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Quirino lecture series launched

MANILA: The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP), in partnership with the President Elpidio Quirino Foundation (PEQF), is holding the first in a series of lectures as part of the celebration of Quirino’s 125th birth anniversary this year.

UP professor Solita C. Monsod kicks off the series with a lecture at 9 a.m. Wednesday on the Philippines’ postwar economy under President Quirino at the GT-Toyota Asian Center Auditorium, Magsaysay Avenue, UP Diliman. It is titled: “The Economy and Polity: EQ 1948-1953.”

“The lecture series is designed to give today’s youth a better understanding of the challenges that our country faced after World War II under the administration of President Quirino,” said lawyer Aleli Quirino, president of the Quirino Foundation.

“We hope that by doing this, we are able to give them a wider and deeper perspective of history that will hopefully guide them when it’s their turn to lead our country,” she said.

The next lectures are on Education by Dr. Jaime Laya; Philippine-Japan Relations by Dr. Ambeth Ocampo; and Bernard Kerblat on the History of Refugee Arrivals in the Philippines.

The lecture series, which is open to the public, is part of the year-long celebration by the foundation of President Quirino in a campaign launched recently, EQ 125.

Those interested in coming may call NHCP at 5363181; 2547482 loc. 131 or 143, or PEQF at 4635572 or 0915-8946290.

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