Saturday, February 28, 2015


DS 100 - Dalawang mahalagang paalala: Mag-aral mabuti at isapuso't isa-isip ito.
DS 112 - Simulan na ang paghahanap at pagbabasa ng artikulo para sa ikalawang triangulation matrix.  Hintayin ang 20 konsiderasyon ng pagkukumparang gagamitin batay naman ngayon sa aking mungkahi.
Econ 116 - Pagbutihin ang 14 na infographics (blue book) at paghandaan mabuti ang naantalang pagsusulit (blue book).
DS 199.1 - substance + syntax + speed + focus + tadhana?
NSTP - Sumipi lamang ng kasipi-sipi para sa mga bookmark at tiyaking matapos ang inyong mga dyornal.

Friday, February 27, 2015

NSTP deliverables this Tuesday morning

Produce seven bookmarks that will feature a quote from each of following scholar-activists:
- Vandana Shiva
- Richard Falk
- Michel Chossudovsky
- Michael Todaro
- Renato Constantino
- Edberto Villegas
- Bienvenido Lumbera

- Research well.  Read first about the profiles of these scholar-activists before going through and choosing a passage from their written outputs.
- Observe our no duplication policy.  You may use your existing FB group or yahoogroup to track the list of taken quotations to avoid unnecessary duplication.
- Be creative and informative in producing your outputs.  Eyesore is not creativity. You know what I mean by this.  It is up to you to adopt a common design or use multiple styles in creating your bookmarks. Bookmarks may be handwritten/hand-drawn or computer generated. Chosen outputs will be featured in the DSS bulletin board and in an exhibit in the upcoming DSS Week.
- Put them together in a paper bundle where you will indicate your name. No need to write your name on the bookmark.

DS 112 (2nd triangulation matrix)

Nacpil and friends - health imperialism
Dayandante and friends - migrant health
Deanon and friends - health worker's health
Umengan and friends - Islam and health
Basco and friends - maternal health
Billones and friends - health and Marxism
Caranay and friends - health social movements
Antonio and friends - indigenous people's health
Buan and friends - health social sciences

- Work on your group's assigned topic.
- Gather four sources based on your topic of choice (2 academic journals, 1 book chapter and 1 feature article)
- Exercise due prudence in choosing your sources.
- Develop a matrix that will compare and contrast the materials based on 20 considerations/factors.
- Consider this as a preliminary training in triangulation and document analysis.
- Observe this format (landscape, TNR, 10 points, single spacing)
- Adopt a five-column matrix with the first column  allotted to the set of considerations/factors upon which you will base your comparison and contrast, and the rest of the columns for the four gathered references.
- Provide a separate page for your group's critical analysis.
- Bear in mind this system of grading: matrix 50% and analysis 50%.
- For additional credit, consider submitting a painting about your assigned topic using social realism as an approach.

This output which is equivalent to your second long exam is due on Tuesday.



My writing tasks

- Disciplines and Ideas in the Social Sciences (book)
- Government Price Monitoring System (concept article)
- Peace Talks: Prospects and Challenges (concept article)
- Political Economy of Solar Panels (column article)

Tuesday agenda

DS 100 - oral examination (coverage: all concepts that form part of all our DS 100 activities); Japan Studies (tanaga), Sociology of Development (haiku)
DS 112 - presentation of representative discussants about the previous triangulation matrix; optional painting about epistemic violence using social realism as an approach
Econ 116 - 14 infographics featuring the core ideas in the tourism module (one infographics per page of your blue book); rescheduled long exam
Thesis - thesis deliverable (Everyone should attend the consultation and submit an output)

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

DS 112 triangulation matrix topics

Nacpil and friends - violence against women
Dayandante and friends - gender inequity
Deanon and friends - agrarian reform
Umengan and friends - health inequity
Basco and friends - migrant welfare
Billones and friends - education inequity
Caranay and friends - water inequity
Antonio and friends - disaster in disaster management
Buan and friends - child labor



Friday agenda

DS 100 - LPS on "Conflict and Class in the City", lecture on Japanese contemporary society featuring  Mr Josh Bata
DS 112 - LPS on "Conflict and Class in the City", triangulation matrix submission, tasking for the first major group project
Econ 116 - first long exam on Introduction to Tourism by the Personal, Social and Humanities Education Section
Thesis - draft with editing marks (co-editor) and its revised version (advisee)

