DSS to hold Philippine International Quincentennial Conference

The Department of Social Sciences (DSS) of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) will
convene Session 5 of the Philippine International Quincentennial Conference (PIQC) with the
theme “Reclaiming our Place: Reanalyzing Toponomy and Philippine History” from 9am to
12pm on Nov. 15 and 16.

The first day of the conference will tackle Filipinocentrism in space. The speakers are Dr.
Roderick C. Javar and Ruben Jeffrey A. Asuncion, both faculty members at CAS-DSS; Ian
Christopher B. Alfonso of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines; Dr. Neil Martial
R. Santillan from UP Diliman; and Ruchie Mark D. Pototanon from UP Visayas.

Indigeneity of space will be the topic on the second day with four speakers, namely: João Paulo
D. Reginaldo and Jose Mathew P. Luga, both from UP Baguio and Bernardo M. Arellano III,
Ryan Alvin M. Pawilen, and Reidan M. Pawilen, faculty members at CAS-DSS.

The PIQC comprises 14 themes and will be held until Dec. 17. (Kyle Ramiel Dalangin)

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