Tuesday, July 31, 2012

DevStud Course Offerings (2nd sem, 2012-2013)

Development Studies Program Course Offerings

2nd semester, 2012-2012

Development Studies
DS 100 (Development Theories and Models)
DS 112 (Third World Development)
DS 122 (Philippine Development Strategies)
DS 152 (Program Implementation and Project Management)
DS 123 (Filipino Identity and Culture)
DS 126 (Politico-Administrative Institutions and Behavior)
DS 128 (Human Resource Development)

Econ 11 (Introductory Economics)
Econ 101 (Macroeconomics)
Econ 102 (Microeconomics)
Econ 109 (History of Economic Thought)
Econ 116 (Economies of Asia)
Econ 141 (International Trade)
Econ 151 (Government Finance)
Econ 191 (Development Economics)

Social Sciences
SocSci 192 (Statistics in the Social Sciences)


Wednesday, July 25, 2012

July 27 agenda

  • NSTP = bookay-ukay merchandise, carton, haiku bookmark, and PPT submissions
  • DS 127 = LPS about your group's write up for the cue cards of the human board game (debt activism, health activism and Cordillera activism); submission of the board game tarpaulin, 2 dice, and cue cards
  • DS 126 = lecture about public policy 
  • DS 123 = lecture about the Philippine milk code

Sunday, July 22, 2012

DEVSTUD @ 30 (updated as of July 25)

  • PRAXIS 2012 practicum exhibit (weeklong, LT walk)
  • Looking Back and Re-affirming Our Commitment: DevStud alumni exhibit (weeklong, LT walk)
  • Bookay-Ukay fundraising (weeklong, LT walk)
  • DEVSOC booth (weeklong, LT walk)
  • Haiku at Dialektika bookmark distribution (weeklong)
  • Iglap-Dula (abangan...)
  • Human Board Games on debt activism, health activism, Cordillera activism (weeklong, Quad, RH and GAB lobbies)
  • IBON Books booth (Aug. 1-2, LT walk)
  • Forum on DEVSTUD: History and Prospects (July 30, Monday, 9 am-12 noon, LT)
  • Alliance formation of Development Studies student organizations in ADMU, DLSU and UPM (July 30, Monday, 9 am-12 noon, LT)
  • SINEMULAT film viewing (July 31, Tuesday, 9 am-12 noon, GAB 301B)
  • Lecture on Why Political Clans and Dynasties are Enemies of Genuine Democracy and Human Development featuring Prof. Roland Simbulan (July 31, Tuesday, 4-7 pm, RH 313)
  • Human Ecology and Health AVP viewing (August 1, Wednesday, 9 am - 12 noon, GAB 301 A&B)
    -Burn and Fire Safety
    -Poverty-related Diseases
    -Community Dentistry
  • Lecture on Philippine National Situationer featuring Dr. Edberto Villegas (August 1, Wednesday, 1-4 pm, LT)
  • DVSTD B U? Quiz Bee (August 2, Thursday, 9 am - 12 noon, LT)
  • ARTernatibo: Aklas-Sining tungo sa Pagbabago (August 2, Thursday, 1-4 pm, LT)
  • PRAXIS 2012: Pagsusuri ng Lipunan, Pakikiisa sa Laban - Annual Practicum Conference (August 3, Friday, 8am - 4 pm, LT)

: )

  • Haiku masters = Mr. Saqueton noong nakaraang taon, Mr. Deanon naman ngayon.
    Next sem ang Face-Off nilang dalawa.
  • DevStud Acquaintance Party Joke
    BABALA: Corny ito.
    Person 1: Saan na po kayo? Dito na po kaming lahat. 'Kaw na lang po ang wala.
    Person 2: Nandito na rin ako kanina pang 5 p.m..  Marx's Restaurant tayo, 'di ba?
  • Nalalapit na ang ARTernatibo pero tapos na ang laban.  :)


Agent OrangeRJT Reyes (DS 127)

Appetite for food
Appetite for destruction
Appetite for war

Agent OrangeAIL Doctor III (DS 127)

Unleased years ago
An orange angel of death
Decay felt till now

Agent OrangeDFM Bunao (DS 127)

