Sunday, January 17, 2016

Writing tips

DS 100 pointers to review

Development theories
Translation of Development Studies terminologies
Futurology/future studies/strategic foresight
Sustainability (definition and dimensions)
Newly industrialized economies
Philippine schools offering BA Development Studies
Stages of economic growth (W.W. Rostow)
Laissez faire vs Dirigisme economic systems
Development Studies faculty roster
Development Studies subjects
Latecomers' benefit theories (definition and examples)

Use a notebook in outlining key ideas.

Laganap pa rin, kaya dapat hamunin at bakahin...

white supremacy
white pride
white nationalism (smokescreen to disguise white supremacy)
white separatism (smokescreen to disguise white supremacy)

DS 112

Cuban health care system

Saturday, January 16, 2016


DS freshies - Prepare for a more challenging set of subjects and professors this semester.
DS sophies - #devstorm is in the offing.
DS juniors - We are all excited to watch your DS 122 theater production under the supervision of Dr Linatoc.
DS seniors - Pay serious attention to your first book (read: thesis) without disregarding the other equally important subjects which you are also enrolled in.  Triple check your course checklist to determine the actual remaining subjects which you need to take in order to graduate.
Shiftees to DS - Thank you for choosing Development Studies.  You made the right decision. hihi
DS alumni - No to conspicuous consumption. Visit

Friday, January 15, 2016

Pagkilala sa mga mahuhusay na alagad ng sining

Charles Mariano - visual arts
Luigi Pilarta - visual arts
Jomer Allerite - visual arts
Jigs Tenorio - visual arts
Krizia dela Cruz - visual arts
Alonzo Miranda - performing arts
Vielle Discaya - performing arts
Paolo Encarnacion - performing arts
Dianne Lopez - performing arts
Monday Mendoza - performing arts
Lawrence Macalalag - performing arts
Jecca Julio - art of debating
Erwin James Dela Cruz - art of debating
Shobie Dabalos - art of debating
Nadine Marcelo - art of debating
Donnabel Magsino - literary arts
John Paul Naco - literary arts
My Buenaventura - literary arts
Aubrey Arboleda - literary arts
Aurelio Isaac Doctor - literary arts
Patricia Guerrero - literary arts
Jen Macapagal - literary arts
Camille Rodriguez - literary arts
Zoe Reburiano - literary arts

School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)

Development Studies thesis advisers for this semester

Prof A Mesina
Prof R Vallejos
Dr R Linatoc
Prof I Pantig

Agenda this Tuesday

DS 100 - course orientation, diagnostic test, tasking
DS 112 - course orientation, diagnostic test, tasking
DS 126 - course orientation, diagnostic test, tasking
Econ 116 - course orientation, diagnostic test, tasking


Loose change - barya
Loose bill - pagpapalit sa mas mababang denominasyon ng salapi
Stranger's anxiety - nangingila (ugali ng sanggol)
Binder - bigkis (para sa pusod ng sanggol)
Dipper - tabo
Self-segmenting viscera sucker - manananggal
Sweet plantain - saging na saba
Frigate tuna - tulingan
Triumphalism - pagyayabang sa pagkapanalo

Salamat, CAS library!

In between enrollment advising, I borrowed the following books from the CAS library:
Responding to health emergencies and disasters by WHO
Elections for sale edited by F Schaffer
Understanding public management by K Eliassen and N Sitter
Principle of Economics by AFRIM
People's Economy by M Satake
Between the state and the market edited by L Carino
Rice in our life by Gelia Castillo
Searching for the just city edited by P Marcuse, et. al.
55 inspiring stories of women entrepreneurs by Go Negosyo
Why we are hungry by F Sionil Jose




Number of students currently enrolled as of Jan 15 (9 pm)

DS 100 (Introduction to Development Studies) - 35
DS 112 (Third World Studies) - 35
DS 126 (Governance and Development) - 30
Econ 116 (Economic Development in Asia) - 26

Thursday, January 14, 2016


To all my enrollment advisees on Friday (Jan 15), kindly bring a printed copy of the complete list of your grades in all subjects in the past semesters.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

DS 112

Deadlock in the Third World Development

Etymology of development

Tuesday, January 12, 2016


YouTube: We The Economy

Financial literacy



Monday, January 11, 2016

Social analysis

Sunday, January 10, 2016

DS 112 study task

First world countries
Second world countries
Third world countries
Fourth world countries
landlocked states
"Fourth world"
Failed states
Critical geography

I strongly recommend this App


Sa lahat ng mga may alagang aso, pakibasa po

Saturday, January 09, 2016

Vaccination 101 (in comics)

Social analysis

What theory or concept in Social Science do you think is useful in analyzing Philippine social realities?

