UPDATED ICOPHIL 2012 Program – Michigan State University

UBC Philippine Studies Series will be represented by alumna Christine Peralta and current member Dada Docot at the upcoming International Conference on the Philippines (ICOPHIL). The ICOPHIL is held once every four years. Check out the conference program below. For the Graduate Students’ Double Panel, click: ICOPHIL GRAD Panel.




The Ninth International Conference on the Philippines


The Kellogg Center at Michigan State University

October 28-30, 2012



SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28 Noon-1.30 pm Session 1


104A/B Intersections of Philippine and Filipin@ Studies

–The first of two 90-minute panels presented by the University of San Francisco (USF) Yuchengco Philippine Studies Program (YPSP) showcasing their teaching and research.

  • Evelyn I. Rodriguez, Sociology

The New Pensionados: The Promise of U.S. Philippine Studies

  • Edith Borbon, Filipino/Tagalog Language Coordinator

Filipino/Tagalog language teaching for second-generation Filipin@s

  • Barbara Jane Reyes, Asian and Philippine Studies

Teaching Pinoy and Pinay literature in diaspora

  • Mark T. Miller, Theology, Religious Studies, and Philippine Studies

Filipino theology and revolutions”

Chair/Moderator: Joaquin Jay Gonzalez, Professor of Politics and Chair, Asian and Philippine Studies Programs, USF


105A/B Voices a Decade: Critical Perspectives on Dekada ’70

–This panel results from a Filipino film class at the University of Hawaii Manoa

Pia Arboleda, University of Hawaii Manoa, Moderator and Dscussant

  • Karl Alcover, University of Hawaii Manoa

Footprints of Subversion: Martial Law and Dekada ‘70

  • Jason McFarland, University of Hawaii Manoa

Beyond Gender Boundaries: Amanda Bartolome as a Portrait of Filipino Women in Dekada ’70

(read by Jovanie dela Cruz)

  • Karl Ryan Meyer, University of Hawaii Manoa

Julian Bartolome and the Vulnerabilities of Being Male

  • Joyce Camille Romano, University of Maryland

Fragmented Spirits: The Disempowerment and Struggle of Filipino Youth in Dekada ‘70


Riverside Room Law and Society: Individual Papers

  • Jose Duke S. Bagulaya, University of the Philippines Diliman

The Fictions of Filipino Law

  • Lance D. Collins, Attorney-at-Law, Maui, Hawaii

Demystifying Philippine Statutory Law


Heritage Room Open for Collaboration


1.45-3.15pm Session 2


104A/B Philippine Studies and Social Justice in the Diaspora

–USF/YPSP Panel #2

Evelyn Rodriguez, Sociology, Moderator

  • Claudine del Rosario & Irene Duller, Asian & Philippine Studies

Barrio Fiesta and Knowledge Activism: The Classroom on Stage and in the Community

  • Jennifer Wofford, Asian and Philippine Studies

Filipino American Arts and Social Justice

  • Joaquin Jay Gonzalez, Politics & USF Assistant Boxing Coach

Philippine Boxing, Ethno-Tours & Social Justice


105A/B Modernizing Democracy: The Philippine Experience

–a panel of the Center for People Empowerment in Governance (CenPEG)

  • Evi-ta L. Jimenez, University of the Philippines Diliman

The Hegemony of the Culture of Traditional Politics in Philippine Elections

  • Pablo R. Manalastas, Ateneo de Manila University and University of the Philippines Diliman

The Criticalness of Transparency in Automated Elections

  • Lilia Quindoza Santiago, University of Hawaii Manoa

The Pilandok Narrative in Philippine History and Society

  • Romulo M. Tuazon, University of the Philippines Diliman; Director, CenPEG

Political Clans Remain Dominant: Prospects of Modernizing Democracy


Riverside Room Probing the Diaspora 1: Individual Papers

  • Mario Roger Quijano Axle, Escuela Superior de Artes de Yucatan, Mexico

Spanish Zarzuela in the Philippines During the 19th Century

  • Filomeno V. Aguilar, Jr., Ateneo de Manila University

Manilamen and Seafaring in the 19th Century

  • Gem P. Daus, University of Maryland & Erwin de Leon, The New School

The Cost of Invisibility: Filipinos (Not) in the U.S. Political Process


Heritage Room Book Launching

Subversive Lives: A Family Memoir of the Marcos Years.

By Susan Quimpo and Nathan Gilbert Quimpo. Anvil Books, 2012.

·       Brief remarks

Karina Africa Bolasco, Director, Anvil Publishing Company

Bernardita R. Churchill, Philippine Studies Association

Roger Bresnahan, Michigan State University

·       Video: “Subversive Lives”

Nathan Gilbert Quimpo will sign books.


3.30-4.00 Kellogg Auditorium

  • Welcome: Siddharth Chandra, Director, Asian Studies Center, Michigan State University
  • Bernardita R. Churchill, President, Philippine Studies Association; Chair, International Council on Philippine Studies Conferences
  • Cherubim Quizon, Seton Hall University, Chair, Philippine Studies Group of the Association for Asian Studies


4-6pm Revisiting The 1970s Filipina Nurses Trial

Documentary Film Project : “U.S. v. Narciso, Perez & the Press”

  • Geri Alumit Zeldes, Michigan State University, Moderator and Film Director
  • MSU Journalism Students Present an Overview of Their Research for the Film
    • Alex Barhorst, Journalism junior, concentrating in editorial reporting
    • Alyssa Firth, Honors College and Journalism senior, specializing in documentary film
    • Andrea Raby, Honors College and Journalism sophomore
    • Simon Zagata, Honors College and Professional Writing sophomore

Rough-cut of “U.S. v. Narciso, Perez & the Press”



A hilariously sad and lyrical semiautobiographical multimedia solo performance. Hasón, a wise-cracking crybaby narrator, is forever on a

quest to “be tough” in the wake of his family’s traumatic past—Hasón’s mother was framed for murder by the FBI in 1976. Based on interviews, unpublished diaries, and personal archives, part historiography, part pop culture lecture, this intimate coming-of-age story examines historical trauma, the Filipino American family, and the Hulkamania within.

