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Will Fulbrighters please fill in the missing data in the following timeline? Thank you. – Isagani R. Cruz, President, Philippine Fulbright Scholars Association


1948 Fulbright program launched in the Philippines

1959 3 November: The Philippine Fulbright Scholars Association (PFSA) is organized. The first officers were: ____________________________________

1983 28-30 April: 35th Anniversary Celebration and Conference on “Philippine-American Relations: A Model of North-South Relations,” College of Law, UP Diliman

1988 21 January: President Corazon C. Aquino inducts the new officers of PFSA in Malacañang: Marcelo B. Fernan (President), Antonio V. Arizabal Jr. (Vice-President), Santos A. Migallos Jr. (Secretary), Gonzalo A. Villa (Treasurer), Isagani R. Cruz (PRO), Edilberto P. Dagot (Auditor), Feliciana A. Reyes (Business Manager), and Directors Napoleon V. Abueva Jr., Corazon Juliano Agrava, Juan R. Francisco, Reynaldo J. Gregorio, Hugo E. Gutierrez Jr., Carolina G. Hernandez, Lucrecia R. Kasilag, and Nilo L. Rosas.

1988 23 March: American Ambassador Nicholas Platt hosts cocktail reunion of Fulbrighters at US Embassy

1988 4-8 July: Science and Technology Week in Manila

1988 ______: Science Week at the USIS Lincoln Center in Cebu

1988 29 September: Anniversary Concert at the CCP, featuring the world premiere of a new Fulbright song “Ode to Fulbrighters,” composed by National Artist Lucrecia Kasilag, with lyrics by Isagani R. Cruz

1988 22 October: Assembly on Education and Culture at the Philippine Normal College (now University)

1988 6 December: Anniversary Dinner at Philippine Plaza, featuring Outstanding Fulbright Alumni Awards to Benigno S. “Ninoy” Aquino Jr., (public service, posthumous), Corazon C. Santos De La Paz (business administration), Jose Encarnacion Jr. (economics), Bro. Andrew Benjamin Gonzalez, FSC (education), Francisco Sionil Jose (literature), Jose Joya (arts), Fr. Bienvenido F. Nebres, S.J. (mathematics), Purificacion Valera Quisumbing (international legal studies), and Clara Y. Lim Sylianco (science)

1990 ____: Livelihood projects in Marilaw, Bulacan, as community outreach, in cooperation with the Hubert H. Humphrey Alumni Association, the East-West Center Alumni Association, and the Marilaw Jaycees

1990 1 October: Essay Contest on the Bill of Rights, in cooperation with Magnolia, the Commission on the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution, PAEF, and the Thomas Jefferson Cultural Center, with two First Prizes of two Round-trip tickets each to Washington, D.C., with $2,000 allowance; two Second Prizes of two Round-trip tickets each to Honolulu, with $1,000 allowance; two Third Prizes of one set each of Encyclopedia Americana or Annals of America; and several other cash prizes ranging from P500 to P10,000 each.

1991 4 July: PFSA hands out the prizes in the Essay Contest on the Bill of Rights

1991 21-22 November: First Southeast Asian Fulbright Alumni Conference November 21-22 at Manila Hotel on the theme “The Fulbrighter: Meeting the Challenges of the 21st Century”

1995 _____: Board of Trustees: Corazon S. De la Paz (President), William G. Padolina (Vice-President), Zenaida A. Manalo (Secretary), Reynaldo J. Gregorio (Treasurer), Rolando R. Dizon FSC (Auditor), Isagani R. Cruz (PRO), Ma. Mercedes M. Fajardo-Robles (PRO); members: Patricio B. Lazaro, Nagasura T. Madale, Cayetano W. Paderanga, Nilo L. Rosas, Ida M. Siason, Nestor O. Vinluan, Antonio Arizabal, and Alexander A. Calata

1995 4 August: J. William Fulbright Memorial Lectures launched at the Asian Institute of Management, with Fr. Bienvenido F. Nebres, S.J., speaking on “Science, Technology, and the Challenges to the Philippines in the New World Culture”

1995 5 October: Dialogue and Luncheon of UP Visayas and Philippine American Educational Foundation; 2nd JWF Memorial Lecture in UP Visayas at Miag-ao by Angel C. Alcala on “The Role of Science in Conservation: Marine Reserves”

1995 _______: 1st issue of The Filipino Fulbrighter, featuring a survey on the death penalty

