SABTON: Multidisciplinary Research Journal <p><em>SABTON: Multidisciplinary Research Journal</em> is the official research publication of the Eastern Visayas State University-Burauen Campus published biannually in June and December.&nbsp; It is a multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed, and open-access research journal which publishes articles in the fields of Mathematics, Management, Agri-Fishery, Education, Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Language, Literature, Technology, Humanities, and Social Sciences.</p> en-US (Jessie Richie N. de los Santos) (Christopher P. Raga, MSIT) Fri, 14 Jun 2019 00:00:00 +0800 OJS 60 Filipino Language and Filipino Philosophy from the Perspective of Four Professors from the South: Interviews with Leonardo Mercado, Ryan Maboloc, Ruby Suazo, and Jeffry Ocay <p>The use of the Filipino national language in the Philippine educational system has varied effects in the linguistically diverse Philippines. In the realm of Philosophy, advocating for the Filipino national language as a strategy in philosophizing and developing Filipino philosophy may sound politically correct, especially if done in the Tagalog-speaking areas. However, such advocacy may mean differently in non-Tagalog-speaking areas. The advocates of the Filipino language for Filipino philosophy trace their principles to such renowned Filipino philosophers as Ferriols, the first one to use the Filipino language as a medium of philosophical-educational instruction, and Quito, the first one to use the same language in writing and publishing philosophical works. This paper, consisting of interviews, takes a look at the same advocacy from the perspective of four Philosophy professors Mercado, Maboloc, Suazo, and Ocay. The intention of this interview paper is to show that the relationship between language and Filipino philosophy is still a problematic issue that needs to be philosophically explored further. The voices of these four professors must also be heard and taken into consideration by anyone with the tendency to pontificate for simplistic principle that Filipino language should be used in philosophizing and developing Filipino philosophy.</p> Francis Kenneth Raterta, Joseph Paña, Jett Quebec, Guiraldo Fernandez, Jr. Copyright (c) 2019 SABTON: Multidisciplinary Research Journal Fri, 14 Jun 2019 00:00:00 +0800 Narrating Resilience: Post-Haiyan Stories of Death, Humor, and Faith <p>Typhoon Haiyan, the strongest typhoon ever recorded in history to make landfall, struck its first fatal blow on the Philippines in November of 2013. Since then, victims of this horrible event begun recuperating and hoped to return to normalcy. Despite the horrifying experience, the survivors lived to tell many stories of dying, humor, and faith. This study collected multiple experiences of individuals confronted with aversive stimuli and their reaction to it. A qualitative research approach has been utilized, specifically the case study method. This described, evaluated, and interpreted the different personal experiences of Yolanda survivors anchored on the cognitive interference theory and sense of helplessness. The study seeks to describe how the communal coping mechanisms rectify the negative effects of the super typhoon Haiyan. The study emphasized the role of the Filipino values such as pakikipagkapwa (being one with the other) pakikisama (being along with), bayanihan (communal unity) and damayan (compassion) among community members Filipinos utilized these indigenous values as source of strength in coping with their loss. These values are existing endemic mechanism that help them built their lives again and again every time they experience catastrophe or disaster. The result of the study will provide insights on how to make use of the Filipino values in disaster interventions and help improve in the recovery program.</p> Dennis Moreto Bautista Copyright (c) 2019 SABTON: Multidisciplinary Research Journal Fri, 14 Jun 2019 00:00:00 +0800 Veni Vidi Vici: Exploring the Onboard Experiences of Graduating Information Technology Students in Eastern Visayas State University – Tanauan Campus <p>Graduating students are challenged with various academic and professional goals in the onboarding activities at EVSU Tanauan Campus. These experiences contribute to the graduates’ level of knowledge, skills, and attitudes toward employment opportunities. This study aims to explore the lived experiences of the information technology students in EVSU Tanauan Campus in their final year and seeks to identify important issues and challenges that they encountered. A phenomenological research design was employed utilizing semi-structured in-depth interviews with graduating students to capture their lived experiences. This study will anchor on Bandura’s social learning theory which states that people can overcome difficulties through developing coping strategies and self-efficacy development. The study will utilize thematic coding analysis using Georgi methods and Colaizzi’s last step to confirm data analysis. The findings of the study may give educators assistance in understanding how it was being a graduating information technology student and will give information to enhance support services programs for graduating students.