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3rd Conference on World War II in PH set in San Francisco

/ 11:49 PM September 04, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO – The Third Conference on WWII in the Philippines will hosted by the Bataan Legacy Historical Society, Memorare Manila 1945 and the Yuchengco Philippine Studies Program of the University of San Francisco on Saturday, September 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the University of San Francisco’s McLaren Conference Center at 2130 Fulton St., San Francisco, CA. Doors will open at 9:30 a.m. Topics for this year’s panels include:

  • The WWII in the Philippines lesson plans to help implement California’s U.S. history curriculum framework for Grade 11 (approved July 14, 2016)
  • The Role of the Guerrillas during the Liberation of the Philippines
  • Hell Ships
  • War Crimes in the Philippines

Experts and survivors from the Philippines, Canada and the United States will participate in these panels. Panel members include Col. John Haramalis, an expert on war crimes who led a NATO Multinational Task Force against the last six internationally indicted fugitive war criminals in Bosnia, James Erickson, the leading expert on the Hell Ships, and Bernard Karganilla, a professor from the University of the Philippines, who has done extensive research on the guerrillas for the last 35 years. Also included in the program are Maj. General (Ret.) Antonio Taguba, who will speak about the Congressional Medal of Honor for the WWII Filipino veterans, and Maj. General (Ret.) Eldon Regua, a member of Governor Brown’s military council.


The conference is open to the public and admission is free. However, pre-registration is strongly recommended through Eventbrite.

Bataan Legacy Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) organization. It worked successfully with the California Department of Education to include WWII in the Philippines in the U.S. history curriculum framework for Grade 11 in California. It is now working with Bay Area high school teachers to create the WWII in the Philippines lesson plans in order to help with the implementation.

Saturday, September 9, 2017
University of San Francisco McLaren Conference Center
2130 Fulton St., San Francisco, CA

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