‘What is the Filipino’ discussed in webinar

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INSTITUTO Cervantes will be holding an online lecture tackling the Filipino identity by anthropologist Fernando Zialcita on May 13, 6 p.m.

The lecture will discuss and try to answer the question “What is the Filipino,” according to a release。

“Zialcita approaches this issue from the principle that the Filipino is neither East nor West, neither North nor South. The Filipino is all of these, for the Filipino is a griffin. Like the mythical animal that combines the head and wings of an eagle with the body of a lion, the Filipino brings opposites together,” said the release.

Mr. Zialcita obtained both his M.A. and Ph.D. at the University of Hawaii, and currently teaches at the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the Ateneo de Manila University where he heads the university’s Cultural Heritage Studies program.

He specializes in heritage and identity, art and its cultural context, and interfaces between the foreign and the indigenous.

The online lecture will be in Spanish with simultaneous translation in English. Admission is free on a first-come, first-served basis via Zoom.

To access the webinar and for more information, visit .