CSSP Co-sponsors 6th International Conference on Sciences and Social Sciences in Thailand

Dean Aguiling-Dalisay, Dr. Chanawongse, and President Wongkasem at the conference (from left to right)

 

The Dean of the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy (CSSP), Dr. Grace H. Aguiling-Dalisay, served as an invited speaker and session keynote speaker at the 2016 International Conference on Science and Social Science (ICSSS) from September 22 to September 23 at the Rajabhat Maha Sarakham University (RMU) in Thailand. Dr. Aguiling-Dalisay gave a talk on the theme of the conference – Community-Higher Education Engagement: Ethical Responsibility and Ethical Practice. The ICSSS was co-sponsored by the CSSP and the University of the Philippines-Diliman was notably the lead partner of RMU for this event. Other distinguished figures who attended the conference were keynote speaker and Ramon Magsaysay Foundation Awardee, Dr. Krasae Chanawongse, and the president of RMU, Somchai Wongkasem.

 

 Dean Aguiling-Dalisay delivering her talk on Community-Higher Education

 

 

Oryentasyon ng mga Bagong Guro at mga Gurong Walang Tenyur

Isang oryentasyon para sa mga bagong guro at gurong walang tenyur ng Kolehiyo ng Agham Panlipunan at Pilosopiya (KAPP) ang isinagawa noong ika-19 ng Setyembre 2016 sa Palma Hall 207. Inorganisa ng Tanggapan ng Kawaksing Dekano para sa Usaping Pang-Akademiko ang aktibidad na ito upang itaguyod ang academic citizenship ng kaguruan ng KAPP. Nilayon ng oryentasyon na maging malinaw sa kaguruan ang mga gampanin, pananaw at patakaran sa pagtuturo; at maunawaan ang mga pribilehiyo, benepisyo at kapakanan sa kanilang paglilingkod sa kolehiyo at unibersidad.

Dumalo sa oryentasyon ang tatlumpu’t isang guro na nagmula sa iba’t ibang departamento ng KAPP. Si Dr. Ma. Theresa T. Payongayong, Kawaksing Dekano para sa Usaping Pang-Akademiko, ang nagsilbing tagapagpadaloy ng oryentasyon.

Nagsilbing mga panauhing tagapagsalita sina Bb. Rosalinda J. Tingco at Bb. Monina Beconado (Human Resources Recruitment Division), G. Rogelio T. Estrada Jr. (HR Planning and Research Division), at Bb. Shierylyn T. Sison at Bb. Leizel Lectura (Human Resources Development and Benefits Division). Nagbahagi rin ang kasalukuyang Deputy Director ng Human Resources Development Office (HRDO) na si Prof. Oscar P. Ferrer ng mensahe tungkol sa mga serbisyong ibinibigay ng HRDO para sa mga guro, REPS, at kawani ng Unibersidad.

Nagkaroon ng pagkakataong makapagtanong ang mga gurong dumalo sa oryentasyon sa malayang talakayan. Kaugnay sa mga prosesong may kinalaman sa promosyon at tenure ang karamihan sa mga naging katanungan. Nagkaroon din ng ilang paglilinaw tungkol sa mga benepisyong kanilang natatanggap mula sa unibersidad.

Nagtapos ang oryentasyon sa pamamahagi ng sertipiko sa mga panauhing tagapagsalita at mga lumahok na guro.

 

Bato-Bato sa Langit, ang Tamaa’y Patay? A Forum on Extrajudicial Killings

Atty. Atilano, the Director of the Human Rights Protection Office of the Commission on Human Rights, discusses the role of CHR in upholding the right to life.

The Office of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs (OADAA) of the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy (CSSP) initiated a forum on extrajudicial killings entitled “Bato-Bato sa Langit, Ang Tamaa’y Patay? A Forum on Extrajudicial Killings held on 07 September from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, in Palma Hall 207. The forum was conceived to tackle relevant concepts and issues in relation to extrajudicial killings from the points-of-view of the Commission on Human Rights and political science.

The program was facilitated by Assistant Professor Arlyn P. Macapinlac with opening remarks by Dean Grace H. Aguiling-Dalisay. The event was highlighted by two speakers, Atty. Flora C. Atilano, Director of the Human Rights Protection Office of the Commission on Human Rights, and Assistant Professor Dennis Quilala of the Department of Political Science, University of the Philippines, Diliman. The speakers were introduced by Associate Professor Ma. Theresa T. Payongayong, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, CSSP. The forum was well-attended by students, faculty and staff (139 total attendees) of the university.

Atty. Atilano discussed the role of the Commission on Human Rights, the rights of the individual which is the right to life (General Comment No. 6, Art. 6, ICCPR), the legal bases of the right to life, the definition of extrajudicial killings and its different forms. Asst. Prof. Dennis Quilala raised five points during his lecture: the context on why President Duterte became the president; the relationship of extrajudicial killings on human rights; the Duterte narrative; the question on whether a strong state and human right co-exist; and the conclusion, i.e. human dignity and the right to life should not be taken for granted in the name of achieving a strong state.

