Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Sept 3

  • NSTP - sabayang pagbigkas (Kung tuyo na ang luha mo aking bayan; Republikang basahan)
  • Econ 115 - continuation of individual reporting
  • DS 126 - submission of write-up and graded recitation about concepts in political science (look for your own references)
  • DS 123 - continuation of individual sharing on risk society

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Aug 31 (Friday)

  • NSTP - oral presentation of development-related terms;
    submission of an original comic strip about cultural imperialism (research well about the subject matter)
  • Econ 116 - long exam on the 3rd chapter of the Maasaki Satake's People's Economy (Community-based industry); continuation of reporting after the exam
  • DS 126 - long exam (2nd part); submission of a commentary on Dear PAO column of Atty. Persida Acosta published by the Manila Times (no duplication of article), and if possible, also Atty. Remigio Saladera's Pinoy Weekly column
  • DS 123 - individual reporting on any subtopic related to risk society (3-4 minutes per student, without hand-outs); health advisory on food safety

    PATAPOS NA ANG SEMESTRE. Bumawi ang dapat makahabol.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

DS 127 outputs

  • Human ecology AVP (Sept 1)
  • Political economy of water II* (Sept 1)
  • Political economy of oil/petroleum* (Sept 1)
  • Political economy of environmental health* (Sept 1)
  • Indigenous toy project by pair (Sept 8)

    *1/4 sheet back to back only

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

random points

  • diversity = (samo't saring buhay o sari-buhay) sum total of varied life forms (plants, animals, microorganisms) living in a particular area (habitat/ecosystem) at a particular time, interacting with one another and with environment (Prof. Natividad Lacdan, botanist)

  • toxicity = result of harmful exposure(s) to xenobiotics (chemicals, drugs, toxins, etc.) that is/are dependent not only in the actual dose(s) but on the timing of exposure during the critical windows of vulnerability in the development of the organism (Dr. Irma Makalinao, toxicologist)

  • whole food = not processed except perhaps by cooking; also means as fresh and near to the farm; for fruits and some vegetable eaten raw; in terms of carbohydrates - e.g. boiled corn (whole) vs. corn chips (processed), steamed fish (whole) vs. fish balls (processed) (Dr. Jaime Galvez-Tan, former DOH Secretary)

    *sent thru SMS

Aug 27

  • NSTP 1 - ACLE on Philippine women situationer
  • Econ 115 - continuation of individual reporting on finance and development; submission of individual industry situationer
  • DS 126 - long exam and graded recitation on Philippine judiciary
  • DS 123 - graded recitation on Macroeconomics and health

Sunday, August 22, 2010

August 24-25

  • NSTP - oral presentation of development-related issues and problems
  • Econ 115 - long exam on People's Economy and Poverty Artifacts
  • DS 126 - graded recitation on the Philippine judiciary
  • DS 123 - graded recitation on the Macroeconomics and Health glossary
  • DS 127 - AVP submission and graded recitation on:
    -Greenwash: an introduction (Greer and Bruno)
    -Environmental movement and Philippine politics (Rico)
    -Crisis in the Philippine ecosystems (Segovia)
    -Food and water security (UP Forum)
    -Climate change impact on traditional family farming communities (Resurgence)
    -Is UP the cause of the conequence of the country's weak industry? (Magpantay)
    -IPRA: Legalizing Dispossession (Ibon Foundation)


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Ponsaran's tentative load next semester

  • DS 100 (Development Theories) MTh 8:30-10 AM
  • DS 126 (Governance and Dev't) MTh 10-11:30 AM
  • DS 123 (Health and Dev't) MTh 1-2:30 PM

  • DS 112 (Third World Studies) W 9-12

  • NSTP II (Political Economy of Dev't) TF 8:30-10 AM
  • Econ 116 (Asian Economies) TF 10-11:30 AM
  • DS 112 (Third World Studies) TF 1-2:30 PM


