Lasallian Scholarum Awardee

For his piece, "Care for Our Children," in his Philippine Daily Inquirer column, Public Lives, Professor Emeritus Randolf S. David received the Lasallian Scholarum Award for Outstanding Published Column Article on Youth and Education.  The Scholarum Award, whose theme this year is "Voices that Matter," is given by De La Salle University to individuals who raise "concerns and encourage proactive initiatives toward the development of the country's educational system."

Source: from the Department of Sociology


Dean Michael L. Tan: NAST's 2012 Academy Member

Dr. Michael L. Tan was elected Member of the National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST PHL) for 2012 in recognition of his sustained outstanding scientific research, teaching, advocacy and development work that demonstrate the usefulness of social scientific knowledge in advancing translational medicine; particularly in his consistent efforts to revitalize scientific research on and in the use of traditional medicine, to develop rational drug policies, and in understanding the social and behavioral dimensions of HIV/AIDS prevention and of reproductive health promotion.  His scholarly work provides the foundation for his social development advocacy and policy development work, which he sustains by ensuring that scientific knowledge is effectively communicated to various stakeholders including policy makers, community development workers, health professionals, and the general public.

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Last Sept. 17 we had a "Kuwentuhan," a story-telling session around martial law, one of several activities organized by the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy at the University of the Philippines in Diliman. The activities revolve around the theme "Martial Law@40," which is intended to bridge a growing generation gap between those who lived through martial law and experienced the worst of the dictatorship, and, since then, two generations of Filipinos.

The divide could not have been clearer at the symposium, which had a very young audience (most of the students being below 20 years of age, meaning they were born after the 1986 Edsa revolt that toppled the dictatorship). The faculty members present were also quite young, including Associate Dean Neil Marcial Santillan, literally a martial law baby born on Sept. 21, 1972. He recalls that the only "oppression" he experienced during those dark years was the banning of Voltes V, a popular Japanese cartoon, from local TV.

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Housing programs for UP discussed with PAGIBIG

Officials of both the national government and UP have expressed confidence that it's just a matter of time before ongoing negotiations among various groups deliver roofs over the heads of many university employees.

In a seminar initiated by the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy (CSSP) at UP Diliman (UPD) last June 25, PAGIBIG Fund President and Executive Director Darlene Marie Berberabe assured university personnel that her office is formulating more programs and policies as well as incentives that will benefit more PAGIBIG members.

The former professor of Philosophy added that, unlike in the previous years, even minimum wage earners from both public and private sectors are now covered by programs formulated by her office.

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Dr. Ma. Theresa Ujano- Batangan receives coveted Estefania Aldaba-Lim Award!

The College of Social Sciences and Philosophy (CSSP) congratulates Dr. Maria Theresa Ujano- Batangan as this year's recepient of Estefania Aldaba-Lim Award.

A lifetime member of the Pambansang Samahan sa Sikolohiyang Pilipino (PSSP). Dr. Batangan si honored for her services and contribution as developmental and feminist psychologist.

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