Thursday, December 31, 2015

Interesting

Google: 10 tricks to appear intelligent during development meetings

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Class directory

Submit an updated class directory which include the following set of information: your complete name, cellphone number, landline, email address, and cellphone number of the person to contact in case of emergency
DS Freshies - Mr Reyes
DS Sophies - Mr Santos
DS Juniors - Ms Fabella
DS Seniors - Ms Lopez

Plagiarism

http://exchanges.wiley.com/blog/2015/11/12/10-types-of-plagiarism-in-research/

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Attention: All DS majors

Please e-mail me (jnponsaran@yahoo.com) the following information about your previous semester's academic standing:
- Subjects taken
- Assigned faculty members 
- Grades received
- GWA 
If you received a grade of 4.0, 5.0 or INC, please inform me also about your plan of action.


#management101

I bought the following titles in a book sale at P60 each.  I find them very useful in many Development Studies courses that I handle.
- How to delegate
- Motivating people
- Project management
- Leadership
- Achieving high performance
- Presenting
- Communicate clearly
- Coaching successfully
- Negotiating
- Manage your time
- Ethical business
- Managing teams
- Working with difficult people
- Creating successful CV

#HT

#fruits
#capizcrafts
#sweet&sourkabayas
#celeryunlimited
#bellpepperunlimited
#managementbooksunlimited
#salamatatewilma
#salamatategemma
#93
#reconnected
#abanganangsusunodnakabanata
#gracepoe
#salamatposatiwala
#salamatmyebuenaventura
#poblaciontrafficcongestion
#ngangakinalaunanangmgapuropartyanginatupag

Monday, December 28, 2015

Furusato nozei

Is the concept of furusato nozei applicable and beneficial in the context of the Philippne condition?

Levels of analysis

Global
International
Regional
National
Local
Organizational
Family
Personal/Individual
etc.

Dimensions of analysis

Economic
Political
Social
Cultural
Historical
Environmental
Geographical
Legal
Constitutional
Financial
Institutional
Psychological
Moral and ethical
Spiritual
etc.

#liam'scorner

#july4birthday
#nov8christening
#tagaytay
#manila
#bulacan
#firstchristmas
#potato
#squash
#banana
#sayote
#sweetpotato
#peras
#bdo
#parishionersmultipurposecooperative
#sixthmonththisjanuary4
#liam=greatdefender
#matthew=god'sgift
#keenobserver
#lovesgreeneries
#lovesinteraction

Ponsaran's academic load next semester

DS 100 - Introduction to Development Studies
DS 112 - Third World Studies
DS 126 - Governance and Development
Econ 116 - Economic Development in Asia

Random

- Detoxified with a concoction of pandan, lemon grass and sambong
- Done with my one-pager consolidated syllabi
- Harvested mulberry fruit in our frontyard
- Enjoyed the clan reunion hosted by Ate Isay and Kuya Limbert
- Started buying gift items for next year
- Opened an account for Liam in a local cooperative
- Had a great time listening to my younger cousins about "One Piece" manga
- Appreciated the genuine concern of my doctor friends who are always just a text away in case I have emergency or even random health-related queries
- Adopted a kitten and a puppy which we named Honesto and Kaiden, respectively

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

What is your Christmas wish? (Batch 4)

oras - Mr K. More
Happiness - Ms AJ Jose
progress (in life, future career, and thesis) - Mr C Tan
Love (because all we need is pag-ibig) - Usec K Peji
Emancipation - Ms A Calpatura
Electricity!! - Ms Sigue
Kapayapaan - Ms Nacpil from China
Pagbabago - Ms Aljibe
Happiness - Ms A Arboleda
Creativity - Mr Manahan
Drawstring bag/bestida - Ms Relox

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

What is your Christmas wish? (Batch 3)

kasalo/kasama - Ms Olives
Uno - Ms Montoya
Abnegation from social media - Ms Laguardia
Love - Mr Mansal
Happiness/food - Ms Ravago
Security - Ms B Luna
To graduate on time - Ms Eblacas
Med school - Ms Umengan
"C" - Mr Gavino
No assignment policy next semester; trust from my students that I can make it happen - Diwang Palaboy
Bestida - Ms Relox
Travel notebook - Mr Macalalag

