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Webinar: “Femininity in Jose Rizal’s Writings,” Eva Washburn-Repollo

The Center for Rizalian Studies of the Knights of Rizal-Aloha Chapter (Hawaii) invites you to the VIRTUAL RIZALIAN LECTURE #8. Free and open to the global public.

Topic: “Femininity in Jose Rizal’s Writings,”
By Eva Washburn-Repollo, PhD
Associate Professor, Chaminade University of Honolulu

Date and Time: September 25, 2021, Saturday, 5:00 pm (UTC 10, Hawaii time)
or September 26, 2021, Sunday, 11:00am [Philippine Time]

Details are found by clicking the flyer below .

Jose Rizal’s literary style in his writings offers the lens of femininity as a cultural pattern. The perspective is cognizant of the voices that are echoed in communal sociological contexts. Femininity is one of the cultural patterns believed to be noted in behaviors where emotional gender roles overlap. Jose Rizal is at once gossipy, but at the same time intellectual and artistic as he captures the emotional depths of the characters he chose to create to portray his defense of the nation he loves. Collectivism is prominent in feminine societies where the views and the needs of the group are even more pronounced. These are evident in his writing, where social roles and duties are defined by the in-group and individuals are emotionally dependent on the social organizations and their group membership. Showing nurturing and empathetic insider details in many scenarios, he chooses to bring an understanding to the experiences of those who are oppressed. His point of view falls under the cultural pattern of Femininity as defined by Hofstede (2008) as compared to definitions of Masculinity. The scenes chosen in this paper exemplify the nature of Rizal’s own foundations that echoes his upbringing, as a storyteller and as an observer.

KOR hosts another Rizalian virtual lecture August 14, 2021

The public is invited to another exciting webinar on Jose Rizal!
Please see flyer below for details.

Lecturer: George Aseniero, PhD, “Rizal’s Geopolitical Analysis and its Implications to the National Struggle.”
Date: August 14, 2021, Saturday, 5:00 pm, Hawaii time (August 15, 2021, Sunday, 11:00 am, Philippine time)
Host: Knights of Rizal-Aloha Chapter.

Dr. Aseniero is a grandson of Jose Aseniero, one of Jose Rizal’s students while on exile in Dapitan, island of Mindanao.

For more information, please contact Dr. Serafin Colmenares or Dr. Raymund L. Liongson at the KOR Facebook Rizal’s Geopolitical Analysis

Webinar on Jose Rizal and development of Tagalog Language

You are invited to another webinar on Dr. Jose Rizal!

Dr. Arthur P. Cassanova will speak on “Rizal’s Role in the Preservation, Propagation and Development of the Tagalog Language” on July 17, 2021, Saturday, 5:00 pm (Hawaii time). This will be July 18, 2021, Sunday, 11:00 am, Manila time.

Dr. Cassanova is the Chairman, Komisyon ng Wikang Filipino.

Dr. Pia Arboleda, Director of the UH Center for Philippine Studies, will serve as Reactor.

Free and Open to the Public. Hosted by the Knights of Rizal-Aloha Chapter.

See you there!

Rizalian Webinar Lectures in June 2021

Folks, you are invited to a series of webinar lectures  (three) commemorating Philippine national hero, Dr. Jose P. Rizal,  during the month of June 2021. The webinar is hosted by the Knights of Rizal-Aloha Chapter | Facebook.

Please make sure to register in each of the lectures if you are interested in listening. Slots are limited, so do it early. And remember the time difference between Hawai’i  (HI) and your location.

The three lectures are as follows:

l. Dr. Patricio P. Abinales – “Rizal and Red Tagging: Blasts from the Past”, June 12, 2021, Saturday, 5:00 pm (HI time)


      2. Dr. Clement Bautista – “Reading Rizal and Beyond”, June 19, 2021, Saturday, 5:00 pm (HI time).

      3. Dr. Federico Magdalena – “Rizal’s Legacy in Mindanao”, June 26, 2021, Saturday, 5:00 pm (HI time).

See you there!

Webinar on Pinoy Food Stories

Come and listen to Pinoy Food Stories, a webinar series that will inform the audience about how Filipino cuisine has evolved.
This event is jointly sponsored by Mamasita Foundation, the Philippine Consulate General in Honolulu, and the UH Center for Philippine Studies and Filipino Language and Culture Program.

Hosted by Markee Micu. Register today: at

You may also view a video by clicking this – Link

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 website 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

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