A Reflection Manual on Philosophy of the Human Person (Placido)
Authors: Dennis M. Placido, Charlie M. Dagwasi, Shierwin A. Cabunilas, Asisclo M. Abonado III
Philosophy is life. It is a search for meaningful existence. It is mapping out our way towards meaningful and significant existence. It aims to clarify our human understanding of anything, including ourselves. It is from these claims that this workbook, A Reflection Manual on Philosophy of Man is intended: to make that way of life realizable in the context of college students. The method in philosophizing and in the understanding of the human person is activity-driven that involves understanding by doing.
Since philosophy is art itself, the tools for understanding include seeing, reflecting and acting. Since the workbook is thematic, each theme involves the three tools: seeing involves the observations, the phenomena, or the raw experiences that provoke some inquiries in understanding better our humanity; reflecting includes integrating and clarifying the experiences within philosophical insights regarding the human person; and acting entails the creating of personal insights regarding the judgment drawn from seeing and reflection. The act part involves a personal contribution to the enrichment of understanding the human person.
Philosophy is also the love and pursuit of wisdom. As such, the method employed in this workbook is phenomenological in the sense that it intends to present being as the underlying reality in human consciousness. It presents a description of the phenomenon of the human world, yet hermeneutically analyzed within the context of philosophical reflections. The study of the human person is critical and reflective on the human person's nature and unique existence. It provides foundations for a deeper understanding of what and who the human person is, and what it means to be fully human.
The workbook is geared to accomplish several general objectives: First, it aims to introduce the students to the different perspectives about the human reality; it also aims to enable the students to cultivate the habit of critical thinking and free inquiry on the human person; 3) (It is also) to integrate the student's learning of the human person in other disciplines and at the same time to enable the students to attain a profound understanding about their human experiences. The students are also given the opportunity to analyze and reflect on philosophical insights through reading philosophical texts; and, (4) finally the workbook aims to develop in the students the skills of critical thinking through writing their philosophical insights about the human person.
By using the workbook, students are geared to attain these competencies: a) understanding various views on the human person and their implications; b) an informed perspective on the human person; c) improved verbal and written skills in constructing arguments; and d) a disciplined approach, through research, in discussing issues hounding human existence.
The workbook thematically addresses the human project regarding: human becoming, freedom, transcendence, egoity, embodiedness, cognition, having, sociality, language, alienation, conscience, commitment, belief and religion, love, art and creativity, suffering and death, being and hope; all of which are geared towards a better understanding of our humanity. After each topic, discussion questions are provided to deepen our seeing-reflecting-acting process.
A Simplified Approach to General Psychology 2011 (6 by 9) (Dela Cruz)
Authors: Lucia B. Dela Cruz, Jay R. Amacio, Belinda C. Silverio, Cesar A. Esteban, Jr.
As part of die general education curricula in the tertiary level, General Psychology is one of the most loved courses because of its definite scope in explaining the uniqueness of every human being. Writing a book about the basics in exploring the world of Psychology is both an easy and a difficult task. It is easy because a number of primary and secondary sources of information are available locally and internationally. On the other hand, coming up with a material that specifically attacks the fundamental issues about the discipline is quite an arduous challenge. One would have a hard time deciding which among the bulk of information can provide the target recipients of the publication, comprehensive discussions and cultural applications.
The second edition of this book. “A Simplified Approach to General Psychology,” is a continuous byproduct of the authors' observations and extensive teaching experiences. Additional discussions in the book were provided which still are results of what actually transpired in their respective classrooms. Some changes done in this book were based on the observations and opinions of the students who experienced using this book in the past semesters. The authors realized that there are more significant ideas that should be included in order to satisfy the students' needs.
Relatively, this book will help students to have a practical understanding of related concepts and principles since more real-life examples and visual images are provided. It will be very beneficial to the visual learners. The book's simplicity, however, does not compromise the quality of the discipline; it only made
ABC’s of Nutrition and Diet Therapy (For Nursing Students and Healthcare Practitioners)
Authors: Carmela V. Dellova, RND, Mary Grace R. Roxas, MD, Zenaida F. Velasco, Ph.D., RND, Ma. Cecilia A. Pataunia, RND
The book has been written to provide basic, yet updated knowledge necessary for those studying and/or working at different levels of health care either as a medical practitioner, nurse, nutritionist-dietitian, community worker, social worker, caregiver, and housewife.