What is your Christmas wish? (Batch 2)

discernment (non-material)/ ube halaya (material) - Mr E. Medina
chocolate - Mr Legazpi
kuryente (para po sa aming nabagyo ni Nona) - Ms Virtucio
planner (at matitinong plano para sa 2016) - Ms Magsino
Good health - Ms Domagsang
Continuity/padayon - Ms C Rodriguez
KR (foreigner if possible) - Mr Naco
Serenity - Ms C. Surat
Books - Mr Engay
Abs - Ms Lopez
Courage - Ms Manio
Macpro - Ms M Buenaventura
Hope - Mr Santos
Peace - Ms Marin
Security - Mr J. Sese
Special someone - Ms Munoz
Sablay - Mr Babat
Passion (similar to the level I have during my UP undergrad years) - Ms D. Reyes

What is your Christmas wish? (Batch 1)

kalayaan - Ms Acosta
lovelife - Mr Andrade
special someone - Ms Rojales
kapayapaan - Ms Arras
justice - Mr W. Villegas
"Siya" - Mr Gavino
Happiness/Cash - Ms Nuestro
Discernment - Mr E Medina
KR - Mr Bata
Unity - Mr I. Sim
Good health - VP Magtalas
Happiness - Ms Ravago
Hustisya - Ms Fabella
Love #confidentlybeautifulwithaheart - Ms Karamihan

Friday, December 18, 2015

Bagong bunso

Congrats to all UPCAT qualifiers, especially to the applicants who made it to the Development Studies Program!

Be a producer also

As a teacher of political economy, vegetable gardening as an economic and a philosophical activity brings many realizations about life cycle, interconnectedness, food system and the plight of Filipino farmers in general.  Let us not reduce ourselves to being mere industrial eaters. Kaya huwag puro consume/consumption lang!

Thursday, December 17, 2015

DS 121/DS 112

Send a photo documentation (selfie) of your okra plant via e-mail (jnponsaran@yahoo.com).  This task will form part of our discussion in DS 112 about food systems in the Third World.  Plus 3 for those who will comply.

HT

#deanleonardoestacio
#donewithmycoursesyllabi
#upcatresults
#congratsellinebuenaventura
#congratslucilledelacruz
#kabayasunlimited
#flashlightsunlimited
#halospuroGAB301Bnextsem #3outof4classes
#migrationcenter
#errands
#DSseniorsdoublecheckyourcoursechecklist 
#DS100chillaxlang
#noassignmentpolicyforfullimplentation
#priorities
#schism

Survey (Batch 6)

Para po sa inyo, ano ang mga mahahalaga, kritikal at napapanahong mga usaping pangkaunlaran ang dapat mapabilang sa diskursuhan ngayong halalang 2016?

- "Agrarian reform, national industrialization, contractualization, deregulation/commercialization of basic social services, state terrorism, resumption of peace talks, renewable energy sources, mass transport system across LuzViMin, territorial disputes, pro-people investment in the country's natural advantages (agriculture, mining), lower income tax, genuine FOI bill"  - Thalia Villela, Organizational Communication student 

- "West Philippine Sea issue" - Atty Archie Torres, Development Studies graduate

- "Income tax rate reduction, efficient public transportation" - Prof Josephine Forcados, Language and Literature Professor at DLS-CSB

