6 events to attend this week of September 14 to 20

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On Sep. 18, historian Ambeth Ocampo will talk about some of this year’s most timely topics: fake news and the pandemic. Photo from AYALA MUSEUM/FACEBOOK

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines Life) — This week, dive into art, comics, history, poetry, and ways to combat fake news.

The CommonRoom with Justice Carpio: The Role of the Youth in the West Philippine Sea

JCI Philippines will be hosting a talk called with former Senior Associate Justice and Acting Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Antonio Carpio. He will be discussing the youth’s role in the West Philippine Sea this Saturday, Sep. 19, 2020 from 2:30 p.m to 5:00 p.m. This will be an interesting topic for those who’d like to understand the Philippines’ legal claim to the territory, and how diplomacy plays a role in exercising our rights to the West Philippine Sea.

The talk is free of charge, and you may register here

History Comes Alive with Ambeth Ocampo

Ayala Museum launches their virtual arm with a series of talks by professor and historian Ambeth Ocampo on some of this year’s most timely topics: fake news and the pandemic. On Friday, Sep. 18, 2020, from 5 to 5:40 p.m, he will discuss the cultural significance of disease in the past and present.

Regular tickets are priced at ₱1,000, and ₱700 for teachers, students, Ayala Group of Companies employees, and museum members. For ₱2,700, you can purchase a virtual pass that grants you access to the HCA talks on Sep. 18 and Oct. 2 as well as Manila Symphony Orchestra’s Rush Hour Concert Online in November.

You may inquire for purchase of tickets here.

History and Revisionism

Gateway Gallery teams up with professor and historian John Ray Ramos to tackle the widespread historical revisionism that is enabled by trolls, fake news, and different social media tactics on Saturday, Sep. 19, 2020 from 2 to 3 p.m. Learn about the foundation of historical accuracy and how you, personally, can counteract the phenomenon of revisionism and fake news.

The discussion will be streamed on Gateway Gallery’s Facebook Page. An e-certificate will also be offered to those who complete the webinar and follow-up survey.

ArtSpeak: Kiri Dalena

Ateneo Art Gallery pushes forward with another installment of their ArtSpeak series, this week featuring UP Los Baños alumni, award-winning artist, filmmaker, and activist Kiri Dalena.

The talk will be held on Wednesday, Sep. 16, 2020, from 2 to 4 p.m. Registration is now closed but you can watch the event live on the Ateneo Art Gallery Facebook page.

Philippine International Comics Online Festival

Local comics organization and convention KOMIKET, in collaboration with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, present the 2nd Philippine International Comics Online Festival (PICOF). Currently on its third week, comic sales, features, seminars, and workshops will be held until Sep. 19, including a workshop with Ricky Lee and directors Quark Henares and Paul Basinillo.

You can find more updates on the upcoming events through KOMIKET’s Twitter Page.

Bersong Euro-Pinoy Goes to Bikol

Bersong Europinoy is a multi-cultural event where poets and writers from the Philippines and the European Union will read their works in their native language. The recital is called “Mga Tataramon nin Paglaom: Words of Hope, Verses Versus the Virus.” The event is in collaboration with poets from the Bikol community and the Embassies of Czech Republic, France, Hungary, Italy through the Philippine-Italian Association, Poland, Spain through Instituto Cervantes.

The event will stream live on Saturday, Sep. 19 on the European Union in the Philippines Facebook page starting at 10 a.m. For the complete list of poets participating, click here.