In commemoration of the 450th year anniversary of the blood compact betweenÂ Datu SikatunaÂ and General Miguel Lopez de Legazpi, the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) in cooperation with the University of Bohol College of LiberalÂ Arts,Â conducted a commemorative lecture featuring significant events in the annals of Boholâ€™s history.
With the theme, Sandugo: The Traditional Pact of Friendship, the one day celebration featuredÂ research works and lectures of contemporary historiansÂ and researchers to include Dr. Jes. B. Tirol of the University of Bohol who discussed on The Site and Significance of the Blood Compact,Â Fr. TedÂ Millan Torralba , Executive Secretary of the Permanent Committee for the Cultural Heritage of the ChurchÂ on the topic,Â Churches of Bohol, and Prof. Emmanuel Luis Romanillos , Department of European Languages,Â University of the Philippines- DilimanÂ who lectured on the Influence of the Religious Orders in Bohol. The Blood Compact which actuallyÂ Â took place on August 25 is considered as the First International Treaty of Friendship that opened the flood gatesÂ of international relations andÂ the formation of the United Nations.
During the program, Dr. Lumin T. Pamaran, UBÂ vice president for academics and concurrent acting president welcomed the participants coming from the differentÂ colleges, universities and secondary schoolsÂ in the city and in the province of Bohol. In like manner, Mr. Ian Christopher B. Alfonso, national researcher of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines gave the statement of purpose before a jampacked audience at the universityâ€™s Nursing Skills Lab.Â After the lecture, the speakers were givenÂ certificates of appreciationÂ by Dr. Lumin Pamaran and Atty. Marlumina B. Teh, Dean of UBÂ College of Liberal Arts. (labboncales)