Herbicide for plants
Becomes a weapon of war
Kills people like weeds

Environmental RacismECD Abrenica (DS 127)

Racist policies
Where the indigenous lose
To eco-abuse

Environmental RacismRQ Soriano (DS 127)

In toxic waste sites
Are where we all live and die
Because of color

E-wasteJA Maguad (DS 127)

Discarded electronics
Planned obsolescence

E-wasteJPO Alcaide (DS 127)

Discarded device
Destructive when recycled
Traded to the poor

Pesticide PoisoningK Alejo (DS 127)

Prevents pest from crops
But slowly killing farmers
A true biocide

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

P-Noy's SONA

P-Noy's SONA will again fail to trace the rootcauses of the long history of Philippine underdevelopment.  It will instead, just like in the past, focus on issues that are symptomatic only of deeper social problems.  This, by any measure, is political and intellectual dishonesty.

4 Ks

Sa maliit na espasyo sa aming tarangkahan, narito ang mga kasalukuyan kong tanim:
-red spinach
-onion chives
-passion fruit
-dragon fruit
-balbas pusa

Pakinabang mula rito:

Line up of activities for the Development Studies Week (July 30 to August 3)

  • Practicum exhibit (weeklong)
  • DevStud alumni exhibit (weeklong)
  • Human board games on debt activism, health activism, Cordillera activism (weeklong)
  • IBON books booth (weeklong)
  • Opening program (Monday morning)
  • Forum about the history of UP's Development Studies Program (Monday morning)
  • Alliance formation of Development Studies student organizations in ADMU, DLSU and UPM (Monday morning)
  • Film viewing (Tuesday morning) 
  • Lecture of Prof. Roland Simbulan (Tuesday afternoon)
  • Screening of the audio-visual productions about human ecology produced by the 2012 batch of graduates (Wednesday morning) 
  • Lecture by Dr. Edberto Villegas about Philippine national situationer (Wednesday afternoon)
  • DvStd B U? quiz bee (Thursday morning)
  • ARTernatibo, a cultural presentation about protest arts (Thursday afternoon)
  • Practicum Conference - Praxis 2012: Pagsusuri ng Lipunan, Pakikiisa sa Laban (Friday)

Practicum Conference 2012

Inihahandog ng Development Studies Program ang

 PRAXIS 2012:
Pagsusuri ng Lipunan, Pakikiisa sa Laban

tampok ang 12 dokumentaryo ukol sa problemang panlipunan ng mga komunidad
ng magsasaka, mangingisda at katutubo sa mga probinsya ng Luzon

3 Agosto (Biyernes)
8 n.u. - 4 n.h.
CAS Little Theater
University of the Philippines Manila

DS 121 reporting by pair on July 25 (RH 119)

Assigned topics last July 18:
  • Poverty among Filipino prisoners
  • Poverty among Filipino government employees
  • Poverty among Filipino soldiers and law enforcers
  • Poverty among Filipino senior citizens
  • Poverty among the LGBT sector in the Philippines
  • Poverty among perya workers 

July 20 (Friday) agenda

  • NSTP = class presentation of the 3 protest songs (memorize and rehearse well); submission of the proposed haiku bookmarks (layout well);
    individual presentation of all assigned social concepts for haiku writing (research and study well);
    submission of the revised flipchart (implement the corrections)
    -Critical Social Science
    -Education for the Masses
    -Pedagogy of the Oppressed
    -Development Research as a Committed Research
    -Gender-sensitive Education
    -Marketization of Education
    -Disadvantages of K-12
    -Publish or Perish Policy
  • DS 127 = test on Pagbabago ng Klima: Praymer hinggil sa Ugat at Epekto ng Climate Change at Tugon ng Mamamayang Pilipino na binuo ng Kalikasan-Philippine Network for the Environment (available online)
  • DS 126 = (swap of reading material) The Critical Contribution of Social Marketing: Theory and Application by Hasting and Saren, 2003 (available online)
  • DS 123 = (swap of reading material) RA 9211 or Tobacco Regulation Act of 2003 (available online)

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Haiku (2nd set)

Cave Tourism
RMG Renticruz (DS 127)

New tourism trend
Thousand of years to create
Seconds to destroy

Cave Tourism
MAM Sigue (DS 127)

Tourists disturbing
Culture and nature's wonder
All left, "I was here!"

