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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

LUIS DERY: The Trial and Death of Andres Bonifacio : A Myth (on the real date of the Death of Bonifacio)



The opinions expressed in the paper are of the historian and does not necessarily reflect the views of the board members or may not be construed as the official stand of the Philippine Historical Association.

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

PHA 2013 ANNUAL REPORT



PHILIPPINE HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION
Philippine Social Science Council
Commonwealth Avenue, Quezon City


2013 ANNUAL REPORT



INSTITUTIONAL/ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES


Officers and Board of Trustees (2013-2014)

A general assembly was held on January 27, 2013 at the University of Santo Tomas to amend the PHA By-Laws and Articles of Incorporation. An election was also held and the following were elected as members of the Board of Trustees who will serve until August 2014:

Position
Name and Institutional Affiliation
President
Luis Camara Dery, Ph.D. (De La Salle University Manila)
Vice President and Executive Director
Evelyn A. Songco, Ph.D. (University of Santo Tomas)
Secretary
Jonathan C. Balsamo (Museo Valenzuela)
Treasurer
Evelyn A. Miranda, Ph.D.  (retired professor, University of the Philippines Diliman)
Board Member
Celestina P. Boncan, Ph.D. (University of the Philippines Manila)
Board Member
Estrellita T. Muhi, Ph.D. (retired professor, University of the East)
Board Member
Jerome A. Ong, M.A. (University of the Philippines Manila)

The PHA Board approved on July 4, 2014 the appointment of former PHA president Prof. Oscar L. Evangelista (Palawan State University) as PHA representative to the Executive Council of the National Committee on Historical Research of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts and former PHA president Dr. Evelyn A. Miranda sa PHA representative to the Philippine Social Science Council.


ACADEMIC & SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES

The Philippine Historical Association held its 2013 Annual Conference on the theme: “GAT ANDRES BONIFACIO:  HUWARAN NG KATAPANGAN, SANDIGAN NG KABAYANIHAN”. It was held on August 22-24, 2013 at Skylight Hotel, Puerto Princesa City in partnership with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts and the National Historical Commission of the Philippines.

The objectives of the conference are the following:

1.             commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Andres Bonifacio
2.             define the role of Andres Bonifacio in the founding of the Katipunan
3.             understand the place of the Katipunan in shaping the 1896 Philippine Revolution
4.             develop a critical understanding of the 1896 Philippine Revolution and the creation of a Filipino nation-state in 1898-1899
5.             develop new modes of teaching the 1896 Revolutionary Period
6.             inculcate into the hearts of contemporary Filipinos the Katipunan ideals of good conduct
7.             learn lessons of nationalism from Andres Bonifacio and the Katipunan towards strengthening the sense of citizenship of Filipinos in contemporary times
8.             cherish freedom as the legacy of the 1896 Philippine Revolution

The speakers and the titles of their lectures are the following:

Speakers
Lectures
DR. MILAGROS C. GUERRERO (University of the Philippines Diliman)
Si Andres Bonifacio Ba Ang Unang Pangulo ng Pilipinas?
DR. LUIS C. DERY
(De La Salle University Manila)
Abril 23 o Mayo 10, 1897?: Ang Kamatayan at Paglilitis kay Andres Bonifacio
DR. AUGUSTO V. DE VIANA
(University of Santo Tomas)
Si Manong Andres: Stories about Andres Bonifacio
PROF. JEROME A. ONG
(University of the Philippines Manila)
Gamit ang Utak, Pluma at Armas: Isang Pagsusuri sa Buhay at Akda ni Emilio Jacinto
PROF. MARY DOROTHY dL. JOSE (University of the Philippines Manila)
Oryang: Lakambini ng Himagsikan
PROF. JONATHAN C. BALSAMO (Museo Valenzuela)
Si Pio Valenzuela at ang mga Kontrobersyal na Usapin sa Kasaysayan ng Himagsikang 1896
DR. CELESTINA P. BONCAN
(University of the Philippines Manila)
Maynila at Kapaligiran noong 1896: Pagmamapa ng Himagsikan
DR.  ESTRELLITA T. MUHI
(University of Perpetual Help Las Piñas)
The Ilocos Region and the Philippine Revolution
DR. VICENTE VILLAN
(University of the Philippines Diliman)
Ang Hangaway Nga Nasamaran, Nagadugang ang Kaisog: Isang Pag-unawa sa Sikolohiya at Istratehiya ng Pakikidigmang Katipunan sa mga Pulo ng Panay at Sugbu, 1896-1898.
DR. NEIL SANTILLAN
(University of the Philippines Diliman)
Ang 1896 Himagsikan sa Mindanao
PROF. OSCAR L. EVANGELISTA (Palawan State University)
Demystifying the Rizal-Bonifacio National Hero Controversy
DR. ARLEIGH D. DELA CRUZ
(De La Salle University Manila)
Pana at Palaso, Kamote at Monggo, Anting-Anting, Dasal at Nobena: Mga Katutubong Pamamaraan ng Pakikipaglaban noong Panahon ng Himagsikan 1896-1897
MR. IAN CHRISTOPHER ALFONSO (National Historical Commission of the Philippines)
Ang Mararangal na Sagisag ng Katipunan ng mga Anak ng Bayan
DR. EVELYN A. SONGCO
 (University of Santo Tomas)
Konstraktibismo, Transpormasyon at O.B.E.
                                                               