- "Sa tingin ko ang napapanahong pag-usapan ay kung ano ang gagawing plano, paghahanda, at aksyon ng Pilipinas sa mga banta ng kalamidad lalo na dahil naipakita sa mga nakaraang taon ang malaking epekto nito sa bansa.  Dahil nakita na sa kasaysayan ang pagiging bulnerable ng Pilipinas sa mga ganitong pangyayari, isa sa pinakamahalagang hakbang ng gobyerno ay ilatag ang komprehensibong plano nito para sa paghahanda sa mga kalamidad na hindi lamang nakasandig sa relief.  Mahalagang ilatag dito kung ano ang magiging plano para sa climate financing, research and development, systematic relief propositioning distribution, identification of disaster prone areas, information dissemination at mahalaga ring mapaghandaan ang mga kailangan para sa rebuilding efforts kung sakaling sumalanta na ang sakuna.  Kasama dapat sa plano kung paano gagawing 'climate proof' ang mga gusali at imprastraktura na nakaangkla din sa sistematikong pag-aaral ng building code, at urban at rural planning.  Kasabay nito ay mahalaga rin ang panawagan para sa climate justice dahil isa ang Pilipinas ang pinakanaapektuhan ng climate change/shift. - The Josh Bata, Development Studies major, Tokyo University student exchange program



Sunday, December 13, 2015

Survey (Batch 5)

Para po sa inyo, ano ang mga mahahalaga, kritikal at napapanahong mga usaping pangkaunlaran ang dapat mapabilang sa diskursuhan ngayong halalang 2016?

- "Modernized transportation and flood control system; How we can make the University viable for financially and educationally challenged students particularly those from the province" - Dr Jocelyn Del Mundo, UPM University Registrar

- "Efficient public transport system" - Aarti Advani, Development Studies graduate

- "Rice importation policy: food self-sufficiency vs food security
Agrarian reform way forward
Sustainability of PPP for infrastructure development in the next administration
Diversifying the country's energy sources: renewables vs security in traditional sources
Tax reforms" - Ciara Daquis, Development Studies graduate, Presidential Management Staff 

- "Traffic congestion, peace and order situation, and tax reform" - Atty Dindo Cervantes, litigation lawyer

- "Inclusive economic growth, Mindanao peace process, Infrastructure development" - Benralph Yu, Organizational Communication graduate, Nestlé Consumer Marketing Manager

- "Human resources development in the context of education reform and in relation to the impending reduction of general education units in the university curriculum" - Angelo Agdeppa, Organizational Communication graduate, former Manila Collegian Editor-in-Chief

Solid food for Liam #varietyofnutritiousfood

1. patatas
2. kalabasa
3. saging
4. sayote
5. peras naman kaya?

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Survey (Batch 4)

Para po sa inyo, ano ang mga mahahalaga, kritikal at napapanahong mga usaping pangkaunlaran ang dapat mapabilang sa diskursuhan ngayong halalang 2016?

- "land reform, contractualization, minimum wage, domestic jobs, health and tertiary education subsidy, K-12, public transportation (esp. railway), IP's ancestral domain, rehabilitation (Yolanda, etc.)" - Mark Vincent Lim, Development Studies student and CASSC Chair

- "Mga programang pang-ekonomya at pangkalusugan na dapat bumaba sa lahat ng mamamayan" - Dr Tristan Ramos, UP Dentistry professor and OSA Director

- "Tax reform, employment, agricultural development, water scarcity, K+12 and health services improvement" - JBart Bartolome, UP Community Development graduate, ICTSI

- "Philippine commitment to the UN's vision 2030" - Haidee Dela Torre-Orellana, Philippine Statistics Authority

- "People's mining bill" - Mikey Fabella, Development Studies student

- "One critical issue would be how the traffic situation in Manila and suggestions to solve it involve so much funds.  This is something questionable to people from the provinces because of how a large chunk of the national budget is devoted to solving imperial Manila's problem.  How about the underdeveloped transportation in the countryside where even farm-to-market roads are nowhere to be found?" - Shobie Dabalos, Development Studies graduate and UP College of Medicine student

- "Nais naming igalang ng iba ang ancestral domain dahil maraming dayo ang nanghihimasok sa aming lugar" - Bert at Elvie, mga katutubong Aeta sa Gitnang Luzon

Friday, December 11, 2015

Survey (Batch 3)

Para po sa inyo, ano ang mga mahahalaga, kritikal at napapanahong mga usaping pangkaunlaran ang dapat mapabilang sa diskursuhan ngayong halalang 2016?

