Three Lectures on the Philippines by Prof. Ambeth Ocampo

September 1, 11:00am - 12:00am
Leeward Campus, ED 201 & 202

"Rizal in Dapitan: The Triumph of Life over Death." UH Leeward Community College, ED 201 & 202 Lecture Rooms (Diamond Head side of the campus). Co-sponsored with Knights of Rizal.

Date: Aug 31, 2017 (Thursday), 10:30-11:45 am

Contact: Raymund L. Liongson, (808) 455-0557, email

This year marks the 125th anniversary of Jose Rizal’s arrival in Dapitan, his place of exile from 1892 to 1896. A lesser man would have crumbled in depression and boredom but Rizal turned his misfortune around and contributed to the development of the sleepy town through education and civic work that is the bedrock on which to build nationhood.

In addition, Prof. Ocampo will also lecture on "Mukhang Pera: Banknotes and Nation" at the Philippine Consulate General at Pali Highway, August 29, 2017 (Tuesday), 5:30-6:30 pm. By invitation only. RSVP to (808) 595-2581 or

The third and final lecture is "Interrogating Presidential Papers: Marcos diaries," September 1, 2017 (Friday), 12:00-1:00 pm. East-West Center Burns Hall, 1601 East-West Road, Honolulu, Hawaii 96848. Pls RSVP to (808) 944-7111 or

About the Lecturer:
Prof. Ambeth R. Ocampo is a celebrated Filipino historian, academic, journalist and author best known for his writings on Philippine national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal. He was Consultant to the Numismatic Committee of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas and was involved in the design of the present new generation currency banknotes. He is a professor at the Ateneo de Manila University and writes a column on Philippine history for the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

Ticket Information
None. Free and open to the public.

Event Sponsor
Center for Philippine Studies, Mānoa Campus

More Information
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