapan ay parehong dahilan at epekto ng mga paglabag sa karapatang pantao. - vicious circularity
  • Ayon pa rin sa UN, maraming mamamayan sa daigdig ang nananatiling mangmang ukol sa kanilang karapatang pantao. - Paano nila ipaglalaban ang isang bagay na hindi nila nauunawaan?

Madlakasan

Biguin ang 'Gloria Forever' Constitution!
Biguin ang balak na Con-ASS ng mga kiss ASS (himod-tumbong) na kaalyado ni Hitlerina!


Itinakda ng Konstitusyon na "ang ganap na kapangyarihan ay angkin ng sambayanan at nagmumula sa kanila ang lahat ng mga awtoridad ng gobyerno."

Darating ang panahon wala nang pagkakaiba ang dalawa

"We have greater control over the water we drink than over the air we breathe."

-Andrew Weil, M.D.

DS 100 (Q&A Primer III on Philippine Constitution - National Economy, Patrimony, Social Justice, Human Rights and Education)

  • Abris (Art. 12, Sec. 1)
  • Alfonso (Art. 12, Sec. 2)
  • Ang (Art. 12, Sec. 3)
  • Balicsa (Art. 12, Sec. 4)
  • Bautista (Art. 12, Sec. 5)
  • Bejasa (Art. 12, Sec. 6)
  • Bucog (Art. 12, Sec. 7)
  • Burgos (Art. 12, Sec. 8)
  • Cabiao (Art. 12, Sec. 9)
  • Caraan (Art 12, Sec. 10)
  • Caspe (Art. 12, Sec. 11)
  • Cesar (Art. 12, Sec. 12)
  • Conferido (Art. 12, Sec. 13)
  • Cortes (Art. 12, Sec. 14)
  • Cortey (Art. 12, Sec. 15)
  • Cruz, F. (Art. 12, Sec. 16)
  • Cruz, L. (Art. 12, Sec. 17)
  • Cruz, P. (Art. 12, Sec. 18)
  • Galang (Art. 12, Sec. 19)
  • Gomez (Art. 12, Sec. 20)
  • Hermosa (Art. 12, Sec. 21)
  • Jalina (Art. 12, Sec. 22)
  • Lugay (Art. 13, Sec. Sec. 1-2)
  • Mabansag (Art. 13, Sec. 3)
  • Macasinag (Art. 13, Sec. 4)
  • Mendoza (Art. 13, Sec. 5)
  • Rendon (Art. 13, Sec. 6)
  • Roa (Art. 13, Sec. 7)
  • Santos (Art. 13, Sec. 8)
  • Santuele (Art. 13, Sec. 9)
  • Soliza (Art. 13, Sec. 10)
  • Tayag (Art. 13, Sec. 11-13)
  • Tenorio (Art. 13, Sec. 14)
  • Tesio (Art. 13, Sec. 15-16)
  • Torres (Art. 13, Sec. 17)
  • Villaceran (Art. 13, Sec. 18-19)
  • Yang (Art. 14, Sec. 1-2)

    __________________________________________________
    same instruction as the previous primers; submission: Jan. 13

Agenda (Jan. 6, 2009)

random points

  • GMA = Hitlerina
  • hard-up = kapos, hikahos
  • fascism = asserts that government is at its best when government is totalitarian (E. Grigsby)
  • body, mind and spirit = 3 components/dimensions of the whole person
  • affirmative action = "positive steps taken to increase the representation of women and minorities in areas of employment, education, and business from which they have been historically excluded" (Source: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/affirmative-action/)
  • ethnocide (killing of culture) = development aggression (e.g. TNC mining) + state terrorism ( militarization)
  • kaparaanan ng batas = due process of law = 2 aspects of due process: procedural (method and manner) and substantive (fair and reasonable)

random links

Top 10 public agencies with the poorest rating in terms of net sincerity in fighting corruption (SWS Oct. '08)

