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Historical society confab to
discuss illegal gambling

Illegal gambling in 19th century Manila and the anti-colonial movements in Southeast Asia are two of the issues to be discussed at the 33rd National Conference of the Philippine National Historical Society in Silliman University, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, October 18 to 20, with SU president Ben Malayang III as keynote speaker, a press release from the school said.

This is the third time that the university will host the annual conference of the PNHS with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts Committee on Historical Research, Philippine Social Science Council, and the National Historical Commission of the Philippines, the press release also said.

Papers to be presented are “The Complexity of Anti-colonial Movements in Southeast Asia: Beyond the Confines of the Nation” by Maureen Cristin Justiniano of the University of Wisconsin-Madison; “Noli Me Tangere and Identity Construction: A Look at the Emergence of the Native Filipino,” Regan Jomao-as, SU; “Reconstructing the ‘Environment’ of Illegal Gambling Activity in 19th Century Manila through the ‘Juegos Prohibidos’,” Marco Stephan Lagman, University of the Philippines Diliman;

“The Philippine Plaza Complex: Reconciling Preservation of Historical Sites with Demands of Urban Growth,” Meliton Juanico, UP Diliman; “Notes on the History of Eastern Negros up to the end of the Spanish Regime,” T. Valentino Sitoy Jr., Silliman Divinity School; “Public History and the Philippines: The Case of Western Visayas,” Matthew Riley; and the “Fire and the Changing Cityscape of Dumaguete City,” by Earl Jude Paul Cleope, dean of the SU College of Education, the press release added.*

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