Tuesday, March 31, 2009

random points and links

  • 2.5% = ADB's growth forecast for the Philippines in 2009
  • 3.5% = ADB's growth forecast for the Philippines in 2010
  • Imus = provincial capital of Cavite (kabisera)
  • Trece Martirez City = seat of provincial capitol (kapitolyo)
  • carport = http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carport

Haiku para kay Eba


A life of virtue
In raising a family
Through clothes and soap suds.

LABANDERA
by Caresse Coronel
NSTP 2 DevStud


* * *

Silence, their language
They're tied up with household chores
That was yesterday.

FOR EVERY WOMAN
by Roshelle LapeƱa
NSTP 2 DevStud

* * *

War shattered your past
Your past haunts you in your peace
Live on our lola!

COMFORT WOMEN
by Radxeanel Cossid
NSTP 2 DevStud

* * *

'Di alintana
Malayo sa pamilya
Para sa kapwa.

INANG OFW
ni Katharine Reina Detros
NSTP 2 DevStud

* * *

His gun pierced my mouth
Bullets filling, killing me
Robbed my dignity.

TO THE RAPE VICTIM WHOSE LIFE
WAS NEVER THE SAME AGAIN
by Anna Manarang
NSTP 2 DevStud

* * *

Kaya mong mithiin
'Wag kang papaalipin
Ika'y babae!

WOMEN EMPOWERMENT
ni Erika Elaine Duhaylungsod
NSTP 2 DevStud

Sunday, March 29, 2009

random points

Absentee students

John Ponsaran:
I'd like to seek your advice on how to deal with
absentee students - those with valid excuses
and those who are just irresponsible.



Henry Tenedero:
From a learning styles point of view, absentee students
may find learning "outside" more meaningful than
learning inside the classroom.
Again, if individual learning styles are valued,
students will make no excuse being absent
(whether they have valid excuses or they are simply irreponsible).

Learning styles: http://www.mb.com.ph/node/199431

Thursday, March 26, 2009

random points and links

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Kahit manghina ang isa, magpapatuloy ang laksa-laksa - Pinoy Weekly

http://www.pinoyweekly.org/cms/print/2004

Information literacy

Prof. John Ponsaran:
I hope it's not too much if I ask your advice
on how to better instill among the youth the
importance of
choosing the right TV programs to watch.


Dr. Florangel Rosario-Braid:
This is very important. It will have to be a concerted effort to
educate teachers, parents and the youth on criteria for good programs.
It will have to start with instilling need
for critical thinking which begins with teaching people
information literacy - how to identify, process, evaluate and use information.
The criteria for "good" TV programs should be developed.
I believe in media education rather than censorship.
Anyway, it is difficult to censor programs in the light of the
realities of our information age and borderless world.
Thanks for writing.


Check her profile:
http://www.aijc.com.ph/pccf/mediamuseum/who'who/whos'who-comm-ed-braid.htm

random points and links

Ang practicum ang pinakamakabuhuhang karanasan ko sa kolehiyo

  • Erya: Gitnang Luzon (Tarlac at Pampanga)
  • Panahon: Abril hanggang Mayo 2000
  • Bilang ng kagrupo: 4 (Jeasmine, Anna, Carlo at ako)
  • Sektor na nilubugan: Katutubo (Aeta partikular)
  • Tampok na isyu ng erya: IPRA, development aggression,
    ekoturismo, severe & chronic multidimensional poverty
  • People's Organization: Central Luzon Aeta Association- CLAA
  • Tagapag-ugnay sa PO at UP: NNARA Youth
  • Nakasamang organisador: Ka Bert, Ka Elvie, Ka Ric, Ka Nelson
  • Giya o guide: Mia Wacnang (nasa ika-4 na taon noon) ng NNARA-Youth
  • Tagapayo: Dr. Edberto Villegas

Reader's Digest Living Healthy

http://www.rd.com/living-healthy

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

random points and links

Development Studies Program (AY 2009-2010)

  • DS 111 (Dev't of Capitalist & Socialist States) TF 4-5:30 VILLEGAS
  • DS 121 (Study of Philippine Underdev't) TF5:30-7 VILLEGAS
  • DS 123 (Filipino Identity & Culture) TF 10-11:30 PONSARAN
  • DS 125 (Internat'l Aspects of Phil & 3rd World Dev't) S 9-12 BAGUILAT
  • DS 126 (Politico-Admin Institution & Behavior) S 9-12 PONSARAN
  • DS 126 (Politico-Admin Institution & Behavior) TF 2:30-4 SIMBULAN
  • DS 127 (Natural & Physical Resources Dev't) TF 1-2:30 PONSARAN
  • DS 128 (Human Resource Dev't) MTh 5:30p-7 WACNANG
  • DS 128 (Human Resource Dev't) MTh 7-8:30 WACNANG
  • DS 128 (Human Resource Dev't) S 1-4 BAGUILAT
  • DS 140 (Special Problems in Dev't) S 1-4 PONSARAN
  • DS 151 (Dev't Planning & Policy Formulations) W 1-4 CLAVEL
  • DS 199.1 (Research Methods I) TF 7-8:3o VILLEGAS
  • DS 199.1 (Research Methods I) W 1-4 Simbulan
  • ECON 101 (Macroeconomic Theory & Policy) MTh 4-6 ARCILLA
  • ECON 101 (Macroeconomic Theory & Policy) MTh 6-8 ARCILLA
  • ECON 102 (Microeconomics) MTh 8-10 TUVERA
  • ECON 102 (Microeconomics) MTh 1-3 ARCILLA
  • ECON 11 (Introductory Economics) MTh 1-2:30 TUVERA
  • ECON 11 (Introductory Economics) W 1-4 SEVILLA
  • ECON 11 (Introductory Economics) W 1-4 TUVERA
  • ECON 11 (Introductory Economics) W 1-4 ARCILLA
  • ECON 11 (Introductory Economics) W4-7 SEVILLA
  • ECON 115 (Philippine Economic History) W9-12 PONSARAN
  • ECON 141 (International Trade) W 9-12 ARCILLA
  • ECON 151 (Government Finance) TF 2:30-4 PONSARAN
  • ECON 151 (Government Finance) W 9-12 TUVERA
  • SOC SCI 120 (Directed Readings in SocSc) TF 4-5:30 SIMBULAN
  • NSTP I (Peasant Studies) W 1-4 PONSARAN

https://crs2.upm.edu.ph/classofferings/

Students who obtained the highest accumulated points

  • DS 100 (Adrian Alfonso and Marian Claire Mabansag)
  • DS 112 (Yfur Porsche Fernandez)
  • DS 125 (Ricco Santos and Joarlyn Morano)
  • DS 121 (Lesly Pilarta and Kolleen de Guzman)
  • DS 126 (Azalea Marie Talal)
  • NSTP 2 (Michelle de Leon)

Liham para kay Sir ___

Sir ____,

Magandang umaga po.
May nabalitaan po ako kahapon ukol sa
inyong planong maagang pagreretiro.

Hindi ko po alam kung may katotohanan ito.
Una ko pong inisip ay sana hindi ito totoo.

Bihira po sa mga nagtuturo ng komunikasyon ang nilalapatan ito
ng matalas, makamamamayan at makauring pagsusuri kaya kung
totoo man po ang nabalitaan ko ay tiyak na malaki kayong kawalan.

Nakakapanghinayang na hindi mabigyan ang mga mag-aaral
ng pagkakataong mamulat at malinyahan ng tumpak.

Ang mga naibabahagi ninyong kaalaman sa larangan ng
komunikasyon, sining at kalinangan ay may napakalaking ambag
sa pagpapanday ng kamalayan ng mga mag-aaral (at kapwa guro).

Umaasa po kami na ipagpaliban ninyo muna ang pagreretiro.

Kailangan po ng mga mag-aaral at ng mga kapwa ninyo guro
ng gabay lalo na sa kasalukuyang yugto ng krisis at ligalig.

Salamat po.

