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  • Silliman Journal
    Vol. 40 No. 2 (1999)

  • Silliman Journal
    Vol. 40 No. 1 (1999)

  • Silliman Journal
    Vol. 39 No. 2 (1998)

  • Silliman Journal
    Vol. 39 No. 1 (1998)

  • Silliman Journal
    Vol. 38 No. 3 and 4 (1997)

    IN THIS ISSUE: The focus on the issue of environment and development provides the thematic framework for this edition of SILLIMAN JOURNAL. It has been noticeable in recent years that the focus on the environment as a study has attracted the attention of several scholars representing many of the shades of opinion that are characteristic of this disparate discipline. Seven articles in this issue contributed by authors coming from different disciplinary backgrounds address both the human and the natural aspects of the environment from a variety of perspectives. The first six articles in particular explore what in Environmentalism has come to be known as “ecosocietal restoration” which calls for a reexamination of human society’s relationships with natural systems so that the destruction and repair of ecosystems can be sustainably balanced. A common thread running through these articles is the emphasis on the importance of understanding connections both within natural systems and with social and economic concerns. All six articles implicitly argue for alternative policy initiatives which take into account environmental literacy and the need to educate the public in order to change attitudes and behaviors that are deleterious to natural systems.

    The first three articles explore this theme within the context of the lives of the indigenous peoples of Negros Oriental. These three articles were outgrowths of the Ancestral Domain Research Project commissioned by the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office of Negros Oriental. The leading article by Nichol R. Elman and Ceres E. Pioquinto discusses the specific research methodology designed for the special requirements of the Ancestral Domain Research Project. In the second, Rolando V. Mascufiana reports the findings of his ethnographic study on the Negritos of Canggohob, Mabinay and
    the Bukidnons of Tayawan, Bayawan and Cabatuanan, Basay, Negros Oriental. The third article by Andrea G. Soluta with Wilfa Glynnis V. Manginsay offers baseline information on the present situation of the indigenous cultural communities of Negros Oriental, and concludes with a situational analysis by
    Ceres E. Pioquinto.

    The next two articles by Betty C. Abregana and Enrique G. Oracion respectively were products of the Palawan Formative Research in Support of Environmental Communication Campaign. These two articles provide a comparative analysis of the knowledge and practices of local government officials, opinion leaders, and local residents relative to the environment. These two studies raise the question of how national and local government policy aims may be linked to resource management while at the same time suggest the vital role of environmental communication campaign as the key to changing the public's
    attitudes and behaviors that are detrimental to the environment.

    In a similar way, Angel C. Alcala’s article suggests the connection between policy initiatives and local habitat and livelihood, linking sound environmental practices to community rehabilitation programs. In particular, it considers the role of organized communities and the Community Based Fishery Management approach as one of the effective strategies in solving the problem of dwindling fishery resources and argues for the establishment of marine reserves in the management of coastal fisheries.

    Although departing from the general theme of this issue, but still necessarily part of the natural landscape, the subject of this issue's final article by Wayne A. Brown will be of particular importance to entomologists and to anyone interested in the distinctive and dynamic interactions among air, water, soil, biota, and people which constitute the environment.

  • Silliman Journal
    Vol. 38 No. 1&2 (1997)

    "Expressing Nursing as Caring through Music", this issue's lead article by Rozzano C. Locsin, sums up the framework on which the Silliman Journal balances its investigative discussions in the humanities and sciences. The next two articles -  @Nutrient Water Quality of Banica River in Dumaguete City, Philippines" by Chester Dumancas et al and "On the Occurence of Bullations in the Seagrass, Halophila Ovalis (R. Brown) Hooker F. from Bais Bay, Central Philippines" by Ernani Meñez and Hilconida Calumpong - reiterate the journal's posture in the pure sciences.

    Shifting back the journal's focus to the humanities, Dale Law's "Why Jane Austen" sets the tone for self-reflection that is capped by this issue's final aticles, " A Choice of Creation" excerpted from Perla Tayko's address at Silliman University's 38th Honors Day Convocation.

  • Silliman Journal
    Vol. 37 No. 3 and 4 (1997)

    This special issue of the Silliman Journal contains results and summaries of the Environment and Resource Management Project - Bais Bay Basin (ERMP-BBB). The Project was funded by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) through the Institute of Environmental Science and Management (IESAM), University of the Philippines at Los Bafios. Start up date of the project was August 1991. It ran for one and a half years.


    Much work and research have been conducted in the area ever since, most of which have not been included in the profiles and bibliography, although efforts were made at updating the articles. A more recent (1996) survey and monitoring of the area was conducted by the Silliman University Marine Laboratory as part of the Negros Oriental Learning Site Assessment of the Coastal Resources Management Project funded by the United States Agency for International Development. Results of this survey are published as contribution Number 2 of the Center of Excellence in Coastal Resources Management, Silliman University, Dumaguete City.

