Webinar: Beads, Batok and Beauty: Philippine Traditions of Beauty by Dr. Maharaj “Raju” Desai

The public is invited to this exciting lecture by Dr. Raju Desai, formerly a faculty at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and now teaching at City College of San Francisco (Philippine Studies).

Date and time: April 4, 2023, 3:00-5:30p, (HST)

Registration required:


Details: Please see flyer

Fulbright 2023 Training in the Philippines

Good news for those desiring to learn basic Filipino language!

Applications are now accepted for a Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad summer training in the Philippines from June 5 to July 10, 2023. Site of training is Dasmariñas, Cavite with De La Salle University as host. The FH-GPA (also called Dunong at Kalinangan: Fulbright 2023) is implemented by the Center for Philippine Studies, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa.

Details: Please click this Link for application materials and other details.

Contact: Federico V. Magdalena, PhD at fm@hawaii.edu.

Webinar: Enrique de Malacca: Malay or Cebuano?

The public is invited to this presentation about a lesser known historical figure, Enrique de Malacca. Federico V. Magdalena, PhD will discuss this man in the Vicente Sotto Lecture Series organized by the Cebuano Studies Center, University of San Carlos, Cebu City, Philippines.

DATE: January 28, 2023, Saturday, 10:00am (Philippine time)

Link: https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=578512567624007&set=a.476242187851046

About the Webinar:

The Vicente Sotto Lecture Series begins the new year with a lecture by Dr. Federico V. Magdalena from the University of Hawai’i, Mānoa. His lecture entitled “Enrique de Malacca: Malay or Cebuano?” will be held on January 28, 2023 (Saturday) from 10:00 – 11:30 AM via Zoom.

To listen to the lecture, please answer the registration form linked here: https://forms.gle/aWBux9TYUEkS2egP7

Zoom details will be sent to your email once registration closes.


This webinar lecture re-visits the historical account about Enrique de Malacca and reviews available evidence regarding his identity – is he a Malay or a Cebuano? Enrique is a “captured slave” who worked as Ferdinand Magellan’s valuable interpreter in his voyage to the Philippines in 1521. He got into Magellan’s embrace in 1511 as a young boy shortly after the downfall of the Malaccan sultanate under the Portuguese forces.

Using linguistic data, there is a high probability that this mythical guy, who knew both Malay and Cebuano (aside from Portuguese and Spanish), was more of a Cebuano speaker. This line of thought is corroborated indirectly by primary historical sources, and by inference on contiguous events surrounding Enrique’s early life. This presentation will attempt to explain why.

Webinar – “From Barefoot Lawyers to International Tribunals: Local & International Law Against the Marcos Dictatorship,” by Mark J. Sanchez, PhD

Everybody is invited to the last of our webinar series on Martial Law. Dr. Mark J. Sanches, Assistant Professor of Asian Studies from Vandervilt University, will speak on “From Barefoot Lawyers to International Tribunals: Local and International Law against the Marcos Dictatorship.”

Content: In this webinar, the presentor will discuss the ways that legal aid organization like the Free Legal Assistance Group (FLAG) challenged the Marcos dictatorship.

Date and Time: November 2, 2022, Wednesday, 2:00pm Hawaii Time (November 3, Thursday, 8:00am PH Time)

Registration: To attend, please register to this site – https://hawaii.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0ucuGurzMpEt10qYpOJNGpz6UZmJE95H1n

You will receive a confirmation after registering.

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Forum and Book Launch

Everybody is invited to a book launch: The Marcos Era: A Reader. Edited by Lea Castaneda Anastacio and Patricio N. Abinales

Date: October 12, 2022, Wednesday, 5:00pm (Manila time)

Login/Listen to: Livestreaming on Facebook Live/AteneoPress

or at Youtube/AteneodeManilaUniversity

Kuwentuhan: My Filipino Language Learning Experience, by Alex Compton

Join us in this 1-hour webinar! Former PBA player and Alaska Aces head coach Alex Compton will share his experiences in learning Filipino as an additional language.

Date: October 11, 2022, 12:00-1:00 pm (HST)

Register: https://bit.ly/3SkXXpl

Sponsors: Brought to you by UHM-FILIPINO in collaboration with the UHM Center for Philippine Studies, UHM Ilokano Program, the Filipino Program @University of Michigan Filipino Program, and the Filipino Program @ University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Webinar: “The Crisis of Martial Law,’ by Dr. Josen M. Diaz

Come and join us in our webinar series this Fall 2022 on Martial Law.

Dr. Josen M. Diaz will talk on “The Crisis of Martial Law” in a different angle. Her presentation reconsiders martial law (in the Philippines) as both a political tactic for navigating a “a world [that] has grown more perilous” and where “problems have become more complex and critical” and as authoritarian historiography.

Date: October 5, 2022, Wednesday, at 4:00 pm Hawaii Standard Time

Registration: https://hawaii.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0kcOmtqjgjGNZobSfM4HZlbh7poymVh-G2

Details: Please click the link below –


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Martial Law Movie “Dekada 70”

An invitation to the viewing public. Free screening.

Film showing: Dekada ’70. This film is a multi-awarded film that portrays the struggle against oppression in the Philippines during the period of Martial Law. The event is sponsored by Hawaii Filipinos for Truth, Justice and Democracy.

Date: September 18, 2022, 1:00 pm. Screening starts at 2:00 pm.

Venue: BUSAD A101 Shidler College of Business, UH Manoa, 2404 Maile Way

Webinar on “Philippine Democracy at Death’s Door: 1986 and the Marcos Resurrection,” by Patricio Abinales, PhD

We are back in our Martial Law lecture series. Please come and join us for this rare and exciting presentation of Dr. Abinales.

The lecture tries to explore some of the institutional and
political factors behind the Marcosian Restoration as well as the twilight of the EDSA tradition.

Date: September 8, 2022, Thursday, 4:00 pm (Hawaii time)

Details: http://www.hawaii.edu/cps/lecture-abinales-2