Celebrating 50 years of Social Science in the Philippines


September 1, 2010


The Institute of Philippine Culture (IPC) is celebrating its 50th anniversary this September through a month-long series of events. Among these are a lecture series, public fora, book launch, and exhibit to highlight the current research of the IPC.Last September 15, 2010, a grand homecoming of all those who have been part of the IPC since 1960 was held at the Frank Lynch grounds. The event  began with a mass at 9am officiated by Fr. Noel D. Vasquez, SJ. A communal story-telling at 3:00pm at the Social Development Complex Auditorium was facilitated by Dr. Ricardo Abad, former IPC director.

The following is the schedule of lectures. For inquiries and confirmation of attendance, please call 426-6001 local 4651 or 426-6067 or e-mail ipc@admu.edu.ph.

Identity, Subjectivity, and Agency of Filipino Seafarer Wives

by Mr. Roderick Galam of Cardiff University, United Kingdon

Visiting Research Associate

September 17, 2010 (Friday), 4:30pm, IPC Conference Room

Public Forum on Payatas: Noon at Ngayon 

by Ms. Angela Desiree Aguirre, IPC Project Director

September 24, 2010 (Friday), 9:30am to 12:00Nn, Ching Tan Room

Public Forum on Revisiting Ondoy: Vulnerability Management of Urban Poor Communities

by Ms. Cynthia Veneracion, IPC Project Director and Lorraine Mangaser

September 27 (Monday), 9:30am to 12:00Nn, Ching Tan Room

The Politics of Charity: Religious Autonomy and the Challenges of State Discipline and Regulation

by Mr. Rene Raymond Raneses, Merit Research Award Recipient

September 29, 2010 (Wednesday), 4:30pm, IPC Conference Room

Book launch of Merit Research Awards:

1-800-Philippines: Understanding and Managing Call Center Workers in the Philippines by Dr. Regina Hechanova

Casa Boholana: VIntage Houses of Bohol  by Dr. Czarina Saloma-Akpedonu and Mr. Erik Akpedonu

Voices from Sulu: A Collection of Tausug Oral Traditions by Mr. Gerard Rixhon

The Anthropology of the new media in the Philippints by Dr. Raul Pertierra