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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.



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
     Lower Ground Floor, Phivolcs Bldg., C.P. Garcia Avenue
     UP Campus, Diliman, Quezon City 1101, Philippines

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You may submit your articles through the online journal system (OJS) but all subsequent communications shall be coursed through, as per preference of the current editorial board.  
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Vol 9, No 2 (2013)

Cover Page

“Mano Po”, photo by Jenifer Lie

A young girl in a coastal village in Taytay, Palawan runs into an elder and performs the mano, a gesture of respect. She slightly bows and presses the elder’s extended right hand on her forehead. The image of an electric power meter in the foreground melds with other images in my mind of rituals by rural folks who are precariously holding on to dear life. Similar to hand-kissing, mano is a common custom in Southeast Asian countries like Indonesia and Malaysia. As an Indonesian student in the Philippines, witnessing common expressions like this in a foreign land provides me with a sense of belonging and a re-imagination of places I could call home. This photo was taken in May 2013.


Jenifer Lie is a masteral student in Media Studies (Broadcast Communication) at the University of the Philippines Diliman. A Chinese- Indonesian based in Manila, she is interested in postcolonialism, humanitarian causes, and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) issues. She freelances as a TV producer, photographer and writer for media in Indonesia, Taiwan and the Philippines.

ISSN: 2012-0796