[Blueboard] Philippines on the Potomac, 20 August 2015

Department of Interdisciplinary Studies [LS] is.soh at ateneo.edu
Mon Aug 10 15:22:37 PHT 2015

The Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

of the School of Humanities, Ateneo de Manila University

invites you to

*Philippines on the Potomac:*

Searching for Filipino History and Culture in Washington, DC

a talk by

*Erwin and Titchie Tiongson*

Thursday, 20 August 2015

4:30-6:30 pm
Faura Audio-Visual Room

RSVP 4266001 loc. 5340

The Philippines on the Potomac (POPDC) Project is an effort to trace sites
and relics in Washington that are significant to Philippine history and
culture. It started in 2012 as a family project, eventually gaining
invaluable support from friends, professional historians and archivists as
well descendants of historical figures.

By sifting through a wealth of hardcopy and digital archival materials,
including memoirs, diaries, news archives, and vintage directories, POPDC
has, to date, identified over 200 sites. These sites include the former
residence and offices of Commonwealth officials such as Manuel Quezon;
public and private places where important historical events took place such
as the oath-taking of Sergio Osmena; US museums that feature Filipino art
and cultural relics; DC landmarks that bear distinct Philippine influences;
and the gathering places of the first community of Filipino migrants.
Some of these finds along with their multi-media documentation have been
made available through a website (popdc.wordpress.com) and a series of
articles published in electronic and print periodicals.

In this presentation, Erwin  and Titchie Tiongson, authors of POPDC, will
share some of their surprising discoveries including rare photographs,
audio recordings and films; Filipino migrants in the pre-war period who
became pop culture icons in the US; and artifacts that may help shed new
light on major figures in Philippine history. They will also share some of
the stories behind these discoveries, combining serendipity with creative
archival work, digital searches with old-fashioned legwork.


*Articles based on POPDC materials*

Titchie-Carandang Tiongson, “A ‘Glorified Luneta Park’ along the Potomac
River”, Our Own Voice, June 2013.

Link:  A Glorified Luneta Park

Titchie Carandang-Tiongson, “The Thoroughly Modern Sofia De Veyra,”
Positively Filipino, August 7, 2013. [Best Profile Writing, 2014 Plaridel
Awards, Philippine American Press Club].

Link: The Thoroughly Modern Sofia De Veyra

Titchie G. Carandang-Tiongson and Erwin R. Tiongson, “Finding Philippine
Art in Washington, DC,” Asian Journal, March 7, 2014. Reprinted in The
Philippine Philatelic Journal, Second Quarter 2014, pp. 34-35.

Link: Finding Philippine Art in Washington, DC

Ruel Hector R. Tiongson, “A Brush with Greatness,” Positively Filipino,
October 2, 2013.

Link: A Brush with Greatness

Gaby C. Gloria, “The Bold Soprano,” Positively Filipino, February 27, 2014.

Link: The Bold Soprano

*POPDC Press Mention:*

Blanche D. Gallardo, “The Filipino soul in Washington, DC,” Philippine
Daily Inquirer, May 10, 2015.

Link: The Filipino Soul in Washington, DC

Butch Dalisay, “Pinoys on the Potomac,” The Philippine Star, November 24,

Link: Pinoys on the Potomac
in: Pinoys on the Potomac

Don Peterson, “Titchie and Erwin Tiongson Present ‘Philippines on the
Potomac’,” Philippine Philatelic Journal, Third Quarter 2014, p. 18.

Melissa Romero, “Philippines on the Potomac,” Rappler, October 12, 2013.

Link: Philippines on the Potomac

Criselda Yabes, “Museum”, Esquire Philippines, Notes and Essays, November
2013: pp. 83-85.


Erwin R. Tiongson is an economist and a professor at Georgetown University.
His personal essays have been published in the International Herald
Tribune, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and the Washingtonian.

Titchie Carandang-Tiongson is a freelance writer. Her articles have been
published in Newsbreak Magazine, Northern Virginia Magazine, Positively
Filipino, Smart Parenting, and Working Mom.

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