The PHILIPPINE HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION is a professional association of historians in the Philippines. It was founded on September 18, 1955 by a group of prominent historians at Carbungco Restaurant located at Lepanto St., Manila. Among the group were Encarnacion Alzona, Gabriel Fabella, Gregorio Zaide, Nicolas Zafra, Celedonio Resurreccion, Teodoro Agoncillo and Esteban de Ocampo. PHA is affiliated with the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP), the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and the Philippine Social Science Council (PSSC). It also a founding member of the International Association of Historians of Asia (IAHA).