DS 100 lecture series (updated)

featuring Mr Josh Bata
Exchange Student, Aikom Program
University of Tokyo

National Anthem - Ms Dayrit
Opening Remarks - Ms Tison
Introduction of the Guest Speaker - Mr Besana
Lecture on Contemporary Japanese Society - Mr Josh Bata
Intermission - "Made for Japan" - Ms Arada
Reactor 1 - Mr Marco
Reactor 2 - Ms Manio
Reactor 3 - Mr Majarreis
Open Forum
Closing Remarks - Ms Marin
Masters of Ceremony - Ms Mojica and Mr Daez
LCD reservation - Ms Ferrancol
Banner design - Ms Martinez and friends

*with particular focus on its economy, education and culture

Monday, February 23, 2015

Econ 116 (part 1 on tourism political economy)

Out of the four sets of dagli submissions under tourism political economy, the following outputs qualified for inclusion in our book project:
Pop tourism by AMF Calpatura
Si Geena at ang kanyang paglipad ni DD Reyes
Ang paglalayag ng mga sanggol ni PAO Basco
Ang pormula ni DNS Magsino
My love from another country ni MMB Mamaril
Ang aking dating bayan ni FCG Dumalaog
Suicide ni KA Pajinag
Bihasa ni JJB Ledesma

Please e-mail a copy to Ms Magsino for preliminary editing.
The next set of dagli tasks will be about health political economy in Asia.  
Stand by for subsequent topic assignment.
Let us continue adding pages to our dagli compilation.

Tanaga 2

by MHT Antonio

1%, the ruling class
Extracts, exploits, abuses
Stand up, 99, speak now
Revolt, overthrow, succeed!

ni D Martinez

Dayong nagsidatingan
Sa lupang kinagisnan
Lasong imported bitbit
Kinitil ang 'yong isip!

ni SA Besana

Tatsulok ng "tadhana"
Sa "habag" ng merkado
Sa dominasyong "bungo"
Paunahang yumao!

*epistemic violence - sapilitang pagpapatanggap ng sistema ng paniniwala ng
dominanteng pwersa sa mga kinubkob nito

by RKC Dayrit 

Flora, fauna iniba
Cash crops ay ipinunla
Pati sakit dinala
Mamamayan nagdusa!

ni YJ Villatura

Kami ay itinaboy
Kinagisna'y iniwan
Sa lungsod ay napadpad
Naghirap at namatay/"namatay"!

by SLS Rosales

Everywhere and all around
Are reflections of the past
Where we are is what we were
What we see is what was once.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

DS 112 triangulation matrix (updated)

- Form a group with four responsible members.
- Choose a contemporary Philippine development issue.
- Observe the no duplication policy.
- Gather four sources based on your topic of choice (one from IBON/Bulatlat/Pinoy Weekly, one from PIDS, one from a peer-reviewed academic journal, and one from Rappler/PCIJ/Inquirer's Talk of the Town/VERA Files).
- Exercise due prudence in choosing your topics and sources.
- Develop a matrix that will compare and contrast the materials based on 20 considerations/factors (e.g. author's profile, paradigm, data source, bias, analysis on various issues, policy recommendation, etc.).
- Consider this as a preliminary training in triangulation and discourse analysis. #thesis
- Observe this format (landscape, TNR, 10 points, single spacing)
- Adopt a five-column matrix with the first column  allotted to the set of considerations/factors upon which you will base your comparison and contrast, and the rest of the columns for the four gathered references.
- Provide a separate page for your group's critical analysis.
- Bear in mind this system of grading: matrix 50% and analysis 50%.

This output which is equivalent to your first long exam is due on Friday.

Reminders (updated)

DS 100 and DS 112 - Students whose reviewers earned 3 points or higher must provide their classmates with e-copies by posting the materials on their respective FB groups.  Start studying them in preparation for a long exam. Please do not forget to also send me a copy (

DS 100 - Text me the membership list of your study group and the group's assigned facilitator.

DS 100 - Read about "bourgeois vs progressive media" in preparation for a workshop this Tuesday on "alternative media as propaganda" featuring Ms Alyssa Suico presented by KPL as part of the UPMF  line-up of activities.

