presents paper in international economic meet
Dr. Angelo Unite of the Economics
Department presented a paper at the 7th International Conference
of the East Asian Economic Association (EAEA) held in Singapore
on November 17-18. Unite discussed “The Influence of Group
Affiliation and the Underwriting Process on Emerging Market
initial Public Offerings (IPOs): The Case of the Philippines,”
a study he co-wrote with Dr. Michael Sullivan, associate professor
at the University of Nevada, Los Angeles.
Attended by academicians and
research fellows from East Asian universities as well as a
number of presenters from Australia, Europe, and the United
States, the conference was jointly organized by the EAEA and
the Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University.
The paper was selected from a large number of applications
from various countries.
Unite’s trip was partially
funded by the University Faculty Development Program.
releases Filipino Philosophy book
Philosophy professor Dr. Florentino
Timbreza recently released his book titled Quest for Meaning,
Philosophy Made Easy for Filipinos. The book offers a broad
and basic understanding of philosophy designed to aid the
Filipino student in the search for the meaning of existence.
The theories of the world’s
great philosophers are explained in simple and easy-to-understand
English and in one-liners in Filipino. Topics included are
origin of the world, knowledge, morality, freedom, soul, God,
evil, and death. Interspersed liberally are sayings in various
vernaculars, including Ivatan, Ilocano, Cebuano, Tausug, Maranao,
Bicolano, Boholano, Pampango, Ibanag, Ilonggo, Tagalog, among
other dialects to inculturate and contextualize certain philosophical
insights in the Filipino experience.
Journal publishes De Castro’s article
The Philippine Political Science
Journal recently published an article on the Spratly Islands
by Political Science faculty Renato De Castro. The article,
“Probing The Legality of the PRC’s Claim over the Spratly
Islands,” argues that China’s notion of historic claim to
the Spratly Archipelagoes has no legal basis under international
De Castro’s articles have been
published in the United States, Germany, Singapore, and Taiwan.
He is currently working on his dissertation on US Alliance
Management in East Asia as a Robert Barnet Fellow in the University
of South Carolina.