UNC HOLDS HISTORY WEBINAR: Nueva Caceres and the Quincentennial of Christianity in Bicol
By Faye Tablizo-Natividad
Head, UNC Strategic Communications Office
ACCORDING to Pearl Buck, “If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday.” In a similar vein, Marcus Garvey said “A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” Indeed, before we can be history-makers, we need to revisit the history that shaped us. History explains who we are and why we are the way we are.
The Center for Nueva Caceres Studies (CenCast) of the University of Nueva Caceres spearheaded the history webinar: Nueva Caceres and the Quincentennial of Christianity in Bicol on March 3, 2021. This was also facilitated by UNC Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, Dr. Armin A. Fullante, and the Vice President for Research, Extension and Linkages, Dr. Nora Elizabeth F. Maniquiz, who both gave their messages. Students and professors of Philippine History and Social Science of UNC, and external participants with interest in the topic attended the webinar.
During the history webinar, the perfect dose of inspiration and appreciation for history was imparted by our finest companion in tracing and embracing our glorious past, Dr. Danilo Madrid Gerona. Dr. Gerona is a world-renowned historian, international lecturer and gifted artist, a prominent homegrown philosopher, author and professor. None could dispute that he is among the Philippine’s best and brightest authorities in the field of history.
Through this history webinar, the UNC’s CenCast took us to a journey of re-discovering our identity, leading us to a deeper understanding and greater appreciation of our history. For the UNC Community and the rest of the participants, may our beautiful past spur our generation to do great things, today and tomorrow. What a way to relish our history, our story!