Uncover The Hispanic Traces in Filipino Identity With This Seminar Series
by Inside Manila Team, March 12, 2020 4:31pm
Art by Dani Elevazo
For more than 300 years, the Philippines has been under the Spanish colonization. It is no surprise how their culture has been deeply embedded with ours. The Spaniards influenced our traditions, language, and lifestyle, most of which we still practice today. To further understand the Hispanic traces the Filipino identity has, Instituto Cervantes, the cultural arm of the Embassy of Spain, organizes a series of colloquia called La Identidad Filipina.
The first colloquium in the series will be about the view of Filipino identity by writer Nick Joaquin (1917-2004)—the contemporary Filipino who knew best how to interpret and value the Hispanic legacy in the Archipelago.
In this discussion, historian Ambeth Ocampo will present the historical setting during the important milestones in the life of the National Artist for Literature. Meanwhile, Joaquin’s fellow National Artist, Francisco Sionil Jose, will focus on his friend as a literary figure and as a person.
Anthropologist Fernando Zialcita will talk about the Filipino identity as envisioned by Nick Joaquin, also known by his pseudonym "Quijano de Manila."
Instituto Cervantes will hold this colloquium at its Intramuros branch in Plaza San Luis Complex, Real St., Intramuros on March 18 at 2 PM.
The lecture is open to the public. Admission is free on a first-come, first-served basis.
For further information, please check out Instituto Cervantes' Facebook page: www.facebook.com/InstitutoCervantesManila, or call Instituto Cervantes at (632) 8526 1482.