Friday, September 4, 2009

Bicol History and Culture


The Organizing Committee and members of the Colegio de Santa Isabel High School Class of 1965 in cooperation with the non-stock, non-profit voluntary Association of Social Science Educators, Researchers and Trainers, (ASSERT) Inc, the Extramural Studies Program of the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy of the University of the Philippines in Quezon City, and the Universidad de Santa Isabel (USI) in Naga City cordially invite you to attend and participate in this Bicol Studies Conference to be held on 21-23 October 2009 at the Holy Rosary Minor Seminary, Elias Angeles St. Naga City.

There will be Poster and Commercial Exhibits and

a post-conference tour of Naga City’s historical and cultural sites.

Our Conference “Bicol History and Culture: Illuminating the Path to the Future.” The Conference aims to foster, promote and advance Bicol studies; to contribute to the greater knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of Bicol history and culture; to gain insights into Bicol’s past origin and heritage for the appreciation of the living symbols of the Bicol people and preservation of these symbols, as well as the historical structures; and to make this constructive historical awareness contribute toward developing a Vision of what we want Bicol to be.

Conference Topics: (see Programme for speakers and titles)

Bicol Studies: Methodology and Approaches

Bicol Studies: Trends, Directions, Agenda for the Future

Bicol Archaelogy and Prehistory

Bicol History: Spanish, American, Japanese Periods

Bicol Folklore and Oral History

Bicol Linguistic Studies

Bicol Festivals, Music and Dance

Bicol Curches, Religion and Popular Religiosity

Biocl Economic and Demographic History

Bicol Heritage Preservation

Bicol Food and Culture

Bicol Politics

Bicol Gender Studies

Bicol Health Issues

Bicol Herbal Medicina, Beliefs, and Customs

Bicol Environment: Forest and Marine

Registration: Open to the public

Early-bird Registration Fee (on or before 30September 2009) P3,000.00

On-site Registration ( 30September 2009): P3,500.00

The Secretariat can be reached through:

For Local Inquiries: USI (054) 473-8417 (c/o Bicol conference) ; Fax (054) 472-2871

Professor Carmencita T Aguilar (President, ASSERT Inc), 14 Villa Socorro St., 1106 Proj 8, Quezon City

Tel/Fax (632) 920-2780; email address

Professor Cleotilde H How (CSI HS 1965), Rm 301 PDC Bldg, 1440 Taft Ave, MM

Tel/Fax (632) 5232519 or (632) 5218251; email address


DAY 1 October 21, 2009 v Wednesday


7:30 8:30 Registration

8:30 9:30 Opening Ceremony

Pambansang Awit



ê Sor Asuncion Evidente, DC


Universidad de Sta. Isabel

ê Dr. Cleotilde Hidalgo-How

CSI HS Class 1965 Organizing Committee

ê Dr. Leslie E. Bauzon

Vice-President, ASSERT, Inc.

ê Hon. Jesse M. Robredo

Mayor, Naga City

ê Dr. Nestor T. Castro

Associate Dean and Director

Extramural Program, CSSP

U.P. Diliman

ê Prof. Carmencita T. Aguilar

President, ASSERT Inc.

9:30 – 10:30 Paper 1

”Anthology And Approaches Toward The Study of Bicol

Local History

w Dr. Leslie E. Bauzon

Retired Professor of History

U.P.- Diliman and the University of Tsukuba - Japan


10:30 – 11:30 Paper 2

Archaeological Study: A Burial

Site In Tiwi-na-Sadnay, Casiguran, Sorsogon

w Dr. Eusebio Z. Dizon

Archaeologist, Archaeology Division

National Museum of the Philippines

11:30 – 12:00 Open Forum

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch


1:00 – 2:00 Paper 3

“Linguistic Study: Usad na Gab-i:

Evaluating Rinconada”

w Dr. Jesus Federico C. Hernandez

Department of Linguistics

U.P. College of Social Sciences

and Philosophy - Diliman

2:00 – 3:00 Paper 4

”Anthropological Study: Who Are

The Indigenous People Of Bicol: Agta, Cimarron, Tabangnon?”