Development Studies Program


Faculty roster

Prof. Roland Simbulan, MPA
( Public Administration, New York University)
Dr. Edberto Villegas (Public Administration, UP Diliman)
Dr. Leothiny Clavel (Philippine Studies, UP Diliman)
Prof. Chester Arcilla, MDE (Development Economics, UP Diliman)
Prof. Mariam Tuvera, MA (Economic History, London School of Economics)
Prof. Silver Sevilla (Political Science, UP Iloilo)
Atty. Karol Baguilat (Law, University of Sto. Tomas)
Atty. Mia Wacnang (Law, Ateneo de Manila University)
Prof. John Ponsaran, MPM (Public Management, UP Open University)


Development Studies

The Development Studies was instituted in 1982 as an
urgent response to the need to develop practitioners
and scholars in development work to confront urgent
socio-economic problems in the Philippines.

Development Studies enables the students to cull from
the experiences of other nations, particularly in the
Third World, so that they can develop the ability to
formulate and implement developmental programs
which are nationalist, scientific, and people-oriented.

The program includes the following areas:

Development theory
Comparative studies
Philippine national development
Research methodology
Administrative techniques


Career opportunities:

National government
Financial institution
Local governance
Foreign service
Development research
Development work
Media research
Academe
Pre-law

random points

  • human rights lawyers = rare and endangered breed in the law profession
  • law = institutionalized norm of society; coded norm
  • people's right to know = short hand for the right of the people to
    information on matters of public interest (Atty. Ismael Khan)
  • TLEKS = Trabaho, Lupa, Edukasyon,
    Karapatang sibil at pulitikal, Serbisyong panlipunan
  • tests of indigency and merit = applicants should pass these tests
    to qualify as bonafide clients of Public Attorney's Office (PAO)
  • test of indigency = to determine if the applicant is
    financially incapable of hiring a private lawyer
  • test of merit = to determine if the case is meritorious
    or has a good chance of winning (PAO)
  • Services offered by PAO =
    http://www.manilatimes.net/national/2008/nov/02/yehey/metro/20081102met5.html

Pasasalamat at tagubilin

Sa lahat ng mga naging estudyante ko
(at kapwa ko rin mag-aaral) ngayong semestre,
salamat sa inyong pakikiisa, pagtugon at pakikibahagi.

Tandaang hindi lamang inaaral ang lipunan (teorya).
Dapat din itong pangahasang baguhin (teorya + praktika = praksis).

Mag-aral.
Magmasid.
Maglingkod.
Makisangkot.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

SAYOTE

SAYOTE
ni Axel Pinpin

'te, hindi ka hinugot sa tadyang ng iyong kuya o ama
'te, sa karalitaan ng lipunan
'te, sa barakong pag-iral

'te, sa pantalong nakapamewang d'yan ka nagmula at babangon
at huhugutin mo ang ulyaning diskriminasyon
kakapit-kamay si kuya, si ama

random points

  • green president = image that Loren wants to project
  • reregulation of the financial system = one of Obama's centerpiece legislative agenda
  • anti-trust laws = legislations against monopolies
  • canned goods, condoms, over-the-counter female contraceptives =
    commodities that experience increase in demand during periods of recession (Time)
  • cocooning = consumer behavior of going out less to reduce expenses (Time)
  • contemporary consumer behavior in US =
    http://www.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,1884149,00.html

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Paumanhin

Dahil sa pagpapalit dati ng template para sa blogsite na ito,
nagbago ang lay-out ng maraming entry.
Ito ang dahilan kung bakit may mga linya sa ibang talata na napuputol ng alanganin.
Hindi tuloy kaaya-aya at kumbinyenteng basahin.
Paumanhin.

Agenda (March 24)

  • DS 100 (exam by elimination on blog entries; distribution of course cards)
  • DS 112 (exam by elimination on chronic poverty and Habito materials;
    submission of random jottings; distribution of course cards)
  • DS 125 (reporting on Philippine retirement villages - Torrecampo, Torres and Yang (30 mins);
    exam by elimination on contemporary issues in international relations; distribution of course cards)
  • DS 121 (job hunting 101; distribution of course cards)


