|Last Updated: (GMT+08:00) Thursday, September 18, 2014
SoAn chair voted national anthropology society prexy
Jose Eleazar R. Bersales, chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology was unanimously voted National President of Ugnayang Pang-Aghamtao, Inc. (UGAT), the country's only professional society of anthrpologists.
Bersales, former UGAT vice-president for the Visayas, accepted the consensus decision of fellow members of the 15-person UGAT Board of Directors in a meeting held at the end of the 28th UGAT Annual National Anthropological Conference held at Silliman University in Dumaguete City.
Bersales heads the leadership of UGAT following the successful three-year presidency of Dr. Eufracio Abaya of U.P. Diliman, who restored the financial and corporate stature of UGAT, making it one of only four professional associations (out of fourteen) in good standing with the Philippine Social Science Council (PSSC). PSSC is the main body that regulates and supports all professional associations in the social sciences in the country today.
Dr. Erlinda K. Alburo, Director of the Cebuano Studies Center, was also re-elected to the board for a fourth 3-year term.