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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.

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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


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!"

Monday, May 02, 2016

EXTENDED: Call for applications: The 2016 TWSC Writeshop



The 2016 TWSC Writeshop
Third World Studies Center, Lower Ground Floor,
College of Social Sciences and Philosophy,
Palma Hall, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City
7-9 November 2016



About the writeshop

The Third World Studies Center (TWSC) launches the 2016 TWSC Writeshop in continuing its commitment to build the capacity of early career researchers, junior faculty members, and graduate students in the social sciences. As a premiere social science research center in the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, University of the Philippines-Diliman, the TWSC continues to develop critical, alternative paradigms to promote progressive scholarship by undertaking pioneering research and publishing original, empirically-grounded, and innovative studies.

Originally meant as a capacity-building workshop on social science research in 2010, the TWSC Writeshop transformed into a unique publication platform for early career researchers, junior faculty members, and graduate students in the social sciences. Since 2014, successful Writeshop participants were not only given the opportunity to interact with experts from the academe and the publishing industry, but also the opportunity to produce a publishable manuscript for the TWSC’s internationally refereed and CHED-accredited (A-2, Very Good - Excellent) journal Kasarinlan: Philippine Journal of Third World Studies. The 2016 TWSC Writeshop sustains this academic tradition and more.

The 2016 TWSC Writeshop marks another milestone as it transitions from module-based discussions to manuscript-driven mentoring in the form of intensive yet collegial small-group discussions. The mentors, established scholars in their respective fields and the Kasarinlan editorial staff, will bring into line problematization, researcher positionality and ethics, and crafting meaningful narratives based on empirical work to equip the participants in making a contribution in social science scholarship, i.e., by creating a publishable work. In seeing through the TWSC Writeshop’s goal, the Writeshop culminates with the publication of successful manuscripts in a special issue in Kasarinlan.

Who may apply

There will only be ten (10) successful applicants who will be called Writeshop Fellows. Applicants can be social science graduate students, early career researchers, and/or junior faculty members from any Philippine higher education institution. Applicants who are near completion of their theses/dissertations as well as those who have not yet participated in previous TWSC writeshops will be prioritized.

What to submit

Applicants must be able to submit the following to twsc.updiliman@up.edu.ph on or before 31 July 2016:

  1. An unpublished article, authored solely by the applicant, with a word count of 6,000 - 8,000 words, inclusive of an abstract and a list of references, that can be developed into a full-length article for publication in the Center’s internationally refereed and CHED-accredited (A-2, Very Good - Excellent) journal Kasarinlan: Philippine Journal of Third World Studies. See author guidelines here http://bit.ly/1OFXsTa. The draft article must demonstrate theoretical rigor and must be based on empirical work. Submissions will be plagiarism-checked. The submission must conform to the prescribed template for purposes of the Writeshop. The template can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/jgq5xxr 
  2. Soft copy of latest curriculum vitae with references.
What to expect after submission of requirements
  1. All submissions will undergo plagiarism check by the Kasarinlan editorial staff. Submissions without plagiarized contents will undergo preliminary editorial evaluation by the Kasarinlan editorial staff. Ten submissions will be selected.
  2. The ten applicants whose submissions were selected will be notified by email, including the terms of reference (TOR) for the Writeshop. They must convey their full understanding, agreement, and acceptance of the TOR by sending the signed TOR to twsc.updiliman@up.edu.ph.
  3. There is no registration fee. Successful applicants based outside of Metro Manila may apply for subsidies, in the forms of per diem and reimbursed travel expenses subject to government accounting rules. Those who would like to avail of the above subsidies must send a signed letter addressed to the Director, Dr. Ricardo T. Jose to twsc.updiliman@up.edu.ph, with clear justification on why they are requesting for such.
What to expect during the writeshop

Day 1
Activity 1: Keynote speech on the state of the art of social sciences in the Philippines
Objective: To establish the research and publication milieu in which early-career researchers can stake their claim as potential authors.

Activity 2: Introduction of the Writeshop Fellows
Objective: To create a collegial atmosphere among the fellows.

Activity 3: Lecture on social science research and publication
Objective: To set the general parameters of problematization, research positionality, and ethics in social science research and publication.

Activity 4: Small-group discussion on problematization, research positionality, and ethics
Objective: To provide a platform for the fellows where they can engage in a dialogue with mentors and members of the editorial staff on the quality of theoretical engagement as well as ethical nuances of their manuscripts.

Conduct of small-group discussion: The fellows will be assigned to groups with two mentors and one member of the editorial staff each. The mentors will be provided with a copy of the manuscript before the writeshop to give substantive feedback. The discussion will revolve around, but will not be limited to problematization, research positionality, and ethics. The editorial staff will serve as facilitator in threshing out the following: 1) What research problem did you choose?; 2) How did you come up with this research problem?; 3) What is your stake in this research?

Day 2

Activity 5: Small group discussion on making sense of the findings and crafting narratives
Objective: To provide a platform for the fellows where they can engage in a dialogue with mentors and members of the editorial staff on the conduct of analysis and producing a coherent narrative out of the key arguments of their manuscripts.

Conduct of small-group discussion: The fellows will be assigned to groups with two mentors and one member of the editorial staff each. The mentors will be provided with a copy of the manuscript before the writeshop to give substantive feedback. The discussion will revolve around, but will not be limited to structure of the analysis and writing styles for journal articles. The editorial staff will serve as facilitator in threshing out the following: 1) How did you gather your data and from what sources?; 2) How did you analyze your data and why?; 3) What are your key findings?; 4) How do you narrate your findings to tell a story?; and 5) Is the conclusion really an ending?

Activity 6: Kasarinlan session by Managing Editor
Objective: To familiarize the fellows on plagiarism, CMOS referencing, and copy editing one's manuscripts.

Day 3

Culminating Activity: Writeshop Fellows’ Plenary Session
Objective: To provide a platform for the fellows to present their works in progress, their key learnings from the writeshop, and concrete plans for publication.

Closing Activity: Awarding of Certificates

For inquiries:

Elinor May K. Cruz
University Research Associate
Third World Studies Center
University of the Philippines-Diliman
Lower Ground Floor, Palma Hall
University of the Philippines
1101 Diliman, Quezon City
E-mail: twsc.updiliman@up.edu.ph
Telephone: +63 2 981 8500 ext. 2488
Telefax: +63 2 920 5428
Mobile: +63926 710 2926