The pendulum is swinging towards a more proactive approach to health and wellness. However, there is a tremendous confusion in the arena of nutrition and preventive medicine. We have to draw from as many sources as possible in updating this textbook — from local and international journals and recently published articles.
The authors have taken into account recent developments in nutrition and dietetics and mast importantly, the recommendations of the users of the book as well as the industry at large. In particular, the revisions included activities and exercises to encourage your personal involvement and commitment to better health.
This book is organized into three ports that reflect the major topics typically covered in an introduction to the study of nutrition:
Part One: Nutrition Basics
Part Two: Nutritional Assessment and Dietary Calculations
Part Three: Therapeutic Nutrition
ABC's of Nutrition and Diet Therapy is one of the most usable, concise, clearly written and unambiguous sources of information about the science and practice of nutrition. It is an indispensable companion for Filipinos migrating to the different parts of the globe next TO the cookbook
The assistance of Prof. Flordelis R. Roxas, faculty of the PUP College of Language and Linguistics, in the editing of chapter objectives and exercises is gratefully acknowledged.
Appied Culinary Arts
Authors: Nilo A. Alterado, Edilberto M. Tawagon, Loida R. Banzuelo
Reviewer: Celia E. Cariño
There is a little chef in every person. People love to eat. And eat sumptuous dishes at that. Needless to say, it is inherent in everyone to satisfy the craving of taste buds.
This book is designed for students who want to learn more about cooking. It covers the basics of culinary arts and the preparation of complex but sumptuous dishes that are a treat in every table. Learning more about culinary arts will also prepare students for a more challenging, demanding yet rewarding career in the food service industry.
This book follows a format that addresses specific and actual needs of students in the culinary discipline.
Each chapter begins with a list of objectives that gives the students a bird's eye view of what to expect from each chapter.
The lessons then go on with a brief background of each chapter followed by a comprehensive discussion of lessons that are arranged from the most fundamental to the most challenging tasks like execution, preparation of dishes, cooking and even table-setting.
The lessons are graphically designed through the inclusion of pictures that are personally photographed by the authors to ensure better understanding among learners.
Each chapter contains exercises that intend to measure students' understanding of the lessons. There are also exercises that evaluate the practical skills of the students. A specific rubric system is provided for better organization and measurement of the intended skills.
To ease comprehension of the recipes included in the book, a glossary of terms is provided with phonetic translations as well.
The recipes that are included in the book have been tested and specially designed for TESDA courses on BSHRM and HRS culinary arts subjects. Each recipe indexed at the end of the book to give easy access to those who would like to try it.
Everybody loves to eat. Appetite is a special gift that must be freely enjoyed. But it takes more than appetite and cooking ability to be a good chef It takes discipline, passion and art.
If you want to land a good career in the food industry, this book is a must for you.
Aprendamos Español (Toledo)
Authors: Crisanto D. Toledo, Angelo O. Pesirla, Darwin M. Goron, Melvin T. Rio, Melchor T. Rio
iAprendimos Español! Will help the student how to speak, understand, read and write in Spanish. The contents of this workbook have been selected for the beginners who want to learn the Spanish language interactively in an easy and quick way.
You’ll learn Spanish the way you learned any language, starting with simple words and progressing to complex phrases. To help you immerse yourself in the language, you’ll practice the conversations in Spanish with your classmates or friends who are studying the language.
Practice your Spanish as much as possible inside and outside the classroom. Even if you can’t go abroad, watching Spanish movies, reading Spanish magazines, listening to Spanish songs, and talking with Spanish-speaking friends are enjoyable ways to help you develop what you have learned from iAprendamos Español! And from your Spanish class.
iAprendamos Español! Provides English translations. There are thirty one basic topics in this workbook, laying the foundation for learning how to make simple sentences and converse with the Spanish speakers. In every topic, there are simple exercises and activities to test your capacity of assimilating the lessons.
Art Appreciation: Looking Beyond
Authors: Ronnie Espergal Pasigui, Fabian T. Avila, Jr., Araceli C. Suyat, Warto M. Torrevillas, and Allan V. Pura
“Come to the edge,” he said.