What: Political Economy of Poverty Exhibit

When: August 20, 2010 (Friday), 8:30-10:00 AM only

Where: Rizal Hall 229

Organizer: DevStud NSTP I class (2010-2011)

*additional points for students in Econ 115, DS 126, DS 123 and DS 127
who will attend and serve as jurors. Please inform your classmates.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Aug 17-18

  • NSTP - Philippine peasant situationer
  • Econ 115 - individual reporting on finance and development
  • DS 126 - "The poor on trial in the Philippine criminal justice system" by MGS Lopez
  • DS 123 - film viewing
    Ethical recruitment system in health human resources
    Maternal health and globalization
    Nursing education in the Philippines
    Drug security
    Integrative medicine
    Anthropology of hunger
  • DS 127 - 1st screening of human ecology AVPs

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares on judicial reform

"Judicial reform for me is best described as efforts both in policy and action towards eliminating obstacles towards the effective, efficient and equitable access of the people to justice. As a human rights lawyer and considering that I have a bias in favor of the people, judicial reforms should focus in allowing this kind of access to the poor and the marginalized sectors and public interest issues. I agree with a paper on judicial reform in Latin America that judicial reform must delve into reforming its important elements such as the independence of the judiciary (appointment and disciplinary reform), access (including cost, legal aid, gender issues, and procedural and substantive aspects of the judicial system), efficiency (unclogging court dockets, and alternative dispute resolution which is also an element of access) and of course resources (not just autonomy of the budget but its sufficiency as well). In the Philippines, no judicial reform can be undertaken without including steps to address corruption (both in the judiciary and the legal practitioners in courts). Furthermore, effective access also includes not just the legal education of judges but of lawyers as well for their effective representation of clients, most especially the poor. Ensuring that law schools equip students with the receptiveness to judicial reform and public interest issues also play a role in legal system reform in general and in judicial reform in particular. I do not wish to exclude the elimination of cultural barriers to effective access to the judiciary in any efforts at judicial reform. Notice that the list of elements is not exhaustive, as judicial reform in one country could vary in terms of thrust from another. Of course, I do not believe that genuine and thoroughgoing judicial reform can be achieved without political and economic reforms as these factors normally, and inherently, make access to justice difficult if not impossible for the marginalized and the poor."

- Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares

Development Studies Program faculty roster

  • Prof. Chester Arcilla*
    Masters in Development Economics
    UP Diliman
    specialization: poverty, inequality, social movements
    subjects: Econ 11, Econ101, Econ 102, Econ 141, Econ 191

  • Prof. Roland Simbulan
    Masters in Public Management
    New York University
    specialization: RP-US foreign relations, development administration
    subjects: SocSci 120, Econ 109, DS 126, DS 199.1, Ds 199.2

  • Dr. Edberto Villegas**
    Doctor of Public Administration
    UP Diliman
    specialization: political economy, globalization of finance, social movements
    subjects: DS 111, DS 121, DS 122, DS 199.1, DS 199.2

  • Prof. Allan Mesina
    Masters in Environmental Management and Development
    Australian National University
    specialization: human ecology, urban planning, economic development
    subjects: Econ 11, Econ 102, Econ 101, Econ 151, DS 121, DS 127

  • Dr. Leothiny Clavel
    Doctoral in Philippine Studies
    UP Diliman
    specialization: program planning, project management
    subjects: DS 151, DS 152, DS 128

  • Prof. Silverio Sevilla
    UP Iloilo
    specialization: banking and finance, microeconomics
    subjects: Econ 11, Econ 101, Econ 102, Econ 121

  • Atty. Karol Baguilat***
    Bachelor of Laws
    University of Sto. Tomas
    specialization: labor law, HRD
    subjects: DS 128, DS 126, DS 125

  • Atty. Mia Wacnang***
    Ateneo de Manila University
    specialization: labor laws, agrarian reform, HRD
    subjects: DS 128, DS 126, DS 125

