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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).


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.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Lecture on Filipino Heroes at UST on September 27

University of Santo Tomas College of Education Student Council in coordination with the 
Office for Student Affairs and the Philippine Historical Association 


Kaleidoscope: A Colorful Glimpse of our Timeless Heroes and their Legacy


September 27, 2013
1:00 - 5:00
Albertus Magnus Auditorium
Albertus Magnus Building

No Registration Fee required.

Sunday, August 11, 2013




WHEREAS, nearly 106 years after the execution by the American administration in the Philippines of the Revolutionary General and President of the Republika ng Katagalugan, Macario de Leon Sakay on 13 September 1907 at the Old Bilibid in Manila, many Filipinos still subscribe to the American perspective that Macario Sakay was a thief and a bandit despite attempts by some Filipino historians to correct this notion.

WHEREAS, General Macario Sakay was a true patriot.  A hero born of the people in Tondo, Manila in 1870.  He worked as a blacksmith, tailor and a barber.

Macario de Leon Sakay
WHEREAS, General Macario Sakay, like his friend Andres Bonifacio, the Father of the Philippine Revolution, used his artistic gifts as theatre actor in the service of the people, actor in plays such as Prince BaldovinoDoce Pares de Francia, and Amante de la Corona.

WHEREAS, General Macario Sakay, as one of the early members of the Kataastaasang Kagalang-galangang Katipunan ng mga Anak ng Bayan founded by Bonifacio which spearheaded the revolution, led the victories at San Mateo and established his headquarters in Marikina and Montalban.

WHEREAS, General Macario Sakay, despite the murder of the Supremo Andres Bonifacio, continued fighting the Spaniards and the new colonizers, the Americans.  He was jailed for his resistance but was granted an amnesty.

WHEREAS, General Macario Sakay, as a true believer of the legal and democratic processes, became one of the founders of the short-lived old Partido Nacionalista advocating for Philippine Independence.  The implementation of the Sedition Law which made their party an illegal organization forced him to take up arms again in 1902.  Vowing that he and his men will not cut their hair until Inang Bayan had achieved freedom, the length of their hair became an icon of resistance and their unfulfilled hopes and dreams.

WHEREAS, General Macario Sakay, who established the Republika ng Katagalugan after the surrender of President General Emilio Aguinaldo and became its president, wanted to go back to the original principles of the Katipunan—Kapatiran, Kabutihan, Kaginhawaan, tunay na Kalayaan.  With this he created a large following in the Tagalog region with headquarters at Mt. San Cristobal near Mt. Banahaw protected by a millenarian religious sect.  Eventually he transferred his headquarters to the mountains of Morong, a continuation of the “ilihan” ancestral tradition of resistance on the mountains.

WHEREAS, General Macario Sakay was duped by the Americans through an ilustrado that he will be given an amnesty, and that his demand for a legislative assembly and a university for Filipinos will be granted, he and his men went down from the mountains, only to be arrested, charged and detained.

WHEREAS, General Macario Sakay, despite the mass demonstrations and support for him in front the gates of Malacañang Palace and favourable testimonies from fellow revolutionaries like Pio del Pilar, was sentenced to death for banditry, murder, rape and kidnapping.

WHEREAS, General Macario Sakay, firm to end that he did not surrender and he did not commit any crime, uttered his last words in front of the gallows as a declaration of his true intentions for Inang Bayan:  “Death comes to all of us sooner or later, so I will face the Lord Almighty calmly. But I want to tell you that we are not bandits and robbers, as the Americans have accused us, but members of the revolutionary force that defended our mother country, the Philippines! Farewell! Long live the Republic and may our independence be born in the future! Long live the Philippines!”

WHEREAS, General Macario Sakay’s fight which lasted until 1906, was still part of the Philippine-American War, correcting the impression that this struggle was ended with General Aguinaldo’s surrender in 1901, and the American declaration of the end of the war on 4 July 1902.  The Philippine American War started during the first shot fired by the Americans against Filipinos on 4 February 1899 at Sta. Mesa, Manila and ended during the battle between the Americans and the Tausug community on 1913 atop Bud Bagsak in June 1913.  Considered as the first Vietnam-like War, the atrocities and aggression of American volunteers in this war resulted to an estimated 200,000 Filipinos dead.