    Mechanics (exam by elimination)
    -The exam will be by way of elimination.
    -Latecomers will not be allowed to take the exam.
    -Students who will not be able to pass the first set shall not qualify to take the second set.
    -The same policy will govern the subsequent sets until the top 5 students emerge.
    -Top 5 highest scorers will get 1.0 in the final grade.
    -In order to merit 1.0 in the final grade, students must pass all the sets.
    -Each set is composed of 10 questions.
    -The passing score for each set is 5 points.
    -Bring 10 1/4 sheets of yellow pad, 2 ballpens (different ink)

    DS 100
    Yang (demerits of WST)
    Soliza and Tayag (culture of poverty)
    Tenorio (social market economy)
    In place of an oral presentation, you're required to distribute
    hand-outs to your classmates on March 20 or 24. 1/4 sheet of 8x11 bond paper

Sunday, March 15, 2009

random points and links

Sinabawang gulay

  • 2 hiwa ng kalabasa (P10 ang isa)
  • 2 taling malunggay 0 saluyot (P5 ang isa)
  • 2 taling okra (P5 ang isa)
  • 1 ulong bawang (P5 ang isa)
  • 1 kutsaritang asin o 1-2 pork cube/s o 2-3 hinimay na piniritong isda
  • 5 tasang tubig

  • Pakuluin ang tubig kasama ang mga pampalasa.
  • Ilagay ang kalabasa.
  • Pagkakulo isunod ang ibang gulay.

Optional output (Submission Mar 17, 18 and 20)

Are you for or against the (see topics below and choose one)?
Justify your answer.
Write your output in 1/2 yellow pad cross-wise.

  • Proposed debt swap of Germany to the
    Philippines to support local health projects
  • Right to reply bill
  • Proposed subsidiary bank (Water Development Bank)
    by the Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA)
  • Fiscal incentives rationalization bill
  • People's participation in budget deliberation bill
  • Open election system
  • EO 366



random points and links

My professors during my undergraduate years

  • DS 100 (Prof. R. Simbulan)
  • DS 112 (Prof. C. Rago)
  • DS 125 (Dr. E. Villegas)
  • DS 126 (Prof. R. Simbulan)
  • DS 121 (Prof. D. Abaya)

Story of Stuff

links

Saturday, March 14, 2009

The political economy of being a call center agent

A day in the night of a phone monkey
by Joel Jacob

random points and links

Friday, March 13, 2009

links

Ponsaran's tentative academic load next semester

  • DS 123 (Filipino Identity and Culture)
  • DS 126 (Politico-administrative Institutions and Behavior)*
  • DS 127 (Human Ecology)
  • DS 140 (Special Problems in Development)**
  • Econ 115 (Philippine Economic History)
  • Econ 151 (Public Finance)***
  • NSTP (Peasant Studies)

    _____________________________________________
    *another section will be handled by Prof. Roland Simbulan
    **focus: education (part I); local gov't & regional administration (part II)
    ***another section will be handled by Prof. Mariam Tuvera

Theater as an Alternative Classroom Activity by Prof. B. Mangubat

Babala

  • Lalaganap ang mga pekeng pera
    na ipamumudmod para nalalapit na eleksyon.
    Mga pulitiko at sindikato (may pinag-iba ba?) ang nasa likod nito.
    Ganito rin ang nangyari noong mga nakaraang halalan.

  • Mag-ingat sa mga "shoulder surfer"
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shoulder_surfing_(computer_security)
    Sa paglala ng pampinansyang krisis,
    lalong tataas ng kaso ng kriminalidad.

  • Mag-ingat sa "double burden" of diseases.
    Lumalaganap ito sa mga mahihirap na bansa kung saan
    may mataas na kaso ng nakahahawang sakit (hal. TB) at malnutrisyon
    kasabay ng lifestyle-related illnesses (hal. diabetes, heart ailment).
    Sabay na umiiral ang sakit ng mahihirap at sakit ng mayayaman.
    Ayon WHO, sanhi ito ng maduming kapaligiran,
    hindi wastong nutrisyon mula kapanganakan hanggang sa pagtanda,
    kawalan ng ehersisyo at iba pa.