w Dr. Nestor T. Castro

Associate Dean and Director

Extramural Program

U.P. College of Social Sciences and

Philosophy - Diliman

3:00 Snacks

3:00 – 4:00 Paper 5

“Ethnoarchaeology - Tiwi Ceramics:Report From The U.P. Anthropology Field School

w Prof. Edwin C. Valientes

Department of Anthropology

U.P. College of Social Sciences and

Philosophy - Diliman

4:00 – 5:00 Paper 6

“Outside The Peñafrancia Tradition: Open RAtionality And Multiple Beliefs In The Oral Literatures And Culture Of Highland And LowlanD Bikol”

w Dr. Jesus Cyril M. Conde

Department of Literature and Languages

Ateneo De Naga University

5:00 – 5:45 Open Forum

6:00 – 9:00 Fellowship and Socials


October 22, 2009 v Thursday


8:00 – 9:00 Paper 7

" The Spanish Galleon in Kabikolan. Imperial Prosperity, Regional Misery (1565-1813)

w Dr. Danilo M. Gerona


Institute of Bicol History and Culture

Ateneo de Naga University

9:00 – 10:00 Paper 8

“Epidemics And Public Health In

Late Colonial Kabikolan”

w Dr. Francis A. Gealogo

Department of History

Ateneo de Manila University

Quezon City

10:00 Snacks

10:00 – 11:00 Paper 9

“Bicol Herbal Medicine”

w Dr. Vicenta Mendoza Escobar

Chair and President

Sol y Viento Phytotherapy Research

Center - Manila

11:00 – 12:00 Open Forum

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch


1:00 – 2:00 Paper 10

“Measuring Human Security In A Philippine Community: The Case Of Albay Province

w Prof. Clarinda L. Berja

Department of Political Science

U.P. College of Social Sciences and

Philosophy - Diliman

2:00 – 3:00 Paper 11

“Gender Dynamics Of Selected Rural Poor Households In Masbate

w Dr. Bernadette G. Gumba

Department of Social Sciences

Ateneo de Naga University

3:00 Snacks

3:00 – 4:00 Paper 12

“Post Marcos Elections And The

Changing Mentality Behind The Bicolano Votes”

w Prof. Jay A. Carizo

Resident Analyst

Institute for Popular

Democracy - Manila

4:00 – 5:00 Paper 13

“Sadiring Tawo: From Familial To The Oligarchic Politics”

w Prof. Adrian V. Remodo

Ateneo De Naga University

5:00 – 5:45 Open Forum

6:00 – 9:00 Fellowship and Socials


October 23, 2009 v Friday


8:00 – 9:00 Paper 14

“Harana Festival In San Jose,

Camarines Sur: Performance Analysis”

w Prof. Siony O. Pervera

Partido State University

9:00 – 10:00 Paper 15

“Osipon Na Suanoy Sa Isarog: A

Survey Of Folk Narratives In Partido”

w Prof. Lourdes Nieva

Ateneo de Naga University

10:00 Snacks

10:00 – 11:00 Paper 16

“Ethical And Political Philosophy In

The Ibalong Epic”

w Prof. Ramon E. De Leon

' Department Head, Bicol University

11:00 – 12:00 Open Forum

12:00 Lunch


1:00 – 2:00 Paper 17

Revisiting, Reinventing, Rewriting Literature Through Performance

w Prof. Judith B. Salamat

Department of Humanities

Institute of Arts and Sciences Camarines Sur State Agric. College

2:00 – 3:00 Paper 18

“Inscribing Local Histories Through Poetry Written On The Bikol Language

w Prof. Higino Francisco V. Penones Jr.

3:00 Snacks

3:00 – 4:00 Paper 19

“Oasnon Literary Produce Of

Abdon Balde, Jr.”

w Ms. Paz Verdades M. Santos

4:00 – 4:30 Open Forum

4:30 – 5:30 Closing Ceremony

Distribution of Certificates

NOTE: Out of town trip and sightseeing:

to be arranged upon request.


Holy Rosary Minor Seminary

Elias Angeles St.Naga City, Cam. Sur

21-23 October 2009

8:00 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.



Association of Social Science Educators, Researchers and Trainers (ASSERT) Inc.


Extramural Program

College of Social Sciences and Philosophy

University of the Philippines- Diliman


Universidad de Sta. Isabel, Naga City

CSI High School Class 1965

Organizing Committee

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