  • Prof. John Ponsaran***
    Masters in Public Management
    UP Open University
    specialization: local government and regional administration, indigenous people
    subjects: DS 100, DS 112, DS 123, DS 126, DS 127, Econ 115, Econ 116

    *program head
    **academic coordinator
    ***DevStud graduates

Aug 13 (Friday)

  • NSTP - panel discussion on Philippine urban poor situationer
  • Econ 115 - continuation of individual reporting on finance & development
  • DS 126 - graded recitation about crime and society (twist: look for your own reading materials)
  • DS 123 - share in class your interview with any UPM student with field experience in community medicine/community dentistry/community rehabilitation medicine/community pharmacy/community nursing, etc.

Dr. Ed Villegas on equity

"Ang equity at growth ay kailangang magkasabay ngunit mas mahalaga ang equity.
Halimbawa may GNP na 7.5% ngunit wala namang pagbabago ang buhay ng 60% na nasa ibaba at nakinabang lamang ang 40% sa itaas.
Hindi ito katanggap-tanggap kung ikukumpara sa GNP na 4.5% lamang ngunit ang mas nakinabang ay 60% sa ibaba kaysa sa 40% sa itaas." -Dr. Ed Villegas

Good governance

  • "Applying law and rules and regulations with zero tolerance and without "palakasan".
    - Atty. Ismael Khan
    Former SC speokesperson

  • "In policy and practice, governance should protect and promote the fundamental interests of the majority."
    - Prof. Fatima Castillo
    UP Professor of Politics and Society

  • "Good governance is people's governance based not on dictatorship of and by any single group but on the collective's own, free and enlightened choice, no matter how diverse. The ultimate test is to empower each one and set them free the moment the guide is no longer needed. The governed have discovered the "Mutya" (or their own Inner Teacher and can explore their own creativity)."
    - Prof. Grace Devora
    UP Professor of Humanities

  • "Good governance is observing competence, meritocracy in civil service, decisiveness, political will to pursue state initiatives, building culture of efficiency, practicing transparency of transaction, clear accountability, participative, observing synergy with civil society and stakeholders."
    - Prof. Erle Frayne Argonza
    Professor of Sociology and Development Studies

  • "Good governance is democratic, honest, transparent and accountable."
    - Dr. Judy Taguiwalo
    UP Faculty Regent and Professor of Community Development

Thursday, August 05, 2010


Limitado ang aking mga blogpost sa Diwang Palaboy dahil sa pagiging abala ko sa pagsusulat ng mga artikulo sa mga sumusunod na babasahin:

  • Taliba: Dyaryo ng Makabagong Pamilya*
    Ang mga paksang isinusulat ko rito ay karaniwang ukol sa pamahalaang lokal, isyung pangkalusugan at pangkaunlaran. Lumalabas ang kolum ko na pinamagatang "Kilatisin Natin" sa opinion page apat hanggang anim na beses sa isang linggo depende sa sigasig at oras ko.

  • Remate Tonight: Pahayagan ng Global Pinoy*
    Isyung pangkalusugan at panlipunan naman sa Pilipinas at iba pang bansa sa ikatlong daigdig ang mga paksa ng mga artikulo ko dito sa lathalain (feature page)

  • Student's Digest (Natural Economics column)
    Mga inisyatibo at isyung pangkalikasan naman ang mga paksa sa isang beses isang buwan kong artikulo sa magasing ito sa Ekonomiks na pang-hayskul.

