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15-16 March 2017

Philippine Social Science Center Auditorium

PSSC, Commonwealth Ave., Quezon City

15 MARCH 2017 (DAY 1)
7.30-8.30 Registration

National Anthem

Welcome Remarks

Amaryllis T. Torres

Executive Director, Philippine Social Science Council

Susan G. Tan, President, Philippine Criminal Justice Researchers Society, Inc.

Overview of the Conference

Filomin Candaliza-Gutierrez, Conference Chair and Vice Chairperson, Philippine Social Science Council

8:45 – 10:00  

Hon. Ana Theresia Hontiveros-Baraquel

Senator of the Republic of the Philippines

Drug Trends and Drug Policy in South East Asia Post-UNGASS (UN General Assembly Special Session on Drugs) 2016

Olivier Lermet, Regional Adviser, UN Office on Drugs and Crime Regional Office for Southeast Asia and the Pacific


Moderator: Mario Aguja, Professor, Dept. of Sociology, Mindanao State University-General Santos City

10.15-12:30 Development of Katatagan Kontra Droga Sa Komunidad: A Community-Based Relapse Prevention Program

Ma. Regina M. Hechanova

Chair, Dept. of Psychology, Ateneo de Manila University; Head, Taskforce on Drug Recovery Support, Psychological Association of the Phils.

Designing an Evidence-based Community Intervention Program for Drug Users in the Philippines: Towards Restorative Justice and Behavioral Health Approach

Leonardo R. Estacio, Jr., Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, University of the Philippines-Manila

Addressing the Illegal Drug Problem through Health Informatics

Francisco A. Magno, Director, Jesse M. Robredo Institute of Governance, De La Salle University; President, Philippine Political Science Association

Barangay Aktibo Tungo sa Alternatibong Solusyon (BATAS): A Barangay-Based Drug Dependency Supervision, Support and Mentoring Program

Famela Iza C. Matic, Dean, College of Criminal Justice, Cavite State University; Member, Philippine Criminal Justice Researchers Society Inc.


Moderator: Aaron Mallari, Department of History, University of the Philippines Diliman

12:30-1:30 LUNCH
1:30 – 2:30 Managing the Quezon City Jail: A Warden’s Perspective

Randel Latoza, Warden, Quezon City Jail, Bureau of Jail Management and Penology

The Legitimacy and Perils of Self-Governance: Inmate Gangs at the Bilibid Maximum Security Compound

Filomin Candaliza-Gutierrez, Professor, Department of Sociology, University of the Philippines Diliman


Moderator: Susan Tan, President, Philippine Criminal Justice Researchers Society

2:30 – 3:30 “Kalaban”: An Ethnography of Young Drug Users’ Experiences with Law Enforcement

Gideon Lasco, University of Amsterdam

Negotiating Culpability and Blamelessness: Narratives of Women Formerly on Death Row in the Philippines

Diana Therese M. Veloso, Assistant Professor, Behavioral Sciences Department, De La Salle University


Moderator: Jerome Barrera, Faculty Member, College of Criminal Justice Education, Negros Oriental State University

3:45 – 5:15 Death Penalty in the Philippines: Historical Currents and Contexts

Aaron Abel T. Mallari, Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of the Philippines-Diliman

Legislating an End to the Death Penalty in 2006: Data, Debates and Alliances Leading to the Passage of RA 9346

Mario J. Aguja, Professor, Dept. of Sociology, Mindanao State University-General Santos City; Party List Representative, 12th and 13th Congress

Criminalizing 9-Year Olds: Arguments against Lowering the Minimum Age of Criminal Responsibility

Elizabeth Protacio-De Castro, Professor, Department of Psychology, College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, University of the Philippines Diliman; President, Board of Trustees, Child Rights Coalition Asia


Moderator: Dennis Lagumen, Philippine Criminal Justice Researchers Society


16 MARCH 2017 (DAY 2)
8.00-8.30 Registration
8.30-10:15 Visioning a Drug-free Quezon City

Hon. Ma. Josefina G. Belmonte, Vice Mayor, Quezon City; Head, QC Anti-Drug Abuse Advisory Council

Transnational and Organised Crime in Asia: Strategic Innovation and
Illicit Global Markets

Roderic Broadhurst, Professor of Criminology, Research School of Social Science, and Fellow, Research School of Asia and the Pacific, Australian National University


Moderator: Lourdes Portus

10.30-12:30 Public Opinion on Criminality, the War on Illegal Drugs, and the Death Penalty

Ana Maria L. Tabunda, Executive Director, Pulse Asia

Monitoring Crime and Public Safety in the Philippines from the Public’s Lens

Gerardo A. Sandoval, Director, Data Processing and Sampling Group, Social Weather Stations

Urban Violence in ARMM and Davao Region: Common Crimes and Shadow Economy in Areas in Transition

Nikki Philline C. de la Rosa, Deputy Country Manager and Head of Mindanao Operations, and Judy Gulane, Communication Specialist, International Alert Philippines

Economics of Crime and Punishment – What We Need to Know and Learn

Laarni C. Escresa, Assistant Professor, School of Economics, University of the Philippines-Diliman


Moderator: Jayeel Cornelio, Director, Development Studies Program, Ateneo De Manila University

12:30-1:30 LUNCH
1.30-3:30 Interface Between Transnational Organized Crime & Security Policy: Cocaine Trafficking from Latin America to West Africa, An Emerging Crime-Terror Nexus?

Matthias Kennert, Fellow, International Alert Philippines

Drug War Stories and the Philippine President

Dan Jerome S. Barrera, Faculty Member, College of Criminal Justice Education, Negros Oriental State University; Member, Philippine Criminal Justice Researchers Society Inc.

Not the Humanity: Dispatches from the Frontlines of the War on Drugs

Patricia C. Evangelista, Journalist, Rappler Philippines


The Challenges Facing the Philippine Commission on Human Rights (CHR) Today

Jacqueline Anne C. de Guia, Head, Public Affairs and Strategic Communication Office, Commission on Human Rights


Moderator: Jean Franco, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of the Philippines Diliman

3.45-5:15 Life After Tokhang: Voluntary Submission for Reformation Persons (VSRP) in Davao City

Mervin Gascon

University of Southeastern University

Tigian: The Significance of Consensual Power in the Customary Dispute Settlement of the Iraya Mangyan

Christian A. Rosales

Project Assistant, D’Aboville Foundation

Tiyawan: Teduray and Lambangian Conflict Settlement Process

Timuay Alim Bandara, <ember of Minted sa Inged (Supreme Council of Chieftains of the Timuay Justice and Governance, Upi, Maguindanao


Moderator: Diane Veloso, Behavioral Sciences Department,   De La Salle University


Synthesis of the Conference

Lourdes M. Portus, Chair, Philippine Social Science Council