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Educators, researchers, cultural heritage workers and other professionals who are interested in the study, teaching and promotion of Philippine history and culture, are welcome to join the PHA.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING THE HEROISM OF MAGDALENA LEONES


To commemorate the burial tomorrow, 12 July 2016 of Magdalena Leones at the Libingan ng mga Bayani, the Board of Governors of the Association unanimously approved a resolution honoring her:

Download the text of the resolution here.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

PHA holds 2016 Independence Day Colloquium


The Philippine Historical Association (PHA) will celebrate the 118th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence with a colloquium to be held at Bulwagang Bonifacio, PUP Sta. Mesa, Manila on June 16, 2016. The theme for the said event is “Philippine Government through the Years: From Bonifacio’s Haring Bayang Katagalugan to Rizal’s Rep├║blica Federal de Filipinas?”

Dr. Pablo Trillana, former president of the Philippine Historical Association and former chairman of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines will lecture on “Rizal’s Prediction: A Federal Republic”; Dr. Emmanuel Calairo of De La Salle University - Dasmarinas will speak on “Bid for Independence: Genesis of the Philippine Government”; Mr. Ian Christopher Alfonso, history researcher at the National Historical Commission of the Philippines, will discuss “Bonifacio’s Haring Bayang Katagalugan”; and lastly Dr. Raul Sebastian, chairperson of the Department of History of PUP, will  talk about “Understanding Philippine Socio-Political Realities in the Post-War Era.”
Previous colloquia were held at Aguinaldo Shrine, Kawit, Cavite (2007); Casa Real Shrine, Malolos, Bulacan (2008); National Historical Commission of the Philippines, Manila (2010); University of Batangas, Batangas City (2011); Kalinga Apayao State College, Tabuk City, Kalinga (2012); and at the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, Intramuros, Manila (2015).

The event is open to the public. Registration is free. For confirmation, kindly contact Jonathan Balsamo at 0905-576-2181.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

PHA HOLDS NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON HISTORY OF GOVERNANCE, CORRUPTION

With the dawn of a new national administration, the Philippine Historical Association (PHA) offers a chance to look back at the history of Philippine Governance, look at some best practices and dig at the cultural and historical roots of corruption in the country to offer some lessons not just for our leaders, but for each stakeholder—the Filipino citizen. 

PHA will hold a national gathering of historians, researchers and history/social science educators in Davao for a national conference on the theme “Philippine Governance: Historical Perspectives” on August 18-20, 2016 at Ateneo de Davao University, Davao City.  This is in line with the celebration of History Month.

Dr. Emmanuel F. Calairo, president of the association, wrote in his letter of invitation that the conference hopes to produce insights that “may shed alternatives to understand and offer approaches to deal with existing social problems.”  Furthermore, he states that “the identification of recurring themes or historical patterns in Philippine governance may lead to further understanding of the nature of our societal structures and explain current and emerging political and cultural issues.”

The conference aims to: 1) serve as platform for reflection, interaction, and discussion of new and emerging researches and perspectives on the history of governance in the Philippines; and 2) enhance the knowledge and skills of history/social studies educators in teaching Philippine government and political history.

On August 18, the registration will begin and will be followed by a tour of Davao City in the afternoon to be facilitated by Prof. Xiao Chua, the association’s Public Relations Officer.

On August 19 would be the day of the plenary sessions.  Fr. Albert Alejo SJ of the Ateneo de Zamboanga University will give the Keynote Speech on Filipino Political Psychology.  Dr. Zeus A. Salazar, Retired Professor of History at the University of the Philippines Diliman will talk about the topic, “Bakit Walang Katuturan ang Katiwalian sa Sinaunang Lipunan: Ang Kinagisnang Pagbabahagi ng Kaginhawahang Bayan.”  Dr. Ma. Carmen V. Penalosa of Miriam College will speak on “The Origins and Rise of Political Corruption in the Philippines: Ang Kasaysayan ng Pagkawala ng Kaginhawahang Bayan, 1588-2016.”  Dr. Raul Roland Sebastian, Chair of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines History Department will be shed light on the subject “Pamahalaang Pilipino: Tunggalian ng Kultura at Burukrasya.”  Prof. Ayshia F. Kunting of Western Mindanao State University will dwell on the issue of “Arbitrary Autonomy: History of Governance in Muslim Mindanao.”   Dr. Ambeth R. Ocampo of the Ateneo de Manila University will look into “Ferdinand Marcos’ Diaries: The View from Within” while Dr. Evelyn Songco of the University of Santo Tomas will give the synthesis and reflection: “History Educators as Advocates of Good Governance”

On August 20, the General Assembly and Election of PHA Board Members will commence, followed by the simultaneous sessions of paper readings from the participants.  Abstracts will be accepted until April 25, 2016. 

