Ang Tama ba sa UP, Tama rin sa Bayan?

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"Nagagampanan ba ng KAPP ang Pagpapasidhi ng Nasyonalismong Pilipino sa UP?" is the fifth forum of the 2012 TWSC Public Forum Series, "Ang Tama ba sa UP, Tama rin sa Bayan?" This forum is also part of the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, University of the Philippines-Diliman.


SCHEDULE 23 January 2013 (Wednesday), 1:00 - 4:00 PM


VENUE Audio-Visual Room (PH 207), Palma Hall, College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, University of the Philippines-Diliman

PROGRAM

Time Activity In-Charge
1:00 - 1:15 REGISTRATION
1:15 - 1:25 OPENING REMARKS Michael L. Tan, PhD

Dean
College of Social Sciences and Philosophy
University of the Philippines-Diliman

1:25 - 1:35 INTRODUCTION OF SPEAKERS

1:35 - 1:55 Dan Reynald R. Magat
Professor
Department of Philosophy
College of Social Sciences and Philosophy
University of the Philippines-Diliman

1:55 - 2:15 Ricardo Ma. Nolasco, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Linguistics
College of Social Sciences and Philosophy
University of the Philippines-Diliman

2:15 - 2:45 Elizabeth Protacio-De Castro, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Psychology
College of Social Sciences and Philosophy
University of the Philippines-Diliman

Rogelia Pe-Pua, PhD
Former Associate Professor
Department of Psychology
College of Social Sciences and Philosophy
University of the Philippines-Diliman and
Associate Professor
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
University of New South Wales

2:45 - 3:05 Neil Martial R. Santillan, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of History and
Associate Dean for Administration and External Affairs
College of Social Sciences and Philosophy
University of the Philippines-Diliman

3:05 - 3:55 OPEN FORUM
3:55 - 4:00 SYNTHESIS

MODERATOR

Maria Lourdes G. Rebullida, DPA
Professor
Department of Political Science
College of Social Sciences and Philosophy
University of the Philippines-Diliman

ABOUT THE FORUM

In the University of the Philippines (UP) Charter of 2008, UP is mandated to “provide opportunities for training and learning in leadership, responsible citizenship, and the development of democratic values, institutions and practice through academic and non-academic programs, including sports and the enhancement of nationalism and national identity.” The last phrase seemingly an afterthought in the charter of the National University would strike one as peculiar, if not disconcerting. It calls for an enquiry—more correctly a critical measure—on the enhancement of nationalism and national identity in UP.

The College of Social Sciences and Philosophy or Kolehiyo ng Agham Panlipunan at Pilosopiya (KAPP) is considered the seat of foundational education in UP, with some, if not most, of its disciplines having been considered front liners in the promotion of Filipino nationalism and national identity. In the 1970s, Sikolohiyang Pilipino or Filipino psychology was established, according to Rogelia Pe-Pua and Elizabeth Protacio-De Castro, “to foster national identity and consciousness” through its identification of “indigenous concepts and approaches in Filipino psychology.” At around the same time, Pantayong Pananaw or in its revised translation “From Us For Us Perspective,” sought to re-examine Philippine history based on the Filipino perspective and to strengthen the Philippine nation through the use of the Filipino language. Linguistics, originally founded as Philippine Linguistics, has promoted mother tongue-based instruction in the country. In Sociology, we have Philippine sociology and the resolute call for local culture to inform social science constructs and research methods. In Philosophy, courses on Filipino Social Philosophy and Mga Paksa sa Pilosopiyang Pilipino are taught.

In gauging the KAPP as one of the pillars of the University in the enhancement of nationalism and national identity, this forum thus provides a platform for key representatives and students from the social science disciplines to reflect and debate on the following enquiries: What discourses, including indigenization attempts if applicable (e.g., from theorizing to practice, including courses developed and taught), have been developed by the social science disciplines regarding Filipino nationalism and national identity? How have these discourses been sustained over the years? Finally, do the different disciplines reflect the mandate of the University in enhancing nationalism and national identity in Philippine society?