Friday, November 13, 2015

"Clarrification on Cebuanos for Good Governance and Development"

November 13, 2015

Attention: Opinion Editor
For Immediate Release

Not a convenor

I wish to put on record that Bisdak Pride, Inc., (BPI) established ten (10) long years ago, and a human rights group for persons with different sexual orientation and gender identity and expression (SOGIE) is not a convenor of Cebuanos for Good Governance and Development (CGGD).

However, as a human rights group, we are supportive of any efforts or advocacy that relates to the advancement of the rights and welfare of various marginalize groups and individuals. Advancement of such rights can only be achieved through good governance. Good governance will lead us to inclusive growth. And inclusive growth is something we aspire for.

On the other hand, we will never prohibit any members or gender equality advocates of our organization who wish to join or support any formal or informal alliances/associations/groups that advocates for a specific issue (i.e. CGGD etc.). or issues that violates the rights of our Lumad brothers and sisters in Mindanao, oil price hike, tuition fee increase, violation of our sovereignty etc.

In fact, we highly encourage members of the LGBT community to actively participate and exercise their civil and political rights in order to advance our rights and welfare as a marginalized and oppressed sector. In that way, we indirectly advance and help craft a political and economic agenda in the context of our inherent rights.

Hence, the involvement of some of our members in any political undertaking or advocacy is a welcome development. In fact, this is a rightful and timely opportunity to ensure that political candidates, whether local or national, vying for various elective positions to examine their gender and development agenda if it includes the rights and welfare of the LGBT community.

Thank you very much.

Roxanne Omega Doron
Executive Director
Bisdak Pride, Inc.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Weekly Homework (Economics, Second Semester AY 2015 - 2016)

Attention: Econ students

1. Kindly check your weekly homework. Please follow the guidelines (below) when submitting your handwritten report in a recycled short bond paper; margin, one inch (top, bottom, left, right)

No deadline extension.

Write your,

Name and Course/Year:
Weekly Homework Number: ___

Class Schedule and Date Submitted:
Title of economic/business article/s:

Then, comply the following after reading the assigned economic/business article/s:

a. What are the words and phrases you find hard to understand? Please provide your initial understanding of these words and phrases.
b. Do you have a hard time understanding these words and phrases? Why or why not?
c. Provide a brief  economic analysis of the economic/business article/s. The analysis could be visual or written.

Deadline every Wednesday for MW classes and Thursday for TTh.

2. For your online exercises:
No deadline extension.
Principles of Economics by Arnold Set (textbook+APLIA code)  
                 888.00 regular price less 10% discount upon showing School ID
Principles of Economics by Arnold APLIA code only        
                 670.00 net of discount

Course Information for ECON1N Principles of Economics with Agrarian Reform

Begin: 11.14.15      End: 03.27.16
Grace Period: Ends at the end of the day on 12.04.15
Textbook: Economics by Arnold
Student Registration URL:



Course Information for ECON 21 Microeconomics
 11.14.15      End: 03.26.16
Grace Period: Ends at the end of the day on 12.04.15
Textbook: Economics by Arnold
Student Registration URL:
Course Key: F5CR-9UGG-SZTW


Student account. Students must use a standard email address, example:  (ex.
Inquiries related to access to Aplia, please e-mail: cc:

3. Grading System: 

40% - Long  (Major) Examinations

25% - Aplia (Online Exercises)
25% - Terminal Report/s
10% - Class Participation (Homework, attendance and seat work)
100% - Total

FG = MG (50%) + Temporary Final (50%)

REMEMBER: Student account. Students must use a standard email address, example:  (ex.

4. FINAL Terminal Report  DEADLINE March 21 (for MW classes) and March 22 (for TTh classes)

Terminal Report: Four (4) members per group (i.e. interviewer, documentor, photographer, writer)

Part I. Look for five (5) articles about the current state of Philippine agricultural sector or anything related to Philippine agriculture, identify the source (author, title, date published and link), and comply the following:

a.) Summary of the articles (separate per article)
b.) Lessons learned (separate per article)

Part II. Visit at least three (3) public market and identify the location ( two in Cebu City and one in Cebu province ), estimated size of the market, consumers income bracket, day and time of interview. Interview two (3) vendors per public market and find out whether they are selling imported or locally produced agricultural products. Make a list of these products, the countries where they are imported from,  as well as their prices. Do the same for the local products and identify the origin of locally produced agricultural products.

Interview five (5) consumers: 1 male preferably husband, 3 female preferably wife, and 1 young adolescent preferably 18 to 24 years old . Ask them what agricultural products they usually buy. Do they know if these products are locally produced or imported? Which do they prefer? Why?

How does this affect the local producers? What can you say about the state of the country's agricultural sector? What do you think will happen to our agricultural productivity once the Asean Economic Community (AEC) will start implementing zero tariff to agricultural products within the Asean region?

Write a narrative report of your trip.

Submit your handwritten report in a recycled short bond paper, with your name, course and year, class schedule, name of teacher. Attached photos of your visit.



5. Weekly Homework:


Week # Dates       

1 November 4 - 6
Econ 1N and Econ 21   Class Orientation

2 November 9 - 13              

Econ 1N and Econ 21   Chapter 1

Why APEC's free market globalization cannot build resilient communities and APEC 2015: To be a player in one big economy  (Analysis should be comparative)  

3 November 16 - 20       

Econ 1N and Econ 21   Chapter 2

How to reap the benefits from APEC, ASEAN Integration  and #PHFightAPEC for its hand in the erosion of the PH economy under heightened globalization (Analysis should be comparative)  

4 November 23 - 27    
Econ 1N and Econ 21    Chapter 3
Office rental growth cools as supply pickup expected -- JLL

5 November 30 - December 4 

Econ 1N Chapter 20

Econ 21 Chapter 3

6 December 7-11                
Econ 1N and Econ 21: Terminal Report (written or oral): Analysis of the Firm
7 December 14-18
Econ 1N: Chapter 21

Econ 21: Chapter 4 and 5

No Homework

8 January 4-9

Econ 1N: Chapter 22

Econ 21: Chapter 20
No Homework 

9 January 11-15 
Econ 1N: Chapter 23 and 24

10 January 18-22
Econ 1N: Chapter 25
Econ 21: Chapter 22
11January 25-29
Mid Term Examination
Econ 1N Terminal Report: Industry Mapping with Market Structures; Revenue Development
Econ 21 Terminal Report: Industry Mapping

12 February 1-5
Econ 1N: Chapter 6
Econ 21: Chapter 23

13 February 8-12
Econ 1N: Chapter 7
Agriculture has been left behind and Financing our farmers

(Analysis should be comparative)  

Econ 21: Chapter 24
Oil bankruptcies seen spurring M&A on signal prices near low 

15 February 15-19 
Econ 1N: Chapter 9,10,11 and Econ 21: Chapter 25
What antitrust is and is not and How Competition Act regulates antitrust

16 February 22-26
Pre-Final Examination
Econ 1N Terminal Report: Measure of Economic Indicators: Cost Development
Econ 1N Terminal Report: Identification of Market Structures 

17 February 29-March 4 
Econ 1N: Chapter 12, 14, 15 
Econ 21:  Resource Markets

18 March 7-11
Econ 1N: Required topic: Agrarian Reform
Econ 1NTerminal Report: Analysis of Economic Indicators: Focus on Fiscal and Monetary Policy, Market Analysis
Econ 21: Oral Presentations

19 March 14-19 
Final Examinations 
Econ 21 Terminal Report: Industry Analysis 

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