For queries and other information, please visit www.pha1955.blogspot.com or contact Prof. Jonathan C. Balsamo, Secretary of the Association, at jobal_kasaysayan@yahoo.com.  The public is invited to join. (Xiao Chua)

Thursday, March 31, 2016

2016 PHA National Conference CALL FOR PAPER PRESENTERS AND PARTICIPANTS


In line with the national celebration of History Month by virtue of Proclamation No. 339, s. 2012, the Philippine Historical Association (PHA) will hold a national gathering of historians, researchers and history/social science educators, on 18-20 August  2016 at Ateneo de Davao University, Davao City.  

With the theme “Philippine Governance: Historical Perspectives”, the conference offers a reexamination of Philippine governance through historical and cultural perspectives. The origins of the economic, social and political predicaments of Philippine society can be rooted and assessed using historical knowledge and through historical research. Structural and functional analyses of historical data may unearth new insights in evaluating present-day governance issues. Such insights may offer alternatives as well as approaches in understanding and dealing with contemporary problems in governance. Likewise, the identification of recurring themes or historical patterns in Philippine governance may lead to further and deeper understanding of the nature of our societal structures and explain current and emerging politico-cultural issues. Thus, historical and cultural perspectives on Philippine Governance are essential inputs to a nation's understanding of the complexities of its identity’s past, present and future.

Specifically, the conference aims to: 1) serve as platform for reflection, interaction, and discussion of new and emerging researches and perspectives on the history of governance in the Philippines; and 2) enhance the knowledge and skills of history/social studies educators in teaching Philippine government and political history.

SUGGESTED THEMES FOR INDIVIDUAL AND PANEL DISCUSSIONS
Research topics may be within but not limited to the following:

Branches of Government
Political Dynasties
History and Culture of Corruption
Citizenship in History
Political and Social Impunity
Politicians, Politics and Polity
Governance and Economy
Politics and Showbiz
Philippine Bureaucracy
Leadership Styles
Biography, Politics and Society
Legal and Legislative History
Teaching Philippine Government
Teaching Political History
History of Government Institutions
Philippine Political Culture
Cultural Governance
Local Governance

IMPORTANT DATES

Deadline for submission of abstracts
April 25
Notification of acceptance of proposed papers
May 1
Deadline for pre-registration payment
July 8
Cancellation/ refund of registration
July 31
Conference proper
August 18-20, 2016

SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS: To be considered for participation in the parallel sessions, a faculty or researcher should submit an abstract of the paper to the Screening Committee.  Abstracts should be electronically received by the Screening Committee on or before April 25, 2016. Please refer to the abstract submission form for more details.

REGISTRATION: Participation is open to all teachers, scholars, researchers and public management students and practitioners. Participants must submit the completed Conference Registration Form together with the deposit slip as proof of payment.  For check payments, checks should be made payable to the Philippine Historical Association, Inc. Deadline for pre-registration is on July 8.
WE ENCOURAGE INTERESTED PARTICIPANTS TO PRE-REGISTER TO FACILITATE PROPER PREPARATION OF CONFERENCE LOGISTICAL REQUIREMENTS.

CANCELLATION AND REFUND: The Secretariat must be notified thru email. A refund of the registration fee, less 20% administrative charge, will be made for cancellations received on or before July 31, 2016. No refund will be made for cancellations received after this date.

For inquiries, contact:          
Mr. Jonathan C. Balsamo
c/oMuseo Valenzuela, Marulas, Valenzuela City
Telephone Number: (+632) 2910672; Mobile Number: 0905-5762181
E-mail address: jobal_kasaysayan@yahoo.com 

REGISTRATION FEE

Participation Classification
Coverage
Pre-Registration Rate
(Paid on or before
July 8)
Regular Rate
(Paid on July 9 to August 19)
A
Day 1-3
3,000 pesos
4,000 pesos
B
Day 1-2 only
2,500 pesos
3,000 pesos
C
Day 2-3 only
2,500 pesos
3,000 pesos
D
Day 2 only
1,300 pesos
1,500 pesos
E
Day 3 only
1,300 pesos
1,500 pesos

Day 1 (Aug 18): City Tour
Day 2 (Aug 19): Plenary Lectures
Day 3 (Aug 20): Parallel Sessions

·         Discounts (Note: Participant may only claim for one form of discount).

o    10% for active PHA members.

o    20% for paper readers and graduate students.

o    40 % for undergraduate students.

o    10% for group registration (minimum of 5 participants).

·         Registration fee will entitle delegates to the following:

·         Attendance in sessions covered by the chosen classification

·         Souvenir program

·         Conference kit (ID, Bag, writing pen and pads, complimentary publications)

·         Meals (Lunch and snacks)

·         Certificate of attendance/participation

·         PHA Shirt

·         Deadline to confirm participation in the City Tour is on August 10.


