Reconnecting Butuan and the Asia-Pacific: History, Heritage and Identity

The graduate students of Philippine Studies 201 at the UP Asian Center are organizing a photo exhibit, Reconnecting Butuan and the Asia-Pacific: History, Heritage and Identity from 28 to 29 November 2018 at the UP Asian Center. The event opens at 3 pm, 28 November and will feature lectures (tentative) and Manobo cultural traditions and performances. It is free and open to the public, but participants are encouraged to sign up: 

SIGN UP: YES, I WILL ATTEND!

ACTIVITIES FOR 28 NOV, 3 PM

  • Manobo Prayer
    • Datu Aljun Cayawan, Manobo Prince of Sibagat, Agusan del Sur
  • Welcome Remarks
    • Henelito A. Sevilla, Jr. PS 201 Professor
  • Remarks
    • Matthew Santamaria, Professor, UP Asian Center
  • Environment, Literacy and Cultural Immersion: A Video Presentation
    • The video presentation will feature scenes/highlights of the literacy program in the elementary school?
  • Manobo Music and Dance: A Performance
    • Datu Aljun Cayawan, Manobo Prince of Sibagat and Champion, 2018 World Championships in Performing Arts, Long Beach California
  • Impressions from the Field
    • Nomer Angeles, PhD student, PhD Philippine Studies Program
    • Emerrie Fegarido
  • Dance Presentation
    • PS 201 student
  • Musical Performance (Song)
    • Arjay Espartero, Madrigal Foundation and Gold Medal Winner, World Championships of Performing Arts
  • Historical and Archaeological Finds in Agusan: PHL-Asia Links | A Lecture (To be confirmed)*
    • Potenciano Malvar, President, Butuan Calagan Cultural and Historical Foundation

*Please sign up so we can let you know if the lecture(s) will push through. We will send you the latest program on or before 28 November, which will indicate whether the lecture(s) [and other events] will push through. 

ABOUT THE EXHIBIT

The photo exhibit will showcase the vibrant history, culture and heritage of the Manobos and of Butuan: from the balangays (boats) and the controversial First Mass to the traditional Laksoy (local wine) making. A small, eight-feet version of the Balangay—made from various materials—will also be on display. The exhibit will also showcase the results of the community engagement and literacy program done by the PS 201 Students in an elementary school.

ABOUT THE ORGANIZERS

The exhibit is organized by graduate students of Philippine Studies (PS) 201—Philippines in the Asia-Pacific—under Dr. Henelito Sevilla. It is the outcome of their visit to Butuan in November 2018.

INQUIRIES

For questions, please email asiancenter@up.edu.ph

 

Posted: November 26, 2018 14:10