Socsayahan: Faculty-Student Follies

Tickets are available at SSPRF Office, Room 202 Benton Hall, Roxas Avenue, UP Diliman, Quezon City. Please contact Lei or Izza @ (02) 426-3801 | 09206305958/09959563658


Training Workshop on Basic Database Management System

Delving into the institution that is the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy shows us the immense amount of internal paperwork and documentation that constitutes the academic life of each student that roams its halls. As a response to the growing demand for a more effective and systematized data handling program, the Computer Laboratory, in partnership with the Office of the Dean, conducted a four (4) day workshop that tackled the fundamentals of data management. The training workshop, which was scheduled from the 8th to the 11th of August, included participants from the administrative personnel of the different departments and offices of CSSP. It featured a variety of basic to intermediate lessons and training activities that were geared to hone each participant’s understanding of the Microsoft Office Access program. With the use of the desktop computers of PH 117, each participant was given a first-hand opportunity to experience the data encoding process of MS Access. Facilitated by instructor and Information Technology Officer Virgilio D. Llenaresas, the workshop proper featured step-by-step data encoding procedures for transmuting raw data into MS Access organized information. From forms, file submissions, updated research documentation, and report layouts, the data and information from each type of source were categorized, relisted and adapted to fit easy-access tables and charts in MS Access. The workshop also focused on Data Base Management to prepare the administrative personnel for the requirements of the Performance Based Bonus of 2017 (PBB 2017).

The PBB and Database Management Systems
The PBB is the incentive-based subcomponent of the Results-Based Performance Management System (RBPMS) used within and among the different government offices in the country. The PBB and the other components of the RBPMS go hand-in-hand to develop transparency, good governance practices, budget-to-output monitoring, and streamlining for the frontline services of the different agencies. This is why it is key for the requirements of the PBB to be accurately presented. Each bit of information plays a role in reflecting the output of the CSSP and in turn the Diliman system.

Challenge of the times
The changing times and the ever increasing number of files, paperwork, and documents being handled by the different offices or the CSSP only necessitates the development of more effective means of data management and retrieval. The fast-paced lifestyle of the current age inevitably pushes all existing system to upgrade and keep up. The College of Social Sciences and Philosophy along with its dedicated roster of staff, officers, and faculty are doing their best to provide top-notch service and learning to all the hopeful students that walk through its doors.

Mr. LLenaresas assisting one of the participants with their chart formula



For six years now, the Third World Studies Center and the University of Montreal produced documentaries that tell the stories of the lives and struggles of Filipinos at the unmarked margins of society. The Center continues this endeavor in 2017 with “Sinelaysay: A Documentary Film Showcase,” Premiering in this showcase are the latest in this thematic series—"Pag-baylo: Losing the Land to Solar Farms" brings to light the deft maneuvers by big landowners to convert vast tracts of land that are meant for distribution to its tenants into solar farms and "Leaving Bodeng" documents the last days of the about-to-be evicted occupants of the iconic White Building in Phnom Penh.

The showcase will also feature films made in the previous years: stories of individuals against the backdrop of access to land and its uncertain, if not diminishing resources—a community that lives on the back of an active volcano for want of a liveable space, women mining the dregs of what was once a gold country, a worker living in a packed urban space and cycling through poverty and the deadly streets of a metropolis, a tribal leader bequeathing to his son a future that is about to vanish, of families whose life stories swirl and eddy with the sludge of the mines on a river, and an aging couple who have lived off the sea that is now being gobbled up by a town’s hunger for land.

Sinelaysay will run from 17 to 18 August 2017 Thursday to Friday (with the time slots 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.; 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.) at PH 400, Palma Hall, College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, University of the Philippines-Diliman. In this regard, we would like to invite you and your general education classes to attend the screening.

Should you have any questions and/or concern, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Director, TWSC


CSSP, Department of Philosophy, and PHREB Hold Forum on Research Ethics

(From left to right) Associate Professor Peter A. Sy; Professor Clemen C. Aquino, D.Phil.; Professor Reidar K. Lie, Ph.D.; Dean Grace H. Aguiling-Dalisay, Ph.D.; Associate Professor Marcia Ruth Gabriela P. Fernandez; Dr. Leonardo D. de Castro

The College of Social Sciences and Philosophy (CSSP), its Department of Philosophy, and the Philippine Health Research Ethics Board (PHREB) jointly sponsored a lecture-workshop entitled “Recent Developments in Research Ethics” on July 13, 2017 from 9:00 in the morning until 12:00 noon at the Audio-Visual Room 209 of the Palma Hall. The forum aimed to discuss the current general rules, guidelines, and procedures in research ethics, especially in the field of health research.

The program began with the opening remarks delivered by the dean of CSSP, Dr. Grace H. Aguiling-Dalisay. Soon after, the lecture-workshop proper was facilitated by Professor Reidar K. Lie, Ph.D. from the Department of Philosophy of the University of Bergen and followed by an open forum. To officially end the program, the Chairperson of PHREB, Dr. Leonardo D. de Castro, gave his closing remarks.

Others in attendance who helped make the event successful were Associate Professor Peter A. Sy from the Philosophy Department of CSSP, Professor Clemen C. Aquino, D.Phil. as the PHREB Social Science Representative, and Associate Professor Marcia Ruth Gabriela P. Fernandez as the Chairperson of the CSSP Working Group on Research Ethics (WGRE). The Office of the Associate Dean for Research, Extension, and Publications (OADREP) coordinated the entire event under the supervision of Associate Dean Gregorio E.H. del Pilar II, Ph.D.


UP Anti-Sexual Harassment Code

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