  • Mananatiling atrasado ang Pilipinas hangga't hindi ito nakakapaglunsad
    ng tunay na repormang agraryo at pambansang industriyalisasyon.
    Hangga't nanaig ang pyudal at malapyudal na pagsasamantala,
    mananatiling ganito ang sitwasyon ng bansa at ng mga mamamayan nito.

random points and links

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Agenda (Mar 20)

  • DS 100 (film screening on alternative history, alternative journalism, etc.)
  • DS 112 (creative presentation on food safety in the Third World-
    Rosales, Tan, Tecson, Villanuevas, Yang, Yasay, Baldres)
  • DS 125 (lecture on Crime of Empire by Ricco Alejandro Santos)
  • DS 121 (Social Reform and Poverty Alleviation Act - Sagnip & Tuason)

DS 126 ACLE on UP

  • Abesames (UP in the midst of neoliberal globalization)
  • Barakat (UP-PGH Situationer: Issues and Challenges)
  • Bersola (Would I also want my children to study in UP?)
  • Cruz (UP vis-a-vis PUP)
  • Dacanay (Assessment of UP Centennial Celebration)
  • De Sagun (UP and the National Budget)
  • Domingo (Academic Freedom in UP)
  • Fabon (Public perception towards UP)
  • Joson (Research culture in UP)
  • Lao (UP subculture)
  • Lariosa (UP and partisan scholarship)
  • Lodrono (UP 10 years from now)
  • Magdaong (UP during Martial Law)
  • Manalac (Public-or-perish policy in UP)
  • Manalastas (UP vis-a-vis the best universities in Asia)
  • Mangalus (UP vis-a-vis Ateneo de Manila University)
  • Montenegro (Comtemporary student activism in UP)
  • Orejola (Employee activism in UP)
  • Pamintuan (UP vis-a-vis DLSU)
  • Reyes (Conditions of UP faculty today)
  • Sz (Faculty activism in UP)
  • Talal (Deconstructing Oblation)
  • Villanueva (Commercialization of UP)

    ________________________________
    -Magsaliksik mabuti.
    -Sundin ang mga gabay sa pagtatalumpati batay
    sa Gawaing Pampropaganda ng Ibon.
    -Magtalumpati sa wikang Filipino/Tagalog.
    -Ilimita lamang sa 4 na minuto ang talumpati.
    -Magsuot ng pormal.
    -Bawal ang kodigo.
    -Mag-iimbita ang ng mga hurado.
    -Pumasok ng maaga.
    -Malaking bahagi ng inyong grado ay nakasalalay sa gawaing ito.

2010

  • Based on the Feb. 2009 Pulse Asia presidential preference survey,
    Noli ranked first (19%), followed by Chiz (17%),
    Erap (16%), Manny (15%), then Loren (12%)
  • Noli has yet to formally declare his intention to run
    but he has been consistently topping surveys since last year.
    Expect a reversal of his political fortune
    if he associates himself with Gloria.
  • In text and in spirit, the Constitution bans Erap to run again as president.
    With that 16%, his anointment can boost the chances of another top contender.
  • Manny only placed 4th in the national senatorial race in 2007.
    Does it indicate anything about his prospect in 2010?
  • Loren's ranking continues to plummet.
    If it slides further, she shouldn't take her chances anymore.
  • Chiz is just a hype.
    He's running on the singular platform of age.
    Call it chronocentrism.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

DS 112

Ms. Caranto, please finalize the collection of the page entries for the DS 112 module on the political economy of globalization. Submit the soft-bound final compilation on March 17.
Everyone must submit earlier.

random points

  • ghost projects, ghost deliveries, ghost employees =
    laganap sa isang tiwaling pamahalaan
  • SCAMdinavia = angkop na ipalit sa pangalan ng bansa sa ilalim ng kasalukuyang kleptocrat-in-chief
  • Ombudsman Gutierrez = an untouchable protecting the untouchables
  • "Pasa sa inalipin ng puhunan" = pinag-alayan ni Mr. Bacon ng kanyang
    tesis ukol uring manggagawa
  • brain drain = human capital flight
  • Philippines = number 1 exporter of nurse in the world

Pagkain

  • Para maibsan ang gutom sa gitna ng krisis, noodles ang iniuulam ng
    maraming sinaklot ng karalitaan. Stomach fillers, kumbaga.
    Isang kabalintunaan para sa isang bansang biniyayaan
    ng matabang lupa at malawak na yamang tubig.
  • "Mass feeding" ang pabirong tawag ng isang kakilala ko sa blow-out
    para sa kanyang/kanilang kaarawan.
  • Sa isang karinderya, "kabayan" ang tawag ng mga
    serbidor sa kanilang mga suki.
    Karaniwan itong madidinig na tawag ng Pilipino
    sa kapwa niya sa ibayong dagat.
    Masarap din itong madinig mula sa kapwa Pilipino sa loob mismo ng bansa.