    *Pinili kong magsulat sa tabloid para mas maabot ang mga mambabasa mula sa batayang sektor.
    Walang mga malalaswang artikulo sa dalawang pahayagang ito.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

NSTP I Mangyan literacy and numeracy project

Pumili ng isa sa mga sumusunod na paksa na inyong gagawan ng visual aid para sa mga katutubong Mangyan. Tatlong myembro lamang kada grupo. Inaatasan ko si Bb. Alcaide bilang tagapag-ugnay upang tiyaking walang grupong magdodoble gumawa sa isang paksa. Ipasa ang output sa ika-17 ng Agosto. Iwasang maging magastos para sa gawaing ito. Maging malikhain at mapamaraan. Magsaliksik at sumangguni sa akin at sa Katribu kung kailangan.

  • Letters A-Z (English)
  • Titik A-Z (Filipino)
  • Numbers 1-10 (English) + Bilang 1-10 (Filipino)
  • Additional, Subtraction
  • Multiplication, Division
  • Colors and Shapes
  • Body Parts
  • Animals
  • Insects
  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Coconut: tree of life
  • Filipino Heroes
  • Conversational English
  • Conversational Filipino
  • Salawikain
  • Bugtong
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Philippine ethnographic map
  • Philippine economic map
  • Karapatang Pantao
  • Karapatan ng mga bata
  • Karapatan ng mga katutubo
  • Right to health
  • Karapatan sa lupa at sariling pagpapasya
  • Tamang paghuhugas ng kamay
  • Masamang epekto ng paninigarilyo
  • Benepisyo ng tamang nutrisyon
  • Benepisyo ng pag-eehersisyo
  • Likas na yaman ng Pilipinas
  • Pangangalaga sa yamang-dagat
  • Yamang-tao
  • Mga probinsya sa Luzon at kabisera nito
  • Tatlong sangay ng pamahalaan
  • Kahalagahan ng edukasyon
  • Kahalagahan ng pag-aaral ng kasaysayan
  • Ano ang kultura at ang mga katangian nito
  • Pag-oorganisa ng komunidad 101

Mga paalala

  • Seniors: Dalawang grupo (Laguna at SJDM) pa lamang ang nakakapagpasa ng kopya ng Pagbalikwas AVP. Ipasa na ito para magraduhan sa Econ 115. Pambawi ito lalo na sa mga nagkakaproblema sa academic standing.
  • Ms. Diestro at Ms. Sigue: Pakipasa ang consolidated development lexicon sa susunod na linggo (Martes).
  • Mr. Ching: Pakidala ang USB na naglalaman ng lahat ng haiku lay-out sa Martes din. Tiyaking may isang magdadala ng laptop para ma-edit ko ito. Ang paghahandang ito ay para sa itatanghal na exhibit ng klase na pinamagatang Haiku at Dialektika II.
  • Ms. Alejo at Ms. Alcaide, pakireserba ngayon ang 4 na exhibit metal panel at ang LT walk para sa Agosto 17-20 Haiku at Dialektika exhibit ng klase.
  • DS 123 at DS 127: Tiyaking maitanghal ninyo ang inyong mga flipchart presentation sa mga qualitative evaluators na nakatoka sa inyo. Tiyakin ding maipapasa nila sa pigeon hole ko sa loob ng DSS ang kanilang ebalwasyon.
  • DS 127: Basahin ang tagubilin ukol sa pagbuo ng AVP bago ang post na ito.
  • Mr. Cossid: Pakibalik ang Praxis DevStud AVP na naiwan sa iyong laptop.
  • DS 127: Maraming salamat sa inyong serbisyo sa pagsasaayos ng DSS Reading Room para sa muli nitong pagbubukas.
  • DS 126 Orcom: Pakipasa ang consolidated functions and dysfunctions of Philippine political parties para maipamahagi na ito sa mga kinatawan sa Kongreso
  • NSTP: Pagbutihin ang pagbuo ng A-Z of Philippine underdevelopment. Sumunod sa tagubiling ibinigay sa klase.
  • NNARA Youth: Aug. 17 (Martes) ang takdang araw ng inyong ED sa klase namin sa NSTP.
  • PolSci 196 ni Prop. Ramota: Pagkilala sa inyong proyekto upang buhayin at gawing makabuluhan ang mural sa CAS parking lot.
  • Ms. Alcaide at Mr. Senson: Pakipasa sa susunod na linggo ang inyong teksto ukol sa RSA/RSO.
  • Seniors: Pagbutihin ang pagpili ng paksa para sa thesis at pagbuo nito.
  • Econ 115: Agahan ang pasok sa klase.
  • DS 126: Judicial reform ang magiging paksa sa mga susunod na tagpo. Magbasa-basa na ukol dito.
  • Mr. Senson: Ikaw ang magtatanghal para sa espesyal na bilang sa Aug. 13 NSTP ACLE ukol sa Philippine urban poor situationer. Kakantahin mo sa saliw ng iyong gitara ang "Bahay" ni Gary Granada. Kasama mong maggigitara si Ms. Buenaventura.
  • Ms. Magboo ng DS 123: Magpasa ka sa susunod na linggo (Biyernes) ng drawing/painting ukol sa State of the Nation's Health. Maaaring sa 8x11 bondpaper ito ilagay.