The PHA organized a seminar on “Special Topics in Philippine History and Historiography: Talking Points in History: Jose Rizal, Historical Controversies and the Multi-Disciplinal World” on February 1, 2013 at El Cielito Inn, Baguio City.

The speakers and the titles of their lectures are the following:

Speakers
Lectures
Dr. Celestina P. Boncan(University of the Philippines Manila)
Controversies and Fallacies Resolved by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines
Prof. Mary Dorothy DL Jose (University of the Philippines Manila)
Learning History through Gender Sensitivity
Dr. Estrellita T. Muhi (University of the East)
Teaching Rizal in the Classroom
Dr. Arleigh Ross Dela Cruz (De La Salle University Manila)
Learning History through Primary Documents
Prof. Jerome A. Ong (University of the Philippines Manila)
Learning History through Multi-Disciplinal Approach
Prof. Ferdinand Paggao (Department of Education)
Learning History through Museums and Libraries
Prof. Arnulfo N. Esguerra
Learning History through Culture, Heritage and Art

The PHA joined the City Government of Manila and the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) in commemorating the 141th Anniversary of the Gom-Bur-Za Martyrdom on February 17, 2013 by way of a floral offering at the Gom-Bur-Za Execution Site at Rizal Park.The PHA also organized acommemorative symposium to present new researches on Gom-Bur-Za. It was held at the National Historical Commission of the Philippines. It was attended by around 200 participants composed of teachers and history major students from Polytechnic University of the Philippines and Philippine Normal University.

The speakers and the titles of their lectures are the following:

Speakers
Lectures
Dr. Luis C. Dery           
(De La Salle University Manila)
GOMBURZA: MgaBagongDatos
Prof. Michael Charleston B. Chua(De La Salle University Manila)
“BAYANG PILIPINO, 1807-1861: Katutubo at BanyagasaMundongGinalawan ng GomBurZa”


The PHA was co-convenor with the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office headed by PVAO Administrator Lt. General Ernesto G. Carolina (ret.) in the symposium entitled “Images of Valor and Victory: Guerillas in the Visayas” held at Tejeros Hall, AFP Commissioned Officers Club, Camp Emilio Aguinaldo, Quezon City on March 13, 2013 as part of the observance of the 2013Araw ng Kagitingan and Philippine Veterans Week.

The speakers and the titles of their lectures are the following:

Speakers
Lectures
Gemma Cruz-Araneta
“Ang Beterano: Sigla at Inspirasyon ng Kabataan Tungo sa Tuwid na Daan” (Keynote Speech)
Dr. Ricardo T. Jose (University of the Philippines Diliman)
World War II Liberation in Visayas
Mr. John Ray Ramos
World War II Heroes in Visayas
Capt. Alejandro P. Hontiveros, Sr. (Ret.)
RVP Democrito T. Mendoza
VET Segura
VET Daulo
Memories during the War and Stories of Heroism



The Philippine Historical Association co-sponsored with Museo Valenzuela a seminar on teaching history and heroism held on April 19, 2013 at Museo Valenzuela, Marulas, Valenzuela City.  The seminar commemorated the death anniversaries of Pio Valenzuela, Emilio Jacinto and Andres Bonifacio. It was attended by 200 teachers from public and private schools in Metro Manila.

