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Social Science and Society Lectures

“MIND THE GAP: An Analysis of the Discontinuity Between Antenatal Care and Facility-Based Delivery Among Filipino Mothers” by Denise Hyacinth Joy B. Musni | 3rd Loretta Makasiar Sicat Prize for the Social Sciences Awards

On 25 April 2024, Denise Hyacinth Joy B. Musni of University of the Philippines Population Institute received the first prize for the 3rd Loretta Makasiar Sicat Prize for the Social Sciences with her thesis focusing on maternal and child health in the Philippines. Watch now:

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“The Right to the City in Disaster Risk Reduction” by Timothy James Cipriano | 2nd Loretta Makasiar Sicat Prize for the Social Sciences Awards

On 25 April 2023, Timothy James L. Cipriano of the University of the Philippines Diliman was awarded the PSSC’s 2nd Loretta Makasiar Sicat Prize for the Social Sciences for his study entitled “The Right to the City in Disaster Risk Reduction”. Watch now:

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Pigs and ritual-hunting among the highland Tau-Buhid in Mounts Iglit-Baco Natural Park, Philippines by Christian A. Rosales | 2023 Virginia A. Miralao Excellence in Research Award

On 18 April 2023, Christian A. Rosales of Ugnayang Pang-Agham Tao (UGAT) was conferred the 2023 Virginia A. Miralao Excellence in Research Award for his article entitled “Pigs and ritual-hunting among the highland Tau-Buhid in Mounts Iglit-Baco Natural Park, Philippines”. Watch now:

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Demographic Correlates of Late-Life Depression in the Philippines: Exploring Gender Differences by Sanny Afable | 1st LMS Prize

On 6 April 2022, Sanny Boy D. Afable of the UP Population Institute was awarded the Philippine Social Science Council’s 1st Loretta Makasiar Sicat Prize for the Social Sciences for his thesis titled “Demographic Correlates of Late-Life Depression in the Philippines: Exploring Gender Differences.” Watch now:

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Living together in precarious times: COVID-19 in the Philippines by Dr. Gideon Lasco | 2022 VAMERA

On 2 March 2022, Dr. Gideon Lasco, Board Member of Ugnayang Pang-Agham Tao (UGAT), was conferred the Philippine Social Science Council’s 9th Virginia A. Miralao Excellence in Research Award (VAMERA) for his article titled “Living together in precarious times: COVID-19 in the Philippines,” published in “Viral Loads: Anthropologies of urgency in the time of COVID-19”

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Lecture by Dr. Lisa Bersales on Statistics and the Social Sciences

On July 29, 2019, Dr. Lisa Bersales presented the official statistics from Philippine Statistics Authority during PSSC’s forum, “Statistics and the Social Sciences: Responding to Social Issues”. The forum aimed to increase awareness of the official statistics generated by the Philippine Statistics Authority and advocate for the use of these statistics in the visioning, program

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Lecture by Dr. Mellissa Withers on “Politics, Public Health, and the Pandemic” during the 2021 PMRN General Assembly

Dr. Mellissa Withers, Executive Director of the APRU Global Health Program, presents her lecture on how immigrants in the United States have been impacted by the pandemic during the 2021 Philippine Migration Research Network General Assembly held last March 1-2, 2021.

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Lecture by 2021 VAMERA Recipient Dr. George Borrinaga on “José Rizal in the Emotional Landscape of Samar and Leyte at the Turn of the 20th Century”

On 23 February 2021, Dr. George Emmanuel R. Borrinaga, Assistant Professor at the History Section – Department of Anthropology, Sociology, and History of the University of San Carlos and Member of the Philippine National Historical Society (PNHS), was conferred the Philippine Social Science Council’s 9th Virginia A. Miralao Excellence in Research Award (VAMERA) for his

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Lecture on Geopolitical Quandaries in the South China Sea by Dr. Aileen Baviera

In an event organized by the Philippine Social Science Council in 2016, the late Dr. Aileen San Pablo-Baviera, former Dean of the University of the Philippines Asian Center, delivered this three-part lecture on geopolitical quandaries in the South China Sea. She began by emphasizing that the West Philippine Sea, far from being an isolated body

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Dr. Lourdes Portus’ Lecture on Developing Quality Social Science Research

With the launch of PSSC’s online courses on Digital Approaches to Social Science Research, let’s take a look at how Executive Director Dr. Lourdes M. Portus discussed ways to develop quality research during her lecture at the Asia Pacific Consortium of Researchers and Educators (APCORE) Convention and International Conference held on September 19 to 20,

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