Social Science Diliman

Social Science Diliman is an internationally refereed semi-annual journal for the social sciences. It is bilingual (English and Filipino) and both disciplinal and multidisciplinary. Articles on any aspect of the social sciences and their applications are invited. Book reviews may also be submitted. 

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



Information for Authors


1. Articles must have a high degree of scholarhsip. They will be screened by the editorial board and undergo a double-blind review.

2. Submissions may be written in English or Filipino. All articles written in either language must be accompanied by an abstract of not more than 300 words written in English.

3. Reviews of books, exhibits, websites, films, fora and other relevant events are also accepted.

4. The article length is 5,000 to 12,000 words; for reviews it is about 1,500 words.

5. Send your contributions to The Editor-in-Chief or the Editorial Assistant in the form of a soft cpy in Open Office or Microsoft 2000 whether in a CD or as an email attachment (see email address below).

6. Contributors must fill out and sign the Manuscript Submission Form together with their submission. (The submission form can be downloaded from the SSD website .)

7. References must be listed at the end of the article and follow the APA style sheet.

8. Photos accompanying articles should have a resolution of at least 300 dpi.

9. It is the author's responsibility to secure permission for the use of copyrighted materials.

10. Contributions should be accompanied by approximately five lines of biodata, which should inclue the author's present position and area of work, as well as email address. Please list down funding sources, if any, in connection with the research and/or writing of your paper (write none if there are no funding sources).

Please address communications to:

The Editor-in-Chief 
Social Science Diliman 
Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Research and Development 
LGF Phivolcs Building, C.P. Garcia Avenue
University of the Philippines Diliman,
Quezon City 1101, Philippines 
Tels. (632) 436-8720 / 981-8500 local 4048 

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Call for Papers


The Research Dissemination and Utilization Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Research and Development, University of the Philippines Diliman is accepting papers for publication in Social ScienceDiliman: A Philippine Journal of Society and Change. It is an internationally refereed semi-annual journal for the social sciences. The journal welcomes articles in any of the social sciences and their applications, as well as interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary pieces.

Paper will undergo peer review before final approval for publication.


Authors may opt to submit their typeset manuscripts as an email attachment to <>and <>, the Editor-in-Chief.


Manuscripts may also be submitted in hard copy to:

     The Editor-in-Chief
     Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Research and Development
     University of the Philippines Diliman
     Lower Ground Floor, Phivolcs Bldg., C.P. Garcia Avenue
     UP Campus, Diliman, Quezon City 1101, Philippines


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Vol 11, No 2 (2015)

Cover Page

"Sa Ilog ng mga Iraya"

It was midday one Friday in September, 2015 when I saw a middle-aged woman and her little daughter in the river of Pagbahan in Sitio Barogante, Brgy. Alacaak, Sta. Cruz, Occidental Mindoro. They are just two of many Iraya Mangyan who fish for food using less eff icient means. It was clear in their faces that the difficult search for food weighs more than minding the scorching heat and the numbness of their feet after hours of work, drenched in muddy water.

The river is an integral part of their daily lives because it links their community to the main town of Sta.Cruz. In travelling trades and basic goods, the Iraya Mangyan use a timbulan (salbabida/rubber-made life buoy) from their community to go to town. Iraya Mangyan is one of the minority groups of Mangyan who live in the mountain ranges of Mindoro Province. Due to inaccessibility to their Sitio (a small unit of community), most of them have not attained formal education.

This photo was taken while we were on our way to Sitio Barogante for a documentary shoot about teacher-to-the-barrios advocates who fearlessly cross the rapid waves of Pagbahan river to educate the Mangyan.

Princess S. Suyat is a graduate of Bachelor in Broadcast Communication at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines. She is currently a Researcher and Documentary-Journalist for GMA News and Public Affairs. Her research work for the story ALS, aired in Front Row, a documentary TV show in GMA News and Public Affairs, has won a Gold World Medal in the New York Festivals and a Gold Camera Award and 2015 One World Award in the US International Video Festival.