–Written and performed by JASON MAGABO PEREZ, University of California, San Diego.

Music directed and performed live by Arash “Shammy Dee” Haile.


6-7.30 Dinner Break


Sunday Oct 28 7.30-9pm Session 3


104A/B Collusion, Corruption and Crisis Management under U.S. Colonial Rule

–panel organized by Jody Blanco

  • Yoshiko Nagano, Kanagawa University

Aftermath of the Philippine National Bank’s Crisis of 1919-1921: The Arrest of Venacion Conception and the Abolition of the Board of Control

  • Taihei Okada, Seikei University

Competing Histories: History Education Under U.S. Colonialism

  • John “Jody” Blanco, University of California, San Diego

Almost Buddhist”: Rediscovering Asia Under U.S. Colonial Rule

  • Eugenio Matibag, Iowa State University

Crisis, Collusion, Subversion: Neocolonial Pathologies in Nick Joaquin’s Narratives


105A/B Interracial Relationships from the Fil-Am War through the American Colonial Period

–panel organized by Cynthia Marasigan

Moderator: Richard Chu, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

  • Cynthia Marasigan, State University of New York at Binghampton

Reframing Race, Gender and U.S. Empire: African American Soldier-Filipina Relations in the Fil-Am War

  • Tessa Winkelmann, University of Illinois

An Opportunity to Work Out Their Own Salvations”: Control of Interracial Intimacies in American Colonial Period Peripheries

  • Maria Paz G. Esguerra, University of Michigan

Exit the Filipino”: Migration, Miscegenation, and Transnational Filipino American Families during the 1935 Repatriation Act


Auditorium Probing the Diaspora 2: Individual Papers

  • Rolando Talampas, University of the Philippines Diliman

Suntok sa Buwan?: Philippine Migration and Development Issues in the Age of Crises

  • Leodivico C. Lacsamana, University of Asia and the Pacific

Suntok sa Buwan: Diaspora, Migration, and Exile in Five Filipino OFW Films

  • Sharon Delmendo, St. John Fisher College

The Manilaner Refugee Program: The European Jewish Community in the Philippines

  • Sonny Izon, Independent Filmmaker

An Open Door” [film trailer on the Manilaner Refugee Program]


Heritage Room Open for Collaboration



Monday October 29

7.30-8.30am Kellogg Lobby Continental Breakfast


8.30-10 Session 4


Room 101 Unbundling Rights: State and Indigenous Community Relations

  • Alejandro Cienca, Jr. , University of the Philippines Baguio

Governance Issues and the NCIP

  • Santos Jose O. Dacanay III, University of the Philippines Baguio

Exploring the Financial Footprints of NCIP

  • Raymundo D. Rovillos, University of the Philippines Baguio

Official Development Assistance and Indigenous Peoples

  • Corazon L. Abansi, University of the Philippines Baguio

ADSDPP as a Roadmap to Sustainable Futures for IP Communities



Room 103 Studies in Popular Culture 1: Individual Papers

  • Raul C. Navarro, University of the Philippines Diliman

Music and the new Society: The Restructuring of the Filipino Culture and Society, 1972-1986

  • Laurel Fantauzzo, University of Iowa Non-Fiction Writing Program

Automats, Supper Clubs, Drive-ins, and Quarantined Carinderias: The Contradictions of Restaurant Culture in Post-War Manila

  • Peter Keppy, Netherlands Institute for War Documentation

Southeast Asia in the Age of Jazz: The Making of Popular Culture in Colonial Philippines and Indonesia


Room 62 Building Communities: Individual Papers

  • Aristeo C. Salapa, University of Southeast Philippines Davao and Emil G. Respeto, NICA Davao

Act for Peace Programme’s Intervention in Two Peace and Development Communities in Davao del Sur

  • Renalyn J. Valdez, Lyceum of the Philippines

Case Study of Philippine National Red Cross Community Health and Nursing Service

  • Atilano G. Fajardo, Adamson University

Transforming Lives, Building Communities through Systematic Change: The Adamson University Experience

  • Danilo S. Josue, Mindanao State University, Maguindanao

Public Education and Awareness Campaign for the Environment (P.E.A.C.E.): The Mindanao State University Paradigm for Strategic Action of Mass-Based Alliances for Cultural Communities in Conflict-Affected Areas of Mindanao


Room 104A/B Education 1: Individual Papers

  • Philip Kelly, York University

Geographies of the Second Generation: Filipino-Canadian Youth and Inter-Generational Class Reproduction 

  • Yasmin Y. Ortiga, Syracuse University

Educated for Export: Philippine Higher Education and the Production of the Ideal Migrant Worker

  • Kimi Yamoto, Osaka University

Supporters’ Difficulties and Attitudes in Assisting Children of Filipino Parents in Primary and Secondary Education in Japan



