Forum on baluartes and rap contest to mark 123rd Philippine independence

Cebu historians, a Tausug scholar, and an Augustinian priest will delve into the Moro raids and Spanish fortifications in the late 16th to early 19th century Cebu/Visayas in a panel discussion on Independence Day. Cebu rap artists will also physically perform their bars with the theme on unity. Entitled “Baluarte (Fortress of defense and reconquest):…

Scholars, women advocates to tackle precolonial Visayan women power in bed and politics

Dominance of women in religion, culture, politics, and sex in precolonial Visayas is the focus of a panel discussion among scholars and women advocates during a blended Valentine cultural event. To celebrate #Cebu500 years of being part of the first circumnavigation of the world, a Visayas historian, an anthropology professor, and a New York-based journalist…