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 cps@hawaii.edu or Dr. Federico Magdalena at fm@hawaii.edu 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: <mclariza@hawaii.edu>

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 <miriams@hawaii.edu>

Is there Sexism in Tagalog Language?

Lecture: Perpetuation of Sexism in Tagalog/Filipino Language

by Dr. Pia Arboleda

Host: Filipino Association of University Women (FAUW)
Date: September 15, 2018
Time:  11:30-1:30 pm
Venue:  Max of Manila, Dillingham Blvd.
RSVP:  fauw1987@gmail.com

Dr. Pia Arboleda, currently Director of the UH Center for Philippine Studies, will give an interesting lecture on the perpetuation of sexism in the Tagalog/Filipno language.  Based on her study of  three major Tagalog/Filipino dictionaries, she will present her analysis of the presence of and continuing sexism in this Philippine language.

Interested parties may contact and send RSVP to fauw1987.
You may also listen to the lecture streamed live at https://facebook.com/FAUWHawaii.

Details of the lecture may be found by clicking on this flyer below:


Contact: Email Dr. Arboleda at <pca62@hawaii.edu> or the Filipino Association of University Women at <fauw1987@gmail.com>

Building Filipinx Contemporary Dance

Building Filipinx Contemporary Dance
by Toni Pasion

Date: September 4, 2018, Tuesday, 3:00-4:30 pm
Venue: Kuykendall Auditorium, UHM

Toni Pasion presents intersections between Philippine folk dance and contemporary dance, and how this investigation is being utilized to empower Filipinx and Pacific communities through dance and storytelling. Filipinx contemporary dance is inspired in part by Pacific contemporary dance.

Toni Pasion is an emerging dancer, choreographer and scholar. She is an alumna of UH Manoa (MA in Dance), and founded the Manariwa Dance Company based in Los Angeles.

Please click on Building Filipinx for details.

Contact:  Call (808) 956-5901 or email Pia Arboleda at pca62@hawaii.edu.