The Risk Family: A Disturbing Cost of Post-Modernity

(This research essay, focusing on risks, is a partial requirement in a Sociology course: Key Concepts Socio-Analysis.) Introduction Society’s progression processes continue to change along with risks in a gradual to swift manner over time. Discussions and debates about modernity primarily focus on the effects and changes in social structures, mainly the economy, government, and … Continue reading The Risk Family: A Disturbing Cost of Post-Modernity

Mature-age Students: Their Motivations and Challenges in Pursuing Higher Education

(This research essay is a partial requirement in the Sociology of Education course.) Introduction An adult acquiring higher education is exceptionally challenging because typical university students are in their early twenties. There are various reasons individuals ceased to attend schooling and become mature-age learners in later life. Because higher education is an expensive human capital … Continue reading Mature-age Students: Their Motivations and Challenges in Pursuing Higher Education

An Analysis of Anti-Asian Racism on Media Outputs

(This sociology coursework is a requirement in a subject about content analysis in Practicing Social Research.) The media is a powerful tool to feed information and awareness of any social issues in our modern time. It has a multi-platform mechanism to reach every corner of the world with significant social impact. However, with the proliferation … Continue reading An Analysis of Anti-Asian Racism on Media Outputs

University/Higher Education Enforces Social Inequality

     Studying in a university, in the mind of a student with low socio-economic status (SES), is a crucial stride toward upward mobility in the social ladder. It is an opportunity to explore the world of the higher social echelon through tertiary education. A university degree can level and equate the opportunities, as common people … Continue reading University/Higher Education Enforces Social Inequality

Prescriptivism: A Tool for Labeling People

     In communication practices either verbal or written, anyone had been a critic of someone else’s use of grammar. In “The Language Mavens,” Steven Pinker notices that grammatical rules serve as a “shibboleth” to become a member of a particular group. He discusses that prescriptivist rules of grammar and their usage are used to marginalize … Continue reading Prescriptivism: A Tool for Labeling People

A Seed of Compassion

The story of the Good Samaritan and the life of St. Teresa of Calcutta, known as Mother Teresa and the Living Saint during her time in this world, inspire me about giving, love and compassion. Today, in all aspects of human existence, it would be good to reflect on her words: “Love cannot remain by … Continue reading A Seed of Compassion

The Two Sides of the Buck

When you are living and working abroad, for most Filipinos, you are affluent. A common mindset which do not consider the underlying factors to validate such assertion. In spite of countless documentaries regarding migrants’ plight and glory, news, social media posts and the likes, it is an unalterable viewpoint of our compatriots that overseas migrants … Continue reading The Two Sides of the Buck

SWSD2014 Conference Paper (Melbourne Convention Centre, Australia)

CLICK the hyperlink below to view and read the conference paper. SWSD2014 Conference Paper (Melbourne Convention Centre, Australia) CLICK download for the power point presentation of the conference paper (swsd.ppt-australia)Download During the paper presentation with Emely D. Dicolen, PhD. CLICK download for the conference paper in (PDF file) portable document format (swsd2014-conference-paper)Download

Harnessing Altruism Towards Social Development: The Filipino-Australian Women Experience

Jabal, Gregorio Jr. Commission on Filipinos Overseas, Manila, Philippines ABSTRACT Today’s phenomenon of marriage migration is one of the issues among women, particularly in the developing nations. The Filipino women are among them who struggled for empowerment to transpire their inseparable role in the social development processes. The journey to life of the Filipino-Australian women … Continue reading Harnessing Altruism Towards Social Development: The Filipino-Australian Women Experience