They said, “we are afraid.”
Come to the edge,” he said.
They came. He pushed them, and they flew.
As we stand at the edge of these challenging years, gazing out into its uncharted expanse, some of us feel as if we are stepping out onto a launching pad; others feel at the brink of an abyss. Some see the challenges and the marvels to come and are exhilarated; some see only the certainty of change and its uncertain outcomes and are apprehensive. How amazing it is to note that many instructional materials, textbooks, in particular remained as they were.
This book is a response to the challenge of writing a newer book in the humanities course. It includes features to aid the students in the understanding of the subject.
A. Each chapter has the following features to help both the instructor and the student.1
- An overview of the chapter
- Learning objectives
- Key words for understanding
- Aids for study
B. Chapters on the different art forms include the following features:
- Historical development of the art form
- Emphasis on Philippine art
- Discussion of Art and Society
- Inclusion of websites
C. Optional chapters for alternative approach in teaching humanities are included:
- Functions Of Art (Chapter 3)
- Art Theories (Chapter4)
- Photography (Chapter 16)
- Discipline-based Art Education (Chapter 17)
D. Instead of including an introductory discussion on literature as an Art, the authors focused on specific literary form— Drama. This is not to underestimate the other literary forms suck as poetry, novels, short stories, etc. Drama 15 a literary form almost within man's existence.
E. Powerpoint Presentation of selected topics are available for teachers as supplementary materials upon request.
These features, hopefully give this book an edge!
Asi esi el Español Lengua Estranjera
Authors: Amelita Liggaya-De Guzman, Jerimiah V. Pacer
Spanish, like any other foreign languages, makes the neophyte learner Shiver and tremble. Without forethought, students frantically think the enormous difficulty of learning the new language particularly its grammatical structure and strange pronunciations.
Above those prejudices, Spanish is a no stranger to us. Numerous dialects in the Philippines have substantial quantum of loanwords from it. Acquiring the mastery of it is not taxing as it seems. With minimum effort and tons of patience, one can easily have the command of Spanish.
This book is conceptualized to assist the learners in discerning the nuances and important details of Spanish and its degree of relation to our native tongue, cultural heritage and historical identity. It is with fervent hope that the reader may find this material useful.
Basic Drawing 2
Author: Erich D. Cruz
This workbook is an edition specially prepared to completely encompass the syllabus in Drawing 2 of the First Year – Bachelor of Technology, Engineering and other related courses with various specializations.
This course provides the students with rudiments of working drawing. This enables the students to apply fundamental principles learned in introductory drawing.
The subject covered two parts: 1) First, it deals with the review of Orthographic and Pictorial Drawings. At this stage, while grasping the fundamentals of multi-view projections and pictorial drawings, more stress should be laid on accuracy, precision and neatness. Speed, which is also an essential requirement, can be achieved with constant practice. 2) Second, it deals mainly with the principles of dimensioning, scaling, sectioning, auxiliary views and pattern & surface development and their applications to simple machine parts for the purpose of their vivid description.
This is completely prepared so as to conform to the current practices of length measurement and projection system.
Practice exercises have been added purposely for drawing interpretations.
The author strongly believed the students will benefit immensely with the proper use of this workbook.
Author: Joanna Lynn L. Mercado
The marketing world today is very much different from it was years ago. Today, market enterprises use modem communication technologies such as email, fax machines, Internet. World Wide Web in their marketing transactions to help making them cross boundaries with ease_ With globalization and applications of quantitative tools in marketing as the trend, modern marketing managers, marketing instructors and students have to equip themselves with modem know- how of the basic principles of marketing for them to meet the challenges in this rapid changing world of marketing.
The primary aim of this learning material is to provide readers with a complete, precise and up-to-date explanation of the principles of marketing.
The outline, within which the context of this material is presented, focuses mainly on the following
Lesson 1. An overview of marketing is the concept of the first lesson. It gives the definition of marketing, the marketing mix, as well as, the 4 C's of marketing.
Lesson 2. This part focuses on the classification of market, the concept of market segmentation, target marketing, and positioning for competitive advantage.
