The University of the Philippines Visayas through the Center for West Visayan Studies and the Iloilo City Government conducted the “Excavating the Hidden Stories of Iloilo City,” a webinar on the occasion of the 84th Charter Day of Iloilo City and the National History Month Celebration last August 31, 2021, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM via Zoom. UPV Chancellor Dr. Clement Camposano delivered the welcome remarks while Center for West Visayan Studies Director Dr. Randy Madrid provided the overview.
Former UPV faculty Dr. Ma. Luisa Mabunay was the first presenter. She discussed “The Japanese Among Us: The “Lost” Generation of the ‘Imin’ in Iloilo City.” Junel Ann Divinagracia, Head of Iloilo City Tourism Office, and Rene Trance, Faculty Member of UP High School in Iloilo, served as reactors, while Darlene Joy Calzado of CWVS served as moderator.
In the second lecture, Nereo Lujan, Chief of Public Information and Community Affairs Office of the Iloilo Provincial Government, talked about Photography in American Period Iloilo City. Jarl Matthew Tuazon, President of UPV Kamaragtas, and Honey Beso, Head of the National Museum Western Visayas, served as reactors. Dr. Randy Madrid, CWVS Director, served as moderator.
The last lecture was about Flor Yntrencherado’s Empire in Iloilo, presented by John Richard Alayon, an author and UPV Alumnus. Dr. Rey Carlo Gonzales, Director of UPV Alumni Office, and Dr. Clement Camposano, Chancellor of UP Visayas, served as reactors. Sashah Dioso of CWVS served as moderator.
The webinar ended with a closing message by Dr. Alice Joan Ferrer, Dean of the College of Arts and Science of UPV, which was read on her behalf by Dr. Madrid. Joyce Ann Clavecillas of Iloilo Festivals Foundation Incorporated served as the emcee during the webinar.