- "Structuralism. It allows us to understand social dynamics by looking at the underlying patterns in terms of social facts and social status that prevail in the society." - Ms Mahusay, DS freshie

- "Karl Marx's dialectical materialism and his anaysis of capitalist development" - Ms Nuestro, DS freshie

- "Theory of Marxism because the conflict between social classes is very evident in the Philippine society" - Ms Banga, DS freshie

-  "The ideas that capitalists tend to focus on productivity and profit generation thereby bringing about alienation among their workers (theory of alienation)  and that existing social structures can shape agency and the other way around (structuration theory). - Ms Caballero, DS freshie

- "Agents of socialization. Agents of socialization such as family, church, media, and government have profound influence in shaping individual character and, by extension, they can also determine the development or underdevelopment of the country." - Mr Bruel, DS freshie

Maximize the available resources in the library

books in the circulation section
books in the reserve section
books in the browsing section
books in the graduate school section
encyclopedia in the reference section
academic journals in the journal section
materials in the gender corner
audio-visual collection
thesis collection in the reserve section
book collections of Dr Villegas in the reserve section
online journals

Number of enrollees as of January 9, 10:00 pm

DS 100 (Introduction to Development Studies) - 32
DS 112 (Third World Development) - 34
DS 126 (Governance and Development) - 23
Econ 116 (Economic Development in Asia) - 22


Salamat, Booksale!

Eco-Friendly Families by H. Coronato
Sociology of Marriage and Families by M Lamanna and A Riedmann
Consumer Reports: Best Baby Products by S Gordon
The Baby Cheapskate by A Wynne
Never Check E-mail in the Morning by J Morgenstern
Region-building in Southern Africa by C Saunders, G Dzinesa and D Nagar
Trendsmart by L Patler
Car Mania: A Critical History of Transport by W Wolf
Nurses and Families: A Guide to Family Assessment and Intervention  by L Wright and M Leahey

Pacto de sangre


DS 100 odd one out

1. periphery, client states, satellite, metropole
2. rational, inanimate sources of energy, urban, traditional
3. polycentric, monism, decentralized, multipolar
4. science, religion, Marxism, mini-narrative
5. Powershift, Third Wave, Future Shock, Shock Doctrine



Thursday, January 07, 2016

Development Studies enrollment advisers

Jan 11 (M) - Prof Mesina
Jan 12 (T) - Prof Simbulan
Jan 13 (W) - Prof Vallejos
Jan 14 (Th) - Prof Erive-Legaspi
Jan 15 (F) - Prof Ponsaran

Source: Prof Vallejos

Social media behaviors (Baka isa tayo sa mga ito)

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Reminder (updated)

Hum 1, Speech 11, Humanidades 1, Hum Stud 20 and Hum Stud 25 are considered equivalent subjects, which means that students are allowed to only choose and take one subject from these five options.

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Tips for Development Studies freshies (How to be tatak UP)

Be a good listener and notetaker.
Compare notes with your classmates for double checking of entries.
Come to class prepared.

Develop your presentation skills to different kinds of audience.
Be conscious of your strengths and weaknesses as a learner.
Read and analyze news articles and social commentaries.
Read in order to learn new information and various writing styles.
Maximize the available library resources.
Browse materials at the Solidaridad bookshop.

Keep a portfolio of your outputs for self-evaluation. See if there is remarkable improvement over time.
Triangulate your sources.
Know your professors and their pedagogy.
Attend class regularly.
Join socially relevant organizations.

Resist mema culture (memaipasa lang).
Remember that creativity is as important as literacy.
Resist procrastination.
Edit your outputs. Ask others to edit it as well.
Understand the concept of multiple intelligences.
Comprehend the Bloom's taxonomy of learning domains.
Be observant and pay keen attention to details.
Apply theory into practice.
Seek help and advise from upperclass Development Studies majors and alumni.  They have been there and have done that, so to speak.
Adopt critical perspectives in social analysis.
Be able to establish and understand the interconnections of social issues.
Compile and compose protest song, protest poetry, protest cartoon and other forms of protest art.
Start a photo bank about economy, politics, environment and culture.
Set a career plan and take GEs/cognates/electives that will contribute to your career objectives.
Confer and discuss with your professors and peers about contemporary social issues.
Develop the skill of asking questions.
Mentor other students.
Develop your leadership skills.
Conduct ethnographies.
Learn the skill of "laymanizing" complex concepts in order to make education relevant to the majority.

Learn from your experience during the previous semester.
Visit regularly. hihi
Use your knowledge and skills to serve the people.

As Iskolar ng Bayan, we should contribute to the liberation and development of the Filipino masses, not in their continued oppression and subordination.

Stay in the Development Studies Program and be an active part of social change.

