SDRC Hosts CEAP Symposium on Population and Development


Fifty-eight representatives of member schools of the Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP), parishes, and NGOs in the Southern Manila district attended the Third Series of Symposia on Population and Development held on January 27, 2007 at the Yuchengco Building on the DLSU campus. The event was hosted by the Social Development Research Center.

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Resource persons who delivered presentations were Dr. Alejandro Herrin, Rafael M. Salas Awardee for Population and Development, who spoke on "Social Science Perspectives on Population and Development"; Fr. John Carroll, SJ, Founding Director of the Institute on Church and Social Issues at Ateneo de Manila University, whose paper was entitled "Addressing Demographic Realities: A Complementary Perspective"; Jowena Ma├▒alac, Deputy Director and Operations Officer of the Institute for Reproductive Health, who gave a talk on "New Modern Natural Family Planning: Expanding Options for Filipino Couples"; and Fr. Roderick Salazar, SVD, President of the University of San Carlos, whose talk was entitled "Population and the Catholic Perspective."

A panel of reactors from DLSU was composed of Dr. Romeo Lee of the Behavioral Sciences Department, demographer; Dr. Melissa Reyes of the Psychology Department, psychologist; and Hernan Raymundo of the Theology and Religious Education Department, theologian.

Executive Vice President Carmelita I. Quebengco gave the welcome remarks and Msgr Gerardo Santos, CEAP Vice-President, the opening remarks. Felicitas Rixhon, Executive Director of the Philippine Center for Population and Development, gave the closing statement to conclude the symposium.