Room 105 A/B Three Writers on Their Craft

Moderator: Roger Bresnahan, Michigan State University

  • Paulino Lim, Jr., California State University Long Beach

Diplopic Consciousness of Overseas Filipino Writers

  • Jose B. Dalisay, Jr., University of the Philippines Diliman

The Commissioned Biography: Confessions of a Hired Gun

  • Robin Hemley, University of Iowa

Hidden Agendas, Scandal, and Ambiguity: The Strange Case of the Tasaday



Michgamme Room Mindanao-Sulu: Individual Papers

Moderator: Cherubim Quizon, Seton Hall University

  • Nerlyne C. Concepcion, University of the Philippines Diliman

Maratabbat, Kasipugan and Pag-isunan: Muslim and Christian Resolution of Conflict in Sulu

  • Nathan Gilbert Quimpo, Tsukuba University

The Crucial Role of Third Parties in the Implementation of the Mindanao Peace Agreements

  • Rodney S. Jubilado, Francisco Perlas Dumanig, Jesse Grace Rubrico & Hanafi Hussin, University of Malaya

A Maritime Filipino Community: The Case of the Bajaus


Riverside Room Discovering Origins: Individual Papers

  • Barbara Gaerlan, University of California Los Angeles

Using Microfilms at the Mormon Family History Center to Research Genealogies in the Philippines

  • Maria Cristina T. Subido, UP Planning and Development Research, Inc.

Attitudes of Heritage House Owners Toward Conservation in an Urban Tourism Destination

  • Pearl E. Tan, University of the Philippines Diliman

Performing Tradition in the Pahiyas Border Zone


Heritage Room Open for Collaboration


Monday, October 29

10.15am-12.15pm Session 5


Room 101 Filipino Post-Colonial Christianity: Religion and Society

–panel organized by Kathleen Nadeau


  • Paul Ocampo, Arizona State University

Satan’s Children: Christianity as an Impetus to Leave Satanas

  • Francis Tanglao-Aguas, College of William and Mary

My Grandmother versus Marcos and Other Martial Law Baby Stories: Filipino Folklore as an Instrument of Colonization

  • Julius Bautista, National University of Singapore

Crucis: Passion, Panta and Pananampalataya in Pampanga

  • Kathleen Nadeau, California State University, San Bernardino & William Holden, University of Calgary

Neo-liberalism and EcoFeminist Liberation Theology: Does the Philippine Basic Ecclesial Community Movement Help the Poor?

Discussant: Vina A. Lanzona, Director of the Center for Philippine Studies, University of Hawaii, Manoa


Room 103 Sound and Sentiment in Philippine Everyday Life and Culture

–panel organized by Jose S. Buenconsejo

  • Oh Mihyun, University of the Philippines Diliman

Emotion and Representation in Kasfala Recontextualization Among the Saragani Blaan People of Southern Mindanao

  • Jose S. Buenconsejo, University of the Philippines Diliman

Spectacles of Refinement, Face and Voice in the Film Tunay na Ina (1993)

  • Patrick Campos, University of the Philippines Diliman

History and Location in the Audio-Visions of Sari Dalena (1994-2011)

  • Christine Bacareza Balance, University of California, Irvine

On Karaoke and Other Serious Matters


Room 62 New Doctoral Student Work in Philippine Studies 1:

From an Imagined Region to Global Transnational Locations

–panel organized by Dada Docot

  • Jason Luna Gavilan, History, University of Michigan

Recovering U.S.N. Filipino Veterans in the World—and Still Critquing the Politics of Global Militarism: Delineating the Historical Manifestations, Continuities, and Contradictions of “The Floating Plantation.”

  • Adrianne Marie Francisco, History, University of California, Berkeley

Colonial Subjects: Teaching History and Civics in the Philippines During U.S. Rule

  • Christine Noelle Peralta, History, University of Illinois

Flipping the Script: Asserting Filipino Medical Knowledge in the U.S. Infant Mortality Campaigns

  • Megumi Hara, Human Sciences, Osaka University

Youth in Motion: Representation and Civil Movements of Mixed Heritage Japanese-Filipinos

  • Discussant: Mamoru Tsuda, Osaka University Global Collaboration Center



Room 104A/B Organized Violence Beyond and Within the State in the Philippines

–panel organized by Dominque Caouette and Steffen Jensen


  • Stephanie Martel, Université de Montreal

Securitization of Drug Trafficking in the Philippines: The Victimization of Women Recruited as Drug Mules by Transnational Criminal Networks

  • Steffen Jensen, Senior Researcher, Rehabilitation and Research Center for Torture Victims

Sacrificial Violence at the Margins of the State: Brotherhoods in Metro Manila

  • Clara Boulianne Lagacé, Université de Montreal

Reproductive Health Rights in the Philippines : A Form of Structural Violence

  • Dominique Caouette, Université de Montreal

The Multiple Revolutions of the Communist Party of the Philippines : Violence, Regional Dynamics, and Tactics


Room 105 A/B Refiguring Colonial Capitalism in the American Philippines, 1898-1930

Moderator and Discussant: Lisandro Claudio, Ateneo de Manila University

  • Joshua Gedacht, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Cosmopolitanism as a Means of Conquest: Zamboanga in the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries

  • Allan Lumba, University of Washington

Gold Nations: Monetary Crisis, Racial Hierarchies, and American Economic Knowledge in the Colonial Philippines

