Honorary Academicians

Mina Magpantay Ramirez


Mina Magpantay Ramirez

Date of birth 05 July 1936

Place Manila, Philippines (Asia)

Nomination 19 January 1994 - 18 January 2014 (Honorary Member)

Field Sociology

Title President, Asian Social Institute (ASI), Graduate School of the Social Sciences

  • Biography
  • Publications

Most important awards, prizes and academies
 1959 Pius XI Catholic Award of St. Theresa's College of Arts and Sciences; Frederick Ozanam Award of the Ateneo de Manila University (1991); Plaque of Appreciation as Religious Leader, Social Educator and Member of De La Salle University (DLSU) Board of Trustees Central University System 1991-97; Historical Women Award (in the area of Spirituality) of the Philippine National Centennial Commission - Women's Sector (1999); A Festchrift titled In the Service of Culture, Spirituality and Development edited by Leopoldo J. Dejillas (ed.) with 7 authors contributing. Published in Metro-Manila. Megr Design Print, 2001; St Benedict Award, San Beda College, 16 Feb. 2005; Featured in Women Awardees of the Ateneo de Manila Library of Women's Writings, Q.C., 2009; Featured in Outstanding Filipino Achievers by Visitacion "Chit" R. de la Torre and Genevieve V. Ledesma, Phd., Las Pinas City, Philippines: Southville International School and Colleges, 2009. Institutions: President, Asian Social Institute (ASI) 1974-present; Member of the Academic Committee of Miriam College, Member of the Board of Trustees (BOT) in different capacities of the following organizations: BOT Vice-Chair, Social Action for Rural and Urban Development Foundation; BOT Vice-Chair, Francis Senden Memorial Foundation, Manila; BOT Chair, Francis Senden Foundation, Ramon Magsaysay Awards Foundation, Inc. 1994-99; East Asian Pastoral Institute, Ateneo de Manila University, 1991-99; De La Salle University, 1999-97; Ecumenical Development Cooperative Society (now Oikocredit) 1988-95, was its President from 1991-95.

Summary of scientific research
Consultant to ASI's Study on Community Economics in Angono, Binangonan, Cardona (ABC), April 2010; Consultant to the Study, "God Speaking in the Hearts of the People", Asian Social Institute (ASI), for MISSIO-AACHEN, 2003; Consultant to the Study, "Re-thinking the Church's Option for the Poor", Asian Social Institute (ASI) for MISSIO-AACHEN, 2003; "Globalization and Filipino Youth", December 2000; A study on Filipinizing Bureaucracy, for the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, Manila, 1998; An assessment of the animation work of the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conference (FABC) and its impact on the Asian Bishops, January 1995.

