Supporting Social Movements and Advocacies for Social Justice and the Common Good


What must be done?

  • Include work for legal and structural reform in the explicit research and outreach agendas of ADZU, XU and ADDU.
  • Align law schools of ADZU, XU and ADDU to this purpose.
  • Review laws relevant to social and economic reform in Mindanao: E.g. Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program with Extension and Reforms (RA 9700), Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Act (RA 8371), Urban Development and Housing Act (RA 7279), Fisheries Code (RA 8550), Kasambahay Law (RA 10361), Magna Carta of Women (RA 9710), Anti-Violence Against Women and Children (RA 9262), Family Courts (RA 8369), Social Reform and Poverty Alleviation (RA 8425).
  • Support pending laws that support the action points: Alternative Minerals Management Bill (SB 43 and HB 984), etc.
  • Institutionalize school’s dealings with NGOs and other agencies. Creating protocols for external collaborations.
  • Share collaborative researches or studies on one area e.g. Ligawasan Marsh Study on the environment, peoples, economics, etc. Partner as well with Urios University and willing SUCs (like MSU-IIT).
  • Humanities and Media departments of schools must involve themselves in communicating peace, interreligious and intercultural dialogues.
  • Appoint offices or councils that will watch over the bills being filed in congress and initiate calls for appropriate and necessary lobbies.
  • Outreach and Advocacy components of the Mindanao Ateneos to meet and work on collaborative efforts.

What’s ongoing?

  • Gender and Human Rights Research (ADDU – May 19, 2014)
  • Learning National Roadshow’s Davao Leg (ADDU – May 30, 2014)
  • Policy Advocacy Skills Training (ADDU – June 2014)

What has been done?

  • Forum on Good Governance and Social Reform of the Delegation of the European Union to the Philippines and the Erasmus Mundus Association, Southeast Asia Chapter (September 30, 2011) – ARCLG, Philosophy Division (ADDU)
  • Social Media for Social Change: Baha! Kita’y Bahala! (November 21, 2011) – Move PH, 0th Infantry Division & MindaNews (ADDU)
  • PCGG Anti-Corruption Forum: “Closing Chapters; Finding Ways Forward” (December 9, 2011) – Philippine Commission on Good Governance (PCGG) – (ADDU)
  • Round Table Discussion: “Conversations on Social Apostolate and Jesuit Spirituality with Fr. Patxi” (January 24, 2013) – (ADDU)
  • Blue Vote 2013 (February – May 2013) – AOSF, Samahan, NSPT-CWTS, PolSci. Dept., SAC-Davao, ABS-CBN, DAC Echamp   – (ADDU)
  • Senatorial Forum (March 11, 2013) – ARCLG, SBG, ABS-CBN  – (ADDU)
  • Blue Vote 2013 Election Watch (May 14, 2013)  – (ADDU)
  • Million People March against corruption • (August 26, 2013) – (ADDU)
  • Davao Workshop: Disaster Preparedness and Storytelling • (August 27, 2013) – (ADDU)
  • Case Conference in Marbel on Tampakan Killings • (September 7, 2013) – Legal Aid, – (ADDU)
  • Forum on the PDAF Issues: “Understanding the Pork” • (September 11, 2013) – (ADDU)
  • Blue Vote 2013 for Brgy. Elections • (October 2013)- – (ADDU)
  • Justice for Fr. Pops Tentorio Forum • (October 15, 2013) – (ADDU)
  • 100 Days PDAF Countdown • (December 6, 2013)- – (ADDU)
  • Forum on Genuine Political Party System • (December 4, 2013)- NPS Department – (ADDU)
  • Multi-Sectoral Forum on Amended Law on Anti Trafficking in Persons Act of 2012 • (December 12, 2013)- – (ADDU)
  • RTD on Justice for Roque • (January 17, 2014) – (ADDU)
  • Human Rights Orientation for Students • (February 15, 2014) – (ADDU)
  • Tete – a- tete on Social Justice and the Common Good (February 22, 2014) – (ADDU)
  • Maternal and Reproductive Rights Orientation with Brgy. • (March 1, 2014) – (ADDU)
  • We care for humanity: A talk with Princess Maria Amor • (March 4, 2014)- – (ADDU)
  • Validation Forum: An AdDU’s Appropriations of Gender & HR Culture • (March 20, 2014) – – (ADDU)
  • Rainbow Connection: A Public Consultation Workshop on Anti-Discrimination Legislations • (March 21, 2014) – – (ADDU)
  • Project W.I.R.E.D – Mindanao o (April 10, 2014) – De Salle-College of St. Benilde, Project WIRED • Orthopedic Assistive Devices Distribution Program o (April 14, 2014) – – (ADDU)
  • Forum on Golden Rice o (April 22, 2014)- Go Organic Mindanao, Go Organic Davao City – (ADDU)

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