Rainbow Diet
MAM Sigue (DS 127)

Nature is too kind
Food in different colors
Fill your plate and eat

Rainbow Diet
M. Raymundo (DS 127)

Color for the eyes
Nutrients for the body
Cheap for the money

Green Fatigue
JPGS Sese (DS 127)

What's true and what's false?
Who's concerned, who's pretending?
Do you really care?

Green Fatigue
EA Del Rosario (DS 127)

Camouflage in green
To profit in every scheme
Tired of this charade

Green Fatigue
MLD Lucas (DS 127)

Tired of hearing green
Just jargons without actions
Mere marketing ploy

Toxic ColonialismMD Buenaventura (DS 127)

E-junk disposal
To underdeveloped states
New form of debt swap

Golf Tourism
JPD Alcaide (DS 127)

Barren fields of green
Displace many to please few
Lands taken for less

Janitor Fish
EA Del Rosario (DS 127)

A foreign fish brought
To fix the murky waters
Brings endemic death

Poverty Trap
CMV Valero (DS121)

I'm too poor to live
I'm too poor to die
I'm poor and choiceless

Intra-household Poverty
CMV Valero (DS 121)

They're the last to eat
And always the last to sleep
Women of households

Picture-based Health WarningsKSC Ignacio (NSTP)

One look and you'll see
Dying lungs, I'm sure you hate
Think about it, quit!

Picture-based Health WarningsJMJ Deanon (NSTP)

Lines and various hues
Weaved to send a clear message
Smoking leads to death

Hidden Hunger
KGA Bruel (NSTP)

Inay, kain na
Sabay inom at sabing:
"Busog pa ako."

Neem Tree
NV Carillo Jr. (NSTP)

Protect and conserve
Biocultural treasure
Drugstore of nature

Hidden HungerSMO Santiago (NSTP)

Affects most moms by
Micronutrient cravings
As food prices rise

Hidden HungerJMJ Deanon (NSTP)

Weak and trembling hands
As she feeds me from her plate
Slowly as she faints

LactivismLLA Seneres (NSTP)

Nothing can replace
The milk from a mother's breast
Life from life itself

LactivismJMJ Deanon (NSTP)

Why give formulas
If mom's milk is natural
Healthy, safe, and free?

Medicalization of HungerJMJ Deanon (NSTP)

Body yearns for food
Not pills to placate the pain
A piecemeal approach

Third Hand SmokeMKA Buan (NSTP)

Gone but left traces
From the smoke and the poison
We cannot escape

AMF Calpatura (NSTP)

Young adults are trapped
In an isolated world
Willingly away

Friday, July 13, 2012


Programa ng Araling Pangkaunlaran
Kagawaran ng Agham Panlipunan

Pagpupugay at pasasalamat sa pagbabahagi
sa sambayanan ng iyong sikhay at talino
upang isulong ang kritikal na edukasyon at kilusang pagbabago

Hanggang sa muli, Ma'am Maita. 

July 17-18 agenda

  • NSTP = long test (coverage: Education & Society, 3 protest songs); protest song presentation; submission of haiku about social activism; concept map submission
  • DS 127 = flipchart submission (list of topics to choose from: climate change efforts in crop production, fisheries, aquaculture, food security, water management, forest management, human settlement, architecture, public works, dam management, transportation, health, education, development aid, cultural heritage management, and tourism)
  • DS 126 = reading assignment (RA 9211 or Tobacco Regulation Act of 2003)
  • DS 123 = reading assignment (The Critical Contribution of Social Marketing: Theory and Application by Hasting and Saren, 2003)
  • Econ 115 = Practicon 2012 AVP screening
  • DS 121 = reading assignment (In quest for pro-poor growth; Economic growth for all; Bones, flesh and spirit; Harnessing our water assets by Cielito Habito)

Thursday, July 12, 2012


Neem Tree
JPD Alcaide (DS 127)

“Village pharmacy”
Signifies identity
Now commodified

Neem Tree
DFM Bunao (DS 127)

Tree that represents
Livelihood, culture and health
India’s tree of life

AGV Diestro (DS 127)

