Batas Militar: Noon at Ngayon (Martial Law: Then and Now)

Batas Militar: Noon at Ngayon
(Martial Law: Then and Now)

Jointly Sponsored by: UH Center for Philippine Studies & Hawaii Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines
(Download Batas Militar (Martial Law) flyer here.)

The Marcoses and President Rodrigo R. Duterte.

Date: September 20, 2019, Friday; 3:00-4:30pm
Venue: Moore Hall 117
1890 East-West Road, Honolulu, Hawaii

Isang film-showing ng “Ferdinand & Imelda: Exile in Hawaii” at talakayan ng mga aral mula sa kasaysayan ng Batas Militar sa Pilipinas. Mapapanood ang dokyu gamit ang Link na ito: . Pagkatapos ng dokyu, pangungunahan ni Dr. Belinda A. Aquino at Dr. Pia Arboleda ang talakayan at ihahambing sa kasalukuyang Batas Militar sa Mindanao ng administrasyon ni Pangulong Rodrigo R. Duterte.

English Translation:
A film-showing of “Ferdinand & Imelda: Exile in Hawaii” and discussion on lessons from the history of Martial Law in the Philippines. Watch the documentary Here . The documentary will be followed by a discussion of Dr. Belinda A. Aquino and Dr. Pia Arboleda, who will also talk about President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s Martial Law in Mindanao.

Contact: Federico Magdalena at or call (808) 956-6086

Lecture: From Bonfire to Firewire

From Bonfire to Firewire: Innovative Online Modules on Philippine Folklore
A lecture jointly sponsored by the UC Berkeley Center for Southeast Asian Studies and UH Center for Philippine Studies

by Pia Arboleda
Director, Center for Philippine Studies &
Associate Professor of Filipino and Philippine Literature
University of Hawaii at Manoa

Historically, in the mountains of Barlig on the island of Luzon in the Philippines, the Ifiallig people would sit around the fire of the ator (council-house) to listen to tales of their hero-ancestors. When work in the rice fields was done, venerable elders and storytellers (umu-ufok) recounted these stories in their own language. These stories (ub-ufok), handed down for many generations, serve as a record of Ifiallig history, genealogy, and cultural traditions.

This talk will review current research on Ifiallig orature in Barlig, including the significance of Ifiallig oral traditions, the methods used in collecting orature, and the process of reviving tales through different media.

The animations that will be featured during the presentation are available through the University of Hawaii’s Center for Southeast Asian Studies website.

Pia Arboleda is Associate Professor of Filipino and Philippine Literature at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and concurrently the Director, Center for Philippine Studies.  She received the 2015 University of Hawai’i Regent Medal for Excellence in Teaching.

Date: September 10, 2019 at 11:00-12:30 pm
Venue: 351 Dwinelle Hall
DSSEAS Library, Level F/G
Berkeley, California