  1. Bureau of Customs
  2. DPWH
  3. BIR
  4. House of Representatives
  5. PCGG
  6. LTO
  7. Malacanang
  8. DOTC
  9. Comelec
  10. DENR

People Power: Necessary Ingredients

  • Activist church - present but not solid and strong enough
  • Torrent of mass protest - present but intermittent
  • Poverty and hunger - widespread and worsening
  • Corruption scandals (scamdinavia) - rampant and unresolved
  • Net popularity - subzero
  • Military withdrawal of support - small faction only and detained
  • United opposition - none
  • Viable alternative - none/yet to emerge
  • Identified leader - none/yet to emerge

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

links

DS 126 Sovereignty and Development Primer

  • Pamintuan vs. Domingo (Indonesia)
  • Fabon vs. Dacanay (Thailand)
  • Magdaong vs. Pagdonsolan (Vietnam)
  • Manalastas and Cruz (Singapore)
  • Sz vs. Abesames (East Timor)
  • Montenegro vs. Lodrono (China)
  • Talal vs. Manalac (India)
  • Joson vs. Lao (South Korea)
  • Bersola vs. Villanueva (North Korea)
  • Orejola vs. De Sagun (Japan)
  • Reyes vs. Blasco (Myanmar)

Submission: Ponsaran's pigeon hole inside DSS, Dec. 15, Monday (11:30 AM)
Instruction: Q&A Primer, Filipino, handwritten, yellow pad
Format: title, byline, definition of sovereignty, 5 Q&A, sources (book and online sources)

Agenda (Dec. 12)

  • DS 100 - discussion and LPS on Magpantay's material; submission of the 2nd Q&A Primer
  • DS 112 - LPS on Casanova's Third World Definition; submission of the 2nd Q&A Primer
  • DS 125 - no session* but you're required to watch Peace Ngayon, War Bukas: Pwede ba 'Yon by MC Ferrer http://centennial.lectures.upm.edu.ph/UP_Centennial_Lecture_Series/ferrer.html
  • DS 121 - no session* but you're required to write a Q&A Primer (5 questions) on Age Stratification (handwritten, yellow pad) and submit it to me on Dec. 12 (F) at 11:20 inside DSS.

    __________________
    *dadalo ako sa kilos-protesta

Attention

  • dela Cruz (DS 112) = Evaluate the UP Third World Studies Center website.
  • Villamora (DS 112) = Evaluate the www.yonip.com.
  • Rico Santos (DS 125) = highest scorer (19/25), which entitles him to a 0.25 final grade incentive
  • NSTP II = No session on Dec. 10. Write a position paper in Filipino about any of the following local policy issues: medical tourism, agrarian reform, political party reform, recommissioning of the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant, repeal of the automatic appropriations act, debt cap, farm land as collateral bill, lemon law, lifting of citizenship restriction in owning lands, decriminalization of libel, decriminalization of vagrancy, agritourism bill, mining act of 1995, cheap medicines law, creation of DICT, fair elections law, and UP charter. Write it in a yellow pad and submit it to me on Friday, 11:20 am at the DSS. Please inform the rest.

Sunday, December 07, 2008

"Personal library"

"Hindi nga ba sa gitnang uri ay mahalagang marka ng status ang pagkakaroon ng book shelf?"

In(d)ay (a forwarded text joke)

Anak: Mom, I know the truth!

Mom: Ha?!? Eto P500, 'wag mo lang sabihin sa Dad mo.

Anak: Dad, I know the truth!

Dad: Ha?!? Eto P1000,'wag ka lang maingay sa Mom mo.

Anak: (OK pala 'to. Subukan ko nga kay Yaya) Yaya, I know the truth!