- "Heritage issues (e.g. pambansang photo bomber); Paano susuportahan ang mga teacher na nawalan ng trabaho dahil sa K+12?" - Prof Xiao Chua, DLSU History professor

- "Decongestion of Metro Manila, inclusive growth, and lasting peace in Mindanao" 
Christian Yap, Development Studies graduate, UERM medical student

- "How the government will press liable countries for climate justice, how to address the climate crisis (elements: environmental protection and preservation, climate change adaptation and mitigation of effects); The need for a genuine agrarian reform (consideration: failure of CARP); The need for national industrialization (context: intensifying government policy of neoliberal globalization, but indicators  show slow economic performance); How to solve the transportation disaster
 - Amihan Mabalay, Researcher and Public Information Officer, Philippine Development Initiatives and Assistance for the Rural Sectors

Paano mapapatupad ang mga libo-libong batas sa Pilipinas (halimbawa, anong solusyon ang ipapatupad sa trapiko, sa pagkolekta ng basura)?; Anong mga programa ang isasagawa para maging competitive ang bansa ukol sa ASEAN Integration?; Anong programa ang ipapatupad para bumaba ang polusyon sa Pilipinas?; Paano mapadadali ang proseso ng paglakad ng application forms sa mga government institutions na kahalintulad sa ibang bansa?; Paano masasalba ang mga palaboy na bata sa lansangan? Paano mapapadali at mapapabilis ang pagpapanaig ng hustisya sa Pilipinas?
-  Dr Michael Velarde, UP Institute of Biology

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Random points

- I learned something new today. PFA = please find attached/attachment.  #soignorant
- Serious students of political sociology should analyze the political dynamics as well as the political economy behind the phenomenon of last-minute electoral substitution among members of political dynasties. #alamna
- I think somebody from the DS 126 pananagutan class got a media literacy primer during the exchange gift. Is it possible to have it photocopied? #willuseitinDS126sana
- It feels really good to finish uploading this semester's final grades earlier than expected. #moretimeforotherequallyimportantthings
- I miss the good old days of class card distribution during the last session of every semester.  #thetexture #theshuffling #thesuspense #thepunitansabaytapondrama #thepokerface
- "Don't stop when you're tired. Stop when you're done." - Thesis #harsh

Final grades

SS 120 (39 students) - posted
DS 121 (36 students) - posted
DS 126 (36 students) - posted
DS 126 (35 students) - posted

Happy holidays!

HT

#happybirthdayDONalbertgavino
#ginisangmunggo
#saispleasecooperate
#whowillbethenextCASdean?
#politicsofsubstitution
#raffletickets
#linisunlimited
#DSseniorphotocollage
#salamatma'ammeng
#infoload
#thankyoublogsurveyrespondents
#liam'sfirstsolidfood:potatosquashbanana
#jicaforthewin
#"pagdatingngpanahon"-dianne
#"thesiswritingisalovehatething"-UPseniorstudents
#devstudalumni:savesavesave&invest #notoconspicuousconsumption
#goodaftersalesservice
#nomoretoxicsemsahead

Survey (Batch 2)

Para po sa inyo, ano ang mga mahahalaga, kritikal at napapanahong mga usaping pangkaunlaran ang dapat mapabilang sa diskursuhan ngayong halalang 2016?

- "Science and technology for the people; people's mining bill" - Carlo Lorenzo, UP Applied Physics student and former USC chair

- "Threats to Philippine national sovereignty such as VFA and EDCA" - Iverson Sim, DLS-CSB Architecture student, former Development Studies student

- "Moral renewal, environmental protection, cultural integrity, revival of cultural traditions" - El Dosado, visual artist

- "Employment in terms of benefis and security of tenure, Health in terms of its availability, accessibility and affordability; Autonomy and sovereignty in terms diplomatic relations and international trade; Service delivery in terms of education, transportation, etc.; and quality of life improvement of peasant, fisherfolks and women" - Dr Reynaldo Imperial, former CAS Dean

- "Pagpapataas ng badyet sa edukasyon at pagpapalakas ng suporta sa mga State Universities and Colleges (SUC)" - Ramon Guillermo, All UP Academic Employees Union president (UP System)

