Caritas Christi urget nos!
With the theme: “Highlighting the Filipino Cultural Heritage, Looking through the Lens of Religious Practices,” the Philippine Association for the Study of Culture, History and Religion (PASCHR) held its 4th International Conference on July 05 – 07, 2018. The academic gathering was co-sponsored by the Cagayan State University (CSU) and the St. Paul University Philippines (SPUP), with Divine Word College of San Jose (Occidental Mindoro) as CPD provider.
The conference opened with the Welcome Address of Hon. Claire Callangan (Councilor, Tuguegarao City) followed by the Opening Remarks of Sr. Merceditas Ang, SPC (University President, SPUP) and Dr. Mariden Cauilan (Vice President for Academics, CSU). The Keynote Speech was delivered by Dr. Amarjiva Lochan (President, South and Southeast Asian for the Study of Culture and Religion). The first Plenary Talk on Religion was given by Fr. Renato Tampol, SVD (President of Divine Word College of San Jose).
The first day was capped by a Cultural Night sponsored by Congressman Randolf S. Ting and Mrs. Nancy P. Ting. The CSU Rondalla Harmonic Ensemble and Pagayaya Performing Arts Club of the Cagayan National High School (CNHS) – Senior High School provided entertainment to the participants.
The second day was highlighted by the Plenary Talk of Dr. Nelia Cauilan (President, Apayao State College) on History and Culture. The three-day international conference also provided opportunities for research presentations through parallel sessions. Best Research presentations were adjudged and awarded.
The conference was attended by delegates from private, public and international institutions. The three-day event was capped by a cultural-environmental tour at Callao Cave in Peñablanca, Cagayan.
Dr. Esmeralda Sanchez (President, PASCHR), Prof. Ferdinand Bulusan (Vice President, PASCHR), Dr. Alma Manera (Information Officer, PASCHR) and Dr. Allan Peejay Lappay (Director, SPUP Alumni, External Relations and Advocacies) spearheaded the said conference with the assistance of SPUP and CSU teams.