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Thursday, June 4, 2015

PHA holds 2015 Independence Day Colloquium

The Philippine Historical Association (PHA) will celebrate the 117th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence with a colloquium to be held at Arch. Leandro Locsin Hall, The National Commission for Culture and the Arts NCCA, Intramuros, Manila on June 13, 2015. The theme for the said event is 'Independence and Legacy.'

The experts that will give their respective lectures are the following: Prof. Kristoffer R. Esquejo of UP Diliman will talk about the Life and Legacy of Historian Gabriel F. Fabella in relation with the Declaration of Philippine Independence Celebration. Dr. Emmanuel Franco Calairo of DLSU- Dasmarinas will explain General Emilio Aguinaldo's rightful place in Philippine History. Prof. James S. Guidangen from Kalinga Apayao State College will discuss the Cordilleran Experience of celebrating Independence Day. Dr. Evelyn A. Miranda of UP Diliman will examine the relevance of Tydings-McDuffie Act to the Filipino's aspiration for independence. Lastly, Mr. Ian Christopher B. Alfonso of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines will share the experience of Project Saysay in promoting lessons in history through popular means.

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).

The event is open to the public. Free registration. For confirmation, kindly contact Wensley M. Reyes at 0915-7327444.