</p> Jessie Richie de los Santos, Giovanni de los Santos, Eduardo Bagas, Jomar Cabuquin, Grace Negrido-Camasin Copyright (c) 2019 SABTON: Multidisciplinary Research Journal Fri, 14 Jun 2019 00:00:00 +0800 Assessment of Public Utility Vehicles in Tacloban City: Inputs to an Improved Interior and Exterior Design of Multicabs and Jeepneys <p>Jeepneys and multicabs are two of the popular public utility vehicles (PUVs) in Tacloban City. In some cases, jeepneys are improvised vehicles from leftover jeeps of the US Military while multicabs are made locally for public transport. Due to the increase of commuters, especially in Tacloban City, which is the capital of Region VIII, these public transportations are often crowded which jeopardizes the comfort of the passengers. It is for this reason that this research aims to assess PUVs in Tacloban City and address the concerns faced by passengers, drivers, and other crucial stakeholders in using the existing design of the said PUVs. With this problem of comfort and satisfaction, a study was conducted to relate the problem with Ergonomics. Written and verbal survey was conducted to the passengers of the PUVs whose routes are; Tacloban – V&amp;G Subdivision, Tacloban – Diit, Tacloban – Campetic, Tacloban – Manlurip, Tacloban – Tagpuro, Tacloban – Kassel Abucay and Tacloban – San Jose, to get the response of the passengers. After analyzing the data gathered, an improved design of PUVs was developed with anthropometric measurements and ergonomic designs which meet the comfort and satisfaction of the passengers/commuters.</p> Almaceley Plando Copyright (c) 2019 SABTON: Multidisciplinary Research Journal Fri, 14 Jun 2019 00:00:00 +0800 Hemispheric Dominance and Spanish Vocabulary Proficiency Levels in the Five Macro Skills of the Students in Cebu Technological University, Argao Campus <p>This study determined the relationship between hemispheric dominance and Spanish vocabulary proficiency levels in the five macro skills of the Students in Cebu Technological University, Argao Campus. This study used the descriptive correlational method in gathering the data. Research findings revealed that 73% of the respondents belonged to the left-brain dominance, 35.20% belonged to the right-brain dominance, and only 6.40% to the whole-brain dominance. In the Listening Comprehension Test, both male and female respondents obtained a mean score of 15.41, which was considered “very good”. In the second macro skill test of Speaking, both male and female respondents got a mean score of 2.84, “average”. In the Reading Comprehension Test, both the male and female respondents got a mean score of 5.49, "poor”. In the fourth macro skill test of writing, both male and female students got a mean score of 2.60, "fair". Furthermore, in the fifth macro skill test of viewing, both male and female students got a mean score of 10.56, considered "fair". It was found that there was no significant relationship between the respondents’ hemispheric dominance and Spanish vocabulary proficiency score in the five macro skills. As to the difference between Spanish vocabulary proficiency scores when grouped according to age, it was found that there was no significant difference in the Spanish vocabulary proficiency scores of the different macro skills. However, when students were grouped according to gender, reading skills were significantly different among the five macro skills.</p> Anesito Cutillas Copyright (c) 2019 SABTON: Multidisciplinary Research Journal Fri, 14 Jun 2019 00:00:00 +0800 Utopian Thinker: Marcuse on Utopia and the Possibilities for Social Change <p>In a world that denigrates and wards off the power of imagination in effecting social change, Marcuse stands as one of the most enduring intellectuals whose utopian character remains relevant today. He rejects the finality of the existing society and believes in the possibilities for social change. Interestingly, his strong conviction toward imagining alternatives from the existing society earned him a reputation for being a utopian thinker.&nbsp; Along these lines, this paper will then focus on Marcuse as a utopian thinker by exploring the notion of utopia and its relation to possibilities for social change. I argue, following Marcuse, that one’s ability to imagine could further evoke possibilities for social change. Indeed, Marcuse was not only critical of advanced industrial society, but he was also imaginative of what it could still become. Alternatively, one could say that he was critical of the intolerable social conditions precisely because he was imaginative of a better world in the first place.</p> Allison Cruyff V Ladero Copyright (c) 2019 SABTON: Multidisciplinary Research Journal Fri, 14 Jun 2019 00:00:00 +0800 About the Authors <p>About the Authors</p> SABTON: Multidisciplinary Research Journal Copyright (c) 2019 SABTON: Multidisciplinary Research Journal Fri, 14 Jun 2019 00:00:00 +0800