WHEREAS, General Macario Sakay, despite overwhelming accounts of his love of country and immense contribution to the struggle for freedom—being the general who fought for the longest time in the Philippine Revolution and the Philippine-American War—had no major streets in the Philippines named after him.  This is an indication of the lack of recognition to the heroism of this great hero.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, as it is hereby resolved, by the PHILIPPINE HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION, to respectfully recommend to the Department of National Defense through Secretary Voltaire Gazmin, and the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office through Administrator Lt. Gen. Ernesto G. Carolina (ret.), the naming of Camp Eldridge in Los Baños, Laguna as Camp General Macario Sakay not only because of Sakay’s unsung heroism but also because the mountain where he camped—Mt. San Cristobal, falls under the jurisdiction of the provinces of Quezon and Laguna.  Therefore a camp in one of the most active provinces of the Philippine Revolution, Laguna, named after General Macario Sakay, is only but fitting.

BE IT RESOLVED, FURTHER, that the association extends its commendation to LtCol. Ronald Jess S. Alcudia Inf (GSC) PA, for spearheading this advocacy to seek institutional support to rename Camp Eldridge to Camp General Macario Sakay.

BE IT RESOLVED FURTHERMORE, that the association extends its gratitude to Undersecretary Carolina for forwarding the abovementioned advocacy to the association for its opinion.

BE IT RESOLVED FURTHERMORE, that the association humbly recommends that the renaming happen at the soonest possible time within the year to coincide with the year of the 150th birth anniversary of Andres Bonifacio, whose Katipunan brotherhood Sakay was an early member.

BE IT RESOLVED FURTHERMORE, that the association proposes a symposium where the association can be invited by the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office to talk about General Macario Sakay on the forthcoming 106th anniversary of his execution on 13 September 2013 at Camp Eldridge itself or at any other date and place that can be agreed upon.

BE IT RESOLVED FINALLY, that the text of this Resolution be uploaded to the official website of the association ( and be proliferated through social media for the information of the public and for its wide dissemination.

UNANIMOUSLY ADOPTED by the BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE PHILIPPINE HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION present during its board meeting and oath taking at the offices of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts in the historic Intramuros, City of Manila, Philippines, this Fourth day of July, in the Year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and Thirteen.





NCCA Executive Director Emelita Almosara officiates the Oath of Office of the Newly Elected Officers of the Philippine Historical Association (PHA) on July 4.  (From left to right) Almosara, Dr. Luis Camara Dery of De La Salle University Manila as PHA President, Dr. Evelyn Songco of the University of Santo Tomas as Vice President; Jonathan Balsamo of Museo Valenzuela as Secretary; and Dr. Evelyn Miranda, retired Professor from University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman, as treasurer.  Not in the photo are Board Members:  Dr. Celestina Boncan of UP Manila; Dr. Estrellita Muhi, retired Professor of the University of the East; and Prof. Jerome Ong of UP Manila.  The PHA is a professional association of historians in the Philippines founded in 1955 by a group of prominent historians that include Encarnacion Alzona, Gabriel Fabella, Gregorio Zaide, Nicolas Zafra, Celedonio Resurreccion, Teodoro Agoncillo and Esteban de Ocampo (Photo from The Sunday Times Magazine, July 28, 2013, p. b3).
Ponente:  Xiao Chua, P.R.O. of the Association

Sunday, April 28, 2013


In celebration of History Month and the 150th Birth Anniversary of Andres Bonifacio

