Report on Philippine Human Rights in the Philippines

The public is invited to a rare lecture entitled “A Report on the Human Rights Situation in the Duterte Government” by Ka Ed Cubelo.

During the past two years of President Rodrigo Duterte, there have been allegations of human rights abuses especially in connection with his war on drugs. In this lecture, Mr. Cubelo will present data and his analysis of what has happened since 2016.

Mr. Cubelo is a human rights activist and labor leader of Kilusang Mayo Uno.  He works at Toyota Motor Philippines and is president of the Workers Association in that company.

For more details on the lecture, please open this flyer below.

Date and Time: May 7, 2019, Tuesday, 2:00-3:30 pm

Venue: Moore Hall 319 (Tokioka Room), UH School of Pacific & Asian Studies

Contact: or call (808) 956-6086


Public Lecture on Race, Citizenship and Filipinos in the US Empire

Public lecture on “Ambiguous Belonging: Race, Citizenship and Filipinos in the US Empire,” by Dr. Katrina Quisumbing King.

Date and time: April 18, 2019, Thursday, 3:00-4:30 pm
Venue: Tokioka Room (Moore Hall 319)
1890 East-West Road, Honolulu, Hawaii

The lecture will discuss the conflicting classification of Filipinos as “foreigners” and yet considered “nationals” of the United States at the time the Philippines was a colony. She will then draw some implications on the treatment of Filipino World War II veterans.
Dr. Quisumbing King is Provost’s Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of Southern California, and soon to be a sociology faculty of Northwestern University in Fall 2020.

More details about the event are found in this Link.

Rizal Conference in Honolulu


Rizalistas and other scholars and enthusiasts of Philippine hero Dr. Jose Rizal are invited to attend this conference, August 23-25, 2019. Yes, right in Honolulu!
This conference is an initiative of the Knights of Rizal-Hawaii Chapter, and UH Center for Philippine Studies. Come and join us!

For more particulars, see brochure below:

What’s Next to the Bangsamoro?

Two members of the Center for Philippine Studies, Dr. Patricio Abinales and Dr. Federico Magdalena, will have a presentation on “What’s next for the Bangsamoro? Opportunities and Challenges after the Election in Mindanao, the Philippines.”

Date : February 26, 2019, Tuesday, 12:00-1:00 pm
Venue: EWC John Burns Room 4118

Here, they will discuss the results of the recently conducted plebiscite, as required by the Bangsamoro Organic Law signed by President Duterte in July 2018. Majority of the voters in the affected area favored the setting up of the  Bangsamoro Autonomous  Region for Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), except for some areas that would not be included in the new government for the Muslims (Moros). The speakers will discuss what is in store for the future of BARMM.

The event is jointly hosted by the East-West Center and UH Center for Philippine Studies.

For details, please click on Flyer.

To RSVP, please call 944-7111.

Philippine Studies International Conference 2019


Philippine Studies International Conference 2019:
Emerging Voices in Filipino and Philippine Studies
November 6, 2019, Honolulu, Hawai’i

The Center for Philippine Studies is inviting scholars to submit papers for the forthcoming international conference on November 6, 2019 in Honolulu, Hawai’i. Please click this Link for details.

Topics may include the following: continuing Filipino diaspora and rising remittances, transmigration/immigration issues, political and economic issues in the Philippines, conflict and peace, globalization and its effects, among many identified topics. This conference would bring together a generation of scholars to do these tasks: (a) evaluate the structural conditions that maintain a separation and distance between Philippine Studies and Filipino/a Studies scholarship, (b) present new research and investigation in related fields of the social sciences and humanities, and (c) diagram the present and future intersections of contemporary scholarship in both fields towards the elaboration of a “transpacific” model of Pacific Rim studies.

For particulars, pls download this Brochure , or follow our website at CPS Conference 2019.

Please contact Ms. Clemen Montero at or Dr. Federico Magdalena at for more information.


Lecture on Bangsamoro Organic Law, Mindanao

Please come and join us for the lecture on the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL), December 13, 2018, Thursday, 12:00-1:00 pm at East-West Center, John Burns Hall,  Room 3012.

Lecture Title:
Uncertain Times: A field update on the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) plebiscite in Mindanao, The Philippines

The speaker is Mr. Justin Richmond, Founder and Executive Director of Impl. Project.

He will discuss the newly approved law called Bangsamoro Organic Law that will establish an autonomous Muslim government in Mindanao, Philippines.

Please RSVP by Wednesday, December 12:  944-7111 or

For more details, please click below:
Richmond Lecture on BOL

Lectures and Workshops on Hibla


Watch and listen to a group of traditional weavers and experts on embroidery from the Philippines
for lectures and workshops. Please click this Link for more.

This event is part of the Hibla ng Lahing Filipino Travelling Exhibition now on display at the UH Hamilton Bridge Library until November 17, 2018 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sundays from noon to 10:00 pm.


Date: September 18 to 21 September 2018
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Place: Room 301, Hamilton Library


Date: 18 to 21 September 2018
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Place: Bridge Gallery, Hamilton Library


Date: 18 to 21 September 2018
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Place: Room 301, Hamilton Library

For more details, please contact:

Elena Clariza
Philippine Studies Librarian
University of Hawai’i, Hamilton Library
2550 McCarthy Mall
Honolulu, HI 96822
Email: <>

Lecture: Decolonizing Museum Practice in the Philippines by Dr. Ana Maria Theresa Labrador

“Decolonizing Museum Practice in the Philippines: Preventive Conservation and the National Museum of the Philippines”

by Ana Maria Theresa P. Labrador, PhD

Date: September 20, 2018, Thursday, 3:00-4:30 pm
Venue: Saunders 345
Co-Sponsors: UHM Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Center for Philippine Studies, Department of Anthropology & Museum Studies Graduate Certificate Program.

Dr. Ana Maria Theresa Labrador will give a talk on preventive conservation of artifacts in the Philippines.  Her presentation uses case studies to argue for more anthropological approaches to conservation that recognize and respect the contexts of objects, people, and place. Using ecclesiastical Church collections, and museum environments in the Philippines, she will demonstrate the interdependency of objects, people, place and time in more
holistic and conceptual conservation frameworks.

Dr. Labrador holds a PhD in Anthropology, Cambridge University, and an MA in Museum & Gallery Management, City University, London, UK. She is currently the Chief Curator & Head of Collections Management, National Museum of the Philippines.

Details about this lecture are found by clicking this Flyer .

For additional information, please contact Dr. Miriam Stark at <>