Cagayan de Oro hosts history conference

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The Philippine National Historical Society (PNHS) will hold the 34th National Conference on National and Local History from October 24 to 26 at the Liceo de Cagayan University, Cagayan de Oro City. Themed “History and Culture,” the conference is in commemoration of the 150th birth anniversary of Andres Bonifacio.

Papers to be presented include “The First and True Structure of the Katipunan” by Angelito Nunag from the University of the Philippines Diliman Extension Program in Pampanga; “Unrest in Northern Mindanao: The Fort Victoria Mutiny, Iligan 1896 and Regiment 68 Mutiny, Cotabato 1898” by Gregorio Jose Hontiveros of the Butuan City Heritage Society; “The 1899 Independence Proclamation of the Kagay-anon Katipuneros in the Second District of Mindanao” by Dr. Roel Absin of Xavier University; “A Survey on the Role of the Augustinian Recollects in the Establishment of Cagayan de Misamis (1622-1898)” by Ruhollah Al-Husseini Alonto of the Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology; “Continuity and Change of the Cultural Heritage of Indigenous People in Socsksargen” by Dr. Domingo Non of MSU General Santos); “The Participation of Butuan in the Southeast Asian Maritime Trade before the Advent of Western Colonization” by Mary Jane Louise Bolunia of the National Museum; “Revisiting the Sulu Sultanate” by Dr. Calbi Asain of MSU Sulu; “Adaptation of the Laws of Indies Plan in Cebu Province” by Kiyoko Yamaguchi of the Chinese University of Hong Kong; “Pride of Place: Representing Heritage in Cebuano Local History” by Dr. Erlinda Alburo of the University of San Carlos; “The Visayas: Islands in the Seas, A Historical Perspective” by Dr. Earl Jude Paul Cleope of Silliman University; “Bathan and Engkantos of Biringan City: A History of the Eastern Bisayan Spirit-World” by Geroge Emmanuel Borrinaga of the University of San Carlos; “The Rise and Fall of Samar Pueblos (1768-1911) by Dr. Rolando Borrinaga of the University of the Philippines in Palo, Leyte; “Deconstructing History and the Concepts of Writing Philippine National and Local History: Perspective and Challenges” by Roberto Abad Navales of Liceo de Cagayan University; “Batanes and its Ecology of ‘Hiwaga’” by Nick Deocampo of University of the Philippines.

The conference is made possible through the support of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts’ national Committee on Historical Research, the Philippine Social Science Council, and the National Historical Commission of the Philippines.

The PNHS is the oldest historical organization in the country, founded in 1941 by the foremost historians of the time.


For inquiries, contact conveners Bernardita Churchill of PNHS through numbers (02) 926-1347 and 0919-4905371 or email nitachurchill@hotmail.com; or Dean Fe S. Tolibas of Liceo de Cagayan University through numbers (088) 858-4093 to 95, local 224, 0920-9133143 and 0917-7003143, or email deantolibas@yahoo.com. Visit http://pnhsi.tripod.com or www.facebook.com/#!/groups/261968227163626/.

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