Abstract: As an independent Southeast Asian nation, one of the basic goals of the Filipino people is the attainment and preservation of national unity. It operates under the policies and principles of the parent body International Association for the History of Religions IAHRwhich seeks to promote the activities of all scholars and affiliates that contribute to the historical, social, and comparative study of religion.
Labajo of San Carlos University; and Dr. This is not to mention the real division between the dominant Christian lowland population on the one hand, and the non-dominant indigenous non-Christian minority population on the other.
The PASCHR specifically aims to: promote regular academic and cultural exchanges that deal with Philippine culture, history, and religion; forge linkages with academic, professional, government, and research institutions that can help fulfill the thrusts of PASCHR; initiate, facilitate, and organize fora, symposia, conferences and any other academic events; and disseminate information on scholarship and research opportunities and publication of journals, books, and newsletters to members, interested groups, and partners in the national and international communities to increase awareness about Philippine culture, history, and religion.
Arvin D. Each of these will be explained in the context of my analysis of present realities and situation in Philippine society. Yearly National Conference. Amarjiva Lochan, which was then supported by the Filipino participants present during the conference.
We can then judge which is the best path for the Philippines to follow into the next millennium. The Filipino nation-state remains weak and there is no full national unity.