UST Graduate School academic staff and students in the History program joined in the Philippine Historical Association Annual Conference held at The Metropolitan Theater, Manila on August 31 to September 2, 2023.
Centering on the theme “Sangkapilipinuhan: Retrospection on Independence and Nationhood”, the conference commemorates the 125th anniversary of Philippine Independence. With the aim to contribute to the discourses on the evolution of Philippine independence and nationhood, researchers, scholars, and academicians from various universities were gathered to share their studies in a historical discourse.
History Department Chair Assoc. Prof. Archie B. Resos, Ph.D. presented his research titled “People Power in the Philippines: The story of united Filipino revolutions” which provided a comparative analysis of the Marcos and Estrada presidencies before and during administration towards their stepping down during the first and second EDSA People Power Revolutions.
Mr. Glenn-Dale John C. Go presented his paper titled “The challenges and responses of Chinese migrants in the Philippines after the 1975 Alien Naturalization Law (1975 – 2000)”, which gave further inputs on the Filipino-Chinese identity in relation to the stigma surrounding the community.
Asst. Prof. Isabel Annesley Abao, Ph.D.’s research titled “Level of historical knowledge and attitude of selected Thomasians toward Martial Law: An advocacy for the creation of a multi-sectoral enrichment program toward nationhood” focused on the students in relation to their knowledge about Martial Law through a quantitative approach with the goal of creating an advocacy program.
Asst. Prof. Janet Atutubo, Ph.D. presented her research titled “For the love of God, for the love of country: Honoring the crusades of the beatas” which focused on the challenges of three beatas to establish a beaterio that will eventually become congregations.
Ms. Joesie Joyce M. Ramirez, a master’s degree candidate from the UST GS, presented her work titled “Mobilization and warfare tactics of Bruce Guerillas South Tarlac Military District during World War II: 1942-1945.” The focus of her study highlights the Bruce Guerillas conduct of reconnaissance and different combat tactics in overcoming the Japanese authorities in Tarlac.
Also delivering plenary talks were Retired Chief Justice Reynato S. Puno, National Artist for Literature Virgilio S. Almario, and Dr. Ricardo T. Jose from the University of the Philippines who shared their insights on the writing of Philippine history.