August 22-24, 2013
Skylight Hotel, Rizal Avenue, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan
Andres Bonifacio, founder of the revolutionary society Katipunan that launched the nationalist revolution against Spain in 1896, celebrates his 150th birth anniversary on November 30, 2013. The Philippine Historical Association joins the Filipino nation in celebrating this historic date by adopting “Gat Andres Bonifacio: Huwaran ng Katapangan, Sandigan ng Kabayanihan” (Isang Paggunita sa 150 Taong Anibersaryo ng Kapanganakan ng Supremo ng Katipunan) as the theme of its 2013 Annual Conference. The conference aims to define the role of Andres Bonifacio in the founding of the Katipunan, to understand the place of the Katipunan in shaping the 1896 Philippines Revolution, and to develop a critical understanding of the 1896 Philippine Revolution and the creation of a Filipino nation-state in 1898-1899.
Session One is on Andres Bonifacio, in particular the controversies that hounded him --- first, the debate on whether he should be considered as the first president of the Philippines (Milagros Guerrero: Si Bonifacio ba ang Unang Pangulo ng Pilipinas?), second, the circumstances of Bonifacio’s trial and execution (Luis Dery: Trial and Execution of Andres Bonifacio). 
Session Two is on key personalities or figures of the Katipunan --- Andres Bonifacio (Augusto de Viana; Ang Konsepto ng Inang Bayan sa Himagsikang 1896); Emilio Jacinto (Jerome Ong: Pag-aaral ng Pilosopiya ng Katipunan ayon sa Kartilya); Gregoria de Jesus (Mary Dorothy Jose: Lakambini ng Katipunan); Pio Valenzuela (Jonathan Balsamo: Papel at  Kaugnay na Usapin sa Pagsasakasaysayan ng Himagsikan).
Session Three is on the various places where the Revolution took place --- in Manila (Celestina Boncan: Ang Kamaynilaan noong 1896, Pagmamapa ng Himagsikan); in Luzon (Estrellita Muhi: The Ilocos Region and the Philippine Revolution); in the Visayas (Vicente Villan: Ang Himagsikan sa Visayas); and in Mindanao (Neil Santillan: Ang Himagsikan sa Mindanao) --- including the battles and the nature of the encounters that took place and the generals who led the fighting. 
Session Four takes a look at Andres Bonifacio, the Katipunan and the Revolution beyond the confines of the end days of the 19th century through a prospective of the national hero controversy between Rizal and Bonifacio (Oscar Evangelista: Demystifying the Rizal-Bonifacio National Hero Controversy), the continuity of indigenous methods of warfare first demonstrated by the Katipunan (Arleigh dela Cruz: Pana at Palaso, Kamote at Monggo, Anting-Anting, Dasal at Nobena: Mga Katutubong Pamamaraan ng Pakikipaglaban noong Panahon ng Himagsikan 1896-1897) and the significance of the Revolution to Filipino national life (Ian Christopher Alfonso: Symbolisms of the Revolution).  A workshop caps the conference (Evelyn Songco: Evaluation and Measurement in the Teaching of Philippine Revolution).
Registration fee is Php 3,500 that includes conference kit and complimentary copy of Historical Bulletin, snacks and lunch for August 22-23.  Participants who will pay on or before June 30, 2013 can avail of the discounted registration fee of Php 3,000.00.  Payment can be deposited to any Banco De Oro (BDO) Branch [Account Name: Philippine Historical Association; Bank Account Number: 004558003041]. 

Further details regarding the conference will be posted at For inquiries, please contact:
Curator, Museo Valenzuela
Mobile Number: 0917.621.7032
University of Santo Tomas, Manila
Mobile Number: 0917.549.7683


DAY 1 --- AUGUST 22, 2013
07:30-08:30 Registration
09:00-09:30 Invocation
National Anthem
Welcome Remarks and Opening Remarks 
President, Philippine Historical Association
Introduction of PHA Board and Participants
Secretary, Philippine Historical Association
09:30-09:45 BREAK
Session One: Controversies on Andres Bonifacio, the Katipunan and the 1896 Philippine Revolution
09:45-10:45 Si Andres Bonifacio Ba Ang Unang Pangulo ng Pilipinas?
DR. MILAGROS C. GUERRERO (University of the Philippines Diliman)
10:45-11:45 Ang Paglilitis at Kamatayan ni Gat Andres Bonifacio
DR. LUIS C. DERY  (De La Salle University Manila)
11:45-12:00 OPEN FORUM
12:00-01:00 LUNCH
Session Two: Key Personalities and Figures of the Katipunan
01:00-01:45 Ang Konsepto ng Inang Bayan sa 1896 Himagsikan
DR. AUGUSTO V. DE VIANA (University of Santo Tomas)
01:45-02:30 Gamit ang Utak, Pluma at Armas: Isang Pagsusuri sa Buhay at Akda ni Emilio Jacinto         
PROF. JEROME A. ONG (University of the Philippines Manila)
02:30-02:45 OPEN FORUM
02:45-03:00 BREAK
03:00-03:45 Gregoria de Jesus: Lakambini ng Himagsikan, Bayani ng Inang Bayan
PROF. MARY DOROTHY dL. JOSE ( University of the Philippines Manila)
03:45-04:30 Si Pio Valenzuela at ang mga Kontrobersyal na Usapin sa Kasaysayan ng Himagsikang 1896
PRO. JONATHAN C. BALSAMO (Museo Valenzuela)
04:15-04:30 OPEN FORUM