Lesson 3. It explores customer behavior and characteristics. It talks about consumer buying behavior and consumer market. It also includes is the discussion on the buying behavior of the Filipino consumers.
Lesson 4. It centers on the “product and service. The lesson presents product label and product classifications. It also covers an explanation on new product development and process, and product life cycle.
Biological Science (Caballes)
Authors: Dennis G. Caballes, Jennifer S. Florida
The concept approach of the book is suitable for undergraduate non-Biology major students. The book is designed to be useful workbook for students enrolled in Biology subject. It is divided into eight units which cover major topics such as cell biology, genetics, evolution, ecology, biological diversity and plant and animal biology. Each part has balanced coverage of all topics sufficient for a semester-long course in Biology. The authors considered these topics as important pans of biology which will provide the core knowledge in science.
The opening unit of the book gives an overview of how the field of Biology is studied and explored using scientific method. Unit II deals with biological molecules that account for the structure, function and even the origin of cells. The next unit provides discussion on energy and metabolism which is the central phenomena in the study of biological organisms. It is followed by the study of heredity and the evolutionary process in the heritable characteristics (Unit IV). Basic ecology concepts are introduced in Unit V while biodiversity is main focus of discussion of Unit VI. The last unit deals with plant and animal biology. Each chapter included in every unit is provided with self-assessment part which includes quick recall questions and questions that elicit critical thinking. Moreover, helpful materials that would reinforce learning are appended towards the end in an effort to provide additional information among the users of this book. Furthermore, laboratory exercises are incorporated for each chapter in order to supplement the concepts learned in the lecture and to make them responsible in their own learning through manipulation and discovery.
The authors of this book have been friends and colleagues for several years and, while they have often discussed writing a book together, the timing never seemed quite right. Finally, they put their heads together to come up with a “generic” book suitable for non-science students with different major and coming from various institutions. The authors' collection of lecture notes from several years of teaching Biology is the basis of the content of this book. Any comments or suggestions for the improvement of this book will be appreciated.
Biological Science (Cajuday)
Authors: Lilibeth A. Cajuday, Anne R. Dioneda, Carlo F. Galias, Jonathan Jaime G. Guerrero, Charmaine A. Malonzo, Phil V. Morano, Joan R. Nace, Jocelyn E. Serrano
Teaching a pure science to non-science majors is a hard task. Teachers are faced with the challenging problem of explaining the complex structures of cells or the intricate chemical pathways in a simple and, in a sense, artful way. Vis-a-vis this simplicity is not losing the basic concepts. Striking a balance takes up a lot of creativity, of board and seat works, and other methodologies to bring home the message to students.
Finally, this book creates another stepping stone in understanding the science of life. Unlike other textbooks, this Biological Science reference material takes into consideration the actual semestral time frame. It is equipped not just to teach directly but also to encourage self-exploration and culture of research. Besides, a university is a university because it is a generator of knowledge through a prolific research culture among students.
Given this, it is the hope of the authors that this book serves its purpose. The study of biology is an interesting field regardless of background or skills and competencies. It is perhaps the most practical among the many branches of science. It does not talk about things too farfetched or blurred. It talks about our very self. We, you are the best manifestation of life. Thus, this book is about you, a narration of our physicalities and an explanation of our biological being.
Business and Finance
Author: Rowena A. Cuevas-Cinco
“The most important adage and the only adage is, the customer comes first, whatever the business, the customer comes first
– Kerry Stokes
This book started as a concept paper on business finance and gradually, the compilation of materials from various authors of other business books and newspaper articles on business and finance, as well as the gathering of comments/suggestions of friends and family, creating it into a study guide for the introduction for business and finance. Fin 21 is a 3 unit course in the College of Business Administration with a description of Introduction to Business and Finance. The syllabus of the course is included in the manuscript. This book serves as a guide for business students, and would be entrepreneurs.
The first part of the book is about the external environment of the business in a Philippine setting. It includes the economic system and business environment of the country, legal forms of business and the social infrastructure of business. The second part of the book is about business operations which technically is the internal environment of the business. It includes the different perspective of management, marketing concepts, production, human resources and information systems or the technology business has to deal with presently. The third part of the book is about financing operations. It gives a background about finance particularly on the Philippine financial system and monetary system. It includes the credit management most.