A symposium on Cebuano Heritage dubbed “Dalit Bisaya” is scheduled on December 2, 2006 from to at the Theodore Buttenbruch Hall, University of San Carlos Main Campus.
The symposium is geared to be a celebration of Cebuano culture and aims to foster unity through culture. Four papers will be presented during the symposium. Dr. Jocelyn B. Gerra, Executive Director, Cultural Heritage, Ramon Aboitiz Foundation, Inc., will deliver a paper on “Ethnography: Basak Blacksmiths” offering a glimpse of Cebu’s past.
Issues and concerns of conservation will be presented by Archt. Melva Rodriguez–Java, FUAP, Director of the USC Conservation and Heritage Research Institute and Workshop. FormerUniversity of the Philippines president Dr. Francisco Nemenzo will speak on the “Future of Visayan” while Dr. Jose V. Abueva, President of Kalayaan College, will talk about “Bisaya in the Global Filipino Nation.”