History revisited as SSU hosts 39th nat’l confab
SSU, Catbalogan – “It is said that history is anything of value from the past that gives meaning and identity in the present and inspires future generation. Indeed, our past, all our past, whether outstanding or tragic, are all important because it has shaped us into who we are now as a person, as a community and as a nation,” said Catbalogan City Mayor Stephany Uy-Tan as she took pride in the initiative of Samar State University to host the 39TH National Conference on Local and National History today, October 25, at the SSU Convention Center.
With the theme History and the Eastern Visayas: Local History in the Context of National History, the confab highlighted the historical footprints of Eastern Visayas creating impact to the national historical milieu.
“This event speaks of a great call and challenge to all of us, especially in the academe, for historical and cultural rebirth, grow and expansion amidst technological advancement and innovation disruptions,” stated Dr. Marilyn D. Cardoso, SSU President.
Cardoso said that the conference will provide a platform of information and historical explorations, present avenues for networking and collaborations, dissect and explain historical events, and provide cutting edge historical researches for dissemination.
The event was graced by the representative of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), Bernan Joseph R. Corpuz, and the Philippine National Historical Society (PNHS) President and Conference Convener, Bernardita R. Churchill.
Together with the NCCA, PNHS, and the Philippine Social Council (PSSC), SSU will be holding the conference until Saturday, October 27, with a Lakbay-Aral tour on the different historical landmarks of Samar.