In an effort to seek new knowledge about local history, the Institute of Davao Studies (IDS) of the Holy Cross of Davao College (HCDC) has participated in the 33rd Pambansang Kumperensiya ng Asosasyon ng mga Dalubhasa at Interes sa Kasaysayan (ADHIKA) ng Pilipinas at the Ateneo de Davao University last November 28 to 30, 2022.

With the theme “Ilaya-Ilawod: Ang Bayan sa Harap ng Hamon ng Kolonisasyon,” IDS focal person, Rhys Lloyd D. Lacia attended the conference at the Ateneo de Davao University and took oath as a new member of the association.

Together with the historians and researchers from different colleges and universities across the country, the conference aims to provide new information and research on a variety of local histories across the country. 

This participation allows opening new doors of opportunities to contribute to local historical research through upcoming conferences as the HCDC-IDS continues its pursuit of new knowledge on local histories, particularly in Davao Region, through education, proper preservation, and research.

HCDC is one with ADHIKA in broadening the narrative of local history, and commits to equip students with knowledge and understanding of our crucial past.

ADHIKA ng Pilipinas is an association established in 1989 by a group of Filipino historians, researchers, and professors of Philippine history affiliated with the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP).