Friday, March 22, 2019


A debate on Philosophy of Easter is organized by PAP, MCJS, PANL, and Pagarubangan, in cooperation with the CBCP,
on 27 April 2019 at the
Mary Cause of our Joy Seminary, Bacarra, Ilocos Norte.

One of PANL's Board Members, Fides Bernardo Bitanga, joins the panel of discussant-debaters.
With him in the negating side are Rex Belli Alejandro and Zachree Damo as coordinator-coach.

More about this in our Facebook Page Post

Monday, February 18, 2019

1st USAPP Summit & 40th PHAVISMINDA Anniversary

On May 30 to June 1, 2019, Silliman University will be hosting the very first summit of the Union of Societies and Associations of Philosophy in the Philippines (USAPP) and PHAVISMINDA's 40th Anniversary. The event's theme is "Philosophy and the Filipino: An Assessment of the Direction of Philosophizing in the Philippines." Interested participants are now being called for registration and paper submissions. Instructions and details are given further stated in the attached photo.

Further details could be accessed through PHAVISMINDA Official Facebook Group Post.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Ilocano Philosophy, already in the US Library of Congress

Dr. Agcaoili:
BAYANGGUDAW NOTES. 7 OCT 2018. SUN. N2.
Adu pay nga aramid. Ken masapul a masustenir.
GAPU kadagiti aramid dagiti indigeno a filosopo iti puli. Gapu iti nainsirmataan a gannuatda. Gapu iti panangilalada kadagiti sanut dagiti pagapuan. Gapu iti panangidaulo ni Dr Danilo Alterado kadagiti akademiko nga aramid dagiti filosophy iti Amianan a Filipinas. Addan katalogo ti Filosopia nga Ilokano iti US Library of Congress.
Dios ti agngina, Dr Danilo Alterado.. Addan naisangrat a katalogo dagiti gannuatyo iti PANL nga inrugiyo

Dr. Alterado:
Filosopia nga Ilokano - adda itan idiay US Library of Congress Catalogue! Kakabsat ken gagayyem iti Filosopia - Kanakem ken Ka-PANL - Pasingkedan tayo daytoy a nagun-od a balligi babaen keni Manong Aurelio Solver Agcaoili! Paaduentayo daytoy a gannuat. Usarentayo in indigeno nga wagas kas iti Agcaoilon PAR (punget-a-ramut) ti panagsukimat ti pagsasao tayo; ken adu pay a wagas: maiyannatup a panagripirip, kontextual a panagmenna-menna, tukay kananakem, palpaliiw....


Friday, November 6, 2015

Dear friends,

Due to the devastating effects of the recent typhoon Lando, the PANL executive board would like to inform you that our 2015 PANL conference on "Engaging Amianan Knowledge and Heritage Discourses," which was scheduled on oct.24-25, 2015, was cancelled, and thereby moved on the second week of February next year, 2016, still at Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU), Batac City Ilocos Norte.

EXACT days and changes in the program of activities will be announced at later dates. Please visit our facebook group and blogsite every now and then for any updates. Thank You

Sunday, October 19, 2014

With the theme, "EPITOMIZING THE AMIANAN LEXES OF LOVE OF WISDOM," the Philosophical Association of Northern Luzon's 11th Regional Seminar Conference was successfully held last October 12, 2014 at San Pablo Seminary, Crystal Cave, Baguio City.
 

Delegates of PANL's 11th Conference
Just like the previous year's conference (2013), this year's gathering highlighted PANL's reticent advances in its commitment to the creative formation of philosophical approaches for Amianan cultural self-understanding. Dr. Wilfred F. Cabauatan delivered a lecture on "The Ibanag's Concept of Justice," Ms. Marie Frances Denise D. Calde (MA Philos) on "Rethinking Igorot Identity" in light of Foucault's philosophy, and, Dr. Danilo S. Alterado on "Nakem ken Ulimek."


cover page of the book
  The conference culminated with the launching of the first PANL publication, "AMIANAN: A PHILOSOPHICAL ANTHOLOGY," featuring the selected papers presented at PANL conferences for the past ten years. Note that this is just the first of the many upcoming volumes in the future. According to Dr. Alterado, the term "Amianan" is widely accepted to mean "north or northern" (Northern Luzon/Philippines). Etymologically it comes from the Iloko term "amian" which refers to the cold breeze or wind that comes forth from the north. Thus the word "Amianan" aptly represents and symbolizes the chilly breeze of wisdom that comes from the north. Incidentally, the Latin "ami" ruminates the idea of love which intrinsically allied with  philosophy as love of wisdom.


Congratulations to all the authors of the chosen lectures/papers presented in the past. And thanks to all the members for all your untiring support. Long live to us all!

For more pictures about the event, please click this link: 11th PANL Conference pictures