New set of CAS Management Team

Monday, January 04, 2016

GE survey (batch 3)

What is your most favorite GE subject in UP and who was the professor who handled it?
Atty Torres (Kom 2, Prof Joson)
Ms Jose (Comm 3, Prof Adeva)
Ms Cana (Humanidades II, Prof Bonilla)
Ms Reyes (Hum 2, Prof Redillas)

My highly recommended cognates

Econ 151 (Public Finance) - Prof Mesina
Econ 141 (International Trade) - Prof Mesina
Econ 191 (Development Economics) - Prof Simbulan
pati na rin Econ 116 (Asian Economies) :)

Sunday, January 03, 2016

GE survey (batch 2)

What is your most favorite GE subject in UP and who was the professor who handled it?
Ms Eguico (Philo I, Prof Sioco)
Ms Laguardia (Comm 3, Prof Adeva)
Ms Quinones (Comm 3, Prof Adeva)
Ms Buan (Humanidades I, Prof Joson)
Mr Ocbina (Kom 2, Prof Joson)
Mr Babat (Humanities II, Prof Redillas)
Ms Rodriguez (Kom 2, Prof Joson)
Mr Cielo (History I, Prof Karganilla)
Ms Rojales (Hum Stud 20, Prof Odal-Devora)
Mr More (Hum 2, Prof Redillas)
Ms Ponciano (Humanidades I, Prof Joson)
Mr Gavino (NatSci 2, Prof Marquez)
Ms Arboleda (STS, Prof Solano)
Ms Mojica (History I, Prof Ong)
Mr Besana (Humanidades I, Prof Joson)
Ms Castillo (Speech 11, Prof Pulumbarit)
Ms Hanepbuhay Guiyab (History 5, Prof Ong)
Ms Lucas (Humanidades, Prof Joson)
Ms Cruz (History I, Prof Esguerra)
Mr Yap (History I, Prof Esguerra)

GE survey (batch 1)

What is your most favorite GE subject in UP and who was the professor who handled it?
Mr Deanon (Humanidades I, Prof Joson)
Ms Arnanta (History I, Prof Esguerra)
Mr Peji (History I, Prof Esguerra)
Ms Asuncion (Humanities II, Prof Redillas)
Ms Mabalay (Humanidades I, Prof Joson)
Ms Domagsang (Comm 3, Prof  Aclan)
Ms Gagarin (Kom I, Prof Joson)
Ms Franco (STS, Prof J Espinosa)
Ms Sims (NatSci 4, Prof Marquez)
Mr Postre (History I, Prof Ong)
Ms Dola (Comm 3, Prof Sarile)
Mr Abrenica (Humanities II, Prof Ardivilla)
Mr Saqueton (Kom I, Prof Joson)
Dr Fajardo (History I, Prof Karganilla)
Ms Conferido (Comm 3, Prof Adeva)
Ms Acosta (STS, Prof J Espinosa)
Ms Villarin (Philo I, Prof Sioco)

Preliminary course requirement

1 notebook*
1 red ballpen*
yellow pad**
*optional (p'wede manghingi sa katabi :) )

Number of enrollees as of January 4 (6:50 am)

DS 100 (Introduction to Development Studies) - 30
DS 112 (Third World Development) - 34
DS 126 (Governance and Development) - 23
Econ 116 (Economic Development in Asia) - 20

Source: SAIS

REMINDERS - updated

Kindly double check if you have already completed the required units in the course for the previous semesters.  Act promptly on your subjects with 4.0, 5.0, INC or DRP marks.  Validate also if you have complied with the healthy mix policy regarding GEs (i.e. taking into account that you may enroll either in History 2 or History 3 but not both, and that Hum 1, Speech 11, Humanidades 1, Hum Stud 20 and Hum Stud 25 are considered equivalent subjects). Under the healthy mix policy, you should combine Math and NatSci/STS subjects, and Humanities and Communication subjects for MST and AH clusters, respectively.  Ensure that you have enrolled all the remaining subjects in the DS curriculum for this upcoming semester.  Apply also for TCG for further validation.  Take advantage of self-advising, peer advising and faculty advising to avoid unnecessary graduation-related worries. And lastly, clarify the grade entries in your SAIS account if there are discrepancies. #nasahuliangpagsisisi

Saturday, January 02, 2016



Friday, January 01, 2016

Election survey

Election survey --------------------->

Cultural literacy

Ano ang ibig sabihin ng mga sumusunod na pahayag:
"Kung sinong kaharap, siyang kausap"
"Basa na ang papel"
"Malambot ang ilong"
"Tagpo-tagpong ulam"
"Sumasamba sa salamin"

Food wastage

Agree or disagree?

"Commuting is unpaid work."
"Comparison is a bad psychology."
"No book has a single author."
"Peace is a prerequisite to economic development."
"Economic development is a prerequisite to peace."
"Overdevelopment is maldevelopment."
"When you teach, you touch the future."

DS 126 course highlights

Politico-administrative Institutions and Behavior
- civil service
- electoral politics
- political marketing
- development communication
- media literacy

DS 112 course highlights

Third World Studies
- food systems
- population health
- disasters and risks
- migration
- rural studies

Econ 116 course highlights

Economies in Asia
- agricultural sector in Asia
- manufacturing sector in Asia
- tourism development in Asia
- higher education in Asia
- health systems in Asia

DS 100 course highlights

Introduction to Development Studies
- development theories and models
- development institutions
- development successes and failures
- development indicators
- development ethics