Before ending the program, Asst. Prof. Dennis Quilala challenged the students to participate in the programs of the Commission on Human Rights where they can serve as volunteers or interns. 

             

 A student from the audience asks a question during the Open Forum.            

 Asst. Prof. Dennis Quilala raises five points during his lecture.

 

 

In Memory of Dr. Ernesto Constantino: Department of Linguistics Looking Back and Forward in 94th Anniversary

The Department of Linguistics with the Panel of Speakers

The Department of Linguistics celebrated their 94th anniversary with a forum entitled, Paglingon: Dr. Ernesto Constantino, on August 25, 2016 at the Bulwagan ng Dangal. The event commemorated the legacy and contributions of Dr. Constantino as one of the foundational figures in Philippine linguistics, lexicography, and folklore studies. The highly respected and renowned linguist passed away last June 21, 2016. A full-fledged university professor of the University of the Philippines-Diliman, Dr. Constantino also played a vital role in the development of the country’s national language. He eventually helped pave the way for the emergence of the Departamento ng Filipino at Panitikan ng Pilipinas (DFPP) of the College of Arts and Letters of the same university campus.

The forum comprised of a panel of four speakers: Dr. Rosario Torres-Yu of the DFPP, Dr. Viveca Hernandez of the Linguistics department, Prof. Melecio Fabros III of the DFPP, and Dr. Anicia Del Corro. Each speaker presented his/her recollections about Dr. Constantino or researches attributed to the memory of the icon in Philippine linguistics. After every presentation, a short question and answer portion was opened to the audience for further discussion. The audience members consisted of undergraduate students, graduate students, and teachers in Filipino, linguistics, and anthropology.

Dr. Torres-Yu, a former student of Dr. Constantino, recalled how influential her mentor was in the planning for the institution of a national language in the Philippines. She also noted how the national language to be formalized in the mind of Dr. Constantino was to be Filipino and not simply Tagalog.

The Department of Linguistics celebrated their 94th anniversary with a forum entitled, Paglingon: Dr. Ernesto Constantino, on August 25, 2016 at the Bulwagan ng Dangal. The event commemorated the legacy and contributions of Dr. Constantino as one of the foundational figures in Philippine linguistics, lexicography, and folklore studies. The highly respected and renowned linguist passed away last June 21, 2016. A full-fledged university professor of the University of the Philippines-Diliman, Dr. Constantino also played a vital role in the development of the country’s national language. He eventually helped pave the way for the emergence of the Departamento ng Filipino at Panitikan ng Pilipinas (DFPP) of the College of Arts and Letters of the same university campus.

The forum comprised of a panel of four speakers: Dr. Rosario Torres-Yu of the DFPP, Dr. Viveca Hernandez of the Linguistics department, Prof. Melecio Fabros III of the DFPP, and Dr. Anicia Del Corro. Each speaker presented his/her recollections about Dr. Constantino or researches attributed to the memory of the icon in Philippine linguistics. After every presentation, a short question and answer portion was opened to the audience for further discussion. The audience members consisted of undergraduate students, graduate students, and teachers in Filipino, linguistics, and anthropology.

Dr. Torres-Yu, a former student of Dr. Constantino, recalled how influential her mentor was in the planning for the institution of a national language in the Philippines. She also noted how the national language to be formalized in the mind of Dr. Constantino was to be Filipino and not simply Tagalog.

Dr. Hernandez shared the three papers of Dr. Constantino which are considered to be milestones in the field of Philippine linguistics. To this day, these works are still studied in basic undergraduate courses in linguistics. The speaker also highlighted Dr. Constantino’s contributions in structural linguistics as the latter applied the theoretical framework and tradition of Noam Chomsky to Philippine languages.

Prof. Fabros III presented his current research in folklore studies and dedicated it to Dr. Constantino. It tackled the phenomenon involving the 2016 Philippine Olympiad Hidilyn Diaz. The speaker from the DFPP elaborated on the general pattern of Filipino epics and how Diaz fits into that scheme. For his study, Prof. Fabros conducted an ethnological fieldwork wherein he dealt with archival studies of certain groups, together with their languages and oral traditions.

Finally, Dr. Del Corro who previously taught at the university also offered her research interests and background on lexicography, dialectology, and Philippine linguistics to the memory of Dr. Constantino. The speaker was a translation consultant of the Philippine Bible Society and has held workshops on the translation of biblical texts and gospels.

After the panel presentations and discussions, a small salu-salo took place. Paglingon, headed by Prof. Jesus Federico Hernandez of the Department of Linguistics, began at 1:00 in the afternoon and concluded at 5:00 in the afternoon.

 An audience looking back and looking forward with memories and lessons from Dr. Constantino

 

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