DS 112 - Read about Mao's perspective on culture in preparation for a workshop this Tuesday on "Philippine culture situationer" featuring Mr Michael Beltran presented by Karatula as part of the UPMF line-up of activities

Econ 116 - Attend the public forum entitled "ENDO: Kontraktwalisasyon sa Pampublikong Sektor" this Tuesday from 8:30 am to 11 am at the CAS LT.  Depending on the number of actual presentors, submit a corresponding number of concept maps.
It is very important that you attend this forum because of the following reasons:
- complements your previous/present labor law class under Profs Wacnang/Baguilat
- prepares us for the political economy of labor portion of Econ 116
- empowers you against various forms of labor rights violations in the future
We will also push through with our Econ 116 show and tell session later in the afternoon.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

DS 100 reviewer (updated)

Washington Consensus
Schumpeterian industries
Market socialism
Small is beautiful
Rosa Luxemberg
Joan Robinson
Positive-sum game
Bretton Woods system
Social market economy
Pleasure periphery
Branch factory syndrome
Wallstreet vs Mainstreet
Defensive modernization
Basket cases
Pax Americana
Paradox of thrift
John Kenneth Galbraith

Note:  output by pair, no duplication, 1/2 crosswise of a short bond paper, due this Tuesday

Tuesday agenda

DS 100 - digest submission, workshop
DS 112 - digest submission, workshop
Econ 116 - digest submission, show and tell, test about the assigned reading material
DS 199.1 - thesis deliverables and consultation

Econ 116

Reading material: Introduction to Tourism uploaded at
Be ready for your first long exam on Friday.
Bring a blue book.

Talapapagan* in DS 100 (updated)

- Form a study group with 5-6 members. On a random basis, expect me to join some of your study sessions.
- Assign a group coordinator/facilitator. Set a venue and schedule.  Agree on a format that will guide your discussion. Bringing baon is optional.
- Consider this as an extension of your classroom learning.
- Discuss all enumerated topics in the previous task which required you to apply problematizing skills in various social theories and issues.  This will also serve as your review in preparation for an upcoming long exam about problematizing.
- Assign someone from the group to document the proceedings (note taking).
- Optimize your opportunity to share and learn by joining several study groups.
- Accomplish this task within the campus during your vacant periods.

*talapapagan = talakayan sa papag

Friday, February 20, 2015

Tuesday deliverables (no duplication)

DS 100 - digest of any article about innovation and technology
DS 112 - digest of any article about global health
Econ 116 - digest of any article about Asian political economy
Thesis - digest of any article closely or somewhat related to your thesis
NSTP - digest of any about education

Digest/Reviewer instructions:
Prepare a digest/reviewer about your chosen article.
Focus on the relevant insights. Be sure that you fully comprehend what you input in the reviewer/digest.
Observe bullet points in sentence format.
Use TNR 8 points as font.
Observe single spacing to save on space.
Bolden or underline important terms and phrases for emphasis.
Observe this sample title format: The Urban Village by Carlo Ratti, et. al. (outlined by Pamoso)
Print your reviewer in the front page of a 1/4 sheet long bond paper (print 2 copies).

Thursday, February 19, 2015


Pagpupugay para kina
Prop Clarinda Berja bilang bagong tagapangulo ng DSS
Prop Allan Joseph Mesina bilang bagong tagapangulo ng Araling Pangkaunlaran
Prop Cleve Kevin Robert Arguelles bilang bagong tagapangulo ng Agham Pampolitika

Tungo sa higit na pagpapaigting ng makabuluhan at mapagpalayang tradisyon ng DSS!



Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Falk infographics for exhibit

Interpreting Obama's victory - K Dela Cruz
Poetry and war - EJ Dela Cruz
Why foreign military intervention usually fails - R Pineda
Apollo's curse and climate change - no name (sigh)
Crime against humanity - P Virtucio
Changing the political climate - Z Tolentino
Arms control is not nuclear disarmament - C Tan
One-sided terror - A Ventura
Geocentric world: a transitional imperative - P Asuncion
A tale of two cities - P Mungcal

To everyone, please come up with well-conceptualized editorial cartoons about "globalization from above/below" for our Falk exhibit this Friday.

NSTP journal entry

- reflection paper on the film "American History X"
- reflection paper on the film "With Honors"
- reflection paper on the animated documentary "Story of Stuff"

Random points

- Outputs with no name will not be given due credit.
- I am commending Mr David's very effective, informative, and incisive presentation about the cultural politics of K-pop.
- Choosing a topic is an essential part of scholarship.  For me, that alone is 33.33% of the equation.
- Ignorance is NOT bliss.
- Research on research is a major research gap in the research field.
- Avoid analysis paralysis at all costs.
- When a pattern of negative reaction against your personality is established, a serious self-reflection is a MORAL IMPERATIVE.



Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Friday agenda

DS 100 - 8 am call time; wear black; tanaga (1/4 yellow pad) and editorial cartoon (bond paper) about "globalization from above"
DS 112 - 8 am call time; wear black; tanaga (1/4 yellow pad) and editorial cartoon (bond paper) about "globalization from below"
Econ 116 - attend the Falk forum; wear black; tourism show and tell (the rest of the class); dagli about economic impacts of tourism
Thesis - deliverables and consultation

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Richard Falk Public Forum (updated)

A Public Forum on
Imperial Wars and International Law: Lessons for the Philippines
featuring Prof Richard A. Falk
Professor Emeritus of International Law at Princeton University
United Nations Special Rapporteur on Palentinian human rights condition

20 February 2015 (Friday)
9:00 am - 12:00 nn
UP Manila CAS Little Theater

National Anthem - Jennifer Serrano
Opening Remarks - Vice Chancellor Michael Tee
Introduction of the Guest Speaker - Carlo Tan
Lecture on Imperial Wars and International Law: Lessons for the Philippines by Prof Richard A. Falk
Intermission - Diane Lopez and Jennifer Serrano
Faculty Reactor - Prof Fatima Alvarez Castillo and Prof Roland Simbulan
Student Reactor - Ariadna Calpatura
Open Forum
Closing Remarks - Prof Clarinda Berja

Masters of Ceremony: Jessica Julio and Christiane Billones

Technical and Poster: Charles Mariano
Program and Certificate: Pauline Guiyab
Documentation: Trysh Olives and friends
RTR - Patis Mungcal and friends

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Econ 116 book project

Out of the two dagli submissions so far, the following outputs qualified for inclusion in our book project:
Pop tourism by AMF Calpatura
Si Geena at ang kanyang paglipad ni DD Reyes
Ang paglalayag ng mga sanggol ni PAO Basco
Ang pormula ni DNS Magsino

Let us continue to add more pages in our dagli compilation.

Deliverables this Tuesday

DS 100 - Optional reviewer* about any economic ism (e.g. mercantilism). As usual, no duplication
DS 112 - Optional reviewer* about development geography. As usual, no duplication of subtopics
Econ 116 - 3rd dagli about tourism economics in the context of a country's experience in Southeast Asia

*1/4 sheet

Friday, February 13, 2015

Falk forum tasking

Charles - Please email the revised poster to Pau Guiyab and kindly print two copies.
Charles - Please remind me of the video documentary that we will show before the start of the forum.
Charles - Please save and consolidate in your laptop the Lupang Hirirang AVP and revised poster and, once edited and approved, also the two song PPTs of Trysh and Migs.
Trysh - Please ensure that you have a back up of all the revised e-files.
Monmon, Steven, Trysh, Carlo and John P hihi - Please take charge of the photo and video documentation.
Pau Guiyab - Please update the invitation and include the revised poster.
Jeca and Bill - Please rehearse the emcee script.
Diane and Jen - Please memorize and rehearse your chosen protest songs and prepare your outfits.
Madam Buan and Madam Novilla - Please manage the schedule of your artist harhar
Trysh - Please e-mail your song PPT tomorrow morning
Migs - Please e-mail  your song PPT tomorrow morning
Carlo, Migs and Patis - Please memorize and rehearse the RTR script and start your RTR on Monday and continue it on Tuesday.
Yana - Please start rehearsing your presentation.
Pau Guiyab - Please e-mail the certificate of appreciation and remind me about my token of appreciation for Prof Falk.
Pau A - Please rehearse your iglap-dula.

NSTP 4th set of journal entries (updated)

- reflection essay about youth migration
- 10 terms about adolescent health and their corresponding definitions
- bullet entries about the life and struggle of Emilio Jacinto
- quotable statements of Terry Ridon and Vencer Crisostomo (10 each)

Done with my deliverables

Poverty: Concepts and Contexts - done
Sustainable Planning and Management of Land Resources - done
Garbology 101 - done
Corresponding Teacher's Guides (TG) - done


Happy heart's day to the empowered women of Development Studies and to Ms. Mamaril, Ms. Montero and the awesome Ms. Reyes of Econ 116.