  • Anthony D. Medrano, University of Wisconsin, Madison

The Law Is Practically a Dead Letter”: Smuggling and the State in the Sulu Borderlands, 1898-1930

  • Jon A. Olivera, University of Washington

The Mission and Modernity: Protestant Wage Labor and Igorote Transitions in the Cordillera Central, 1904-1918


Michgamme Room Palawan Environments and Global-Scapes

–a continuing research conversation begun at ICOPHIL-8

  • Noah Theriault, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Sweating Rocks: Environmental Narratives and the Politics of Intermediacy in Palawan

  • Sarah Webb, University of Queensland

Bitter-Sweet Flows: Forest Honey Valuation and the Making of a Palawan “7th Wonder”

  • Will Smith, University of Queensland

Moral Geographies of Climate Change in Southern Palawan

  • Tara S. Whitty, Scripps Institution of Oceanography & University of California, San Diego

Emptying the Fishbowl: The Conservation-scape of Irrawaddy Dolphins and Small-Scale Fisheries in Malampaya Sound

  • Marvin Joseph F. Montefrio, SUNY College of Environmental Studies

Growing Alternative Commodities on Ancestral Domains: Decision-making in Biofuels and Rubber Production Regimes in Upland Palawan

  • Senior Discussants: Wolfram Dressler, Wageningen University

James F. Eder, Arizona State University


Riverside Room Knowledge Mobilization for Social Development:

Insights from the Work of the Institute of Philippine Culture

–There will be opportunity within this panel for former and prospective Visiting Research Assistants to comment

  • Ma. Elissa Jayme-Lao and Emma Porio, Ateneo de Manila University

CSR and Communities: Lessons from a Qualitative Assessment of Poverty Reduction through a Water Concessionaire in Metro Manila

  • Emma Porio, Ateneo de Manila University

Building Knowledge About Urban Poor Communities: Informing Policy and Development Initiatives in Philippine Cities

  • Czarina Saloma-Akpedonu, Director, IPC: Ateneo de Manila University

Faring Forth Two Years After Ondoy and Pepeng: Insights form Longitudinal Studies on the Social Impact of Natural Disasters on Poor Communities


Heritage Room Open for Collaboration


12.15-2pm Lunch Break


International Council on Philippine Studies Conferences

  • State Room restaurant private dining room

Bernardita R. Churchill, chair; Belinda A. Aquino, founding chair; Cherubim Quizon, Roger Bresnahan, Gloria Cano, Maria Dolores “Lola” Elizalde, Yoshiko Nagano, Nobutaka Suzuki, Charles Macdonald, Sida Sonsri, Cristina Barron, Julius Bautista (for Oona Paredes)


2-3.30pm Session 6


Room 101 Philippine Economic Histories: Individual Papers

  • Patricia Irene Dacudao, Ateneo de Manila University

Surviving the Philippine Frontier: External Trade and Internal Development in 1920s-1930s Davao

  • Nenet D. Padilla and Marianito M. Vito, Jr., La Consolacion College, Bacolod

Market Dynamics of a Negros Showroom: Drivers of Innovation

  • Tina S. Clemente, University of the Philippines Diliman

Barter-on-Credit, Hostage Bonds and Raids: Sino-Filipino Trade in Pre-Hispanic Philippine Ports


Room 103 Studies in Popular Culture 2: Individual Papers

  • Hope Sabanpan-Yu, Cebuano Studies Center, The University of San Carlos

The Comic in Cebuano Literature

  • Jessica Gross, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Something Else”: Maria Clara in Noli Me Tangere

  • Deirdre dela Cruz, The University of Michigan

Spirit Logic: Filipino Ghosts and Global Occultisms at the Turn of the Twentieth Century



Room 62 (De)Constructing the Philippines in the World: Individual Papers

  • Melinda Tan, Philippine Children’s Medical Center

Coping Experiences of Low Income Filipino Mothers and Fathers of Children with Autistic Disorder

  • Peter Kutschera, Philippine Amerasian Research Center, Angeles City

The Compelling Case for Military Filipino Amerasians as Diaspora

  • Clarissa Mijares, Ateneo de Manila University

The Filipino Dancer in Hong Kong Disneyland: Asserting “Filipinoness” in Labanotation


Room 104A/B Institutionalizing Politics: Individual Papers

  • David Barua Yap II, Ateneo de Manila University

Grantee of The Asia Foundation

An Empirical Analysis of Political Dynasties in the 15th Philippine Congress [co-authored with Ronald U. Mendoza]

  • Gabriel “Gabby” Domingo, University of California, Davis

Political Cycles in Philippine Municipalities

  • Fe Gladys Golo & Philip Paje, University of Asia and the Pacific

Contesting the Rule of Law in the Katarungang Pambarangay of Sorsogon and Tagbilaran Cities


Room 105 A/B Toward a New Revisionism

Panel Organized by Michael Cullinane

  • Michael M. Cullinane, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Retirada to Reconquista: The Central Visayas and Northern Mindanao, 1740-1850

  • Megan C. Thomas, University of California, Santa Cruz

Delayed Connections and the Matter of Distance: British Plans and News of their 1762 Attack on Manila

  • Ruth de Llobet, Universidad Pompeu Fabra

Pangasinan: Re-Thinking the 1812 Constitution’s Impact on Luzon



Michigamme Room 111 Years of Keeping the Nation’s Patrimony: The State of the Art of the National Museum’s Research, Collection and Museum Development


Moderator: Ana Maria Theresa P. Labrador, Assistant Director, National Museum of the Philippines