Inday: Sa wakas! Yakapin mo ako, anak!!!!!

random links

random points

  • recession = negative GDP for 2 consecutive quarters, usually accompanied by high unemployment
  • recession = "significant decline in economic activity spread across the economy, lasting more than a few months, normally visible in production, employment, real income and other indicators" (Source: U.S. National Bureau of Economic Research)
  • depression = prolonged and severe form of recession
  • "great recession" = a feel-good term, to avoid comparisons with the calamitous impact of the Great Depression (Source: Amando Doronila, PDI Editorial Consultant)
  • 2009 global economic forecast = http://services.inquirer.net/print/print.php?article_id=20081208-176690
  • crisis = a crucial stage or turning point in the course of something; "after the crisis the patient (or the economy) either dies (collapses) or gets better"
    (Source: wordnet.princeton.edu)

Saturday, December 06, 2008

random points

Halos 2 araw lang kada semestre

Kung susumahin, halos 48 oras lang ang itinatagal ng bawat asignatura kada semestre.
3 (oras/linggo) x 4 (linggo) = 12 oras
Samakatwid, 12 (oras) x 4 (buwan) = 48 oras sa kabuuan = 2 araw

Paano pa kung madalas lumiban ang guro o estudyante?

Mungkahi:
Bawasan o iwasan ang pagliban sa klase.
Aralin ang mga takdang babasahin
at iba pang materyales na may kaugnayan sa kurso.
Dumalo ng mga sampaksaan (symposium).

random points and links

Pinoy Weekly

Matapat, Mapanuri, Makabayan
http://www.pinoyweekly.org/cms/

links

No to "GMA Forever" Constitution

No to Con-ASS!

Ibon Foundation

IBON Foundation, Inc., IBON Center
114 Timog Ave., Quezon City, Philippines
media@ibon.org
927-6986

3rd quarter 2008 national income accounts

Simon Kuznets

Friday, December 05, 2008

My mentors

  • DS 100 (Simbulan)
  • DS 112 (Rago)
  • DS 125 (Villegas)
  • DS 121 (Abaya)
  • DS 126 (Simbulan)

Calendar

  • Dec. 8-12 (M-F) - Katribu & DevStud Juniors donation drive for the Aggay community in Cagayan
  • Dec. 15 pm (M) - DSS Christmas Party
  • Dec. 16 (T) - DEVSOC Team Building Workshop at the La Mesa Ecopark
  • Feb. 2-7 (M-S) = Social Sciences Week '09

DS 100 individual output

  • Abris (Domingo Salita)
  • Alfonso (Leothiny Clavel)
  • Ang (Leonor Briones)
  • Balicsa (Franciso Nemenzo)
  • Bautista (Victoria Bautista)
  • Bejasa (Onofre Corpuz)
  • Bucog (Ledivina Cariño)
  • Burgos (Jocelyn Cuaresma)
  • Cabiao (Bienvenido Lumbera)
  • Caraan (Antonio Tujan)
  • Caspe (Alejandro Lichauco)
  • Cesar (Romeo Ocampo)
  • Conferido (Reynaldo Imperial)
  • Cortes (Mila Reforma)
  • Cortey (Raul de Guzman)
  • Cruz, F. (Virgilio Enriquez)
  • Cruz, L. (Cesar Adib Majul)
  • Cruz, P. (Jose Ma. Sison)
  • Galang (Randy David)
  • Gomez (Roland Simbulan)
  • Hermosa (Tereso Tullao)
  • Jalina (Thelma Kintanar)
  • Lugay (Renato Constantino)
  • Mabansag (Nestor Pilar)
  • Macasinag (Edberto Villegas)
  • Mendoza (Celestina Boncan)
  • Rendon (Raul Segovia)
  • Roa (Virgilio Almario)
  • Santos (Walden Bello)
  • Santuele (Bernard Karganilla)
  • Soliza (Zeus Salazar)
  • Tayag (Josefina Tayag)
  • Teneorio (Alex Brillantes)
  • Tesio (Bernardo Villegas)
  • Torres (Jaime Veneracion)
  • Villaceran (Fatima Castillo)
  • Yang (Elmer Ordoñez)