DS 100 pasabog (individual output)

Based on the definitions provided in the previous post, apply the concept of problematizing to the following topics. Choose one but only a maximum of two students can share with a particular topic.
hermit kingdom
food fortification
polluter pay principle
infallibility of the pope
business cycle
environmental determinism
culture of poverty
medical missions
outcome-based education
climate science
global competitiveness
liberal feminism
deep ecology
middle kingdom
management by objectives
ceteris paribus
rational choice theory
parliamentary struggle
environmental aid
PAASCU accreditation
performance-based bonus
departmental examinations
international poverty summits
poverty surveys

(encoded, English, one page only, front page only of a short bond paper, single spacing, 12 points, TNR, due this Tuesday, research and conceptualize well, mahuli...taya)


Econ 116 political economy of tourism glossary

- Follow the prescribed size.
- Provide a cover page which includes a title (your own creative title) and a subtitle of "Political Economy of Tourism".  
- Include a table of contents (TOC).
- Follow this format:
(enter the first concept) (indicate if its a term in macroeconomics, international economics or sociology)
e.g. Tourist gaze (Anthropology)
Definition: (enter definition)
Application: (enter application)
- Do additional research to improve and enrich the content of your glossary.
- Edit the entries very well.
- Provide appropriate photos, icons, caricatures, editorial cartoons, and comic strips, among others.
- Cite your references.
- Include a contributors' profile.
- EXCLUDE the name of your groupmate in the list if he/she did not cooperate in producing this output.

Due this Tuesday.



Thursday, February 12, 2015

Agenda on Tuesday (updated)

DS 100 - individual political economy speech (see previous post), long test about "Conflict and Class in the City" by DK Flores (2013)
DS 112 - long exam on "Conflict and Class in the City" by DK Flores (2013)
Econ 116 - submission of the political economy of tourism glossary; show and tell of tourism artifacts of students with surnames starting with letters B to G
Thesis - consultation and deliverables



What is problematizing in the Social Sciences?

"Ability to question received truths"
- Dr Ramon Guillermo
Araling Pilipino Professor, UP Diliman

"According to Foucault, problematizing is the process that makes visible what had been invisible before.  It politicizes the taken for granted "truths".
-Prof Clarinda Berja
Political Science and Social Research Professor, UP Manila

"In social science research, this refers to seeing ordinary, usual, taken for granted social phenomena as object and subject of inquiry and transformation.  In the practical sense, a fuctionalist will see problematizing as a process of looking into what are the disruption of the so called "order" or "status quo" and purports to craft interventions that will regain back balance in the society. Since this is anti human, problematizing focuses on system, and humans as active actors are peripheralized or excluded. Social conflict problematizing problematizes the unequal distribution of resources and ultimately aims to change society. For a symbolic interactionist, problematizing highlights the process of how people as a group make sense, through constant interaction facilitated by symbols or language.  The focus of problematizing is more on the subjective nuances of social entities as they experience the social world.  Postmodern problematizes representations that are nothing but functions of language. This perspective questions the privileging of one body of knowledge or representation over others."
- Prof Dindo Cafe
Sociology and Behavioral Science Professor, UP Manila

"Pagpapaunlad sa kasanayan at/o kadalubhasaan na suriin ang mga ipinagpapalagay (assumed) na mga karaniwang kaalaman (common knowledge) upang makabuo ng panibago at mas kritikal na pagdadalumat sa panlipunang penomenon na sabjek ng pag-aaral.  Ang matagumpay na pagsasagawa ng prosesong ito, kadalasan, ang ubod ng mga matatagumpay na panlipunang pananaliksik."
- Prof Cleve Arguelles
Political Science Professor, UP Manila

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

DS 100 speech on Tuesday

TNCs: boon or bane? - Valdez
Is "big government" good or bad? - Olmo
Is creative/conscious capitalism really good? - Manahan
Is western cultural imperialism a myth? - Arada
What is the future of the United States of America? - Andrade

