Wednesday, September 20, 2017

"Ang Direksyon ni Duterte" Public Forum

Ang Direksyon ni Duterte

25 Setyembre 2017, Lunes, 9:00 n.u. - 12:00 n.t.
Silid 207, Bulwagang Palma,
Kolehiyo ng Agham Panlipunan at Pilosopiya, 
Unibersidad ng Pilipinas Diliman

Sa harap ng mga pagkilos at paglawak ng mga tumutuligsa at tumututol sa pamamahala ni Pangulong Rodrigo Roa Duterte, tila ikinakasa n’ya naman ang isang palabas kung saan magdideklara siya ng batas militar sa buong bansa. Kung nagpapatawa lang siya pagkatapos ng libo-libong patay sa giyera laban sa droga, pagkatapos niyang ipasailalim sa batas militar ang buong Mindanao at mapulbos ang Marawi, pagkatapos maipakita ng mayorya sa kongreso na hindi sila magiging sagabal sa paglawak ng kapangyarihan ng pangulo—maraming hindi natawa, mas marami ang hindi natuwa. 

Kung magpapatuloy si Pangulong Duterte sa pamumunong astang siga na lulong sa dahas, takutan, at panggigipit gamit ang todong kapangyarihan ng estado, sino-sino ang magiging bida at supporting actor sa ilalim ng kanyang direksyon? Sino ang mga magiging kontrabida na tututol? Sino-sino naman ang mga maglalaro sa gitna at makikinabang sa haltakan ng mga interes at tagasunod? Makakaya at malalagpasan ba ito ng mga institusyong pulitikal at mga kilusang panlipunan o ng mga indibidwal na itinuring n’yang tinik sa kanyang lalamunan? Saang punto magkakatalusira ang mga alyansa at muling mababalasa ang kartada ng kapangyarihan sa bansa? Kaninong interes ang susulong sa sitwasyong ito? Kaninong pabulong na pakiusap o pasigaw na demanda ang mananaig? Sino ang mai-etsapwera sa direksyon ni Duterte? Sa pamamagitan ng mga piling tagapagsalita, layunin ng forum na ito na sagutin at malalimang talakayin ang mga tanong na ito. 

Mga tagapagsalita:
  • Miriam Coronel-Ferrer, Professor, Department of Political Science; Convenor, Program on Peace and Conflict Transformation, UP Center for Integrative and Development Studies
  • Jose Antonio Custodio, Defense analyst; Curatorial consultant, Armed Forces of the Philippines Museum
  • Ric Reyes, National Coordination Member, Revived Laban ng Masa
  • Raissa Robles, Investigative journalist; Manila correspondent, South China Morning Post (Hindi nakadalo)
Ang public forum na ito ay inorganisa ng TWSC, UP Center for Integrative and Development Studies Program on Peace and Conflict Transformation, at UP Diliman Department of Political Science.

Ang public forum na ito ay libre at bukas sa publiko.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

#MAYPASOK: Isang Malayang Talakayan ng mga Nagbabagang Isyu

The UP CIDS Program on Peace and Conflict Transformation, the UP Diliman Department of Political Science, and the UP Diliman Third World Studies Center invite you to

#MAYPASOK: Isang Malayang Talakayan ng mga Nagbabagang Isyu.

As a response to the recent threat of a nationwide imposition of martial law and in commemoration of the 45th anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law in the Philippines, discussants from different fields and areas of expertise will gather to talk about various national issues in the hope of bringing to the public a more holistic and elevated appreciation of the current social and political situation in the Philippines.