DAY 2 --- AUGUST 23, 2013
Session Three: The Revolution in Various Places
08:45-09:00 Recap of Day 1
09:00-09:40 Maynila at Kapaligiran noong 1896: Pagmamapa ng Himagsikan
DR. CELESTINA P. BONCAN (University of the Philippines Manila)
09:40-10:20 The Ilocos Region and the Philippine Revolution
DR.  ESTRELLITA T. MUHI (University of Perpetual Help Las Piñas)
10:20-10:30 BREAK
10:30-11:10 Ang 1896 Himagsikan sa Visayas
DR. VICENTE VILLAN (University of the Philippines Diliman)
11:10-11:50 Ang 1896 Himagsikan sa Mindanao
DR. NEIL SANTILLAN (University of the Philippines Diliman)
11:50-12:00 OPEN FORUM
12:00-01:00 LUNCH
Session Four: The Revolution and Beyond
01:00-01:40 Demystifying the Rizal-Bonifacio National Hero Controversy                  
                         PROF. OSCAR L. EVANGELISTA (Palawan State University)
 01:40-02:20 Pana at Palaso, Kamote at Monggo, Anting-Anting, Dasal at Nobena: Mga Katutubong Pamamaraan ng Pakikipaglaban noong Panahon ng Himagsikan 1896-1897
DR. ARLEIGH D. DELA CRUZ (De La Salle University Manila)
02:20-03:00 Symbolisms of the Revolution
MR. IAN CHRISTOPHER ALFONSO (National Historical Commission of the Philippines)
03:00-03:15 OPEN FORUM
03:15-03:30 BREAK
03:30-4:15 Using Transformative Learning in Teaching the 1896 Revolution (Workshop on the Evaluation and Measurement of the Revolution)
DR. EVELYN A. SONGCO (University of Santo Tomas)
04:30-05:00 Closing Remarks
Vice President, Philippine Historical Association
Distribution of Certificates
Day 3 --- August 24, 2013
Please note that the Lakbay-aral on August 24 is not covered by the conference registration fee. Interested participants may book their own tours with GPC TRAVEL AND TOURS (Mobile Number: 0922-857-3655 to 56. Telephone Number: (+632) 985.09.99, Email:

Reservation Office Hours: Monday to Friday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Mobile Number: 0922-857-3655 to 56
Telephone Number: (+632) 985.09.99


• Visit Iwahig Farm, Crocodile Farm, Baker’s Hill, Mitra’s Ranch, Touristas One-stop Shop, Running tour to Puerto Bay, Cathedral, Plaza Cuartel, Capitol Complex and Coliseum with DOT-accredited tour guide and DOT-accredited driver in aircon van transfers

• Visit Underground River with buffet Sabang lunch and drop by Ugong Rock with DOT-accredited tour guide and DOT-accredited driver in aircon van transfers and boating (Underground River Entry Permit must be secured in advance; No permit no entry policy)

• Visit Honda islands with DOT-accredited tour guide and DOT-accredited driver in aircon van transfers and boating (snorkeling gears can be rented at the wharf on guests own account)

City Treasurer's Office (CTO) will be collecting PHP 40 per person (local or foreign tourist) as Environmental Availment Fee (EAF) to every destination starting March 9, 2012: Puerto Princesa Underground River World Heritage Site, Honda Bay, Ugong Rock, Dolphin and Whale Shark Watching and other sites under the Community-Based Sustainable Tourism (CBCT) projects of the city government. You will pay it in Puerto Princesato the authorized CTO's officers.

*For other accommodations, like Hotel Centro and One Rover, contact GPC Travel and Tours.