  • Arvin C. Diesmos, Zoology Division

Reviving A Legacy: The National Museum of the Philippines and Its Pivotal Role in Philippine

Biodiversity Research

  • Mary Jane Louise A. Bolunia, Archaeology Division

Linking the Philippines and the World: Archaeology and Prehistory of the Philippine Islands

  • Robert A. Balarbar, Arts Division

Conserving a National Cultural Treasure: The Case of Carlos Francisco’s “The Progress of Medicine in the Philippines”

  • Maria Eliza Hidalgo Agabin, Ilocos Sur Heritage Office

Exhibition: The Photographic Research on Ilocos Sur and its future home in the National Museum of Ilocos Sur


Riverside Room Queer Histories, Contested Modernities

–panel organized by Marin Joseph Ponce

  • Martin Joseph Ponce, The Ohio State University

Queering National History in Gina Apostal’s The Revolution According to Raymundo Mata

  • Victor Mendoza, The University of Michigan

Negroes Gone Native”: American Intimacies, Colonial Fantasies

  • Roland Sintos Coloma, The University of Toronto

Ang Ladlad and the Public Pedagogy of Queer Politics

  • Discussant: Sarita Eschavez See, University of California, Davis


Heritage Room Open for Collaboration


Monday October 29 3.30-4 Kellogg Lobby Afternoon Break


4.00-5.30 Session 7


Room 101 Epic and Ritual: Individual Papers

  • Genevieve L. Asenjo, De La Salle University

Engaging the Philippine Classic Onsite, Onstage, and Onscreen: The Case of the Panay-Visayan Epic Hinilawod

  • Karina Garilao, Fundacion Santiago

Images and Religious Rituals and Practices in Santa Ana, Manila During the American Period: An Oral History Project

  • Tomoko Onoe, Osaka University

A Plurality of Modern Medicine and Traditional Power in Kalinga Healing


Room 103 Economic Adaptation: Individual Papers

  • Shingo Fukuda, Kyoto University

The Decline of Philippine Labor Intensive Industry in a Period of Globalization: Case Studies of Footwear Manufacturing

  • Atsumasa Nagata, Ritsumeikan University

The Present Situation of Filipino Migrants in Japan

  • Koki Seki, Hiroshima University

Inclusion and Non-inclusion under the Government of Urban Poverty: A Case Study of Conditional Cash Transfer (Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program) under the Aquino Government



Room 62 Historical Reconsiderations 2: Individual Papers

  • Cristina Barron, Universidad Iberoamerica

Why Did the Philippines Not Obtain Independence as Mexico Did in the Early 19th Century?

  • Nariko Sugaya, Ehime University

Spanish Colonial Manila in Transition: Trade and Society at the Turn of the 19th Century

  • Gloria Cano, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

The Emergence of Catalan Nationalism and its Influence on the Filipino Intelligentsia


Room 104A/B Politics on the Edge: Individual Papers

  • Anne Lan K. Candelaria, Ateneo De Manila University

The Politics of Education in Philippine Provinces: Governors as Local Education Managers

  • Charles Donnelly, Monash University

Modern Sultanism and the Maguindanao Massacre



Room 105 A/B Chinese in the Philippines: Current Research Agenda and Future Directions

–panel organized by Bernardita R. Churchill

  • Teresita Ang See, Philippine Assn. for Chinese Studies, Kaisa Para sa Kaunlaran

Recent Studies, Research, Publications and Source Materials on the Chinese in the Philippines

  • Richard T. Chu, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Conducting “Tsinoy” Family History Research


Michgamme Room OPEN


Heritage Room Open for Collaboration


Monday Oct 29

6-7.00 Kellogg Auditorium Plenary 2: Keynote Address

  • Rodel Lasco, Senior Scientist, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)
    Professor, University of the Philippines Los Banos
    Lead Author,  Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

–The IPCC was awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize


The Philippines: A Country at Risk from Climate Change



Tuesday, October 30

7.30-8.30am Kellogg Lobby Continental Breakfast


8.30-10am Session 8


Room 101 Family Health and Well-Being: Individual Papers

  • Prisciliano A. Bauzon & Ernesto A. Buenaventura, Jr., University of Southern Mindanao

The Untold Stories of Filipino Children in Central Mindanao: Vulnerabilities and Challenges

  • Cecilia Fe L. Sta. Maria-Abalos, University of the Philippines Baguio

Narrative of the Pier



Room 103 Gazes upon the Philippines as Cultural Space:

Regional, Metropolitan and Alien

–panel organized by Ricardo Trimillos

  • Ricardo D. Trimillos, University of Hawaii Manoa

Music Performance and Microhistories: Working Across a Grand Narrative

  • Lorenzo Perillo, University of California Los Angeles

Maganda at Malakas: Neocolonialism, Dance Diplomacy, and the Politics of Gender in Hip-hop

  • Ryan Buyco, University of Hawaii Manoa

Ooka Shohei’s Travels in the Philippines: A Post-Colonial Reading


Room 104A/B Book Launching

Film: American Influences on Philippine Cinema by Nick Deocampo. Anvil Publishing Co., 2011.



Room 105 A/B Historical Reconsiderations 3: Individual Papers

  • Charles Sullivan, University of Michigan

Whose “Little Brown Brother”? Photographs and the Politics of Civilization in the early American Colonial Philippines, 1900-1920.

