Ep. 1: Making children counted
Aired April 5, 2018
Ms. Melanie Ramos-Llana, head of JJCICSI’s Family Life Program, is joined by Ms. Madel Callanta of the Philippine Legislators’ Committee on Population and Development (PLCPD) and Ms. Pauline Santos of Plan International to discuss the importance of civil registration and vital statistics.
Ep. 2: The National Land Use Act
Aired April 12, 2018
Atty. Mary Claire Demaisip and Ms. Kimberly Alvarez of KAISAHAN, JJCICSI’s partner in its advocacy for the passage of the National Land Use Act (NLUA), explain why land use regulation is necessary.
Ep. 3: The South Rail Project and the urban poor
Dr. Jing Karaos, head of JJCICSI’s Urban Poverty and Governance Program, and Mr. Percival Chavez, former chairperson of the Presidential Commission for the Urban poor, discuss with Fr.Nono Alfonso, SJ, how the South Rail Project will affect Metro Manila’s informal settlers.
Ep. 4: Living Laudato Si'
Aired April 26, 2018
Fr. Nono Alfonso, SJ talks with religious and lay friends of JJCICSI who live Pope Francis’s encyclical on caring for creation, Laudato Si’ .
Ep. 5: Healthy Nanay, Health Bulilit
Aired May 3, 2018
What’s in the “First 1000 Days” bill and why passing it matters to mothers and their children? JJCICSI’s partners from the Philippine Legislators’ Committee on Population and Development Foundation (PLCPD), Ms. Anne Janelle Rabe, and UNICEF Philippines, Nutrition Specialist Dr. Rene Galera, explain the bill.
Ep. 7: From "danger zone" to "death zone"?
Aired May 17, 2018
JJCICSI has done a number of reports on the situation of families in distant resettlement sites of government. In this post-Mother’s Day episode, Fr Nono Alfonso, SJ puts a human face on the problems faced by families in these housing projects. Two mothers from Montalban, Rizal share their stories of struggle and hope.
Ep. 8: Saving Manila Bay, saving the people
Aired May 24, 2018
Drawing on the experience of the Save Our Sunset (SOS) Manila Bay Coalition in opposing a multibillion-peso reclamation project on Manila Bay, Columban Missionary Fr. John Leydon and Ms. Tet Sambale talk about what the Catholic Church says and does to promote the integrity of creation and the dignity of the poor.
Ep. 9: Making resettlement child-responsive
Aired June 21, 2018
Resettlement means that children leave their school and go to a new one, that they leave their friends and meet new ones, and that their families move to a supposedly safer place but live day to day with uncertainties around their survival. JJCICSI’s partner in advocacy, the Sentro ng Alternatibong Lingap Panlegal (SALIGAN), explains why it is crucial to involve children and young people in resettlement planning.
Ep. 10: Social justice through agrarian reform: an elusive promise?
June 2018 marks the 30th anniversary of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP). JJCICSI partners from the People’s Campaign for Agrarian Reform Now! (AR Now!) and Paragos Pilipinas discuss with Fr Nono Alfonso, SJ, the significant gains, challenges, and unrealized potentials of this paramount social justice program.
Ep. 11: Disciplining children without violence
Aired June 28, 2018
How can parents, teachers, and caregivers discipline children without the use of violence? Know more about Positive Discipline from JJCICSI’s partners from Save the Children Philippines as they explain the principles of Positive Discipline, share methods of disciplining children without violence, and discuss the salient provisions of the Positive Discipline bills filed in Congress.
Ep. 12: The call to be evangelized and to evangelize
What exactly does “New Evangelization” mean? How does the Church do it? Fr. Jason Laguerta of the Office for the Promotion of New Evangelization (OPNE) of the Archdiocese of Manila, and Ms. Susan Balindo of the Most Holy Trinity Parish in Sampaloc, Manila explain how we can respond to the call for a New Evangelization.
Ep. 13: Empowering fishing communities
Aired July 12, 2018
Considered the pioneer NGO in the country and a co-collaborator of JJCICSI in the social apostolate of the Society of Jesus in the Philippines, the Institute of Social Order (ISO) joins Fr Nono Alfonso, SJ, to discuss community organizing in the context of community-based coastal resource management.
Ep. 14: A different perspective on the state of the nation
Aired July 19, 2018
From the perspective of Catholic social principles, Eleanor Dionisio of JJCICSI’s Church and Society Program and Percival Chavez of GOMBURZA share their thoughts on where Philippine society is in the first two years of the Duterte administration and on the CBCP’s call to “Rejoice and Be Glad.”
Ep. 15: Innovating for disaster preparedness
Aired July 26, 2018
The Foundation for the Development of the Urban Poor (FDUP), a partner of JJCICSI in advocacy, and the Ateneo Innovation Center (AIC) work with urban poor communities to reduce their vulnerability to hazards or natural disasters. FDUP and AIC share how one community in Valenzuela City, the Del Rosario Compound, can have safe and potable water even after a disaster.
Ep. 16: Cooperating with God’s love
Aired August 2, 2018
Responsible parenthood and family planning has been a subject of debate among the Church, civil society, and the State. The Responsible Parenthood All-Natural Family Planning Network (RP All-NFP) shares how NFP programs in parishes and communities help couples celebrate God’s gift of married love and His gift of life in light of Catholic faith.
Ep. 17: Hope for the coconut farmers?
Aired August 9, 2018
With the proposed Coconut Farmers and Industry Development Act approved recently by Congress and a few steps away to becoming a law, will the money stolen by Marcos and his cronies be returned to coconut farmers? The Pambansang Kilusan ng mga Samahang Magsasaka (PAKISAMA), a partner in advocacy of JJCICSI, explains the history of the coco levy funds and what it shall take to recover these contested funds.
Ep. 18: How many more Kians?
One year after the “war on drugs” claimed the life of 17-year-old Kian Loyd Delos Santos, we ask: how many more children have to ruthlessly die in this ineffective solution to the drug problem? JJCICSI’s partners in advocacy, Sr. Nenet Daño of the Religious of the Good Shepherd (RGS) of the Philippines, Atty. Gettie Sandoval of PILIPINA, and Atty. Pamela Camacho of the Children’s Legal Rights and Development Center (CLRDC),reflect with Fr Nono Alfonso, SJ on where the “war on drugs” has taken us as a society.
Ep. 19: People build the city
Aired August 23, 2018
When residents of Estero de San Miguel in Manila were given the chance to solve their homelessness with the help of experts in planning and green architecture and with the support of government, the results were better than they imagined. Filomena Cinco and Aida Pagacpac of the Nagkakaisang Mamamayan ng Legarda will be guests on The Jesuit Hour to share their story of how an experience of what Pope Francis calls “communitarian salvation” can generate “creative ideas for the improvement of a… neighborhood.”