The Philippine Sociological Society is a non-profit and SEC-registered organization founded in 1953. It was formed by various social science professors and scholars from different Philippine educational institutions to promote human knowledge and welfare by encouraging and disseminating the study and discussion of affairs in sociology and related disciplines. The PSS also aims to reinvigorate, support, and improve the scientific inquiry of society and instruction in sociology and across fields in the social sciences.
Philippine Sociological Review, established in the same year of foundation, is the official publication of Philippine Sociological Society.
The Philippine Sociological Society’s primary mission is to represent, promote, and advance the intellectual and sociological interests of its members.
It is a non-stock, non-profit professional association registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission. As an inclusive social science organization, its members come from a range of disciplines whose professional careers have a fundamental connection to Sociology.
In pursuit of its mission, the PSS aims to:
- Promote sociology as a social science discipline in the Philippines
- Facilitate and improve sociological teaching
- Develop and nurture sociological research
- Cultivate the contributions of sociology to society
- Publish the Philippine Sociological Review and other materials
- Organize forums and conferences
- Seek, encourage, and maintain links with sociologists around the world
- Enhance the professional development of PSS members
PSS is a member of the International Sociological Association, Philippine Social Science Centre, and Asia Pacific Sociological Association. The Society currently has 147 memberships from all over the Philippines and around the globe.
Annually, PSS holds its National Conference and General Assembly in partnership with various Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the Philippines. The Society administers research grants such as the Research in Community Engagements (RICE) Grant in honor of Dr. Gelia Tagumpay-Castillo, National Scientist on Rural Sociology and former President of the PSS. Whereas, PSS also collaborates with Filipino sociologists through various engagements and conducts caravans to promote the discipline of sociology to younger generations.