  • Ruby R. Paredes, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Defender of the Faith” or How William Howard Taft Kept the Filipinos Within the Catholic Fold

  • Florentino Rodao, Universidad Complutense

The Role of The Philippines Herald in the Commonwealth Period


Room 62 Education 2: Individual Papers

  • Junald Dawa Ango, , University of the Philippines Cebu, Grantee of The Asia Foundation

Fil-Am Schools”: The American Public School System’s Adaptations to Philippine Conditions during Its Early Years, 1901-1909 (An Initial Survey)

  • Fiona Seiger, National University of Singapore

Because We are “different”: Cross-Border Claims-Making by NGOs on Behalf of Japanese-Filipino Children in the Philippines and Multivocality on the Salience of Japanese ‘Blood’

  • Olivia Anne M. Habana, Ateneo De Manila University

Enslavement or Debt Peonage? Conflicting Ideas on Child Labor in the Early American Period


Michigamme Room Understanding the Field from Within

  • Winifredo B. Dagli, University of the Philippines Diliman

Pamamaybay sa Ilog Lagnas: Tungo sa Pagbabalangkas ng mga Piling Usapin sa Bundok Banahaw

  • Moreal Nagarit Camba, University of Asia and the Pacific; Grantee of The Asia Foundation

Mga Lente sa Likod na Lente: Isang Panimulang Pag-aaral ng Ilang Piling Litratong Kuha ni Xander Angeles

  • Jimmuel C. Naval, University of the Philippines Diliman

A Discourse on the History and Culture behind the Etymologies of Filipino Words (Ang Kasasayan at Kultura sa mga Ugat ng Salita)


Riverside Room Performance in Language and Literature: Individual Papers

  • Marilyn R. Canta, University of the Philippines Diliman

Lost in Translation”: Indian Linguistic Affinities in Philippine Textile Terminology

  • Maria Eileen L. Ramirez, University of the Philippines Diliman

For the Record: Contending Narratives of Performance from the Philippines, Construals of Public Selves

  • Anne Christine A. Ensomo, Ateneo de Manila University

The Trope of the Tropics: A Topographic Representation of Post-Colonial Archipelagic Formations as Seen in Representative Philippine Literature


Heritage Room Open for Collaboration


Tuesday Oct 30 10.15-12.15 Session 9


Room 101 New Doctoral Student Work in Philippine Studies 2:

From (Art) Constructs and Theories to Performance of Global Cultural Imaginations

–panel organized by Dada Docot

Moderator and Discussant: Vina A. Lanzona, University of Hawaii Manoa

  • Anjeline de Dios, Geography, National University of Singapore

Transnational Dynamics of Creative and Migrant Labor: The Case of Overseas Filipino Musicians

  • Christina Verano (Sornito) Carter, Anthropology, Columbia University

To Heir is to be Haunted: Rethinking the Logics of Kinship and Cultural Inheritance in the Western Visayas

  • Dada Docot, Anthropology, University of British Columbia

The Migrant in the Visuals: Visualizing Diasporic Narratives through the Performance of Ethnicity

  • Kristian Sendon Cordero, Cultural Studies, Ateneo de Naga University

The Asia Foundation/Michigan State University Conference Scholarship Awardee

Imagining the Indigene: Representation and Discourse on the Agta in Contemporary Bikol Writings


Room 103 ReSituating the Artisanal:

Design, Labor, Identity and Performance in Philippine Material Culture

–panel organized by B. Lynne Milgram

  • Patrick Alcedo, York University

Material Culture Meaning and Agency: Importing Costumes for Toronto’s Ati-atihan Festival Competition

  • Analyn Salvador-Amores, University of the Philippine, Baguio

Wearing Idenitities and the Reinvention of the Kalinga Identity: Felt-tip Markers, Tattooed T-shirts and Barong Tagalog

  • B. Lynne Milgram, Ontario College of Art and Design University

ReFashioning Household Production for Elite Global Markets: Edgy Crafts from the Central Philippines

  • Cherubim Quizon, Seton Hall University

Dressing the Lumad Body: Indigenous Peoples and the Development Discourse in Mindanao

  • Discussant: Ricardo Trimillos, University of Hawaii, Manoa


Room 104 A/B Jailed in the City: Penalization of Poverty, Criminalization of the Poor,

and the Control of Metro Manila’s Urban Space

–panel organized by Christopher Magno

  • Philip C. Parnell, Indiana University

Criminalizing Land Use among the Urban Poor: Weaknesses of Criminal Law in Contexts of Poverty

  • Wataru Kusaka, Kyoto University

Moralizing of Class Politics in Metro Manila: Criminalization of the Urban Poor under the Disciplinary Governance of the Metro Manila Development Authority

  • Saya Kiba, Kobe University

Perspectives of Election from the Disorganized Urban Poor and Fragmented Mass: A Case of Pasig City

  • Christopher Magno, Gannon University

In the Name of the City: The Urban Infrastructure of Criminalization and the Manufactured Transgression


Room 105 A/B NGOs in the Philippines: A Neo-Liberal State Agenda

or a Transformational Social Agenda

–panel organized by Susan Russell

  • Susan Russell, Northern Illinois University

Peacebuilding: The Role of NGOs in Mindanao

  • Christopher Martin, London School of Economics & Political Science

NGOs and the Moral Economy of OFWs and Youth in Batangas

  • Andres Narros Lluch, Universidad Nacionale y Distancia

The “Komedya” of International Development Projects in the Philippines

  • Faith R. Kares, Northwestern University

Simulating Democracy: Empowerment for Whom?