Join us on Thursday, September 21, at the UP Diliman Carillon Plaza from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM, shortly after the ceremonial playing of the UP Diliman Carillon.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

The 2017 Writeshop Fellows

The Third World Studies Center (TWSC) announces the following successful applicants to the 2017 TWSC Writeshop. In no particular order, the TWSC welcomes the following writeshop fellows with their respective manuscript submissions:

  1. Matavia, Hilarion C. Jr., Philippine Science High School - Southern Mindanao Campus -
    "Dátäl Bôb – An Emerging Model For A Peaceful Polyethnic Community"
  2. Millondaga, Kenette Jean I., University of the Philippines – Mindanao - "Troubled Kahusayan: Klata Bagobo’s History of Violence and Unrest"
  3. Ruiz, Amihan T., University of the Philippines – Diliman - "Five in One: Local Meanings on the Proliferation of Mosques in Al Salam Compound, Culiat"
  4. Redison, Frances Anthea R., Ateneo De Manila University - "Kahilway ag kalisod: People’s Experiences cited in Philippine Historical Data Papers during Japanese Occupation in Aklan (Capiz) 1942-1945"
  5. Mansujeto, Patrick John F., University of the Philippines – Diliman - "Wings of Supremacy: The Start of Aviation in the Philippines, 1909-1919"
  6. Arguelles, Cleve Kevin Robert V., University of the Philippines – Manila - "Reconceptualizing populism: Perspectives from the Philippine populist publics"
  7. Bunquin, Jon Benedik A., University of the Philippines – Diliman - "A Profile of the Political Communication Network of the Filipino Youth"
  8. Fernandez, Maria Carmen, Independent researcher - "Implementing Peace and Development in the Bangsamoro: Potentials and Constraints of Socio-Economic Programs for Conflict-Affected Areas in Southern Philippines, 1913-2015"
  9. Esquejo, Kristoffer R., University of the Philippines – Diliman - "Family and Politics in an Archipelagic Province: The Legacy of Moreno Brothers in Post-War Romblon, 1949-1969"
  10. Alporha, Veronica C., University of the Philippines – Los Baños - "Manuel Quezon and the Filipino Women’s Suffrage of 1937"
  11. Nubla, Frances Michelle, Ateneo De Naga University - "The Dynamics of Single Parenting"

Monday, August 07, 2017

Prof. Laura L. Samson Is the New TWSC Deputy Director

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Laura L. Samson as Deputy Director of the UP Third World Studies Center (UP TWSC). In this capacity, Professor Samson shall serve as Editorial Supervisor of the journal, Kasarinlan: Philippine Journal of Third World Studies, and other UP TWSC publications.

Professor Samson was Chairperson of the Department of Sociology, CSSP, UP Diliman (2002-2005) and Director of the University of the Philippines Press (1995-2001). She has been teaching and doing research in the areas of sociological theory, popular culture, mass media, and cultural studies.

She is best known for her contribution to Philippine academic publishing. Under her watch, the University of the Philippines Press saw through the completion of what was then considered as the University’s biggest and most ambitious publishing venture, the “100 Taon, 100 Akda” Project, which was meant as the University’s contribution to the commemoration of the Centennial of the Philippine Revolution in 1996-1998.

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Kasarinlan receives CHED Journal Incubation Grant

The Kasarinlan: Philippine Journal of Third World Studies receives a journal incubation grant from the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).

The journal incubation grant is under the CHED's Journal Incentive Program that supports "initiatives of Philippine HEIs/scholarly and scientific organizations to improve the quality as well as boost the global prestige of Philippine journals based on current international standards of scientific and scholarly publishing" (CHED Memorandum Order No. 53, series of 2016). Specifically, the grant is given to "promising Philippine journals towards the path to meet the minimum generally accepted standards for Scopus/WoS-indexability." 

The grant provides for a cash award of PHP 400,000.00 annually over a three-year period, "technical support by CHED in providing the digital platform Portal for Academic Knowledge (PAK), CHED endorsement for library subscription, and automatic nomination for the CHED Republica: Journal of the Year category."

Under the previous CHED journal accreditation program from 2009 to 2015 Kasarinlan maintained a Category A-2 (very good to excellent) rating.

Kasarinlan is the in-house journal of the Third World Studies Center, College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, University of the Philippines Diliman.

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