-Develop a Q&A primer based on any book or book chapter authored by the scholar assigned to you.
-Same instruction as the previous output (yellow pad, hand-written, Filipino)
-Strictly book sources only; cite properly including the page and call number
-Materials are available at the CAS library.
-Submit the primer on Dec. 12 (F).

random links

random points

  • revert (balik-Islam) = Muslim's term for convert (They believe that all people are born Muslims)
  • Fourth world = minority population within nation-states (source: Globalization by Keith Suter)
  • globalization = erosion of national boundaries and the reduced significance of national government (source: Keith Suter)
  • prohibited acts pertainting to the Philippine flag =
    http://www.nhi.gov.ph//index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=69&Itemid=5

DS 112 Primer (individual output)

  1. Advani (Encyclopedia of Bioethics)
  2. Angeles (Bioethics)
  3. Baldres (Bioethics)
  4. Baquiran (Bioethics)
  5. Bautista (Bioethics)
  6. Belgira (Bioethics)
  7. Bruselas (Encyclopedia of Popular Culture)
  8. Caranto (Pop Culture)
  9. Cauton (Pop Culture)
  10. Concepcion (Pop Culture)
  11. Cruz (Pop Culture)
  12. Dela Cruz (Pop Culture)
  13. Duqiatan (Reader's Digest KASAYSAYAN)
  14. Eguico (RD's KASAYSAYAN)
  15. Elefan (RD's KASAYSAYAN)
  16. Fernandez (RD's KASAYSAYAN)
  17. Francisco (RD's KASAYSAYAN)
  18. Gamao (RD's KASAYSAYAN)
  19. Hechanova (RD's KASAYSAYAN)
  20. Hermosa (RD's KASAYSAYAN)
  21. Honrade (RD's KASAYSAYAN)
  22. Javier (RD's KASAYSAYAN)
  23. Lara (RD's KASAYSAYAN)
  24. Lopez (RD's KASAYSAYAN)
  25. Martinez (RD's KASAYSAYAN)
  26. Mayoca (Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences)
  27. Meneses (Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences)
  28. Onanad (Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences)
  29. Politud (Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences)
  30. Rosales (Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences)
  31. Tan (Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences)
  32. Tecson (Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences)
  33. Villamora (Encyclopedia of Bioethics)
  34. Villanueva, K. (Bioethics)
  35. Villanueva, S. (Bioethics)
  36. Yang (Bioethics)
  37. Yasay (Bioethics)

-Develop a Q&A primer based on any subtopic of your choice from the assigned source. Avoid duplication.
-Same instruction as the previous output (yellow pad, hand-written, Filipino)
-Strictly book sources only; cite properly including the page and call number
-Materials are available in the reference section of the CAS library.
-Submit the primer on Dec. 12 (F)

Reporting (Dec. 9)

  • DS 100 - argument for (Abris) vs. argument against (Alfonso) Magpantay's paper - 10 minutes each
  • DS 112 - report on Sen's Development as Freedom (Advani and Angeles)* - 30 minutes
  • DS 125 - report on Indigenous Knowledge Systems (Alfonso, Arroyo, Azarraga)* - 30 minutes
  • DS 121 - round table discussion on age stratification

    _________
    ______________________________
    *provide hand-outs (1/2 lengthwise, front page only)

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

random links

Development according to Dr. Uma Kambhampati

economic growth
+
equity
+
structural change
+
gender sensitivity
+
sustainability
+
human rights

=

DEVELOPMENT

MBC

Heavyweight boxing

Ayon kay Ed Tolentino, tumamlay ang heavyweight boxing dahil mas marami nang pagpipilian ang mga atletang may malalaking katawan tulad ng:
  • ultimate fighting (mabilisan lang ang mga labanan)
  • professional wrestling (scripted kaya hindi kasing panganib)
  • football (hindi kasing sakit kumpara sa mga suntok na tatanggapin ng katawan sa boxing)

Integrative medicine = biomedicine + ethnomedicine

Lampas isang linggong masama ang pakiramdam ko.
Sinabayan ko ng mga sumusunod (ethnomedicine)
ang mga gamot (biomedicine) na inireseta ng doktor.