- "Ang mismong sistema ng halalan, ang nasisirang kalikasan at ang pagkaagnas ng kulturang kinagisnan" - Dr Rommel Linatoc, cultural and water activist

- "Traffic congestion and its impact in the personal, political and economic dimensions; and more importantly, provide the assurance that there will be no socio-economic displacement of farmers, fisherfolks and indigenous people in the process of transportation development such as railway and road constructions" - John Paul Naco, Development Studies graduate, political cosplayer and writer

- "Bangsamoro Basic Law" - Prof Ivan Tapawan, DBS and UP-PGH Rehabilitation Medicine Department

Survey (Batch 1)

Para po sa inyo, ano ang mga mahahalaga, kritikal at napapanahong mga usaping pangkaunlaran ang dapat mapabilang sa diskursuhan ngayong halalang 2016?

- "Issue  on violence against children...growing number of victims of abuse (physical, sexual, emotional) aggravated by the social norms that tolerate the abuse and the exodus of OFWs that make children more vulnerable to abuse." - Prof Andrea Martinez, UP Department of Behavioral Sciences

- "Papaano makikinabang ang mga maralita sa ekonomyang pag-unlad ng Pilipinas? Zero drop-out rate sa grade school, kaya kaya?  Paano matatamo ang Universal Social Health Insurance 100% enrollment at universal health care coverage?" - Dr Jaime Galvez-Tan, former DOH Secretary

- "Poverty, environmental plunder, traffic congestion" - Dr Isidro Sia, UP pharmacologist

- "Mass transportation (traffic system, PPP of MRT/LRT), health care (DOH budget allocation, UP + PGH budget); extra-judicial killings (unresolved Maguindanao massacre, Mamasapano tragedy, Lumad killings); and early campaigning" - Aldwin Arceo, Development Studies   
graduate and UP College of Medicine student

- "Land reform and agricultural development; plight of indigenous people in Mindanao; and anti-political dynasty bill" - Mica Ravago, UP Development Studies student

- "Population management,  employment creation, small-scale enterprise development, agrarian and mining reform" - Dr Josephine Agapito, Vice-President of All UP Academic Employees Union (UPM)

Teambuilding winners and individual test highest scorers

SS 120 - Team Pantig
DS 121 - Group of Ocbina, Virtucio and Feliciano
DS 126 - Paula Janer
DS 126 - Erron Medina

Monday, December 07, 2015

Ponsaran's academic load next semester

DS 100 - Introduction to Development Studies
DS 112 - Third World Studies
DS 126 - Governance and Development
Econ 116 - Economic Development in Asia

Econ 115 / SS 120 teambuilding winners

2014 - Team Linatoc
2015 - Team Pantig
2016 - __________

HT

#nanaloakosalottohaha #P480ngalanghuhu
#solarpower
#farmerjohn
#happybirthdaylizetteerika
#happybirthdaylizettelucas
#calderetalaingbicolexpress
#PBB2015 #performancebasedbonus
#mulberry
#sssvoluntarycontribution
#liam's5thmonth #dec4
#salamattitadani
#salamataterhea
#salamatma'ampeng
#ngayongbiyernesnarawmalalamankungsinoangmagigingbagongdean
#pentavaccine
#resistdoublestandards
#giftbank
#upholdintellectualhonesty
#gracepoe
#nericolmenares
#sulongkatribu
#congratsrenren
#congratsmadamdowna
#salamatmyebuenaventura
#congratsatenikkigregorio #bestthesis
#"tuloyanglaban"-brianpoe
#goodluckjacelsaY2G2015
#teampantig'sepicsuccess #teambuildingunlimited

Rekomendadong sistema ng pedia sa pagpapakain ng sanggol

Araw 1 - patatas
Araw 2 - patatas
Araw 3 - patatas
Araw 4 - kalabasa
Araw 5 - kalabasa
Araw 6 - kalabasa
Araw 7 - kombinasyon ng patatas at kalabasa

Tatlong araw na sunod-sunod daw sa minimum ang kailangan upang makilala at masanay ang sanggol sa lasa ng isang partikular na pagkain.  Sapat na panahon din daw ito upang malaman kung may allergic reaction ang bata sa partikular na pagkaing ito.  Kinalaunan (halimbawa, sa ikapitong araw) ay dapat din daw ibigay ang pinaghalong pagkain upang masanay din ang sanggol sa kombinasyon ng mga pagkain at lasa.