The speakers and the titles of their lectures are the following:

Speakers
Lectures
Dr. Luis C. Dery            (De La Salle University Manila)
Emilio Jacinto: Ang Utak Ng Himagsikang 1896
Prof. Michael Charleston B. Chua(De La Salle University Manila)
Pagtuturo Ng MgaTuro (Aral) Ng Katipunan
Dr. Evelyn A. Songco (University of Santo Tomas)
Pagtuturo Ng Buhay At Kabayanihan Ni Emilio Jacinto
Prof. Alvin Campomanes (University of Asia and the Pacific)
Exciting, Interesting At Critical: Pagtuturo Ng Kasaysayan At Kabayanihan Sa Mga Kabataan Ngayon



In partnership with the University of Santo Tomas College of Education Student Council and UST Office of Student Affairs, the Philippine Historical Association conducted a symposium with the theme Kaleidoscope: A Colorful Glimpse of our Timeless Heroes and their Legacy”. It was held on September 27, 2013 at the Albertus Magnus Auditorium, University of Santo Tomas.

The speakers and the titles of their lectures are the following:





Speakers
Lectures
Dr. Luis C. Dery           
(De La Salle University Manila)

Mga Kaisipan ng Ating mga Bayani

Prof. Michael Charleston B. Chua (De La Salle University Manila)
ACTUALLY, HALOS LAHAT SILA!
Mga Nakalimutang Bayani ng Bansa


Publications

The PHA launched the 2013 issue of its official journal Historical Bulletin on the theme “The Philippines in Asia” at the PHA Annual Conference in Puerto Princesa City. This issue of the Historical Bulletin features the papers presented in the 2012 Annual Conference of PHA held in Iloilo City in September 2012.

Institutional Linkages

The PHA is an affiliate of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP). It sits as a member of the Technical Working Committee chaired by the NHCP which prepares activities to celebrate historical events of national importance. It was also accredited as a member of the Local Historical Committees Network (LHCN) organized by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines.

The PHA is a member of the Executive Council of the Committee on Historical Research of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA).



FINANCIAL STANDING

The PHA is financially stable and is able to support operational expenses of its board meetings which are held quarterly and as the need arises. The revenues of the PHA come principally from registration fees in the annual conference, membership dues and the sale of the Historical Bulletin. The PHA receives financial support from the NCCA and the PSSC for its annual conference. The PHA receives support from Vibal Publishing Inc. for conference kit and other materials. However, the PHA needs to generate funds to support expenses incurred in seminars that it holds for free such as the Pocket Lectures which are for teachers of Araling Panlipunan in the National Capital Region.







Thursday, January 23, 2014

POCKET LECTURES: RELIGION AND REVOLUTION, The Philippine Religious Experience and EDSA


PHILIPPINE HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION

and 

THE GSIS MUSEO NG SINING

Present a pocket lectures symposium on

RELIGION AND REVOLUTION:  
The Philippine Religious Experience and EDSA

In commemoration of the 141st anniversary of the martyrdom of Fathers Mariano Gomez, Jose Burgos and Jacinto Zamora, February 17, and the 28th anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution on February 22-25.

February 21, 2014, Friday from 1:00 – 5:00 PM, GSIS Museo ng Sining, GSIS Financial Complex, Pasay City

Lectures:

Gomburza:  Events before 1872, New Data                            Dr. Luis C. Dery

The Role of the Virgin Mary and the Struggle for Freedom      Dr. Evelyn A. Miranda

The Catholic Church and the Struggle
Against the Marcos Dictatorship                                            Mr. Michael Charleston B. Chua

Outcome – based Learning                                                   Dr. Evelyn A. Songco


There would also be a possibility that the new book EDSA UNO, A Narrative and Analysis with Notes on Dos & Tres by Angela Stuart Santiago will be sold.  The book is the most comprehensive narrative account of the February Revolution.

A donation of PHP 50.00 will be asked from each participant for the benefit of different projects for the development of the teaching of history.

For reservations, call GSIS Museo ng Sining, 8590395.  Certificates of attendance will be given for those who will be needing them.


