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As a continuation to the successful conduct of the PVAO Historical Webinar Series in 2021, the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office (PVAO) presents the “KAGITINGAN Historical Webinar Lectures: A Filipino Perspective of Heroism and Valor”.

Still highlighting the events that transpired during the Second World War in the Philippines, this year’s historical webinar series intends to present a historical narrative that is different from the accounts of Americans that conveniently left the contributions of Filipino men and women in liberating the country from the Japanese Imperial Army. The project aims to promote historical awareness amongst the Filipino youth and other viewers, welcoming the possibility of future research and publications about the events in the military history of the Philippines, especially during the Japanese occupation.

The KAGITINGAN Webinar Lectures, composing of six (6) episodes, are set to begin on 1 March 2022 and run until May 2022. During the lectures, 25 topics will be presented that will cover important political, economic and cultural aspects of the Philippine history that led to the Japanese invasion.

Joining this year’s lineup of esteemed speakers from the University of the Philippines (UP), De La Salle University (DLSU), University of Santo Tomas (UST), Lyceum of the Philippines University Manila (LPU), and the Far Eastern University (FEU) are the recurrent lecturers and historians such as Dr. Ricardo Jose, Dr. Rey T. Gonzales, Dr. Earl Jude Cleope, Ms. Desirie Benipayo, and Mr. Vicente Lim IV.

This project will form part of the pre-Veterans and post-Veterans Week activities as the country commemorates the 80th Araw ng Kagitingan and the 2022 Philippine Veterans Week.

The webinar series is in partnership with the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP), Department of Education (DepEd), National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, J3, National Youth Commission (NYC), Boy Scouts of the Philippines (BSP), Girl Scouts of the Philippines (GSP), Philippine Information Agency (PIA), Philippine Veterans Bank (PVB), the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) – Mt. Samat Flagship Tourism Enterprise Zone (FTEZ), Filipino-American Memorial Endowment (FAME), Veterans Federation of the Philippines (VFP), Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor Inc., and some of the country’s leading universities.

PVAO encourages everyone to participate and enrich their knowledge of our country’s long and rich history through this historical webinar series. It will be conducted using Zoom meeting and will be simultaneously streamed live through the PVAO Facebook page.

Interested participants may click this link ( or scan the QR Code to register.