The key message is that human rights are not abstract concepts that have been imposed on us by the West. They are concrete day-to-day activities that make it possible for us to determine whether or not our quality of life befits human beings. Duty bearers, i.e., those in government, are bound by virtue of their position and authority to enable the exercise, protection and fulfillment of human rights by citizens. When they are remiss, Philippine history teaches us that segments of the citizenry muster the courage to organize and resist human rights violations in various ways and levels, starting from the margins.
PJSD 2017 Volume 9 Click here to view the electronic version of the journal Issue Editor: Rosalinda Pineda Ofreneo, PhD Editorial Board: Jocelyn T. Caragay Leocito S. Gabo, PhD, DD Sylvia Estrada Claudio, PhD Nancy E. Parreno Managing Editor: Valerainne R. Lopez Technical Editor: Melissa Y. Moran The CSWCD in the Quest for Sustainable Human Development Amaryllis Tiglao-Torres, PhD Poverty […]
The 2016 Philippine Journal of Social Development revisits the idea of “creative” of “creativity”, an oft-repeated standard in social development practice yet whose parameters are not always well-defined. What is creativity in social development? Does it entail the utilization of art forms such as songs, poetry or dancing? Is it the same as the creation of something “new”?
This issue of Philippine Journal of Social Development concerns with Transformative Community Organizing (TCO) exemplified by the articles in this journal.
The Philippine Journal of Social Development (PJSD) strives to showcase the College of Social Work and Community Development’s (CSWCD) brand of scholarship of engagement that is people-centered, community-based, participatory, gender-responsive, life-affirming, integrative, and transformative. It invites contributions from scholars inside and outside the College to shed light on both enduring and cutting-edge themes that are part of its research and extension agenda.
This issue of the Philippine Journal of Social Development contains articles on the general topic of ‘peace and governance’, the fourth research and advocacy cluster of the University of the Philippines College of Social Work and Community Development.
The reasons for publishing a special issue of the Philippine Journal of Social Development, were not immediately evident when I was asked to serve as its editor. Dean Rosalinda Pineda-Ofreneo had to explain to me that “social protection” had become quite relevant, perhaps even urgent.
The Philippine has not recovered from the devastation brought by Typhoon Sendong in northern Mindanao cities of Cagayan de Oro and Align where about 1,153 died and 105 missing, when on January 5, 2012, another disaster happened in Compostela Valley, also in Mindanao.
The UP College of Social Work and Community Development has identified priority development concerns around which research clusters have been formed, i.e., Migration, Disaster Risk Reduction, Governance, and Social Protection. These concerns translate into a series of thematic issues for the Philippine Journal of Social Development, beginning with this one on international migration.
The Philippine Journal of Social Development (formerly the CSWCD Development Journal) was conceived to create a cross-disciplinal, cross-institutional forum for social development in the country. This move was inspired by necessity. We cannot really talk about social development work without recognizing and acknowledging that a number of disciplines contribute to this undertaking.