  • honey
  • malunggay tea
  • salabat
  • saline gargle
  • Vita-Plus
  • water therapy

Replicability

Pabirong ibinulalas ni Grace Padaca na sa kabila ng kanyang pisikal na kapansanan, "tumakbo" siya sa pagka-gobernador noong 2001 at "sinipa" mula sa poder ang "Dy"-nasty sa lalawigan ng Isabela. We need to replicate this in other parts of the archipelago.

Indigenous Knowledge Transmission by Ifugao Gov. Teodoro Baguilat*

_________________________
*cousin of Atty. Karol Baguilat

Attention: DevStud majors

  • Sponsoring organization: KATRIBU (Kabataan para sa Tribung Pilipino)
  • Project: Paskuhan sa Tribu (outreach program in an indigenous community)
  • Beneficiary: Aggay indigenous community (Municipality of Abulog, Cagayan)
Interested individuals, kindly donate.
Options: rice/munggo/canned goods/noodles/toys/old clothes

1st year: to be collected on Friday (Dec. 5) by Ms. Mangulabnan and Ms. Detros
2nd year: to be collected on Friday (Dec. 5) by Ms. Ang and Mr. Alfonso
3rd year: to be collected on Friday (Dec. 5) by Ms. Cauton and Mr. Onanad
4th year: to be collected on Friday (Dec. 5) by Ms. Teves and Ms. Rodriguez

Please inform the rest.

A Third Way for the Third World

http://www.theatlantic.com/issues/99dec/9912kapur.htm

Agenda (Dec. 5)

  • DS 100 (F) - exam on Kambhampati's Development and the World
  • DS 112 (F) - lecture-discussion on the Philippine national political situationer
  • DS 125 (F) - exam on UN HDR's Cultural liberty in today's diverse world
  • DS 121 (F) - ACLE on Axel Pinpin's poetry

Twin objectives

According to Eddie Villanueva, faith-based organizations should pursue:

  1. gospel evangelism (to achieve spiritual growth)
  2. transformational ministry (to become agents of social change)

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Political Economy of Global Citizen by Eric Napeñas*

Usually the global citizen concept is used to diminish patriotism
in exchange for globalism - a veil for global capitalist ends.

Thus the only real substitute for patriotism is not the higher importance of the entire world, but the higher purpose of upholding human rights vis-a-vis when one's own country is in the wrong.

I am reminded of the great American humorist Mark Twain when he chose to be a "traitor" to his country in support of the more righteous cause of fighting U.S. imperialism.


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*a graduate of UP Manila's Development Studies Program
and a graduating student of DLSU-Manila's MA in Development Policy

Global Citizen

  • "One who is aware of what's going on around him and tries to make a positive difference."
    -Atty. Ismael Khan, Supreme Court

  • "A global citizen is a national of any country."
    -UP Board of Regent Nelia Gonzales

  • "A person whose sense of community transcends the limits dictated by concepts such as statehood, nationalism, regionalism, and creed to embrace the world with all its pluralities of "smaller worlds", coupled by a sense of connectivity between the world as a giant organism and the irreplaceable role of each individual as part of this giant organism."
    -Prof. Jose Alain Austria, School of Multidisciplinary Studies, DLS-CSB

  • "Taong kumikilala, gumagalang, pinapahalagahan at pinoproteksyunan ang karapatang pantao ng lahat."
    -makabayang Senador Wigberto Tañada

  • "A citizen who is in his mind is living in a borderless world."
    -Communicologist Carol Pulumbarit

  • "A person with national identity, but outreaches to other nation's people in common we-feeling or as in-group."
    -Sociologist Erle-Frayne Argonza

  • "We now live in a global village, especially with the onset of globalization.
    In many significant ways, every national is now a global citizen."
    -Ambassador Lauro Baja