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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Job Opening: Full-Time Research Associate

The Third World Studies Center, College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, University of the Philippines Diliman is looking for a full-time Research Associate. Gross monthly compensation is PHP20,651. Initial contract is for six months, renewable up to three years.

Applicants must be:

  • Preferably a graduate of any social science course from the University of the Philippines;
  • Able to demonstrate a critical appreciation of scholarly works;
  • Diligence in tracking down sources and organizing gathered data;
  • Good writing skill in both English and Filipino; 
  • Able to work with minimal supervision; and
  • Willing to do field work (research is on political economy of violence and resources) 
Applicants must submit the following in PDF format:
  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae, including at least two (2) references and their contact information;
  • A transcript of records (or a printout of grades from UP CRS/online student information platform);
  • A five-hundred word essay answering the following question (in English or Filipino): Paano dapat paghatian ang lupa? 
  • A letter of application addressed to:
RICARDO T. JOSE, PhD
Director
Third World Studies Center
College of Social Sciences and Philosophy
University of the Philippines Diliman
Applications for the RA position must have the following email subject:

TWSC RA August 2016

Applications must be sent to twsc.updiliman@up.edu.ph.

Deadline of applications is on 19 August 2016 (Friday), at 5:00 PM.

Friday, July 01, 2016

FILE NO. 60: MARCOS' "MAHARLIKA"






The UP Third World Studies Center is making available to the public compiled digital copies of File No. 60, Marcos' Maharlika files from the US National Archives and Records Administration. These documents and correspondences show Ferdinand Marcos' attempts, starting from August 1945 to March 1948, to be recognized as the commanding officer of a guerilla unit called "Ang Mga Maharlika" during World War II. His requests were refused by the Philippine-Ryukus Command, calling his claims "fraudulent" and a "malicious criminal act."

These are the initial documents from the Maharlika files. Further documents will be uploaded through this post in the coming days.

You may also want to read the three-part series on File No. 60 from Vera Files:

Part 1--File No. 60: Marcos’ invented heroism
Part 2--File No. 60: A family affair
Part 3--File No. 60: Debunking the Marcos war myth
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Correspondence between Marcos 
and US forces

18 August 1945
Ferdinand Marcos' first attempt for recognition of the Maharlika Unit.

18 December 1945
Follow-up Letter to US Army from Ferdinand Marcos.

7 June 1947
Assistant Adjutant General Thomas Brown's response to Ferdinand Marcos, denying recognition of Maharlika as guerilla unit.

16 July 1947
Cablegram from Ferdinand Marcos protesting the decision.

2 December 1947
Formal petition from Ferdinand Marcos as follow-up letter to earlier cablegram.

31 March 1948
Final and irrevocable refusal to Ferdinand Marcos, from the Headquarters of the Philippines-Ryukyus Command.

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Internal Investigation Documents

1947
Investigation by Captain Curtis in Response to Marcos' angry July 1947 cablegram.

March 1948
Strongly-worded discussion and rebuttal by Captain Curtis regarding the Maharlika Unit investigation, which led to 31 March 1948 final refusal against Ferdinand Marcos.


Monday, June 27, 2016

TWSC Director Dr. Ricardo T. Jose Receives his 2016 UPAA Distinguished Alumni Award

The UP Third World Studies Center Director, Dr. Ricardo T. Jose received his 2016 University of the Philippines Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni Award in Historical Scholarship and Research at the UP Bahay ng Alumni last 25 June 2016.













Below is an excerpt from Dr. Jose's nomination for the award:

Dr. Ricardo T. Jose is the country’s preeminent scholar on the Second World War in the Philippines and the Asia-Pacific. A distinction he earned not only from his peers in the academe, both here and abroad, but also from the media and the public. He is also an expert in Japan-Philippine relations and the United States’s colonial rule of the Philippines. Dr. Jose’s preeminence in his chosen fields came about through his unparalleled devotion to excellent scholarship, his indefatigable intellectual curiosity coupled with meticulousness in research, and his generosity with his time and intellect....Awarding Dr. Jose with a Distinguished Alumnus Award not only affirms that his standards of scholarship are those that should be emulated, a true epitome of the academic values that the University stands for. Giving Dr. Jose such an honor affirms that for an alumnus of the national university, leading a life of the mind does not mean holing up in an ivory tower—it involves constantly finding ways to tie up one’s scholarly pursuits with the needs of the national community today and tomorrow.

Congrats Sir Rico!