1996 18 January: 3rd JWF Memorial Lecture at MSU-IIT in Iligan by Jesus P. Estanislao on “APEC after Osaka and into Subic”

1996 24 May: 4th JWF Memorial Lecture at DLSU Manila by Andrew Gonzalez, FSC, on “Philippine Higher Education: Some Unorthodox Solutions to Perennial Problems”

1996 11 October: Successful nomination of Corazon C. Aquino for the 1996 J. William Fulbright Prize for International Understanding

1996 21 November: 5th JWF Memorial Lecture at USLS in Bacolod by Rolando R. Dizon, FSC, on “Philippine Countryside Development: The Negros Experience”

1996 _____: Launching of The J. William Fulbright Memorial Lectures, 1995-1996, edited by Isagani R. Cruz, containing the 1st to 5th JWF Memorial Lectures and the acceptance speech of Corazon C. Aquino

1997 29 August: Program on “Reflections on the Next Fifty Years of the Fulbright Program,” featuring the 6th JWF Memorial Lecture at Thomas Jefferson American Center in Makati by Edilberto C. de Jesus on “Liberal Education and Democracy”

1997 21 November: 7th JWF Memorial Lecture at the University of Asia and the Pacific in Pasig by Onofre D. Corpuz on “The Economy of Special Relations between the Philippines and the United States, 1900-1935”

1998 23 March: Symposium on the Philippine Constitution and Launching of the Fulbright Commemorative Stamp, featuring the 8th JWF Memorial Lecture at the University of Asia and the Pacific by Ricardo J. Romulo on “The Supreme Court and the Formulation of Economic Policy”; Cocktails at U.S. Embassy, featuring speeches by Education Secretary Lourdes Quisumbing and American Ambassador Nicholas Platt

1998 25 June: Symposium on 100 Years of Philippine-American Relations, featuring the 9th JWF Memorial Lecture at the Thomas Jefferson American Center in Makati by Cayetano W. Paderanga Jr. on “Economics and the Constitution”; the 10th by Marcelo B. Fernan on “The Judiciary and the Constitution”; the 11th by Froilan M. Bacungan on “The Recognition and Guarantee of Human Rights in the Constitution of the Philippines”; the 12th by Amando Doronila on “Philippine and U.S. Political and Electoral Systems” the 13th by Alfred E. Eckes on “From William McKinley to Bill Clinton: The American Presidency in Transition”

1998 20 November: 50th Anniversary Fulbright Symposium on 100 Years of Philippine-American Relations, featuring the 14th JWF Memorial Lecture at the Thomas Jefferson American Center in Makati by L. Sandy Maisel on “A Reading of American Politics, 1998”; the 15th by Wilfrido V. Villacorta on “Philippine Politics and the Requirements of Globalization”; the 16th by Cayetano W. Paderanga Jr. on “Globalization and the Limits to National Economic Management”

2000 _____: Launching of The J. William Fulbright Memorial Lectures, 1997-1998, edited by Isagani R. Cruz, containing the 6th to 16th JWF Memorial Lectures

2005 12 March: General Assembly at Ateneo Professional Schools, Rockwell Center, Makati; Corazon C. Aquino and Ambassador Francis J. Ricciardone induct new board members into office: Isagani R. Cruz (President), Cayetano W. Paderanga Jr. (Vice-President), Angel C. Alcala (Vice-President for Visayas and Mindanao), Ma. Celia H. Fernandez-Estavillo (Secretary), Ma. Mercedes F. Robles (Treasurer), Elizabeth L. Enriquez (Auditor), Jose Y. Dalisay Jr. (PRO), Ani Rosa S. Almario, Nicolas A. Deocampo, Juan R. Francisco, Oscar J. Hilado, Federico M. Macaranas, Bienvenido F. Nebres, S.J., Ambeth R. Ocampo, Renito V. Saguisag

2005 24 October: 17th JWF Memorial Lecture in Ateneo de Manila University in Quezon City by Sharon Delmendo on “Self-reliance is the Key to Progress: The Paradox of Sovereignty in Philippine and American Nationalisms”

2006 20 September: 18th JWF Memorial Lecture in UPV in Iloilo by Ralph Turingan on “Responsible and Sustainable Marine Fisheries for Small Scale Fishermen in the Philippines; 19th by Rosalie Arcala Hall on “Between Sword and Ploughshare: Tracking the Philippine Government’s Counterinsurgency Policy and Its Implications to Panay”


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