CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Playwright and University of Asia and the Pacific (UAP) Professor Paul Dumol will be the guest speaker in the upcoming Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (Pamcham) general membership assembly.

PamCham President Rene Romero said the assembly, which will be held on Tuesday at Hotel Stotsenberg inside Clark Freeport, will bring together some 326 member businesses of the chamber.

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He said the event is essential in keeping PamCham members updated on social and business issues that would have an effect on doing business in Pampanga.

“Our commitment is that we would like our members to be able to develop their businesses in a well rounded way. Dr. Paul Dumol would surely add another wealth of knowledge to our members,” Romero said.

Dumol is the vice president for Academic Affairs at the UAP until 2007. He lectures on philosophy and the aesthetics of film. He also teaches film scriptwriting to Humanities students. He has a Ph. D. in Medieval Studies from the University of Toronto, as well as a Licentiate in Medieval Studies from the Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies (Toronto).

His play "Ang Paglilitis ni Mang Serapio" (The Trial of Mang Serapio, 1968) is considered by some as the first Filipino modernist play.

He is also the youngest Palanca awardee. He is currently an assistant professor at the UAP.

Dumol is set to lecture on the topic of Nation Building and feature comments on how the country is faring with regard the global financial crisis and the coming May 10 elections.

“We are urging all our members to participate in the upcoming membership assembly,” Romero said, stressing that PamCham is welcoming other business entities to become members of the chamber. (IOF)