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
History and Culture of Corruption
Citizenship in History
Political and Social Impunity
Politicians, Politics and Polity
Governance and Economy
Politics and Showbiz
Biography, Politics and Society
Legal and Legislative History
Teaching Philippine Government
Teaching Political History
History of Government Institutions
Philippine Political Culture
|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: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Participation Classification||Coverage||Pre-Registration Rate
(Paid on or before
(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).
- 10% for active PHA members.
- 20% for paper readers and graduate students.
- 40 % for undergraduate students.
- 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
|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
|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
|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
|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.