QUEZON CITY – The Philippine Veterans Affairs Office (PVAO) will host a series of historical webinars as part of the Agency’s 2028 Kagitingan Roadmap and the ongoing celebration of the 76th Liberation Campaign Anniversary.
The online educational seminar titled Kagitingan: The PVAO Historical Webinar Series is a year-long activity, which will be divided into two parts. Published historians, researchers and academicians from various universities across the country will take part as speakers.
Part 1 of the Kagitingan Webinar Series will run from February 26 to May of this year. It will feature 13 collective topics that will present quintessential, realistic and factual imagery of the Second World War in the Philippines. The second part of the activity, on the other hand, is set in August to September.
The Kagitingan Webinar Series aims to propagate historical awareness amongst the Filipino youth and other viewers regardless of age, and to promote the possibility of future research, analyses and publications about the military history of the Philippines, especially during the Second World War.
It is also expected that the online discussion will help in educating and enriching the knowledge of the audiences, particularly the youth, about the Philippine Military History and the WWII events.
PVAO, under the Department of National Defense, organized the four-month long event in partnership with the National Historical Commission of the Philippines, the Philippine Veterans Bank, the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority – Mt. Samat Flagship Tourism Enterprise Zone, and the country’s leading universities: the University of the Philippines Diliman, the De La Salle University, the University of Santo Tomas, and the Polytechnic University of the Philippines.
Academicians, historians, and university and senior high students are encouraged to join the Webinar Series, which will be streamed on Zoom Conference App. Registered participants will be given certificates of participation, while others may also watch through Facebook livestream.