Sa susunod na linggo ay maaaring carrot at saging naman o kaya ay avocado.  Ipinayo rin niya na maaari nang simulan ang pagpapakain ng ampalaya upang mas maagang masanay sa lasa nito.  Maaari na rin daw subukang ipakain ang dilaw ng itlog upang mas maagang malaman kung may allergic reaction mula rito at kung mayroon man ay unti-unting ma-outgrow ng bata bunga ng maagang introduksyon ng ganitong mga uri ng pagkain.  Mariin niya ring ipinaalala na huwag magpakain ng Gerber upang hindi maging mapili o pihikan sa pagkain ang bata.

#docivy
#gonatural
#foodactivism
#parentduties

Sunday, December 06, 2015

Culinary tourism

tinuktok
samgyupsal
tamilok
yukgaejang
ginataang ginisang munggo
ginataang tinola
kilawing papaya
kamias wine
bignay wine
jjajang

Thursday, December 03, 2015

Panawagan ngayong eleksyon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRhWZvQifn0

#acadelite

Students with the highest accumulated points per subject:
SS 120 - Carlo Tan
DS 121 - Renz Manahan
DS 126 - Jamilah Laguardia
DS 126 - Erron Medina

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Social jetlag

http://philshift.upm.edu.ph/

Attention: UP students

Ponsaran's academic load next semester

DS 100 - Introduction to Development Studies
DS 112 - Third World Studies
DS 126 - Politico-Administrative Institutions and Behavior
Econ 116 - Economies in Asia

#4preparations
#interconnected
#tuesdays&fridays
#toxicnomoreforreal

Phototoo (Photo + totoo)

I strongly encourage Development Studies students to start establishing their own photo banks about Philippine reality in the specific realms of economics, politics and culture.  #photography&society #photographyforsocialchange #phototoo

DS 126 pananagutan class best political cosplayers


Laguardia - Prof Winnie Monsod
Cabral - Yaya Dub
Jacinto - Jeane Napoles
Rodriguez - Teresa Magbanua
Paja - Sherlyn Cadapan
Giungoyon - Donald Trump
Eblacas - Vandana Shiva
Bernaldo - Cynthia Villar
Dela Cruz - Liliosa Hilao
Musa - Lorena Barros

DS 126 (Politico-administrative Institutions and Behavior) - next semester

Course highlights
- Civil service
- Politico-administrative dynamics
- Electoral politics
- Development communication
- Media and governance

DS 100 (Introduction to Development Studies) - next semester

Course highlights
- Development and growth theories
- Development thinkers
- Development institutions
- Development indicators
- Development ethics

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Cultural literacy test highest scorers

Ocbina
Virtucio
Feliciano

#kotton

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Sa pagtatapos ng semestre...

I will miss my SS 120, DS 121 and DS 126 classes.
Thank you, UP, for the academic freedom and thank you, my dear students, for tolerating my deviant/unorthodox approaches to learning!

Exchange gift

I got the following items for this year's rounds of exchange gift from my classes:
- indigenous bag from Ms Lopez (SS 120)
- Nescafé French vanilla and white mocha (tsaka isopropyl alcohol) from Ms Pineda (DS 121)
- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe selection from Ms Neri (DS 126 pananagutan)
- sumang Antipolo from Ms Ponce (DS 126 likas-kaya)

If my memory serves me right, the following happened to get the gift items which I contributed:
- Ms Lopez (SS 120)
- Ms Ferrancol (DS 121)
- Ms Mallari (DS 126)
- Mr Medina (DS 126)

#noagawangiftthistime