Call for Papers

The College of Social Work and Community Development of the University of the Philippines is now accepting manuscripts for the a special issue of the PHILIPPINE JOURNAL OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT (PJSD). Normally published annually, this issue is a special second volume for the year 2012. The deadline for submission of manuscripts is July 16, 2012.


The goal of his journal is to promote analysis and dialogue about social welfare and social development practice and issues in the Philippines and South-East Asian region.

Institutional Support and Editorial Staff

This journal is published by the College of Social Work and Community Development of the University of the Philippines Diliman. The Editors of the journal are faculty members of the College of Social Work and Community Development of the University of the Philippines Diliman.

Statement of Policy and Themes/Subjects

The PJSD is a national refereed journal that provides a venue for the exchange of knowledge and views among professionals and academics engaged in social welfare, social development and social policy work. It is committed to the promotion of socially responsive and appropriate interventions that engender social equality and challenge discrimination and oppression of marginalized sectors and populations. Opinions expressed in the articles are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official position of the College of Social Work and Community Development or the University of the Philippines Diliman.

The journal invites submissions pertaining to the theme: Social Protection as Social Justice. The theme hopes to encourage articles that frame social protection theories, policies, programs within the parameters of social development and justice. This special journal issue is being published because the Philippine government is at this time re-defining its social protection programs. Similarly, international development institutions such as the World Bank are also revisiting and pushing social protection measures. The current literature in social protection shows that definitions, guiding principles, programs and practices are varied and contradictory. In this light, there need to ensure that the emerging discourse on social protection reaffirms participatory processes towards goals defined by the beneficiaries within the frames of human rights and people-centered development.

Manuscripts Guidelines

Electronic submissions are encouraged. If hard copies are mailed, one copy of the manuscript and one on CD/DVD (using Microsoft Word) should be submitted. The manuscript should include a removable cover page with the author’s name, title, organizational affiliation, correspondence addresses, telephone numbers and electronic mail addresses. Manuscripts should be typewritten, double-spaced and about 4,000 to 6,000 words in length including references. They should be original works which have not been published or are being reviewed for publication elsewhere. They should use non-sexist, non-discriminatory language. An abstract of not more than 60 words must accompany all submissions. All manuscripts must be consistent with the following guidelines.

Titles and subtitles should be clear and concise. Quotations over 40 words should be indented. The use of footnotes is discouraged. Notes are indicated by numbers in the text and printed at the end of the article. Tables and figures should have short titles; please give sources and indicate their placement in the text. Please supply figures as camera ready artwork.

If graphics or photographs are included, they should be titled and properly referenced (if taken from other sources). They must be black and white, of good resolution (at least 200 dots per inch) and camera-ready.

Omit points in abbreviations such as UP.

Use as few numerals as possible in dates and page numbers (e.g., 2005-6, 21-7). Write dates as 17 July 2000. Spell out numbers from one to nine, but use numerals for 10 and over, for percentages and for all tables.

In-text citations should appear as Manalili (1990: 11-4), Palma and Veneracion (2001). Use `et al.’ for works with more than two authors, but give all surnames in the references list. Use `a’, `b’, etc for different works by the same author in a single year: Alcid (2006a, 2006b). All the cited references should appear in full at the end of the article using the APA style:

Articles in journal:

Harlow, H.F. (1983). Fundamentals for preparing psychology journal articles. Journal of Comparative and Psychological Psychology, 55, 893-896.


Cruz, S. (2008). Social work and community development. Manila: Braille Press.

Manuscripts and editorial correspondence should be sent to:

Sylvia Estrada Claudio

Training on Community Organizing

The training on Community Organizing amidst Evolving Concerns in Social Development is scheduled on June 26-29, 2012 at the Seminar Room, CSWCD. It is intended primarily for experienced community organizers. The training aims to provide the participants with an overview of the concepts, processes, and approaches in organizing work in the context of current day realities. In-depth analysis of case studies on the emerging trends in social development such as involvement of people’s organizations’ leaders in local and national governance, gender mainstreaming and the integration of disaster risk reduction and management in organizing will be presented. The course will enhance the organizing skills of the participants in preparing a re-entry plan that they will use in their respective organizations. Registration Fee is Php 10,000.00.

Objectives of the Training
The activity hopes to enhance the knowledge, attitudes, and skills of the participants in community organizing amidst evolving concerns in Social Development. Specifically, the training aims to enable the participants to:

  • describe the situation of the communities and groups they work with in the context of the development perspectives that will be discussed;
  • explain the concepts, approaches and processes in organizing work
  • analyze the emerging concerns in community organizing and relate this to their work situation;
  • enhance their skills in working with communities, groups, networks and partners; and
  • prepare a re-entry plan for their respective organizations.

For more information, please contact us at (02)9818500 loc. 4107, or at (02)9242143.

UP System wide REPS Conference

The UP System wide REPS Conference was successfully conducted last May 31-June 1, 2012 at the NISMED Audio Visual Room, University of the Philippines Diliman. Research, extension and professional staff or REPS from different UP constituent universities came together to discuss issues and concerns of the sector particularly REPS career path and REPS manual.

REPS from CSWCD participated in the event. Ms. Leonilda Dela Cruz, the College Librarian, facilitated the workshop of the Library group. Dr. Leticia S. Tojos of Research and Extension for Development Office (REDO), on the other hand, was the facilitator for the Extension cluster.

UP President Alfredo E. Pascual was the keynote speaker. He talked about the integral part of REPS in the university.

A REPS Assembly was also held last May 11, 2012 to consult with the REPS of Diliman campus before the Systemwide Conference. This was also attended by REPS from CSWCD. Ms. Celeste F. Vallejos of REDO coordinated the May 11 assembly as Vice President for REPS of the All UP Academic Employees Union Diliman Chapter.

Photo by El Bacani of the University of the Philippines System Information Office.

SC General Plan of Action cont’d.

eNcourage an all-encompassing and mass-oriented CSWCD

  • Enhance Students’ Participation in promotion and advocacies through Career talks etc. that would increase enrolee and improve perception about the College and its importance.
  • Dissemination of clear rent policies (cost and discounts) across all students to utilize college’s facilities and equipment.
  • Promote A-O-M (Arouse, Organize, and Mobilize) since it is the main essence of the courses we have in the college.
  • Carry out educational discussions to let the students know the Philippine realities in connection to the essence of being a Development Professional.

CRS Announcement

Advisory from Dr. Aleli B. Bawagan, College Secretary:

To all CSWCD students:

While the CRS is having some technical difficulties and can not be accessed from outside Dilnet, you can pre-enlist at the following areas:
1. CSWCD Library;
3. CSWCD Student Council Room; and
4. ES 26 laboratory at the fifth floor of Melchor Hall.

Thank you.

College of Social Work and Community Development