Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Agenda Nov 23 (F), 27 (T), 28 (W)

  • NSTP 2 (F) = urban studies exhibit (part 1)
  • DS 100A (F) = exam (coverage: Sumner et. al, Carada, Satake, Martinez, Dator et. al., Simbulan materials)
  • DS 100B (F) = -do-
  • DS 123 (F) = sociological cartoon submission (health social science), 1st long test about the FA Castillo material
  • NSTP 2 (T) = ACLE on political economy of the Philippine environment featuring Saribuhay
  • DS 100A (T) = graded recitation and long test (chapters on Theories of Growth, and Development and the World by Uma Kambhampati)
  • DS 100B (T) = -do-
  • DS 112 (W) = 2nd long test (Principles and Goals of Global Health; HEPE; and Global Health Vignettes) and AVP submission on Global Health using the Problem-Based Learning (PBL) Approach
    -Health Systems (Macalalag, Raymundo, Villarin)
    -Unintentional Injuries (Macalalag, Raymundo, Villarin)
    -HEPE (Abrenica, Bunao, Babat)
    -Communicable Diseases (Bagtas, Yambao, Santos)
    -Child Health (Alcaide, Arboneda, Kaye Reyes)
    -Women's Health (Dabalos, Masesar, Renticruz)
    -Environmental Health (Gavino, Garvida, Doctor)
    -Non-Communicable Diseases (Yu, Yap, Manalo)
    -Ethics and Human Rights in Global Health (Alejo, Buenaventura, Del Rosario)
    -Culture and Health (Obleno, Sigue, Pilarta, Balingit)
    -Nutrition and Global Health (Lucas, Orlanda, Diestro, Velasco)

Master of Management (Task #1 - 200 points)

Answer the following questions using the concepts and principles discussed in the assigned reading materials in class.  Most of the questions also require additional research. Use reputable sources and observe proper citation.  I also encourage you to use the CAS library in accomplishing this task. Submit your output thru e-mail ( on or before November 28.
  1. Apply the concepts and principles in Microeconomics in analyzing the demand and supply of the following products and services in the Philippines: a. brown rice, b. biofuel, c. meteorologist, d. retail treasury bill (40 points)
  2. Define monopsony.  Cite an illustrative case in the Philippines involving a transnational corporation and discuss how a developmental activist state can correct this unjust market structure. (20 points)
  3. Define supply-side economics.  Identify its advantages and disadvantages, and provide your commentary.  Discuss also its applicability/ inapplicability to the Philippine condition. (30 points)
  4. Cite the features of a social market economy and contrast it with other economic systems.  Discuss its applicability/inapplicability to the Philippine condition using the political economy approach. (30 points)
  5. Define corporate-driven green economy.  Provide a critique using the arguments of the Third World Network, Ibon Foundation and Kalilasan-PNE (20 points)
  6. Cite provisions in the 1987 Philippine Constitution that promote or retard national development.  Substantiate with facts and figures using economic data from NCSB, NEDA, BSP, PIDS, Ibon Foundation and the Philippine Congress. (30 points)
  7. In a tabular matrix format (3 columns), present the nature and extent of Philippine economic problems, their causes and the proposed corrective measures (economic reforms) discussed by Economist Gerardo Sicat in the Macroeconomic Issues and Challenges article.  Based on it, identify the economic philosophy that influences his analysis. (30 points)

Thursday, November 15, 2012

agenda (Nov, 16, 20, 21) - updated

  • NSTP - urban studies overview (cont.), outline submission (2nd batch; follow up)
  • DS 100A - 1st long test, outline submission
  • DS 100B - 1st long test
  • DS 123 - Anthropology of Health overview
  • NSTP - 1st long exam (social change), locational map submission
  • DS 100A - 2nd long exam (What is Development by Sumner and Tribe, Meanings of Development by Carada, Alternative Development Theories by Satake)
  • DS 100B - 2nd long exam (What is Development, Meanings of Development, Alternative Development Theories), outline submission (last 2 readings)
  • DS 112 - 1st long exam (Development Deadlock by Kunda Dixit), instructional video submission
    The End of History (Babat, R. Reyes, Yap, Manalo)
    Shock Doctrine (Yambao, Baladad)
    The Lexus and the Olive Tree (Obleno, Balingit, Diestro)
    Clash of Civilization (Renticruz, Dabalos, Masesar, Garvida)
    Open World (Alejo, Buenaventura, Del Rosario, Pilarta)
    No Logo (Bunao, Doctor, Gavino, Lucas)
    The World is Flat (Abrenica, Alcaidem Arboneda, Reyes)
    Globalization and Its Discontent (Velasco, Sigue, orlanda)
    The End of Poverty (Villarin, Raymundo, Macalalag)

