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The Philippine National Historical Society (PNHS) is a charter member of the Philippine Social Science Council and represents the discipline of history, alternately with the Philippine Historical Association, every two years. The History Discipline representatives in PSSC for 2016-2018 are Assistant Professor Marco Stefan B. Lagman (University of the Philippines Diliman – regular) and Assistant Professor Marcelino M. Macapinlac, Jr. (St. Scholastica College, Manila).

The PNHS President has been serving and is currently Chair of the Technical Committee for History in the Technical Panel for the Social Sciences and Communication, Commission on Higher Education (CHED), to serve until December 2016. The other members of the Technical Committee for History are Dr. Josefina D. Hofileña (Ateneo de Manila University), Dr. Augusto V. de Viana (University of Santo Tomas), and Dr. Rene E. Escalante (De La Salle University.

PNHS is accredited to the National Commission for Culture and the Arts – Committee on Historical Research, represented by Dr. Stephen Henry S. Totanes, who is also currently Head of the National Committee on Historical Research, to serve until December 2016. The Annual National Conferences on National and Local History convened by the PNHS is a flagship project of the NCCA – Committee on Historical Research, which has provided partial funding for the conferences and publications of selected refereed papers from PNHS conference proceedings in the Journal of History.

PNHS is accredited to the National Historical Commission of the Philippines and is a member of its Local Historical Committees Network (since 2013). The PNHS President sits in the NHCP Technical Working Group (TWG), which is tasked with the planning of the celebrations of national holidays and other commemorations.

The PNHS President is President of the Philippine Studies Association (PSA), founded in 1984 “to promote study, criticism, and research in Philippine languages, literature, culture and society, and to further the common interests of teachers and scholars in these fields.” On November 12-14, the PSA convened a National Philippine Studies Conference at the National Museum of the Philippines in Manila. The PNHS President currently serves as the Chair of the Council for International Philippine Studies Conferences (ICOPHIL) which convenes the ICOPHIL Conferences. The 10th ICOPHIL Conference was convened at Silliman University, Dumaguete City, on July 6-8, 2016.

The PNHS President sits in the Advisory Board of the Philippine Studies Group, Southeast Asia Council (PSG/SEAC), one of six country committees of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS), based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.