3rd Call for Papers: Ub-UfokLExplorations on Philippine Folklore


Ub-Ufok: Explorations on Philippine Folklore 2021

The Center for Philippine Studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa is hosting  Ub-Ufok, a virtual conference on September 16-17, 2021.  Ub-Ufok is a traditional story-telling by the Ifiallig people from  the Philippine Mountain Province.

Come and join us!

This will be an engaging virtual conference on Philippine folklore. Don’t miss it, and mark it in your calendar.

Please click the link below for more details:  Ub-Ufok

Virtual Rizalian Lecture #2 – “Rizal’s Unfinished Revolution”

You are invited to another exciting discussion on Jose Rizal, the Virtual Rizalian Lecture # 2.

Listen to Sir Edwin D. Bael, KGOR, who will speak on “Rizal’s Unfinished Revolution.” 

Sir Bael is currently Consultant to the Presidential Adviser on OFWs  and Special Envoy of President Rodrigo Duterte to the State of Kuwait, Secretary Abdullah D. Mama-o.

Date and Time: Saturday, January 16, 2021, 5:00 pm Hawaii time
Sunday, January 17, 2021, 11:00 am, Philippine time

Reactors: Pia Arboleda,PhD, Director of UH Center for Philippine Studies
Raymund Liongson, PhD, KGCR, Professor (ret), UH Leeward Community College

Register: https://tinyurl.com/AlohaVirtualRizalianLecture2
to be able to attend. Or read the flyer below for details:

Covid-19 Panalangin

Dr. Pia Arboleda, Director of the UH Manoa Center for Philippine Studies sends out this positive message for these trying times. In this video, she reads Clarissa Pinkola Estes’ poem entitled “The Prayer” along with her translation in Filipino entitled “Panalangin” (prayer).

Please click this link to listen to Panalangin .


Film featuring Kiyyangan Story

Film: The Old Kiyyangan Story

Please come and watch it!

This is an anthropological film showing oral histories and archaeological excavation at the Old Kiyyangan Village, Igufao, Philippines.
With Dr. Stephen Acabado, Associate Professor, UCLA.

Date and Time: March 6, 2020, 2:30-4:30pm
Venue: Moore Hall 258
Host: UH Center for Southeast Asian Studies

For more details, please click Kiyyangan Story .

Lectures: Tracing Postcolonial Configurations, and Reckoning with the Dictator’s Body

The public is cordially invited to two lectures: “Tracing Postcolonial Configurations,” and “Reckoning with the Dictator’s Body”
by Dr. Josen Masangkay Diaz.

Date and time: February 19, 2020, 3:00-4:30 pm (Tracing Postcolonial…)
February 20, 2020, 3:00-4:30 pm (Reckoning with the Dictator’s…)
Venue: BusAd A102 (both lectures)

Abstract: In 1965, Ferdinand Marcos was elected to the Philippine presidency and would remain in office until he was ousted in 1986. That same year, U.S. president Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Hart-Celler Act, effectively liberalizing U.S. immigration policy by eliminating national quotas from immigration law. In this talk, Dr. Diaz will explore the relationship between Filipino American subjectivity and Marcosian martial law by considering the important confluence of these two events.. She will also analyze the significance of Marcos’s exile and death in Honolulu for memorializing and remembering the legacies of martial law. Reading two poems by R. Zamora Linmark and Vince Gotera, this talk considers the ways that a poetics of reckoning contends with the meanings of dictatorship in the present.

Please click on Flyer for more details.

About the Lecturer: Dr. Josen Masangkay Diaz is Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies and affiliated faculty in the Women and Gender Studies program at the University of San Diego. Her research and teaching focus on the study of race, gender, colonialism, empire, and authoritarianism. She has published work in Kritika Kultura, Journal of Asian American Studies, and Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society.