OTHER CONCERNS: Participants are encouraged to visit from time to time the PHA website (www.pha-kasaysayan.com) and PHA blog (www.pha1955.blogspot.com) for conference updates. The following are available for download from the abovementioned sites:

·         CHED endorsement and DepEd Advisory

·         List of Accommodations and rates near Ateneo de Davao

·         Updated Program of Activities

·         Conference Registration Form

·         PHA Membership Form


TENTATIVE PROGRAM (AS OF MARCH 25, 2016)


DAY 1 (AUGUST 18, THURSDAY) - CITY TOUR



TIME

ACTIVITY

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Registration and Distribution of Conference Kits

12:00 NN – 1:00 PM

Packed Lunch, start of assembly for the City Tour

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

City Tour (c/o Xiao Chua)


DAY 2 (AUGUST 19, FRIDAY) - PLENARY LECTURES



TIME

ACTIVITY

8:00 AM – 8:45 AM

Registration and AM Snacks

8:45 AM – 9:15 AM

Opening Ceremonies

9:15 AM – 10:00 AM

Keynote Speech

Fr. Albert Alejo SJ

Ateneo de Zamboanga University

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

“BakitWalangKatuturanangKatiwaliansaSinaunangLipunan: AngKinagisnangPagbabahagi ng Kaginhawahang Bayan”

Dr. Zeus A. Salazar

Retired Professor of History

UP Diliman

10:45 – 11:30 AM

“The Origins and Rise of Political Corruption in the Philippines: AngKasaysayan ng Pagkawala ng Kaginhawahang Bayan, 1588-2016”

Dr. Ma. Carmen V. Penalosa

Miriam College/ UP NCPAG

11:30 AM – 12:00 NN

Open Forum

12:00 NN – 1:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM

“Pamahalaang Pilipino: Tunggalian ng Kultura at Burukrasya”

Dr. Raul Roland Sebastian

Chair, History Department

Polytechnic University of the Philippines

1:45 PM – 2:00 PM

Open Forum

2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

“Arbitrary Autonomy: History of Governance in Muslim Mindanao”

Prof. Ayshia F. Kunting

Western Mindanao State University

2:45 PM – 3:00 PM

Open Forum

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM

PM Snacks

3:30 PM – 4:15 PM

“Ferdinand Marcos’ Diaries: The View from Within”

Dr. Ambeth R. Ocampo

Ateneo de Manila University

4:15 PM – 4:30 PM

Open Forum

4:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Synthesis and Reflection: “History Educators as Advocates  of Good Governance”

Dr. Evelyn Songco

University of Santo Tomas
 

DAY 3 (AUGUST 20, SATURDAY) - PARALLEL SESSIONS


TIME

ACTIVITY

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

General Assembly and Election of PHA Board Members

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Snacks

9:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Session 1 (Panels A,B,C)

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Session 2 (Panels D,E,F)

12:30 PM  – 1:30 PM

Session 3 (Panels G,H,I)

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Session 4 (Panels J,K,L)

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Snacks

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Session 5 (Panels M,N,O)
*There are three paper readers per panel.









Downloadables:

Registration / Abstract Submission Form

PHA Membership Mechanics

PHA Membership Form



SUGGESTED ACCOMMODATIONS

LA ANCLAR HOTEL
Bonifacio Street, Davao City
Tel. No. (082) 305-5115
Mobile Number: 09216954720
Single Standard: 730 pesos
Single Deluxe: 1,000 pesos
Double Deluxe: 1,350 pesos
Matrimonial: 1,350 pesos
Family Room: 1,700 pesos
 

THE ROYALE HOUSE TRAVEL INN AND SUITES
Claro M. Recto Avenue, Poblacion, Davao City
Telephone Number: (082) 227-3630
Mobile Number: 0999-888-3630; 0917-700-3630; 0922-806-3630
Email: theroyalehouse@gmail.com
Single-Standard: 750 pesos
Single-De Luxe: 1,000 pesos
Double-De Luxe: 1,400 pesos
Twin-Standard: 1,100 pesos
Twin-De Luxe: 1,500 pesos
Triple-De Luxe: 1,800 pesos
Family-De Luxe: 2,000 pesos
 
HOTEL UNO
Claro M. Recto Avenue, Poblacion, Davao City
Trunkline:  +63 (82) 282 1111
Mobile: +63 925 5111011
Email:  hotelunodavao@gmail.com
Single-Standard: 930 pesos
Single Premiere: 1,070 pesos
Double Standard: 1,215 pesos
Double Premiere: 1,285 pesos
Twin Premiere: 1,320 pesos
De Luxe: 1,570 pesos
Family Room: 2,125 pesos