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HAU to co-host 3rd Bantula Int'l Conference

October 17, 2019

The 3rd Bantula International Conference on Culture-Based Research is happening in Holy Angel University, Angeles City on October 18-20, 2019. The conference is co-organized by HAU with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, Philippine Cultural Education Program, and the Barasoain Kalinangan Foundation, Inc. This year's conference theme is “Language and Culture in a Cross Border Environment Towards Academic Excellence, Community Development, and Youth Empowerment”.

The three-day conference will provide a venue for ventilating issues regarding ASEAN Cooperation through Culture-Based Education. Through scholarly discourse, dialogue, and dissemination, culture-based education could be the pivotal role of culture-based education as a driver of sustainable development and inclusive growth in the ASEAN knowledge economy region.

Seven reputable speakers will be delivering lectures in plenary sessions, these are: Dr. Michael Jorge Peralta, Executive Assistant for Intellectual Property & Research at the University of Santo Tomas; Fr. Ewald Dinter, SVD, Missionary to Mindoro; Dr. Eric Zerrudo, Director of Center for Conservation of Cultural Property and Environment in the Tropics at University of Santo Tomas; Ronel Laranjo, faculty member of Department of Filipino and Philippine Literature at University of the Philippines; Dr. Katrin de Guia, Founder of H.A.P.I. Foundation, Baguio City; Jacob Maentz, Documentary Photographer; and Nan Yi Chang, Commissioner of Providence University, Taiwan.

The conference objectives are to provide a venue where participants can bring up practices in culture-based education; establish linkages between and among members of the ASEAN countries through academic colloquia, conference, and consortia in order to creatively and critically respond to the challenges of cross border cooperation as an important facet of ASEAN integration; facilitate meaningful discussion, and academic discourse on cultural education through interactive, innovative sharing of insights and ideas among cultural practitioners and stakeholders; formulate initial pathways and roadmap for future engagement involving culture-based education in the ASEAN region; and to encapsulate the issues and concerns of the Youth, Community, and Academe through an environment of research and academic exchange.

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