Self-assessment

Submit a self-assessment of your academic performance in our class.
Rate yourself using the UP grading scale of 1.0-5.0.
Enumerate your major and minor accomplishments since day one.
Highlight your learning experiences, realizations, "shining moments"
and other related concerns.
Write it in a bluebook and submit it personally.

Deadline:
DS 100 (Mar 17 - Tues)
DS 112 (Mar 17 - Tues)
DS 125 (Mar 17 - Tues)
DS 121 (Mar 17 - Tues)
DS 126 (Mar 18 - Wed)
NSTP (Mar 18 - Wed)

Revised agenda (March 13, 17)

  • DS 100 (Mar 13) - no session
  • DS 112 (Mar 13) - no session
  • DS 125 (Mar 13) - no session
  • DS 121 (Mar 13) - no session
  • DS 100 (Mar 17) - Santos vs. Santuele (Wow Philippines-8-mins each); Soliza and Tayag (Culture of Poverty-8 mins each); Villaceran vs. Yang (World Systems Theory-8 minutes each)
  • DS 112 (Mar 17) - creative presentation on Risk Society in the 3rd World
  • DS 125 (Mar 17) - report on braindrain in the Philippine aviation industry (Penetrante & Quialquial)
  • DS 121 (Mar 17) - report on shelter/housing security (Mangalus, Ortiz & Pilarta)

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Kathang-isip

“The Philippines we see today is very different than the Philippines
I inherited eight years ago. We have a country that is safer and more secure.”

-GMA

random thoughts

  • Biro ng isang dating mag-aaral, sa Fatness First gym siya pumupunta kaya mabigat ang kanyang timbang.
  • Sa isang eksena sa isang lumang pelikula ni FPJ, nangaral ang isang myembro ng sindikato na ang 'tunay' na magaling na manlalaro ng bilyar ay tinatalo ang kalaban at nananalo pa rin kahit tinalo ng kalaban. Ibig sabihin, may malaki pa ring iniuuwing halaga ang mga nagpapatalo. Tumutukoy ito sa talamak na dayaan sa larangan ng palakasan o isports.
  • Tama si Axel Pinpin. Kakapit-kamay/bisig dapat ng bawat babae si ama at kuya sa paglansag ng diskriminasyong nananaig sa lipunan.

Agenda (March 10, 11, 13)

  • DS 100 (Mar. 10) - LPS on the State of the Nation's Health*;
    submission of the Women in History concept map
  • DS 112 - film screening on activism and social change (part I)**
  • DS 125 - discussion on Philippine political elites
  • DS 121 - panel discussion on suicide and poverty (mag-aral)
  • DS 126 (Mar. 11) - graded recitation (list 20 policies of PGMA and classify them according to the following: correct and populist; correct but not populist; wrong and not populist; wrong but populist)
  • NSTP - teambuilding
  • DS 100 (Mar. 13) - face off (Yang vs. Villaceran); reporting on culture of poverty (Soliza & Tayag)
  • DS 112 -film screening on activism and social change (part II)**
  • DS 125 - library work (topic: TBA)
  • DS 121 - library work (topic: TBA)

_______________
*Galang is exempted
**Cauton (LCD), dela Cruz (laptop), Honrade and Lara (emcees)
Note: Submit the DS 100 social marketing output on March 17;
The creative presentation on the Risk Society in the Third World is also scheduled on March 17.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

random points

  • prevention & persecution = 2 pronged approach in fighting graft and corruption
  • Escudero = runs on the singular platform of age (Lito Banayo)
  • GMA = an EDSA beneficiary but wasn't able to live up to its ideals
    and aspirations; detests another EDSA uprising for obvious reasons

