According to the Professional Regulation Commission, 533 out of 1,211 passed the examination, which was held in Manila, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legazpi, Lucena, Pagadian, Pampanga, Rosales, Tacloban, Tuguegarao, and Zamboanga in February 2022.
Hands off our Development Workers!
Ang Kolehiyo ng Gawaing Panlipunan at Pagpapaunlad ng Pamayanan, sampu ng kanyang mga guro, kawani at mag-aaral ay nagkakaisa sa pagkondena sa hindi makatarungan at iligal na pag-aresto kay Agnes Mesina at kanyang mga kasamahan, at sa tahasang panggigipit at pagpatay sa mga development workers at human rights defenders tulad ng tinaguriang New Bataan 5.
28 Pebrero 2022, bandang 7:00 NC, inaresto si Agnes Mesina habang kumakain sa isang karinderya sa Aparri, Cagayan dahil sa isang kaso na pinawalang-bisa na ng korte noon pang 12 Hulyo 2021. Si Agnes Mesina ay nasa Cagayan upang magsagawa ng community outreach at fact-finding mission para sa mga pamayanang Agta na biktima ng walang habas na pambobomba na militar sa Conzaga, Cagayan. Bandang 11:30 NC, si Agnes Mesina ay pinalaya mula sa kustodiya ng mga pulis.
Walang duda, ang pag-aresto kay Agnes Mesina ay isang anyo ng panggigipit sa mga development workers na kadalasang pinaghihinalaan o inaakusahang kasapi ng mga rebeldeng grupo na walang sapat na batayan. Hindi ito makatarungan. At batay sa karanasan mula sa New Bataan 5, Bloody Sunday at Human Rights Day 7, ito rin ay lubhang mapanganib at nakamamatay.
Naniniwala ang Kolehiyo ng Gawaing Panlipunan at Pagpapaunlad ng Pamayanan na ang aktibismo ay hindi terorismo at may mahalagang gampanin ang maa development workers lalo na sa paghahatid ng tulong, kaalaman at kasanayan sa mga pamayanang nasa laylayan at pinagkakaitan ng kanilang karapatan. Nananawagan kami sa mga kinauukulan na kilalanin at igalang ang mahalagang gampanin ng mga development workers sa pagpapaunlad ng mga pamayanan at ang karapatan nilang makipagtuwangan sa mga maralitang sektor ng ating lipunan nang walang takot at pangamba sa banta ng pang-aabuso, hindi makatarungang pagpapakulong o kamatayan. Nananawagan din kami sa mga awtoridad na panagutin ang mga nagsagawa ng ilegal na pag-aresto. ###
DSW Faculty Members Speak at the Biennial Convention for Social Work Educators
The National Association for Social Work Education, or NASWEI, held its 49TH biennial convention on November 29-30, 2021 & December 1-3, using online platforms. The theme of the conference was: “Philippine Social work Education Amidst the Pandemic: “Challenges, Innovations and Trajectories”.
As in previous conferences, faculty members from the Department of Social Work, along with selected students, actively participated in the discussions. Assistant Professor John Erwin Bañez led the plenary discussion on “Social Work Statistics”, on November 30, 2021, where he shared useful statistical analysis tools for social work research. During plenary sessions on December 1, 2021, , Dr. Justin Francis Leon V. Nicolas made a presentation on, “Publish or Perish: How to Write Publishable Journal Articles”, with panel sharing from journal writers. Dr. Angelito Meneses likewise shared his experiences as a writer, through his presentation, titled, “How to Write Publishable Books” with panel sharing from book authors, led by retired CSWCD Professor Thelma Lee-Mendoza. Dr. Finaflor F. Taylan, from the UP Open University, spoke about the, “Use of Online Teaching and Assessment”, during the plenary session on December 2, 2021.
Breakout sessions likewise featured CSWCD faculty members, as well as students. On November 29, 2021, Dr. Justin Francis Leon V. Nicolas presented, “A meta-Analysis of Case Studies in Human Rights at the Heart of Response during the Time of Pandemic in the Philippines”. On the same day, Assistant Professor Gil I. Espinido, led stimulating discussion about, “Social Work as a Human Rights Profession”.
B.S. Social work students, Sydney Claudelle M. Aguba and Gia S. Evangelista, shared their research paper at a breakout session on December 1, 2021. The student paper is titled, “Revisiting Human Rights in Social Work: Filipino Social Workers’ Perception and Integration of Human Rights into their Professional Practice.
As the largest national umbrella organization of social work schools and educators, the NASWEI aims to promote and maintain high standards of social work education in the Philippines.
To join, register at https://bit.ly/
“Tell Us Your COVID Stories”
Stories have the power to open our minds, impart lessons, and give hope. People’s collective experiences at the time of the pandemic have the potential to impart lessons that may help shape the knowledge foundation of the social work profession post-COVID, and beyond.
The Department of Social Work invites social workers to share stories and lessons as they face challenges brought about by COVID-19, in their professional and/or personal circumstances. Stories should be based on the contributor’s direct experience written from first-person perspective. If your stories are selected, you will be given an opportunity to get it published. Guidelines for writing and submitting stories may be downloaded here. The deadline for submission is 15 December 2021
Tell us your story.
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The Asian and Pacific Association for Social Work Education (APASWE) is proud to announce its Student Workshop to be held during the 26th Asia-Pacific Regional Social Work Conference between November 11 (Thu) and November 13 (Sat), 2021. The conference as a whole and the 90-minute workshop will utilize a fully online format. The workshop aims to provide opportunities for students to experience international academic exchange, enhance student interest and involvement in APASWE activities, and promote active conference participation by students.
For more information, visit: http://www.apaswe.com
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Philippine Journal of Social Development (PJSD) is now accepting original and unpublished manuscripts on the theme “Transformative Social Work and Social Development: Responding to the Pandemic, Disasters and Human Rights Issues “ for publication in its 15th volume. PJSD is an annual double-blind peer reviewed journal of the UP College of Social Work and Community Development (CSWCD). It serves as the venue for sharing theoretical concepts as well as field/practical experiences, research outputs, and reflections of faculty, staff, students, alumni and practitioners.
Below are the guidelines for submission:
Writers/contributors should submit electronic copies of their original and unpublished manuscript. The article should be formatted in 12-point Times New Roman, double- spaced with 1” border margins, and consistent with the standard rules of bibliographic citation using the American Psychological Association (APA) Publications Manual 7th Edition (2020). It must be written in a bias-free language. Articles should be 4,000 to 6,000 words long, including tables, figures, and list of references.The manuscript should include a removable cover page with the author’s name, title, organizational affiliation, correspondence addresses, contact numbers and electronic mail addresses. An abstract of not more than 250 words must accompany all submissions.
Manuscripts and editorial correspondences should be sent to the issue editors:
Dr. Justin Francis Leon V. Nicolas
Asst. Prof. Gil I. Espenido
Deadline for Submission: 19 November 2021