Room 62 Mindanao: Incorporating the Southern Frontier to the Philippine State

–panel organized by Federico Magdalena

  • Faina C. Abaya-Ulindang, Mindanao State University

Resettlement and Nation-Building: The Case of EDCOR Mindanao

  • Midori Kawashima, Sophia University

The Perception of the Philippine State by the Islamic Intellectuals of Lanao during the 1950s and ‘60s

  • Federico Magdalena, University of Hawaii, Manoa

Moro Resistance and Collaboration in Winning the Mindanao Frontier

  • Nobutaka Suzuki, Tsukuba University

The Career of Najeeb Saleeby and the Moro Problem: American Colonial Governance of the Muslim Filipinos



Michigamme Room Sexual Labor of Filipino Women in Globalization

  • Maria Hwang, Brown University

Freelancers in Hong Kong’s Nightlife Industry

  • Rhacel Parrenas, University of Southern California

The Sexual Citizenship of Migrant Hostesses in Tokyo

  • Masaaki Satake, Nagoya Gakuin University

Marriage Emigrants from the Philippines to Japan

  • Akiko Watanabe, Toyo University

Marrying Foreign Muslims in the Gulf States: A Preliminary Study of the Mixed Marriages of Overseas Working Filipino Women

Discussant: Jennifer Nazareno, University of California San Francisco


Riverside Room OPEN



Heritage Room Open for Collaboration


12.15-1.45 Lunch Break


Tuesday Oct 30 1.45-3.15pm Session 10


Room 101 Economics: Individual Papers

  • Satoru Nishimura, Kagoshima University

Changing Agents and Institutions in the Rural Economy in the Philippines: A Case Study of Hacienda Lusita

  • Clement Camposano, University of Asia and the Pacific

When Generosity Threatens: The Traffic in Goods and the Plurality of Struggles within the Contemporary Transnational Philippine Household


Room 103 Revisiting, Recycling and Recollecting Filipino Identities on Stage

  • Lily Ann B. Villaraza, Northern Illinois University

The Caricature of Condition: George Ade’s The Sultan of Sulu

  • Christi-Anne Castro, University of Michigan

The Changing Trope of the Filipina in a US Popular Song

  • Ruth Pe Palileo, Trinity College, Dublin

The Art of Pagbalik, the Act of Recycling and the Importance of Properties in the Philippine Aesthetics of Poverty

Discussant: Joi Barrios-LeBlanc, University of California, Berkeley & University of the Philippine, Diliman


Room 104 A/B Historical Reconsiderations 4: Individual Papers

  • Imke Rath, Universitat Hamburg

The Soul and the Inner Self: A Discussion on Early Modern Tagalog and Christian Concepts of the Essence of Mankind

  • Laurence Tumpag, Northern Illinois University

A Comparative Analysis of Gender Performance in Pre-colonial Philippines, Indonesia, and Various Western Cultures: A Literature Review

  • Ariel Cusi Lopez, Leiden University

Divergent Narratives of Two Sultanates: Maguindanao and Sulu in the 18th Century



Room 105 A/B


Room 62 Mental Health and Well-Being: Individual Papers

  • Karryl Mae C. Ngina & Emma Ruth T. Calde

An Exploratory Study of Sapo as an Indigenous Psychotherapy

  • Maria Regina M. Hechanova, Antover Tuliao, Lota A. The, Arsenio Alianan & Avegale Acosta

Problem Severity, Technology Adoption, and Intent to Seek Online Counseling among OFWs

  • Marylendra (Neth) Penetrante, Divine Word College

Children’s Resilience and Natural Disasters: The Bicol Experience


Michigamme Room Interpreting Traditions: Individual Papers

  • Deanna Weibel, Grand Valley State University

Igorots, Athropologists, and “Igorrote Villages”: the Impact of Ethnology as Imperialism

  • Alvin G. Mejorada,

Divided and Conquered: Pre-Colonial Institutions and Post-Colonial Economic Development in the Philippines


Riverside Room Education 3: Individual Papers

  • Remedios Sapasalan, De La Salle University, Dasmarinas

Summarizing Strategies of Filipino College Students in L1 and L2

  • Ricamela Saturay Palis, Colegio de San Juan de Letran Calamba

From Cultural Literacy to Cultural Resonance: Emerging Notions and Practices of Cultural Education in the Philippines

  • John Lee Candelaria, University of the Philippines, Los Banos,

Grantee of The Asia Foundation

Photography as Propaganda: The Creation of the New “Filipino” in Japanese Propaganda Photographs, 1942-1944



Heritage Room Open for collaboration



3.15-3.45 afternoon break


Tuesday October 30 3.45-5.15 pm Session 11


Room 101 Open


Room 103 Powers from the Margin:

Making Disaster Risk Reduction Inclusive Among Vulnerable Groups

  • Thea Hilhorst, Wageningen University, Netherlands

Indigenous Peoples’ Response to Disasters

  • Soledad Natalia M. Dalisay, University of the Philippines Diliman

Climate Trouble: Women Facing Up to the Challenges of Climate Change in Coastal Communities

  • Emmanuel Luna, University of the Philippines Diliman

Disaster Risks and Adaptive Social Protection among Street Families in a Commercial District in Quezon City

  • Jake Rom D. Cadag, Université de Montpellier II

Integrating Marginalized Social Groups in Disaster Risk Reduction


Room 104 A/B Historical Reconsiderations 4: Individual Papers

  • Ryan Crewe, University of Colorado, Denver

Transpacific Inquisitions: Policing the Precarious Boundaries of Faith for the Mexican Holy Office in 17th Century Manila