A chance also for those who would like to be members of PHA.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

2012 Annual Report of the Philippine Historical Association

2012 Annual Report

Institutional/Organizational Development Activities

Officers and Board of Trustees (2012-2013)
President                                             Celestina P. Boncan, Ph.D.
                                                            (University of the Philippines Manila)
Vice President                                     Arleigh D. Dela Cruz, Ph.D.
                                                            (De La Salle University)
Executive Director                              Evelyn A. Songco, Ph.D.
                                                            (University of Santo Tomas)
Secretary                                             Jerome A. Ong, M.A.           
                                                            (University of the Philippines Manila)                       
Treasurer                                             Estrellita T. Muhi, Ph.D.
                                                            (retired professor, University of the East-Manila)     
Auditor                                               Mary Dorothy dL. Jose, M.A.
                                                            (University of the Philippines Manila)
Public Relations Officer                     Jonathan C. Balsamo
                                                            (Museo Valenzuela)
Disciplinal Representative to              Evelyn A. Miranda, Ph.D.
PSSC Board of Trustees                     (retired professor, University of the Philippines Diliman)
Executive Council Member,               Oscar L. Evangelista, M.A.
National Commission for Culture       (Palawan State University)
and the Arts-Committee on
Historical Research

Academic & Scholarly Activities

The 2012 PHA Annual Conference was held on September 20-22, 2012 at the University of Iloilo in Iloilo City on the theme “The Philippines in Asia” and with the following objectives: 1) to discuss patterns of political, economic, social and cultural developments in Asia; 2) to identify the challenges confronting Asian nations; 3) to relate the role of the Philippines in the light of recent developments in Asia; 4) to explore areas of collaboration between the Philippines and Asian nations; and 5) to enrich the teaching of Philippine and Asian History. The speakers and the titles of their lectures are the following:

Speakers                                              Titles of Lectures

Dr. Celestina P. Boncan                      The Philippines in Asia (keynote address)
Dr. Clarita R. Carlos                           Political Trends: Asian Democracies
Dr. Teresa de Guzman                        Women’s Roles in the Southeast Asian Maritime Trade
   and Prof. Mary Louise Bolunia
Dr. Alvin P. Ang                                 Trade and Growth Areas in Asia
Prof. Regalado T. Jose                        Identity and Cultural Tourism: The Case of the Archives of                                                                         the University of Santo Tomas
Dr. Eusebio Z. Dizon                          Recent Archaeological Findings in Asia
Prof. Jeremaiah M. Opiniano              Preserving Filipino Identity in Foreign Lands                                     
Dr. Renato C. de Castro                     The 2012 Scarborough Shoal Stand-off: An Indication of                                                                Conflict Escalation in the South China Sea Dispute?
Prof. Rommel C. Banlaoi                    Terrorism in Asia: An Assessment of Threats and Responses
                                                            11 Years after 9/11
Prof. Teresita Ang See                        The Ties that Bind: Shared History, Shared Destiny
Prof. Arnulfo N. Esguerra                  Hands-on Asia: Lessons in Chinese Art
                                                                                               
The PHA joined the City Government of Manila and the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) in commemorating the 140th Anniversary of the Gom-Bur-Za Martyrdom on February 17, 2012 by way of a floral offering at the Gom-Bur-Za Execution Site at Rizal Park.

A Commemorative Lecture was held on May 18, 2012 on the occasion of the 1st death anniversary of PHA Past President and Executive Director Dean Gloria M. Santos at the Philippine Social Science Council Center. Three lectures gave tribute to Dean Santos as scholar, historian, and civic leader; three other speakers spoke on favorite topics of Dean Santos which are history, women and the Blessed Virgin:

Speakers                                              Titles of Lectures

Dr. Teofista Vivar                               Dean Gloria M. Santos: A Woman of Substance
Prof. Oscar L. Evangelista                  Remembering Dean Gloria M. Santos on Her Birth                                                                           Anniversary
Dr. Estrellita T. Muhi                          Dean Gloria M. Santos: A Mover and an Inspiration
Dr. Luis C. Dery                                 Mutya, Diwata at Dayanghirang: Ang Nawalang Imahe ng                                                              Babaing Pilipina
Dr. Evelyn A. Miranda                       Ang Pagpapatuloy ng Debosyon sa Birheng Maria: Nuestra                                                             Señora de la  Salud at Aparisyon ng Birheng Maria kay                                                                    Emma de Guzman
Dr. Celestina P. Boncan                      Ang Buwan ng Mayo sa Kalendaryo ng Kasaysayan ng                                                                   Pilipinas: Celebrating May in Philippine History

