Research Forum: Resistance and Hope from the Fringes

CSWCD will hold a Research Forum entitled “Resistance and Hope from the Fringes.” This will be held via Zoom at 2:00 PM on 18 November 2021.
The forum will feature  three (3) researches from the recently published Philippine Journal of Social Development Volume 14 2021. Insights on grassroots-led responses to the COVID-19 pandemic will be presented and discussed by the authors. The following are the authors who will discuss their respective works:
  • Assoc. Prof. Maria Corazon J. Tan. “Seeds of Hope in the Midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Collective Responses and Social Solidarity Building of the MASIPAG Small Farmers’ Organizations”
  • Asst. Prof. Paul Edward N. Muego. “Ambagan: Sama-samang Pagkilos ng mga Tao sa Panahon ng Pandemya (Ang Kuwento ng Parokya ng Sto. Domingo, Brgy. Janosa, Isla ng Talim, Binangonan, Rizal)
  • Asst. Prof. Lisa Victoria N. Rosel & Asst. Prof. Victor G. Obedicen. “Surviving the Pandemic: Sapang Munti Women’s Stories During the ECQ”

Call for Stories: Social Work at the time of the Pandemic

“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.

For inquiries, contact:

Assistant Professor Suzanne M. Nazal
Associate Professor Justin V. Nicolas

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: APASWE Student Workshop & Scholarship

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.

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Call for Papers: Philippine Journal of Social Development Volume 15


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