Thursday, June 23, 2016

EIDR Research to be Presented at the 2nd Manila Urban Design Festival



Rard Daguio, JC Rosette, Johnson Damian, Dominic Aloc, and Dianne Olivan, members of the research team of the "The Mass Transit System in Metro Manila: From Tranvia to MRT, 1879-2014" will be presenting the study to the public at the 2nd Annual Manila Urban Design Festival (MUDF). This research is supported by the University of the Philippines Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs' Emerging Interdisciplinary Research Grant (2015-2017) and is a collaboration between the Third World Studies Center and the Geography Department of the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy of the University of the Philippines and the National Center for Transportation Studies.

The presentation will be on 25 June 2016 (Saturday), from 1:00 to 3:30 PM, at the Curiosity Design Strategy, 2/F, 115 Maginhawa Street, Teachers Village East, Diliman Quezon City. Registration is FREE.

The presentation is part of a series of pop-up talks that will culminate the week-long MUDF.

For more details, please visit MUDF's official Facebook page here.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

ANG BANGKAY NI DUTERTE

Isang Pampublikong Lamay para kay Pangulong Marcos Bago Siya Ipalibing ni Pangulong Duterte sa Libingan ng mga Bayani

1 Hulyo 2016 (Biyernes), 2:00 hanggang 5:00 ng hapon
Lobby, Palma Hall, Kolehiyo ng Agham Panlipunan at Pilosopiya
Unibersidad ng Pilipinas-Diliman

Mga Tagapagsalita: Ricardo Jose, Raissa Robles, Ric Reyes, at Helen Mendoza

Moderator: Maria Ela L. Atienza


Access the recordings of the public forum HERE.


Karay-karay ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte papasok sa MalacaƱang ang nakakasulasok na usapin ng pagpapalibing sa dating pangulo at diktador na si Ferdinand Marcos sa Libingan ng mga Bayani. Ipapalibing n'ya raw si Marcos sa nasabing libingan dahil naging sundalo naman ito noong Ikalawang Digmaang Pandaigdig. Totoong naging sundalo si Marcos sa panahong iyon. Pero anong klaseng sundalo? Sundalong nanraraket, sundalong nanggagantso, sundalong sinungaling, sundalong namemeke ng ranggo, sundalong nag-iimbento ng mga medalya at titulo, sundalong pinagpasasaan ang isyu ng mga beterano, sundalong kinatasan ang mga bayad-pinsala sa digmaan, sundalong dinambong sa mahigit dalawampung taon ang yaman ng bayan, sundalong binayoneta ang demokrasya. Lahat ng uri ng pagkasundalong ito ni Marcos, patutunayan ng mga respetadong iskolar, mamamahayag, at pampublikong intelektuwal na magsasalita sa forum na ito. Sa harap ng mga atras-abanteng pahayag ni Pangulong Duterte, pakinggan natin ang mga katotohanan ng kasaysayan na hindi nababawi o nababaluktot. Paano paghihilumin ni Pangulong Duterte ang pagkakahati ng mga Pilipino, kung gagawin niya ito sa pamamagitan ng pagpaparaya lamang sa kagustuhan ng “halos lahat ng Ilokano”? “Someone has to give” sabi niya. Pero bakit ang 70,000 na nakulong, 34,000 na tinortyur, 3,240 na pinatay, at ang kanilang mga pamilyang naulila ang kailangang ilang ulit pang magparaya? Hindi ba pantapal lang ni Pangulong Duterte ang layuning pagkaisahin ang bansa para mas mapagyaman pa ang pakikipagkaibigan niya sa mga Marcos? “Will it unite Filipinos? I don’t know, but I know there is one hatred I can erase,” sabi niya. Hindi ba’t buburahin rin ng pangulo ang malinaw na husga ng kasaysayan na ang rehimeng Marcos ay isa sa pinakamasahol na panahon sa ating kasaysayan? Hindi tiyak ni Pangulong Duterte na sa pagpapalibing na ito ay mapag-iisa niya ang bansa. Pero tiyak na sa pagbaon kay Pangulong Marcos sa Libingan ng mga Bayani magiging katanggap-tanggap ang kasinungalingan at ang pagiging mandarambong kabayanihan na rin. 

Sa forum na ito, walang palusot na biro lang ang mga pahayag, hindi kailangang hulaan ang kahulugan. Sa unang araw ng pagkaluklok n'ya sa panguluhan, samantalahin natin ang pagkakataong ito na magtipon at mag-usap bago n'ya tayo lahat masabihan ng, "Shut up!"


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