The University of Southeastern Philippines (USeP) – School of Law (SoL) spearheaded by its Dean, Atty. Jesus A. Villardo III, launches its Discussion Series for this school year entitled Kaalam on December 7, 2019 from 8:00AM to 5:00PM at the University Applied Economics Audio Visual Room.
The first discussion series focuses on the pluralistic nature of the Philippine Legal System specifically on Indigenous People Rights Act and Sharia’h Law.
The objectives of this discussion are: to gain understanding about the discourse of Indigenous People and their roles in economic, social and peace development; to deepen the understanding of existing customary laws and its relativity across the Indigenous Peoples in the region and country; and to better understand the Sharia’h law as a legal system and appreciate it as an instrument of harmony and peace in the community.
The Resource Speakers for this event are Shiek Abdulrahman Caderao, a Sharee’ah Graduate; Norma M. Gonos, Former Commissioner of National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP); Datu Boyson Anib, Elder of Panalum, Paquibato District; Sultan Ubpon Department Chair of Islamic Studies of Ateneo de Davao University; and Ronnie A. Bulotano, Legal Officer, NCIP Region 11.
This Discussion Series is a milestone for USeP’s School of Law since it’s their first time to have this kind of activity and they are looking forward for more events like this to widen the knowledge of everyone for other existing rights and laws.