Social Science and Society Lectures

Demographic Correlates of Late-Life Depression in the Philippines: Exploring Gender Differences by Sanny Afable | 1st LMS Prize

On 6 April 2022, Sanny Boy D. Afable of the UP Population Institute was awarded the Philippine Social Science Council’s 1st Loretta Makasiar Sicat Prize for the Social Sciences for his thesis titled “Demographic Correlates of Late-Life Depression in the Philippines: Exploring Gender Differences.” Watch now:

Living together in precarious times: COVID-19 in the Philippines by Dr. Gideon Lasco | 2022 VAMERA

On 2 March 2022, Dr. Gideon Lasco, Board Member of Ugnayang Pang-Agham Tao (UGAT), was conferred the Philippine Social Science Council’s 9th Virginia A. Miralao Excellence in Research Award (VAMERA) for his article titled “Living together in precarious times: COVID-19 in the Philippines,” published in “Viral Loads: Anthropologies of urgency in the time of COVID-19” …

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Lecture by Dr. Lisa Bersales on Statistics and the Social Sciences

On July 29, 2019, Dr. Lisa Bersales presented the official statistics from Philippine Statistics Authority during PSSC’s forum, “Statistics and the Social Sciences: Responding to Social Issues”. The forum aimed to increase awareness of the official statistics generated by the Philippine Statistics Authority and advocate for the use of these statistics in the visioning, program …

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Lecture by 2021 VAMERA Recipient Dr. George Borrinaga on “José Rizal in the Emotional Landscape of Samar and Leyte at the Turn of the 20th Century”

On 23 February 2021, Dr. George Emmanuel R. Borrinaga, Assistant Professor at the History Section – Department of Anthropology, Sociology, and History of the University of San Carlos and Member of the Philippine National Historical Society (PNHS), was conferred the Philippine Social Science Council’s 9th Virginia A. Miralao Excellence in Research Award (VAMERA) for his …

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Lecture on Geopolitical Quandaries in the South China Sea by Dr. Aileen Baviera

In an event organized by the Philippine Social Science Council in 2016, the late Dr. Aileen San Pablo-Baviera, former Dean of the University of the Philippines Asian Center, delivered this three-part lecture on geopolitical quandaries in the South China Sea. She began by emphasizing that the West Philippine Sea, far from being an isolated body …

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Dr. Lourdes Portus’ Lecture on Developing Quality Social Science Research

With the launch of PSSC’s online courses on Digital Approaches to Social Science Research, let’s take a look at how Executive Director Dr. Lourdes M. Portus discussed ways to develop quality research during her lecture at the Asia Pacific Consortium of Researchers and Educators (APCORE) Convention and International Conference held on September 19 to 20, …

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Dr. Cynthia Bautista’s “Reflections on Philippine Higher Education Reform in an ASEAN and Global Context: A Social Construction”

Dr. Ma. Cynthia Rose B. Bautista, incumbent Vice President for Academic Affairs of the University of the Philippines and former Commissioner of the Commission on Higher Education, delivered this four-part lecture on Philippine higher education reform in an ASEAN and global context in June 2014 at a PSSC-organized conference entitled “Energizing the Philippine Social Sciences …

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Lecture on China’s Historical Claims to the South China Sea by Atty. Jay Batongbacal

In February 2016, Atty. Jay L. Batongbacal, the Director of the UP Institute for Maritime Affairs and Law of the Sea, delivered this four-part lecture on China’s historical claims to the South China Sea (SCS)—focusing on the Scarborough Shoal and tracing the factors and events that led to the standoff between the Philippines and China …

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West Philippine Sea Lecture by Retired Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio

In this four-part lecture organized by the Philippine Social Science Council in February 2016, retired Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio T. Carpio laid the historical and legal narratives behind the opposing maritime claims of the Philippines and China on the South China Sea (SCS). The first part featured a detailed account of China’s creeping …

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