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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Philippine Historical Association elects Luis Dery as new president

Historian LUIS CAMARA DERY of the History Department of De La Salle University Manila was elected president of the Philippine Historical Association at the general assembly of the association held on January 27, 2013 at the University of Santo Tomas, Manila.

Dr. Dery finished his academic degrees from the University of the Philippines, Diliman: B.S. Education, major in history, 1970; M.A. teaching, major in social studies, 1971; Ph. D. in history, 1987.  His researches on Philippine political and socio-cultural history have been published in various national and international publications.  Some of his books include: From Ibalon to Sorsogon: A Historical Survey of Sorsogon Province to 1905 (1991); The Kris in Philippine History: A Study of the Impact of Moro Anti-Colonial Resistance, 1571-1896 (1997); Awit Kay Inang Bayan: Ang Larawan ng Pilipinas Ayon sa mga Tula't Kundiman na Kinatha Noong Panahon ng Himagsikan (2003); Pestilence in the Philippines: A Social History of the Filipino People 1571-1800 (2006); When the World Loved the Filipinos and Other Historical Essays (2006). His latest book Bantayog ni Inang Bayan: Panibagong Sulyap sa mga Bayani ng Himagsikang 1896 (2012) presents new details on historical personalities of the 1896 Philippine Revolution.

The following elected officers and members of the PHA Board of Trustess will serve until August 2014.

L-R: Dr Songco, Dr Muhi, Mr. Ong, Mr. Balsamo, Dr Dery, Dr Boncan and Dr Miranda

President         :       DR. LUIS CAMARA DERY, De La Salle University Manila
Vice President :       DR. EVELYN A. SONGCO, University of Santo Tomas
Secretary         :      MR. JONATHAN C. BALSAMO, Museo Valenzuela, Valenzuela City
Treasurer         :       DR. EVELYN A. MIRANDA, University of the Philippines Diliman (retired)
Board Members:     DR. CELESTINA P. BONCAN, University of the Philippines Manila
                               DR. ESTRELLITA MUHI, University of the East (retired)
                               PROF. JEROME A. ONG, University of the Philippines Manila