CHED Endorses Nakem

CHED endorses Nakem Conference

The Commission on Higher Education of the Republic of the Philippines, the government agency tasked to supervise higher education institutions in the country, has endorsed the 2007 Nakem International Conference.

The endorsement assures teachers in the HEIs of claiming credits for professional development and may avail of official business time while attending the four-day conference to be held May 22-25 in Mariano Marcos State University in Batac, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines.

The Nakem Secretariat has also asked the endorsement of the Department of Education and Culture.

Dr. Carlito S. Puno, D.P.A, chairs the CHED.

The 2007 Nakem International Conference has for its theme “Panagpanaw ken Panagindeg—Exile and Settling in Ilokano and Amianan History and Culture.” It is expected that a number of leading scholars, academics, and cultural workers on Ilokano and Amianan life will troop to Batac to take part in the exchange and diffusion of ideas on the various concerns, studies, and issues to be raised.

The 2007 Nakem is convened by Alegria Tan Visaya of the Mariano Marcos State University in the Philippines and Aurelio Solver Agcaoili of the University of Hawai`i at Manoa in the United States.

The chairman of the Komisyon ng Wikang Filipino/ Commission on the Filipino Language, Dr. Ricardo Ma. Duran Nolasco, Mr. Juan SP Hidalgo, Dr. Lilia Quindoza Santiago, Dr. Alegria Tan Visaya, and Dr. Aurelio S. Agcaoili will deliver the keynote addresses.

For more information, contact the Office of the President of MMSU Dr. Miriam E. Pascua or Dr. Visaya, Secretary of the Board of Regents and chair, Nakem 2007 Philippine panel.

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