Green engineering
Used for erosion control
Made of cocohusks

DGC Babat (DS 127)

Cost-effective means
Uses nature on nature
Pest numbers in check

RO Obleno (DS 127)

Eradicate pests
With natural enemies
It is best that way

Land Poisoning
DGC Babat (DS 127)

Massive chemicals
Extreme soil mismanagement
Land degradation

Rural Loansharks
MKA Orlanda (DS 127)

Heaven-sent it seems
A temporary lifeline
Quicksand in disguise

Water Stress Vulnerability
EA Del Rosario (DS 127)

Water constitutes
More than half of our bodies
That’s life fair warning

Green Transportation
CB Antonio (NSTP)

I went on cycling
For pastime and for nature
I did with delight!

Water Activism
AM Castillo (NSTP)

Dumi sugpuin
Buhay ay kalingain
Tubig sagipin

Terminator Seeds
NV Carillo Jr. (NSTP)

Farmers are threatened
By this new technology
Ban sterile seeds now!

NV Carillo Jr. (NSTP)

Buy it and regret
False advertisement is crime
Consumers, watch out!

JAA Julao (NSTP)

Kapag ang lason
Kinulayan mo ng green
Ay lason pa rin!

Corporate Environmentalism
TN Cordero (NSTP)

Products going green
Half-baked nature activists
Greenwashed consumers

Macliing Dulag
AMD Yanga (NSTP)

For my land and home
For my family and tribe
I rightly stand here!

Intra-household Poverty
MAY Pinlac (DS 121)

One household, one home
Unequal distribution
Women, children, maids

Intra-household Poverty
QDDL Malabanan (DS 121)

Mother works all day
Cleans the house and cooks dinner
But have less to eat

Intra-household Poverty
BJF Bagtas

Ang kahirapan
Sa loob ng tahanan
‘Di magkapantay

Climate Change-Poverty Link
MAY Pinlac (DS 121)

Klimang nagbago
Pero ang tadhana ko
Lalong naghirap

Ending Poverty?
SP Azarcon (DS 121)

Carefully planned aid
Of the developed countries
Will save the poorest?

End of Poverty
CMB Factor (DS 121)

Wealthy countries’ aid
Pardon debts, better trade terms
Messianic gaze

$1-a-day Threshold
CMB Factor and G. Estole

Asin at toyo
‘Sangdakot na mamiso

Poverty Trap
JMH Lanuza (DS 121)

Akala ko ba,
Kaunlaran ang dala
Bubong ko’y langit

Palit-Bigas Prostitution
DLB Lopez (NSTP)

More rural women
Make their bodies their money
To buy themselves food

Feminization of Poverty
JMJ Deanon (NSTP)

Pamilya’t bansa
Kailangan lisanin
Para mabuhay

Feminization of Migration

To “vote with their feet”
To benefit her loved ones
Whatever it costs

Glass Ceiling
SMO Santiago (NSTP)

Barriers that stop
Women from reaching the top
Of corporate class

JVP Villarda (NSTP)

A unique record
Where her roles are emphasized
With their heads held high

Peasant Women
NV Carillo Jr. (NSTP)