Photos

Bisitahin ang mga bagong larawan sa:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/29520384@N04/

Mayroon pang iba sa:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/27652182@N08/

Paanyaya para sa Bathroom Voices

What: Bathroom Voices by Kapatirang Dramatista (formerly Tanghalang Batingaw)
Where: PGH Science Hall
When: March 6 (Friday) 4-6 pm; 7-9 pm

Agenda (March 6)

  • DS 100 - Attend the Women in History symposium at the LT (9 am)
  • DS 112 - film screening on activism and social change
  • DS 125 - discussion on elite democracy
  • DS 121 - exam and discussion on informal economy

Monday, March 02, 2009

Cultural development (updated)

"Tumutukoy ang cultural development sa pagsusulong ng
isang makabayan, siyentipiko at pangmasang kultura
laban sa dekadente, bulok, burges-pyudal
at maka-imperyalistang kultura."

-Marice Hermosa
student, Development Studies

***

"Masasabing maunlad ang kultura ng isang lipunan kung sinasalamin
nito ang likas na kayamanang sining at panitikan,
hindi ang kulturang iwinawasiwas ng dayuhan
at iilang naghaharing uri."

-Amihan Mabalay
graduate, Development Studies

***

"Cultural development is positive social change attained
through the process of remolding cultural universals,
thereby developing the society as a whole."

-Jigz Tenorio
student, College Arts of Sciences

***

"Culture is a historic phenomenon, and its development
is determined by the the succession of socio-economic formations.
It assumes a class character both as to its
ideological content and its practical aims.
Under capitalism, every national culture is split
into two cultures comprising the dominant culture of the
bourgeoisie and the subjugated masses.
However, certain areas of 'commodified' pop culture
transcend class boundaries."

-Prof. Amante del Mundo
Department of Arts and Communications

Sunday, March 01, 2009

random points

Classcards

The following students are assigned to collect the classcard of their classmates:

  • DS 100 (Ang)
  • DS 112 (Cauton)
  • DS 125 (Camunay)
  • DS 121 (De Vera)
  • DS 126 (Joson)
  • NSTP (Mangulabnan)

    Kindly arrange alphabetically. Salamat po.

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Epekto ng kasalukuyang pampandaigdigang pinansyang krisis

  • Ayon sa ulat, tumataas ang demand sa de-latang sardinas dahil sa pampinansyang krisis.
  • Dumadami rin ang nagsisimba pero bumababa ang kabuuang halaga ng mga nagbibigay ng donasyon tuwing misa.
  • Maging ang industriya ng pornograpiya sa U.S. ay humihingi na rin ng saklolo (bail out) sa pamahalaan.
  • Noong nakaraang Pasko, maraming Amerikano nagsabing muli nilang iniregalo sa iba ang dati nilang natanggap para makatipid.
  • Upang mapataas ang benta sa kabila ng krisis, may promo ang isang kompanya ng sasakyan na maaari itong ibalik sa kanila kung sakaling mawalan ng trabaho ang bumuli sa sumunod na taon.
  • Ang mga dating aroganteng serbidor ay nagbago sa pakikitungo sa kanilang mga kliyente upang patuloy at mas madalas na bumalik sa kanilang establisimyento.
  • Lumaganap ang staycation (stay + vacation). Ito ay ang pagbabakasyon na lamang sa sariling pamayanan sa pamamagitan ng pagbisita sa mga kaibigan, kamag-anak, lokal na museo o parke, o pananatili na lamang sa bahay para makatipid.
  • Lumaganap din ang 'suiciety'* o ang pagpapatiwakal dahil sa kawalang pag-asa o kahihiyang dulot ng pagkalugi ng ipinuhunang salapi sa stock market.
  • Sa U.S., mas dumadami ang kusang nagbibigay o napipilitang magbigay ng diskwento sa kanilang mga produkto o serbisyo. Subalit nangangamba ang mga negosyante na baka umabuso ang kanilang mga mamimili.

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    *Ms. Bautista, salamat sa pagbabahagi ng termino.