Let me begin a bit of my life story with my mother, Nenita. She taught me values that influenced my own beliefs and aspirations in life. I consider her a woman of strength. She was just 35 years old when she took on the sole responsibility of taking care of her two little daughters, me at age five and my sister Eve, age two, when my father died of an illness.
A roundtable discussion on research ethics was conducted by the College of Social Work and Community Development on July 11, 2012 at the Seminar Room, CSWCD Bldg. The RTD aimed to provide a venue for CSWCD faculty and staff who had experience in managing projects and researches funded by World Bank and other international financial institutions, to share their lessons and insights on the ethics of working with these institutions.
As part of its ongoing endeavor to increase the awareness of the CSWCD constituents that preparedness is an important component of safety, the DRRM Cluster again coordinated a safety orientation and earthquake drill in the afternoon of July 18, 2012.
(Excerpts from an interview conducted by Gerald Paragas with Prof. Maureen C. Pagaduan (MCD, circa 1981 , current Chair of the Department of Community Development)
The Road to CSWCD…
I came from far away. Hotel and Restaurant Administration was my College course . Then, I worked at Ayala Corporation in Makati; I was a Makati office worker then. It was martial law, and essentially there was dissatisfaction with a system that was oppressing the people.
The Research and Extension for Development Office (REDO) conducted a training entitled, “Community Organizing amidst Evolving Concerns in Social Development” on June 26-29, 2012 at the CSWCD Seminar Room. Eighteen (18) participants from government and non-government organizations attended the four-day training.
Going back to school at midlife was one of the best decisions I have ever made in my life. It was 1994; my eldest child graduated from college and at the same time, my youngest entered college. I then had the luxury of time to pursue my own interests and graduate school was one of my options.
June is the start of the first semester of Academic Year 2012-2013. The Department of Women and Development Studies has 12 new majors this semester. To welcome them and to welcome back returning WD majors, the Department had a TGIF event last night, June 22.
SIKHAY: DSD Student Papers Series is viewed as part of the “work-in-progress” to surface critical perspectives and new discourses in social development based on the shared learning and reflections of the DSD students. The selected student papers are not meant to be prescriptive nor comprehensive. These papers are compiled as resource materials for other students and development professionals. Since its inception in August 2010, the Sikhay Series has produced several volumes.
CSWCD is very pleased to announce that all of its eight Social Work graduates who took the 2012 Social Work Board Exam passed, giving another 100% passing rate to the College. Three of its successful examinees placed in the top ten. Dr. Ma. Elinore B. Vilar placed 2nd, Ms. Jezreel Hannah A. Domingo placed 8th, and Ms. Catherine D. Espedido placed 9th!
Our beloved mentors, administrators, personnel and staff, my fellow graduates and their loved ones, my friends, good afternoon.
Let me start by sharing a personal note. Of all the things that I have had to go through in my more than 30 years of existence, the one thing that was most psychologically tormenting and tiring was the long process of trying to find my place in this world.