Proposed NSTP projects by students

Puppet show at the pediatric cancer ward - Bailon
Food safety brochures for the food stalls along Faura - Angeles
School supplies donation drive for the indigenous people - Balmes
Building of pet houses for the cats at CAS - Balmes
Personal hygiene brochures for OPD patients - Balmes
Garbology project at CAS - Diwang Palaboy
Baon at Bayan (Talakayan ukol sa mga isyung panlipunan habang nagsasalu-salo) - Diwang Palaboy
Community safety audit of Padre Faura - Medel
Community safety audit of UP CAS - Diwang Palaboy
Flash mob at CAS about women and disaster - L. David
Blanket donation drive for the poor - Relox and Archeta
Craftmaking and art therapy at the pediatric cancer ward - Relox
Cosplay and cultural presentation at the pediatric cancer ward - Javier
One Billion Rising AVP featuring the empowered women of DS NSTP - Manalo
Video advocacy booth at CAS - Miranda
Protest song presentation at the Oblation garden - Santos
Fighting dehydration brochure for Faura passersby- Engay
Advocacy shirt printing at CAS - Miranda

As a pair, choose one project and develop a project proposal which is due this Friday. No duplication of topic. #hungergames #mahuli...taya



Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Class directory

I am assigning the students below to create a class directory that include the following information: name, cell number, email address, parent's name, and parent's contact details.
NSTP 2 - Santos
DS 100 - Besana
DS 112 - Lopez
Econ 116 - Karamihan
DS 199.2 - Arras

HT (updated)


DS 112

Observe different set of pairs for the manila paper infographic and reviewer outputs.

DS 112 reviewer by pair (1/2 crosswise, short bond paper)

Topic choices:
gendered places
cultural ordering
field diaries
geography of fear
pink economy
geographies of resistance
sense of place
disneyfying local culture
political economy of the City of Dreams
environmental possibilism
environmental determinism
location is everything
slow city movement
one village one product movement
Siquijor studies
Capiz studies
memory of place


Agenda for Friday (updated)

DS 100 - 3rd long test (coverage: globalization and the culture of capitalism, rethinking development, devstud reviewers with plus 3 and 4 ratings only, previous lectures, current events); submission of the 2nd set of reviewers (see previous post)

DS 112 - manila paper inforgraphics by pair - focus on the Philippine context and use concepts in  human geography and development anthropology (urban militarization, save water in Indang movement, Dumagat bakwets, Baguio garbage crisis, perils of river quarrying, issues and problems with NIPAS,  sociology of place naming, Tinapa festival, protest actions against cell tower construction, "imagined community", ARMM, poorest province, Sagada, dirtiest river, IP community with the highest incidence of suicide, pakikibaka ng mga manininda sa UPD, broken window theory, sociology of "haunted houses", cultural geography of Padre Faura, corruption in relief operations, Walang Rape sa Bontok")

Econ 116 - individual news casting about the Thailand tourism sector; dagli about a tourism policy in any Asian country (no duplication of topic)

DS 199.1 - thesis deliverables and consultation

Monday, February 09, 2015

DS 100 (due on Friday)

For those who have not written a reviewer yet, you may choose a topic below (no duplication):
Flying geese model
Revolution from the center
New socialist man
The End of History and the Last Man
Keynesian economics
Gandhian economics
Buddhist economics
Juche ideology
Rush Limbaugh
Globalization from below
Green theory
Rational choice theory
Slave morality
Shock doctrine (Naomi Klein)
Golden Arches theory
Gripo economics



Sunday, February 08, 2015



Friday, February 06, 2015

Oh, Karol! hihi

Pagbati sa ika-sampung taon ng pagtuturo ni Atty Karol Sarah Baguilat sa Programa ng Araling Pangkaunlaran.
Sa nakalipas na dekada, nakapagturo na si Prop Baguilat ng human resource development, labor law, international aspect of third world development, special problems in development, politico-administrative institutions, at practicum - isang makabuluhang karanasan ito para sa kanya at kanyang mga mag-aaral.
Salamat sa pagbabahagi ng iyong kritikal na iskolarsyip at mayamang karanasan sa programa at  bayan, at lalo na sa iyong totoong malasakit sa kapwa-guro at mag-aaral.
Padayon para sa mas mahabang dekada ng pagtatanggol sa karapatang pantao, pagtuturo, pagmumulat at pakikibaka para sa isang makatarungan at maunlad na lipunan.