  • Silliman Journal
    Vol. 37 No. 2 (1994)

    Like the issue that preceded this, this issue of Silliman Journal is another slim volume containing areas of general interest. The three main studies here represent diverse topics--conservation of an endangered species, experimental propagation of a marine gastropod and observance of an indigenous religious ritual.


    The lead article is Alcala's comprehensive report on the successful implementation of the Spotted Deer Captive Breeding Project of Silliman University as part of the overall conservation effort for this endangered species. Considered by peers as a "major contribution" the article discusses aspects of veterinary care and management of the Cervus alfredi developed since 1990 when the country's first spotted deer captive breeding facility was set up at Silliman.

    A special feature in this particular issue is the inaugural speech of Dr. Mervyn J. Misajon whose installation as tenth president of Silliman University highlight the University's 93rd Founders Day celebration.

    Also included in this collection are three lectures, two which were part of the 93rd Founders Day lecture series

  • Silliman Journal
    Vol. 28 No. 3 & 4 (1981)

    In this issue we are pleased to continue the studies of Philippine history that have recently been a feature of SJ. In fact, both of our historical offerings have roots in earlier issues of this journal. William
    Henry Scott, editor of “The Republic of Candon” by Fernando Guirnalda (SJ 26 [1979]) here fleshes out that first-hand revolutionary account with his own historical analysis. In doing so, he provides a
    strong case for the elevation of Isabelo Abaya to the pantheon of heroes of the Philippine Revolution.

    F. Delor Angeles, treating an earlier period of Philippine history, succeeds in doing what one might think impossible, that is, painting a somewhat favorable picture of the Spanish Inquisition! Again, his
    comments on eighteenth-century Armenian immigration to the Philippines grow out of his earlier presentation of “Bibliographical Data” on the Inquisition in the Spanish Philippines (SJ 23 [1976]).

    As a number of articles in SJ have pointed out, the Lake Balinsasayao area is beautiful, biologically and economically important, and in great danger. Lawrence Heaney, Paul Heideman, and Karen Mudar
    provide us with information on the mammals of the area and remind us of what must be done if they are to survive.

    A bit of welcome controversy is injected into this issue through the contribution of Rowe Cadelifia. Cadelifia’s vision for Philippine anthropology is of a discipline that allows a sensitivity to questions of
    equity to temper its scientific detachment. Cadelifia pleads not only for description but also for prescription. We would welcome responses #rom readers to his suggestion that the anthropologist should be an agent of change.

    Both Hileconida Calumpong and Paul Palmore lend practical notes to this issue of SJ, falling into the company of previous authors who have listed herbal medicines (Maturan, SJ 27 [1980]) and provided
    instructions for raising fish in a floating cage (Carumbana and Luchavez, SJ 26 [1979]) or encouraging their growth by building an artificial reef (Bernard, SJ 26 [1979]). Readers of the Silliman Journal should
    expect more articles of this sort.

  • Silliman Journal
    Vol. 11 No. 4 (1964)

    Occasionally the Silliman Journal is pleased to devote an entire
    quarter to some lengthy, specialized study. This quarter we are
    privileged to present in full the important paper on “Theories of the
    Introduction and Expansion of Islam in Malaysia” prepared by Dr.
    Cezar Adib Majul and read before the Second International Confer-
    ence of Historians of Asia which met at Taipeh, Taiwan in August
    of 1962. The paper was printed originally in the Proceedings of the
    Conference and js reprinted here with permission. :

    A Filipino of Lebanese ancestry, Dr. Majul is Dean of the Uni-
    versity College, University of the Philippines, and is widely known
    as one of the foremost historians and political scientists of Asia. He
    holds the Ph.D. degree in Political Science from Cornell University
    and is the author of three scholarly books having to do with the
    Philippine Revolution and one of its theorists: The Political and Con-
    stitutional Ideas of the Philippine Revolution; Mabini and the Phil-
    ippine Revolution; and Apolinario Mabini: Revolutionary.

    Partly because of his own Muslim background, Dean Majul has
    long had an interest in the history and spread of Islam in this part
    of the world and has travelled extensively and read widely in the
    the field. He has heen privileged to examine the precious tarsilas
    (genealogies) of some of the Tau Sug families in Sulu, a privilege
    rarely granted to outsiders. Study of these farsilas is essential to
    competent scholarship concerning the history of Islam in the Philip-
    pines. The paper here presented is one of the first fruits of Dean
    Majul’s studies in Malaysian Islam and there are many more such
    studies to follow in the years ahead. He brings to his work in this
    field the same scholarly craftsmanship that he has shown in his
    studies of the Philippine revolution and Apolinario Mabini. Not since
    Dr. Najeeb Saleeby (who was, incidentally, a compatriot and warm
    friend of his father) has a scholar with the interest and competence
    of Dean Majul brought his skill to bear on the study of Islam in the
    Malay world and particularly the Philippine portion of it.