Tagubilin para sa human ecology AVP (DS 127)

  • Ibigay ang sulat (humingi ng kopya nito kay Chariss Garcia) at isama ang tala ng mga tanong (na aprubado ko na) sa inyong kakapanayamin bago ang araw ng panayam.
  • Tiyaking magiging malinaw ang rehistro ng boses at maayos ang anggulo ng kuha, maging ang pipiliing lugar para hindi makaagaw ng atensyon ang ingay at background. Tiyaking kumportable rin dito ang kakapanayamin. Gamitin ang mga natutunan sa Kom III ukol sa wastong paraan ng panayam. Bukod dito ay magbasa-basa rin para sa dagdag kaalaman.
  • Ang AVP ay kailangang magsimula sa introduksyon ng paksa at pagpapakilala sa kinapanayam (voice over). Tapusin ito sa paglalagom at pasasalamat (acknowledgement).
  • Hindi kailangan isama ang buong panayam sa AVP. Isama lamang ang mga mahahalagang bahagi na makasasapat upang makabuo ng kritikal na diskurso. Tandaan na dapat tumagal lamang sa 15-20 minuto ang buong AVP.
  • Tiyaking tama ang pagbabaybay ng subtitle ng panayam.
  • I-save ang file sa format na kapwa mapapanood sa pangkaraniwang DVD player at laptop.
  • Magpatulong sa mga bihasa sa teknolohiya para hindi maging mabigat at magastos ang gawaing ito.
  • Maaaring magbigay ng simpleng token of appreciation sa inyong resource speaker. Magpasalamat sa pagpapaunlak at ambag niya sa ating edukasyon.
  • Ipasa ang AVP na naglalaman ng titulo nito, pangalan ng inyong kinapanayam at mga myembro ng grupo (printed).
  • Pagbutihin dahil ipapapanood din ito sa klase at sa iba pang mga mag-aaral sa CAS. Maaari ring humingi ng personal na kopya ang inyong kinapanayam.
  • Bukod sa ginawang paghahanda para sa pagbalangkas ng tanong, iminumungkahi kong ipagpatuloy ng bawat grupo ang pagbabasa ukol sa paksa ng kanilang panayam. Paghahanda ninyo rin ito para sa Q&A sa klase sa araw ng pagpapanood ninyo ng inyong AVP. Sa akin at sa isa pang propesor manggagaling ang mga tanong.

Aug. 10-11

  • NSTP - presentation and discussion about key concepts in development (haiku topics)
  • Econ 115 - continuation of the individual reporting on finance and development
  • DS 126 - newscasting about key national policies (proposed and legislated)
  • DS 123 - graded recitation about my health-related articles published by Taliba and Remate Tonight
  • DS 127 - graded recitation about the old and new set of reading materials (including letters E-G of Prof. Segovia's dictionary); 1st screening of the human ecology AVP