Dirt on her both hands
Represents dignified work
Poorest of the poor

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

On sound foreign investment

  • Dr. Leonardo Estacio (Anthropology professor) = "Investing on green technologies with non-governmental organizations (NGO) and people's organizations (PO) to protect the environment and alleviate poverty."
  • Prof. Fatima Castillo (Political Science professor) = "That which brings real resources, honest in dealings, fair labor practice, transfers environmentally sound technology and pays correct taxes."
  • Prof. Roland Simbulan (Development Studies and Public Policy professor) = "A sound foreign investment policy allows only foreign investment in industries where we can really capture their technologies and use it for our own industries.  This is the strategic value of a sovereign foreign investment policy."
  • Prof. Erle Frayne Argonza (Sociology professor) = "Foreign direct investment or FDI should take primacy over portfolio investments.  FDI should be in manufacturing, infrastructure, agriculture and transportation and communications that truly create values more than rentier enterprises like realty and leisure for instance."
  • John Forbes (American Chamber of Commerce) = "One that creates jobs, transfers technology, and partners with the Filipino people in their search for a developed and inclusive economy."
  • Mike Wooton (Manila Times columnist) = "There are few areas which are open to FDI which would be a sound foreign investment.  BPO looks fairly sound but many other opportunities are risk-based which when added to the difficulties of doing business here make them unattractive."
  • Dr. Judy Taguiwalo (Community Development and Women Studies professor) = "Foreign investment in non-strategic areas of the economy, with clear technology transfer, regulated by government and only as supplement to economic self-reliance."
  • Prof. Jeremy De Jesus (Poverty researcher and Social Research professor) = "Investments on industries that are open to genuine technology transfer, manufacture products with higher value-added, and implement pro-employee labor policies."
  • Prof. Danilo Aragon (History professor) = "Investment in any industry of real mutual benefit."
  • Dr. Edberto Villegas (Development Studies and Political Economy professor) = "Ang tamang pagnenegosyo ng mga dayuhan sa bansa ay yaong regulado sa usapin ng porsyento ng negosyo, pag-uwi ng tubo sa kanilang bansa (profit repatriation), paggamit ng hilaw na materyales at makataong pagturing sa kanilang manggagawa. Kailangan hanggang 40% ang pamumuhunan nila sa mga 'di vital and strategic industries kagaya ng langis, pagkain at gamot.  Kailangan bawal din sila sa public utilities kagaya ng kuryente, tubig at transport.  Ang mga public utilities ay kailangan sa kontrol ng gobyerno.  Bawal din sila sa sektor ng edukasyon, media, retail trade.  Bawal din sila sa pagbubungkal ng kayamanan ng bayan kagaya ng minahan at langis sa Palawan at Sulu Sea.  Maari sila sa mga non-vital and non-strategic industries kagaya ng paggawa ng sapatos o laruan.  Bawal ang kontraktwalisasyon at diskriminasyon sa mga manggagawa nila.  Ang pagtaas ng presyo ng kanilang produkto ay dapat kontrolado kagaya ng sinumang negosyante.  Sa banking system na ang 70% ay kailangan kontrolado ng gobyerno.  At bawal din silang magmay-ari ng lupa."

July 6 agenda

  • NSTP  = graded recitation (continuation); haiku submission
  • DS 127 = forestry mini-exhibit
  • DS 126 = individual reporting
    PNoy's political victories
    PNoy's political losses
    PNoy's approval, satisfaction and trust ratings
    PNoy's controversies and blunders
  • DS 123 = health-seeking behavior and sociological perspectives on health and medicine; health advisory submission (blood health)

DS 127 Forestry mini-exhibit

  • Agroforestry in the Philippines (Abrenica, Alcaide*, Alejo)
  • Impact of climate change to Philippine forests (Arboneda*, Babat, Balingit)
  • Deforestation in the Philippines (Buenaventura, Bunao, Dabalos*)
  • Rubber tree plantations in the Philippines (Del Rosario, Diestro, Doctor*)
  • Social forestry in the Philippines (Garino, Garvida, Gavino*)
  • Use of confiscated illegal logs as raw materials for arm chair production
    (Guzman, Lucas, Macalalag*)
  • Forest fires in the Philippines (Maguad, Manalo, Masesar*)
  • Cocolumber industry in the Philippines (Obleno, Orlanda*, Pilarta)
  • DENR’s Bureau of Forest Management (Raymundo, Renticruz, K. Reyes*)
  • UPLB’s BS Forestry Program (R. Reyes*, Rumbaoa, Senson)
  • Bamboo forests in the Philippines (Sese, Sigue*, Soriano)
  • Illegal logging syndicates in the Philippines (Velasco*, Villarin, Yap)

Instruction: Prepare a multi-level sentence outline of relevant information about the topic assigned to your group. Use a minimum of 5 sources. Use a manila paper (limit it to 1 ½ sheets only) and write legibly. Subject to my approval (please communicate it thru text as soon as possible), bring an item or a photo that will best represent your topic. The students with marked asterisks in the list above are assigned to briefly introduce their topic and discuss the highlights of their write-up (2 minutes only). Each group should also feature one eco-bookmark with a quote pertinent to their topic. If possible, wear any shade of green.