Devstorm signal number 5 at GAB every Tuesday, Friday and Wednesday!
At mag-aral


DS 100 (updated)

Guide questions
1.  Dependency theory provides us a critical perspective in analyzing the global North-South relations but it can also be adopted to explain local political-economic realities. In view of such, how can this theory be applied in the context of the Philippine local experience (e.g.  "internal colonialism", "Manila imperialism", "Luzon imperialism")
2.  Differentiate monoeconomics from Buddhist economics. What can the Philippines derive from the Buddhist economic model to make the country's development agenda equitable and sustainable?
3. What are the main ideas put forward by Andre Gunder Frank's Development of Underdevelopment? Apply this in the context of the Philippine colonial and neocolonial experience.
4. What are the features of the so-called Aquinomics and what development theories characterize/influence this approach in running the Philippine economic affairs.

Write your answers in your note pad.

NSTP journal set 3

- 2 page note taking about pediatric cancer
- 2 page reflection paper about the role of the youth in social entrepreneurship
- 1 editorial cartoon about "Og Eskwela Puron"

Write your journal entries in a separate notebook.
Do not use the same notebook for both journal entries and lecture note taking.
Thank you for usual cooperation.


Google and read about:
toxic shower curtain
toxic perfume
toxic shampoo



Tuesday agenda (updated)

DS 100 - individual hand-written infographics about a specific topic pertaining to Richard Falk's writings/discourses/advocacies (strictly no duplication)
- 2nd long test (Globalization and the Culture of Capitalism, Rethinking Development by Prof Simbulan). For the Simbulan material, please refer to the back issue of the Philippine Development Forum at the journal section of the CAS library. #babalasamgabumagsak

DS 112 - individual hand-written infographics about a specific topic pertaining to Richard Falk's writings/discourses/advocacies (strictly no duplication) #hungergames
Individual speech (research well, rehearse well, 6-7 minute presentation, wear semi-formal, be ready for Q&A)
Lopez (Migration Studies)
Lomibao (Islamic Studies)
Rosales (Philippine Studies)
Villarda (Area Studies)
Mendoza (Cordillera Studies)

Econ 116 - 2nd set of tourism-related newscasting (Thailand tourism sector, strictly no duplication, wear red, semi-formal, please rehearse well) #daniellareyesstandard

Thesis - thesis deliverables, progress report and plan for the week #feb17



Thursday, February 05, 2015

Public Forum (updated)

A Public Forum on
Imperial Wars and International Law: Lessons for the Philippines
featuring Prof Richard A. Falk
Professor Emeritus at Princeton University
United Nations Special Rapporteur

20 February 2015 (Friday)
9:00 am - 12:00 nn
UP Manila CAS Little Theater

National Anthem - Jennifer Serrano
Opening Remarks - Chancellor Carmencita Padilla
Introduction of the Guest Speaker - Carlo Tan
Lecture on Imperial Wars and International Law: Lessons for the Philippines by Prof Richard Falk
Intermission - Diane Lopez
Faculty Reactor - Prof Roland Simbulan
Student Reactor - Ariadna Calpatura
Open Forum
Closing Remarks - Prof Clarinda Berja

Masters of Ceremony: Jessica Julio and Christiane Billones
Poster: Charles Mariano
Program: Pauline Guiyab

Wednesday, February 04, 2015


The society's already vulnerable sectors face further exploitation from overbearing and self-serving scholars who use them as mere subjects of study to attain various forms of social rewards such as academic degrees, research or travel grants, and university recognitions, among others.  By any measure, this is the worst type of symbolic violence!





DS 100 - Study "Globalization and the Culture of Capitalism" and prepare for a long test
DS 112 - Infographics featuring one Cavite municipality or city, research well
Econ 116 - Individual newscasting about Philippine tourism industry
DS 199.2 - 30 additional questions for KII and other thesis deliverables

Tuesday, February 03, 2015



Monday, February 02, 2015


DS 100 - Apply each of the key terms and concepts covered in the "Globalization and the Culture of Capitalism" in the context of the Philippine past/contemporary experience. Submit also your editorial cartoons.

DS 112 - Draw the map of your poblacion's/city proper's intersection and its environs. In an essay format, identify and discuss the dominant forces, themes, and discourses that influence the area's human geography (economic, political and socio-cultural). Submit also your Cavite infographics.

Econ 116 - Define 10 unfamiliar concepts in Macroeconomics and 10 unfamiliar concepts in Microeconomics, and apply each in the context of the Philippine tourism industry.

Thesis - Draft 25 additional interview questions for your KII, and submit your testimonio note taking and thesis deliverables.