Philippine Journal of Social Development 2014 Volume 6 Number 1

PJSD 2014

Volume 6 Number 1 

The Social Solidarity Economy Issue


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Issue Editor:

Rosalinda Pineda-Ofreneo, PhD

Editorial Board:

Jocelyn T. Caragay

Ma. Theresa V. Tungpalan, PhD

Emmanuel M. Luna, PhD

Managing Editor

Anne-Di V. Berdin

Copy Editor

Rowena Ayque Laguilles

1.  Introduction by Rosalinda Pineda-Ofreneo, PhD 


2. Rediscovering Social Solidarity Economy in Community Based Supply Chains  by Benjamin R. Quiñones,  PhD

The paper argues that there is a need for strengthening the solidarity between local producers and local consumers of community-based supply chains if inclusive and sustainable development is to be achieved. To support this argument and illustrate how social solidarity economy (SSE) is being developed as an alternative model of development, the paper cites the case of the free range chicken managed and operated by On Eagle’s Wings Development Philippines Foundation (OEWF). An evaluation by OEWF (2012) shows that civil society organizations (CSOs),  people’s organizations, local for-profit private companies, and the local government unit managed to work together in developing a socially inclusive community-based supply chain. This  suggests the relevance of a public policy favoring CSO-public partnership in undertaking local development projects as an alternative to the private-public partnership (PPP) which usually excludes CSOs and people’s organizations in the development process.


3. Innovations in Community Social Enterprise Development: The Bohol  PACAP FOCAS Experience by Lourdes Marina Padilla-Espenido

Social Solidarity Economics is “a strategy for inclusive development where the people and NGOs  utilize social enterprise to improve the well-being of the poor and increase their incomes, promote environmental protection, and contribute to community economies.” (RIPESS Proceedings, 2013, cited in Ofreneo, n.d.) An example  is the Focused Community Assistance Scheme (FOCAS) of the Philippines- Australia Community Assistance Program (PACAP).


4. Livelihood Practices of Women in the Informal Economy: Forging Pathways  Towards a Feminist Solidarity Economy by Nathalie Africa-Verceles, DSD 

This research focuses on women in the informal economy, specifically self-employed/own-account micro-entrepreneurs and sub-contracted workers. Using three case studies, it investigated how livelihood projects which exemplify solidarity economics address and rectify the systematic subordination of women informal workers and build on their capacities for  solidarity.  It also identified the gaps that need to be bridged towards a more explicit feminist solidarity economy.


5. CSR and Social Solidarity Economy: Exploring Shared Responsibilities by Anna Kristinna N. Palomo

This paper reviews the evolution of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) globally and within the Philippines.  It discusses the contradictory nature of CSR and looks how CSR and Social Solidarity Economy (SSE) can be harmonized through shared responsibilities in building social enterprises, local economies and sustainable communities; adherence to global human rights and labor standards; and shifting to corporate social accountability.


6. SACADA: A Look at the Hacienda System in the Philippines by Editha Venus-Maslang, DPA    

In examining the situation of sacadas, the author used the ‘empowerment’ theory – one’s capacity for critical thinking and understanding of structural inequalities. The sacadas have remained marginalized and disempowered over the past years owing to the transitory and migratory nature of their work, their lack of access to social protection, and the socio-economic inequities that pervade in their work environment.


Training on Engaging Advocacy Work: An Essential Skill for Social Development Practitioners

advocacyThe UP-CSWCD & REDO in partnership w/ Sikhay Kilos Development Association, Inc. conducted a 4 day training entitled, “Engaging in Advocacy Work: An Essential Skill for Social Development Practitioners” on April 21-24, 2015 at the CSWCD Seminar Room. The training aims to enhance the knowledge, skills, and attitudes (KSA) of the participants in program and legislative advocacy particularly at the local level. Professors Ma. Corazon J. Tan, Thelma B. Magcuro, and Matt Wamil served as the resource persons. Professors Lisa Victoria N. Rosel and Ma. Corazon J. Tan also served as training facilitators. Center for Disaster Preparedness (CDP), Quezon City GAD RCO, and UP Workers’ Alliance also shared their experiences in advocacy work to the twenty (20) participants who attended the training. The participants were from different sectors and they represent the following agencies: Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD), Pilipinas Shell Foundation, Inc. (PSFI), Ateneo De Manila University Office for Social Concern and Involvement (ADMU OSCI), University of Eastern Philippines (UEP) Samar, and St. Mark’s Foundation.

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