SDRC to Organize Discussion on RH Bill during Health Social Science Conference

The Social Development Research Center is organizing a panel discussion on the Reproductive Health Bill (HB 4110) to be held during the Scientific Conference on Health Social Science which takes place on Friday, October 14, 2011 at the CSB Hotel. To be chaired by Center Director Dr. Dennis D. Trinidad, the session will present various views on the RH Bill, including those from the theological (as discussed by Dr. Rito Baring of the Theology and Religious Education Department), feminist (by Dr. Jeane Peracullo of the Philosophy Department) and sexual health (by Anastacio Marasigan of the International Studies Department) perspectives.

Research fellows and associates also taking part in the Conference are Behavioral Sciences Chair Stella P. Go, who is the Conference Convenor; Dr. Pilar Ramos Jimenez (representing the Philippine Health Social Science Association), who will lead the plenary discussion on “Health Social Science in the Philippines”; Executive Director for Human Resources Dr. Jesusa M. Marco, who will speak on “Health Social Science in De La Salle Univrsity” for the panel discussion on “The Teaching of Health Social Science”; Dr. Exaltacion E. Lamberte, who will speak during the plenary session on “Millennium Development Goals: Meeting the Health Agenda”; and Dr. Ma. Elena Chiong-Javier, who will lead the plenary session on synthesis and action agenda.

The Scientific Conference on Health Social Science is being sponsored by the Behavioral Sciences Department of the College of Liberal Arts, and has as its theme “Health Social Science: Practices, Policies and Prospects.”¬† The Conference primarily aims to identify and describe interventions in health programs, projects and policies carried out in the Philippines and in the South East Asian region.