Main publications
“Philosophical and Personal Profile of Rev. Dr. Francis Senden, CICM”. In The Senden Papers Vol. I by Aloma de los Reyes (ed.), SynerAide Research and Publications. 2012, 177 pages. pp. 123-176. Mina Ramirez. The Development of Social Thought in ASI. A Phenomenological Approach. A Sequel to the Senden Papers. Vol. II. Manila: Syneraide Research and Publications. 288 pages. Foreword to the book Breakthroughs of Grace, Asian Social Institute (ASI), Institute of Spirituality in Asia (ISA), 2010; Spirituality & Development Work, Spirituality: Contexts and Challenges, Lecture Series VIII, New Manila: Q.C., Institute of Spirituality in Asia (ISA), 2009; Globalization and its Implications to Justice Peace and Integrity of Creation, The ASI Option, Volume XXVIII, no. 1 (Jan-Apr 2008); One of the endorsers of the bookPreaching Justice. Dominican Ethics for the Twenty-First Century, Francesco Compagnon, OP & Helen Alford, OP (eds), Dublin: Dominican Publications, 2007; Una Coerente Traduzione Pratica delle Encicliche in NUNTIUM, Numero Speciale: a 40 anni dalla Populorum Progressio e a 20 anni dalla Solicitudo Rei Socialis, Rino Fisichella (ed.), Pontificia Università Lateranense, 2007; Social Individualism, Sustainability and Globalization, The Role of the Individual vis-à-vis the Family, Society and State in Asia and Europe, An ASEF Monograph, Singapore: Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), 2001; Communication & Social Change, Value Implications, Media & Politics in Transition, Cultural Identity in the Age of Globalization, by Jan Servaes & Rico Lie (eds.), Leuven: Uitgeverij Acco, 2000, pp. 39-52; When Labour Does Not Pay: The Case of the Filipino Outmigration, Monograph no. 9, Manila: Asian Social Institute, 1997; Continuing Education for Overseas Contract Workers: Creating a Supportive Policy Environment, with Alfonso Deza (co-author), Foundation for Continuing Education, Manila: Asian Institute of Journalism, 1997; Moral & Spiritual Renaissance in Asia, MAKATAO, Vol. XV, 1, Manila: Asian Social Institute, 1997, pp 9-19; The Problem and the Possibility of Intercultural Communications: The Case of the Philippines, co-authored with Jose de Mesa, Een Glaube in Vielen Kulturen, Aachen: Institut Missio IKO, Verlag for Interkulturelle Kommunickation, 1996, pp. 131-143; Understanding Philippine Social Realities through the Filipino Family, a Phenomenological Approach, Manila: Asian Social Institute (ASI) 1993 (second edition); The Filipino: Towards Moral Recovery (Value Clarification for Social Transformation), Manila: Asian Social Institute (ASI), (revised edition) 1993; Communication from the Ground Up, Asian Social Institute, Manila, 1990; The Socio-Cultural Presuppositions of the Filipino Outmigration, Scalabrini Migration Center, Manila, 1987. Position Papers: Keynote speeches: "Volunteerism: from Noble Ideas to Noble Action", presented during the 58th Annual Membership Meeting of the Community Chest Foundation on March, 2008; "Globalization, Research and Sustainable Development", International Research Conference of the West Visayas State University, February 28, 2008, Iloilo City, Philippines; "Qualitative Research", Philippine Association of Graduate Education, Region 12, Notre Dame University, Tacurong, General Santos City, Philippines; "Religion, Religiosity and Spirituality in the Context of a Globalizing World", International Forum of the Association of Sociology of Religion held jointly with the Pontifical University of St Thomas, January 2008; "The Integration of the Academe, Research and Social Development in the Context of a Globalizing World", Philippine Association of Graduate Education (PAGE) - National Capital Region (NCR), February 2007; "Sustainable Economic Development and its Short/Medium Effect on the Rural Areas", Asian Institute of Management Conference Center, Makati City, December 2007; "Understanding the Poorest of the Poor", 12th Annual Partners Meeting of Consuelo Foundation, October 2007; "Indicators of Qualitative Research", 45th Annual Convention of the Philippine Association of Graduate Education, September, 2007, "Education and Global Challenges", Diamond Jubilee, Holy Angels Academy, August 2007; "Strategies for Social Development", World Council for Curriculum Development, August 11, 2007; "Spirituality and Total Human Development", Annual Forum of the Center for Spirituality in Asia (ISA), August, 2005; same paper delivered in the Conference of Asia-Friendship Society, November, 2003, Osaka, Japan and in Conference of JAFs, Korea; "Catholic Education and the Filipino Family", Catholic Education Association of the Philippines (CEAP), August 23, 2003, Iloilo City, Phlippines; "Research and Advocacy Towards National Renewal and National Building", Association of Catholic Universities (ACUP), Philippines, May, 2003.

Professional Address

Asian Social Institute Inc.
Graduate School of Economics
General Sociology
Pastoral Sociology and Social Work
1518 Leon Guinto
Manila 1004

International Civil Society, Focused on the Catholic Church in Asia: A Phenomenological Inquiry (PDF) 2012

Commentary on the Papers: Personal and Family Decisions in a Scenario of Uncertainty and Ethics and Economics: New Considerations for Entrepreneurs (PDF) 2010

Solidarity and Subsidiarity in International Relationships (PDF) 2008

Charity and Justice in the Relations Among Nations: The Role of Civil Society Focused on the Church (PDF) 2007

‘Vanishing Youth’ – A Situation on Asia’s Children (PDF) 2006

A Reflection on the Eastern Concept of the Human Person – Highlighting Some Elements of Hindu and Taoist Worldviews (PDF) 2005