Sunday, November 11, 2012

random points

  • Unti-unti nang lumalaganap ang paggamit ng paper straw para sa mga inumin.  Alinsunod ito sa pagpapatupad ng plastic ban.
  • Sa halip na street kids ay street dogs ang napiling pakainin nang libre ng isang pet lover bilang kawanggawa.  Katwiran niya ay para matuto raw ang mismong mga komunidad at sambahayan na magmalasakit sa mga hayop.
  • 3 dulog (approach) sa pagtuturo: (1) theory-oriented , (2) policy/action/project-oriented at (3) mixed method.  Madami ang nabahura na lamang sa unang dulog.
  • DS 100 (Development Theories) at DS 112 (Third World Development) ang kauna-unahang mga asignaturang itinuro ko sa UPM bilang lecturer. Si Dr. Villegas ang inabutan kong program head at si Prof. Mangubat naman ang department chair.
  • Tanong ng isang mag-aaral na nagsasaliksik:  Paano kung nagsulat ka ng inaakala mong orihinal na ideya mo pero pagmamay-ari o naisulat na pala ng iba? 
    Sagot ng isang propesor ng Social Research:  Maiiwasan ang pagkakamaling ito sa pamamagitan ng Review of Related Literature (RRL).  Responsibilidad ng isang mananaliksik na alamin kung may nauna nang nakapagdalumat (conceptualize) o nakapagsulat nito sa pamamagitan ng masusing RRL.
  • Kapag may mga mag-aaral na iresponsable at tamad sa klase ay nalulungkot ako para sa tatlong tao: 
    -para sa kanya mismo
    -para sa kanyang (mga) magulang
    -at sa ibang gusto ring makapag-aral sa UP na mas karapat-dapat sa kanya.
  • Salamat sa mga kaibigang DS alumni na patuloy na nagbabahagi sa akin ng kanilang mga bagong kaalaman at karanasan sa trahabo at masterado.  Makatutulong ang mga ito para mas maging makabuluhan ang kursong DS.

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Selection of course activities (partial list only)

Graded recitation
Long tests and exams
Outlining and concept mapping
Class forum
Speech face-off
Political cosplay
Cultural cosplay
Library research
Position paper
Contemplative essay
Film viewing and analysis
Picture analysis
Discourse analysis
Panel discussion
Conference simulation
Flipchart presentation
Opinion polling
Newspaper, TV and radio monitoring
Audio-visual production

A DevStud student

A DevStud Student

by Camille Lee Rodriguez

Maria is a student you frequently see
She is often in the halls, just like you and me
"There seems to be something ... special about her, though."
Well, Development Studies is her course, don't you know?
Oh, heck yes, she is actually someone like you
She frets about long exams and crams for them too
She may, however, get a twinkle in her eye;
Mention to her "development" - just go and try
She'll talk to you gamely of politics and rice
Alternative medicine? She'll give you advice
She knows the latest news, and the old issues too
She likes Philippine culture, and will write haiku
She knows there's more to the taho vendor outside
She has lived with the urban poor (she'll say with pride)
She is sometimes at rallies, supporting a cause
She is at libraries, researching ... just because
She knows that development's more than one facet
Patience and analysis are, to her, great assets
She knows about Plato, Grameen Bank and Marcos;
Her profs have even taught her to read-between-the-laws
Beware, though, as she will not really look the part
She's got a lot in her head, more so in her heart
But don't be shy and go ahead - ask her, please do
"What does it take for me to be DevStud like you?"


  • NSTP (Tues)  - orientation, Urban Studies overview, concept map submission (1st batch only)
  • DS 100A (Tues) - orientation, Overview of Development Studies as a field of study
  • DS 100B (Tues) - orientation, Overview of Development Studies as a field of study
  • DS 112 (Wed) - orientation, Third World Studies overview
  • DS 123 (Fri) - orientation, Overview about the Anthropology of Health

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

random points

  • DS advising schedule: Monday (Simbulan), Tuesday (Ponsaran), Wednesday (Mesina), Thursday (Legaspi), Friday (Ponsaran)
  • Biruan ng magkaibigan (Babala: corny ito)
    X: Maingat ako sa files para hindi mawala.  Laging may back-up. Astiiiiiiig!
    John: A ganoon ba?
    X: May kopya ako sa desktop, USB, e-mail at may print-out pa. Lupeeeet 'no?
    John: E paano kung ikaw ang mawala?
  • "Every patient carries her or his own doctor inside." - Albert Scheweitzer
  • Mananawa kami tiyak sa pechay at mustasa.  Naparami ang naipunla ko. Sino ang may gusto?  Libre : )
  • SAKLAP! (Isko noon at ngayon)
    Noong araw:  Aabsent ba ako o hindi? (Mabigat na desisyon ang lumiban sa klase)
    Ngayon: Papasok ba ako o hindi?  (Kabaligtaran) 
  • Tagpo sa gate:
    Bantay:  Ooooops, nasaan po ang ID n'yo?
    Senior faculty: Halos 3 dekada na ako nagtuturo rito.  E ikaw ba ilang taon na bantay rito?
    Bantay: 3 buwan po.
    Senior faculty: E 'di ikaw pala ang dapat magpakita sa akin ng ID!