Viewing the Quincentennial

Convened by the Department of Foreign Affairs and National Historical Commission of the Philippines
20-21 October 2021

This inaugural session gathers the countries the Philippines are connected with this quincentennial. Topics to be discussed are the current and future thrusts in maintaining international comity. Through this international gathering, we position our country as a leader in the global commemoration. Alongside it, we proclaim to the world that we co-own the quincentennial with parity. Papers, messages, and statements from these sessions will form part of the proceedings of the PIQC so that the next generation will be guided how the Philippines and the world commemorated the milestones associated with the first circumnavigation of the earth.

Session Schedule

Panel A: Philippine Diplomatic Relations with Spain and Portugal in the Quincentennial
20 October 2021 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Moderated by: Director-General Jeremy Barns, National Museum of the Philippines
3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Pre-Program
4:00 p.m.-4:05 p.m.
Philippine National Anthem & Ecumenical Prayer
4:05 p.m.-4:13 p.m.
Opening Remarks
Rene R. Escalante, Ph.D. National Historical Commission of the Philippines
4:13 p.m.-4:23 p.m.
Solidarity Message

On Portuguese-Philippine Diplomatic Relations

Mr. Augusto Santos Silva, Foreign Minister Portuguese Republic
4:23 p.m.-4:33 p.m.
Solidarity Message

On Spanish-Philippine Diplomatic Relations

Mr. José Manuel Albares Bueno, Foreign Minister Kingdom of Spain
4:33 p.m.-4:43 p.m.
Solidarity Message

On Philippine Diplomatic Relations with Portugal and Spain

Secretary Teodoro Locsin, Jr. Department of Foreign Affairs Philippines
4:43 p.m.-4:48 p.m.
Introduction of the President
Executive Secretary Salvador C. Medialdea National Quincentennial Committee Philippines
4:48 p.m.-4:53 p.m.
Solidarity Message
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte Republic of the Philippines
4:53 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
PIQC Audio-Visual Presentation
5:00 p.m.-5:05 p.m.
Panel Introduction
National Museum of the Philippines
5:05 p.m.-5:25 p.m.
The Role of the First Circumnavigation of the World in Philippine-Spanish Relations
Ambassador Philipe Lhuillier Philippine Embassy in Spain
5:25 p.m.-5:45 p.m.
The Role of the First Circumnavigation of the World in Philippine-Portuguese Relations
Ambassador Celia Anna Feria Philippine Embassy in Portugal
5:45 p.m.-6:05 p.m.
The Role of the First Circumnavigation of the World in Portuguese-Philippine Relations
DHM Manuel Bernardes Joaquim Portuguese Embassy in Indonesia
6:05 p.m.-6:25 p.m.
The Role of the First Circumnavigation of the World in Spanish-Philippine Relations
Ambassador Jorge Moragas Spanish Embassy in the Philippines
6:25 p.m.-6:40 p.m.
Open Forum
6:40 p.m.-6:45 p.m.
Awarding of Certificates and Synthesis
National Museum of the Philippines
Panel B: Southeast Asia Views the Quincentennial
21 October 2021 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Moderated by: Asec. Eduardo Martin R. Meñez, Office of Public and Cultural Diplomacy, Department of Foreign Affairs
8:45 a.m.-9:00 a.m.
Pre-Program
9:00 p.m.-9:02 a.m.
Philippine National Anthem & ASEAN Song of Unity
9:00 a.m.-9:05 a.m.
Panel Introduction
Asec. Eduardo Martin R. Meñez Department of Foreign Affairs Philippines
9:05 a.m.-9:50 a.m.
Malaysia Views the Quincentennial
Dato Seri Dr. Md Salleh Yaapar Universiti Sains Malaysia
9:50 a.m.-10:25 a.m.
Thailand Views the Quincentennial
Dr. Piemsak Hongjamrassilp Thammasat University
10:25 a.m.-11:05 a.m.
The Magellan-Elcano Voyage from the Contemporary Perspectives of Brunei, Malaysia and Indonesia
Dr. Rommel A. Curaming University of Brunei Darussalam
11:05 a.m.-11:50 a.m.
Indonesia Views the Quincentennial
Dr. Hilmar Farid Directorate General of Culture, Ministry of Education and Culture
11:50 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Open Forum and Synthesis
Panel C: The Philippines, Iberia, and the Pacific View the Quincentennial
21 October 2021 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Moderated by: Asec. Eduardo Martin R. Meñez, Office of Public and Cultural Diplomacy, Department of Foreign Affairs
3:45 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Pre-Program
4:00 p.m.-4:05 p.m.
Panel Introduction
Asec. Eduardo Martin R. Meñez Department of Foreign Affairs Philippines
4:05 p.m.-4:50 p.m.
The First Circumnavigation of the World and the Philippine Stake: a public diplomacy perspective
Javier Parrondo Asia-Europe Foundation; Casa Asia
4:50 p.m.-5:25 p.m.
The Philippine Context of the First Circumnavigation of the World
Rene R. Escalante, Ph.D. National Quincentennial Committee Philippines
5:25 p.m.-6:05 p.m.
The Portuguese Context of the First Circumnavigation of the World and the Philippine Stake
Jose Manuel de Carvalho Marques Estrutura de Missão para as Comemorações do V Centenário da Circum-navegação
6:05 p.m.-6:50 p.m.
Guam in the Commemoration of the First Circumnavigation of the World and the Philippine Stake
Carlos Madrid Álvarez-Piñer, Ph.D. Micronesian Area Research Center
6:50 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Open Forum and Synthesis
Panel D: The Philippines Shaping the Quincentennial Discourse
22 October 2021 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Moderated by: Joel Aldor, Grupo Kalinangan Inc.
8:45 a.m.-9:00 a.m.
Pre-Program
9:00 a.m.-9:05 a.m.
Panel Introduction
Joel Aldor Grupo Kalinangan Inc.
9:05 a.m.-9:50 a.m.
The Philippine Pre-Hispanic Records in Portugal
Paulo Pinto, Ph.D. Universidade Nova de Lisboa
9:50 a.m.-10:25 a.m.
The Trinidad H. Pardo de Tavera Collection and the 1921 Fourth Centenary of the Discovery of the Philippines
Vernon Totanes, Ph.D. Rizal Library, Ateneo de Manila University
10:25 a.m.-11:05 a.m.
The Critical Role of the Philippines in the First Circumnavigation of the World
Danilo M. Gerona, Ph.D. Partido State University
11:05 a.m.-11:50 a.m.
Quincentennial Commemoration as a Filipino Reflection
Xiao Chua, Ph.D. (Cand.) De La Salle University
11:50 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Open Forum and Synthesis
Panel E: Latin America Views the Quincentennial
22 October 2021 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Moderated by: Dr. Fernando N. Zialcita, Philippine Academic Consortium for Latin American Studies
5:45 p.m-6:00 p.m.
Pre-Program
6:00 p.m.-6:05 p.m.
Panel Introduction
Dr. Fernando N. Zialcita Philippine Academic Consortium for Latin American Studies
6:05 p.m.-6:50 p.m.
The Quincentennial in Brazil
Amb. Antonio Jose Maria De Souza E Silva Embassy of the Federative Republic of Brazil
6:50 p.m.-7:25 p.m.
The Quincentennial in Chile
Amb. Claudio Alberto Rojas Rachel Embassy of the Republic of Chile
7:25 p.m.-8:05 p.m.
The Quincentennial in Argentina
Augusto Cesar Granada (TBC) Embassy of the Argentine Republic
8:05 p.m.-8:50 p.m.
The Quincentennial in Mexico
Amb. Gerardo Lozano Arredondo Embassy of the of the United Mexican States
8:50 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Open Forum and Synthesis
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