    Peter G. Gowing

  • Silliman Journal
    Vol. 10 No. 4 (1963)

    A small, informal conference of veteran U. S. Peace Corps
    Volunteers at Pendle Hill, Pennsylvania, in December of this year
    provided the main source for the illuminating article by Lawrence
    Howard and Paul Hare. In 1961-63, the Philippines saw the largest
    single concentration of Peace Corps Volunteers—and more than half
    of the returnees present at the conference were from the Philippine

    We are pleased to republish another fine article by Mr. William
    Henry Scott. Though not professionally an anthropologist, Mr. Scott
    has earned a well-deserved reputation as an authority on the life
    and culture of Mountain Province, particularly in the Bontoe area.
    His article “Boyhood in Sagada” is reprinted with permission from
    the July 1958 issue of Anthropological Quarterly.

    My “Scripture and Tradition: Trends in Protestant Theology
    Teday” is a slightly expanded (to include the July Montreal Faith and
    Order discussions) version of a paper prepared for the Annual Meet-
    ing of the Philippine Theological Society which met at St. Andrew’s
    Theological Seminary in Quezon City in May of this year. Father H.
    Ellsworth Chandlee, of the St. Andrew’s faculty, substantially ex-
    panded on the theme of the paper and it is a privilege to publish his
    comments in these pages.

    The Silliman Journal.sees itself as a “Quarterly devoted to dis-
    cussion and investigation in the humanities and the sciences”. Just
    how well the Jowrnal has lived up to that image of itself can be seen
    in the Decennial Index painstakingly prepared by Mr. Eliseo P.
    Bafias of the Library staff. We are grateful to Mr. Bafias for this
    service which should prove a real boon to scholars in locating the
    valuable studies published in the first decade of the Journal’s exis-

    ‘We would like to have presented a bound set of ten volumes of
    the Silliman Journal to Dr. James W. Chapman, long-time distin-
    guished member of the University faculty. whose name honors the
    Research Foundation which has helped finance the Journal for the
    past ten years. Unfortunately, Dr. Chapman, who with Mrs. Chap-
    man retired from Silliman in 1950, was accidentally killed near his
    home in SaneMateo, California, in February of 1964, before this issue
    went to press.


  • Silliman Journal
    Vol. 10 No. 3 (1963)

    Scholars will understand the importance of bibliographical stu-
    dies and Professor Donn V. Hart’s bibliographical writings on South-
    east Asia and the Philippines have been universally well received.
    We are indeed happy to make available the very valuable bibliogra-
    phy he has prepared on education in Southeast Asia. Dr. Hart, an
    anthropologist, has lived in the Philippines, studying and partici-
    pating in barrio life, and his monographs, embodying his findings,
    have provided significant contributions to our growing understand-
    ing of the culture characteristics of this land.

    Occasionally the Journal republishes important Filipiniana ma-
    terial printed previously in periodicals which do not circulate widely,
    or at all, in the Philippines. Such is the case with Mr. William
    Henry Scott’s piece on “The Philippine Independent Church in His-
    tory:” which appeared originally in the Hast and West Review for
    January, 1962. It is reprinted here with permission. We shall read
    more of Mr. Scott’s material in future issues, for some of his ex-
    ceedingly useful anthropological studies of Mountain Province, pub-
    lished elsewhere, deserve larger readership.

    Bishop John A. T. Robinscn’s book, Honest To God, has stirred
    considerable discussion, much of it heated, in both England and
    America. Professor Douglas J. Elwood’s provocative review helps to
    clue us in on the debate which doubtless will have its reverberations
    throughout the Christian world.

    It is with deep regret that I announce the sudden death of Mr.
    Job. R. Villagonzalo, our Editorial Assistant, on May 30, 1964, as
    this issue was in the press. For a number of years he has, in addi-
    tion to his other duties in the president’s office, undertaken the job
    of proofreading the galleys of the Journal, a tedious task he perform-
    ed with great skill.


  • Silliman Journal
    Vol. 10 No. 1 (1963)

    Opinions and facts in articles published  in the Silliman Journal are the  sole responsibility  of the individual author and not of the Editor, the Editorial Board or Silliman University.

    Silliman Journal is published quarterly in March, June and September and December by Silliman University under the auspices of the James W. Champan Research Foundation, Dumaguete City, Philippines. Subscription in the Philippines, ₱8.00 a year, ₱2.25 per copy; U.S. and foreign countries, US$5.00 a year, US$1.00 per copy. Entered as second class mail matter at the Dumaguete City Post Office on September 1, 1954.

  • Silliman Journal
    Vol. 9 No. 2 (1962)

    Silliman Journal is published quarterly in March, June, September, and December by Silliman University under the auspices of the James W. Chapman Research Foundation, Dumaguete City, Philippines. Subscription in the Philippines, P8.00 a year, P2.25 per copy; U.S. and foreign countries, US$5.00 a year, US$1.50 per copy. Entered as second class mail matter at the Dumaguete City Post Office on September 1, 1954.

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