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The Editorial Board of Suri: Journal of the Philosophical Association of the Philippines and the PAP Board would like to invite you to submit your works for possible inclusion in either Volume 9, Issue no. 2 (October 2021) or Volume 10, Issue no. 1 (April 2022) of the journal.

Deadline of the Call for Papers:

  • Volume 9:2 (October 2021) – 31 August 2021

  • Volume 10:1 (April 2022) – 31 December 2021

For inquiries:

  • You may send them via email to suri.journal.editor@gmail.com.

  • You may visit our Journal website for further information: https://suri.pap73.org/

Thank you and we look forward to receiving your contributions.

The Suri Editorial Board

About Our Association

The PHILOSOPHICAL ASSOCIATION OF THE PHILIPPINES (PAP), Inc. is an academic, non-stock, non-profit, non-sectarian, and a non-partisan organization of philosophy academics, students, and enthusiasts in the Philippines.

The PAP promotes and shares philosophical knowledge and studies; conducts philosophical investigation, and organizes seminars and conferences on relevant philosophical themes. We invite you to browse our site and check out our activities.

If you wish to be included in PAP general mailing list, please click here to JOIN OUR MAILING LIST!

PAP is a member of the International Federation of Philosophical Societies (FISP) and the Union of Societies and Associations of Philosophy in the Philippines (USAPP).

Our Official Journal

The refereed journal publishes the papers of the members of the Philosophical Association of the Philippines, Inc. (PAP) that are collected from the association's various conferences and workshops, as well as exceptional articles from non-members and the works of invited authors.

Our Official Newsletter

Umalohokan is the official newsletter of the Philosophical Association of the Philippines, Inc (PAP). It publishes articles, discussion notes, job and event postings, and the president’s report. The newsletter is released quarterly.

2021 Don Isabelo delos Reyes Essay Prize on Filipino Philosophy

The Philosophical Association of the Philippines (PAP), Inc., through the generosity of the estate of Isabelo delos Reyes, present the Don Isabelo de los Reyes Essay Prize in Filipino Philosophy, an annual essay-writing contest that will run from 2021 to 2023. For each contest cycle, monetary prizes will be given to the best submitted essay for that year’s theme.

The 2021 DON ISABELO DELOS REYES ESSAY PRIZE aims to start a dialogue with Filipino philosophers of the older generation by critiquing their works in order to gain new insights on the topics on which they have written.


We are thus inviting everyone to submit a critical essay on one work by a Filipino philosopher, which was published in the 20th century in a top philosophy journal.

  • This year’s prize is open to everyone.

  • Deadline of submission: December 30, 2021

  • Announcement of winners: January 14, 2022

  • Prepare your submissions for blind refereeing using this format: https://suri.pap73.org/submissions.html

  • Word limit: 4,500 (including footnotes)

  • Submit your essay to: isabelodelosreyesprize@gmail.com with the subject heading: ISABELO 2021 ESSAY

  • In your email, please have a cover letter indicating the title of your work, its abstract, your complete name, affiliation, position, and other details (e.g. ORCID, website, etc.).

Essays will be judged by a panel of professional philosophers who will score the entries in terms of originality, scholarship, writing style and overall philosophical merit.


THREE winners will be chosen:

  • A grand prize of Php15,000

  • Two consolation prizes of Php5000 each

All entries will be asked to consider publishing their essays to Suri: The Journal of the PAP (https://suri.pap73.org/)

2021 Public Intellectual Prize

The Philosophical Association of the Philippines recognizes the need for philosophical thinking in the public sphere. In this light, PAP calls for nominations for the 2021 PAP-Public Intellectual Prize.

PAP-PIP is an annual prize awarded to a Filipino professional philosopher who has published the best philosophically-oriented piece in popular online media within the previous calendar year. The piece must have a philosophical bent, and it might be in the form of a published essay in an online news outlet, a widely disseminated video blog, or a TV, radio, or online broadcast.


Only pieces “published” in 2020-2021 may be nominated.

Current PAP officers and SURI board members cannot submit a nomination nor be nominated. Non-PAP members could submit a nomination or be nominated. Self-nomination is allowed.

Nominations will be done via: https://forms.gle/KwShCcMxEJ6LV1sEA

The nominated pieces will be judged by a panel of experts in terms of their philosophical quality and popular reach.

The deadline for nominations is on January 30, 2022


The winner will receive a P10,000.00 cash prize.