The PHA was co-convenor with the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office headed by PVAO Administrator Lt. General Ernesto G. Carolina (ret.) in the symposium entitled “Images of Valor and Victory” held at Tejeros Hall, AFP Commissioned Officers Club, Camp Emilio Aguinaldo, Quezon City on March 21, 2012 as part of the observance of the 2012 Araw ng Kagitingan and Philippine Veterans Week. Keynote speaker in the symposium was Dr. Celestina P. Boncan (“Veterans: Catalysts of Genuine and Continuing Change”); other speakers included Dr. Ricardo T. Jose (“World War II: How It Started”), Dr. Luis C. Dery (“Battle of the Pockets”), and Prof. Marcelino Macapinlac (“Los Baños Raid”).

The PHA Colloquium “Melchora ‘Tandang Sora’ Aquino: Tagapagpalaya ng Bayan, Tagapagpalaya ng Kasarian at Kababaihan” held at the Kalinga-Apayao State College, Tabuk City, Province of Kalinga on June 16, 2012 was one of the activities designated by the 2012 Kalayaan Inter-Agency Task Force chaired by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines for the celebration of the 114th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence. The colloquium commemorated the 200th birth anniversary of Melchora Aquino, mother of the Katipunan and heroine of the 1896 Revolution. The speakers and the titles of their lectures are the following:

Speakers                                              Titles of Lectures

Prof. Mary Dorothy dL. Jose             Ang Paglalangkap ng Kamalayang Pangkasarian sa   Pagtuturo                                                        ng Araling Panlipunan (Workshop on Gender Sensitivity)
Prof. Jerome A. Ong                           Tandang Sora: Babae, Bayani
Dr. Celestina P. Boncan                      Sino ang Bayani? Iba’t Ibang Kahulugan at Pamantayan ng                                                                         Kabayanihan
Prof. Jonathan C. Balsamo                 Ang Kahalagahan ng Araw ng Kalayaan
Mr. Richard H. Baula                         Republic Act No. 8491: The Flag and Heraldic Code of the                                                                         Philippines

Under the auspices of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines the PHA held a seminar entitled “Places of Significance in Rizal’s Life: Lessons on Nationalism, Civic Consciousness and the Importance of Education” at the University of Saint Louis, Tuguegarao City, Province of Cagayan on December 3, 2012 as part of the celebration of the 116th Anniversary of the Martyrdom of Dr. Jose Rizal. The speakers dealt on key features of selected places in the life of Rizal such as “Calamba: Childhood of a Hero” (Dr. Arleigh Dela Cruz), “Manila: Memories of a Student” (Dr. Evelyn Songco), “Europe: Journey to Light” (Dr. Celestina Boncan) and “Dapitan: Triumph of Civic Nationalism” (Dr. Estrellita Muhi).

Publications

The PHA launched the 2012 issue of its official journal Historical Bulletin on the theme “History, Women, Art” at the PHA Annual Conference in Iloilo City. The PHA also launched in the same venue the proceedings of its 2011 Annual Conference entitled “Magkakatuwang na Larangan, Magpapatingkad ng Kabuluhan: Ang Paggamit ng mga Agham Panlipunan sa Pagtuturo ng Kasaysayan (History and Other Social Sciences).”

Institutional Linkages

The PHA is an affiliate of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP). It sits as a member of the Technical Working Committee chaired by the NHCP which prepares activities to celebrate historical events of national importance.

The PHA is a member of the Executive Council of the Committee on Historical Research of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA).

Financial Standing

The PHA is financially stable and is able to support operational expenses of its board meetings which are held quarterly and as the need arises. The revenues of the PHA come principally from registration fees in the annual conference, membership dues and the sale of the Historical Bulletin. The PHA receives financial support from the NCCA and the PSSC for its annual conference and the NHCP for the Independence Day Colloquium and the Rizal Day Seminar. The PHA receives support from Vibal Publishing Inc. for conference kit and other materials. However, the PHA needs to generate funds to support expenses incurred in seminars that it holds for free such as the Pocket Lectures which are for teachers of Araling Panlipunan in the National Capital Region.