  • Michael Hawkins, Creighton University

Preserving Savagery and Domesticating Violence in the Philippines Muslim South, 1899-1913

  • Bryan Ziadie, Ateneo de Manila University

Counterinsurgency, Culture and the Bells of Balangiga


Room 105 A/B Book Publishing in the Philippines

  • Maricor Baytion, Director, Ateneo De Manila University Press

Academic Publishing: Scholarship & Nation Building

  • Marivi Soliven Blanco, Award-winning fictionist & essayist

Rights to Publish & Read: The Complicated World of Rights Negotiation vs the Rights of the People

  • Karina Africa Bolasco, Director, Anvil Books

Martial Law Narratives & Shaping a Nation’s Memory

  • Ma. Joi Barrios-LeBlanc, University of the Philippines Diliman & University of California Berkeley

Writing in Filipino, Publishing Bilingually:  Notes of a Poet/Political Activist Based in the U.S.


Room 62 Challenging Fundamental Assumptions: Individual Papers

  • Charles J-H Macdonald, Centre Nationale de la Recherche Scientifique

Filipino Values Reconsidered

  • Lisandro E. Claudio, Ateneo de Manila University

Notes on Anti-Nationalism and the Postcolony: A Dissenting View from Within Philippine Historiography


Michigamme Room How Can We Write Philippine History?

  • John Crossley, Monash University

The History of Philippine History

  • Maria Dolores Elizalde, Instituto de Historia, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)

When Spaniards Began to Write About Philippine History as if They Were Not Spanish

  • Paul A. Dumol, University of Asia and the Pacific

Towards a New Narrative of Philippine General History

Discussant: Gloria Cano, Universidad Pompeu Fabra


Riverside Room Economics of Environment and Development 2: Individual Papers

  • Agustin Arcenas, University of the Philippines, Diliman

The Occupational Hazards of Climate Change: Heat Exposure and Other Health Impacts on Semi-skilled Workers’ Productivity

  • Vanessa Fixmer Oraiz, Fulbright U. S. Student Program, University of the Philippines Los Banos

Kawayan – A Study of Climate Change Justice in the Province of Abra, Philippines


Heritage Room—OPEN for collaboration



Tuesday Oct 30


Kellogg Auditorium Pre-screening of a new film directed by Nick Deocampo:

Film: American Beginnings of Philippine Cinema”



7.30 pm Huntington Club* at Spartan Stadium Buffet

*Walking directions—less than 15 minutes at a leisurely pace: Leave Kellogg by the door just past Room 105, walking straight ahead (watch for bikes), crossing the footbridge and continuing along the wide pathway. Cross the road at the Spartan monument and look up toward the right where you will see the profile of a Greek warrior’s helmet on the backside of a large scoreboard at the near end of the stadium. Walk to there and enter by the glass doors past Gate H. Take the elevator to the 4th floor.


8.15 pm Roundtable–Philippine Studies: State of the Art Internationally

Chair and Organizer:   Belinda A. Aquino, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Yoshiko Nagano, Kanagawa University, Yokohama, Japan

Federico Magdalena, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Lance D. Collins, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Sida Sonsri, Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand


As in previous ICOPHIL conferences, this year’s roundtable discussion explores the current state of scholarship in Philippine Studies in various international settings and in newer fields other than the conventional disciplines in the arts and sciences. The purpose of this discussion is to be informed what themes are being researched by scholars on Philippine society and culture beyond the traditional topics covered by the regular disciplines. In the last ICOPHIL (2008), two presentations were made on Philippine women’s studies and on the Filipino diaspora.   


Wed. Oct 31 Airport Shuttles and post-conference activities


For departures from Capital City Airport (LAN), arrive at least one hour before boarding time.


For departures from Detroit Metro Airport (DTW), arrive at least 1.5 hours before boarding time. The Michigan Flyer leaves from the Albert St. side of the Marriott. See for schedules and to make a reservation (required) . The Marriott is reachable on the #1 bus.

  • From Kellogg walk north (angle right as you leave the front door) to the corner of Michigan Ave. cross Harrison to the bus stop. Take the #1 bus (Meridian Mall) to the Grand-River- past-Abbott stop (2 minutes), cross Grand River Ave, walk one block in the same direction the bus was going, cross M.A.C. Ave.. turn left and walk a short block to Albert.
  • From the Lansing Radisson, walk south on Grand Ave. to the traffic circle, cross diagonally to the southeast corner of Grand and Michigan Ave., and take the #1 bus (Meridian Mall) to the Grand- River-past-Abbott stop (14 minutes), and follow directions as above.
  • From Gatehouse Suites, cross Grand River and take the #1 bus (D’town Lansing) to the Grand-River-past-M.A.C. stop. (5 min), walk back to M.A.C. and follow directions as above.
  • From the Super-8, take the #1 bus (D’town Lansing) on your side of Grand River Ave., to the Grand-River-past-M.A.C. stop. (6 min), walk back to M.A.C. and follow directions as above.


For the workshop at the University of Michigan, a bus will be waiting at the front door of the Kellogg hotel. Those who will be going on to their flights out of Detroit Metro after the workshop, and those who plan to stay overnight in Ann Arbor, should bring their luggage with them. Those who will be returning to fly out of Lansing/Capital City should leave their luggage with the concierge at Kellogg.


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