Interrogating Presidential Papers: The Ferdinand Marcos Diaries


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When: Sep 1 2017 - 12:00pm until Sep 1 2017 - 1:00pm
Where: John A. Burns Hall, Room 4111 (Fourth Floor), 1601 East-West Road, Honolulu, Hawaii

Please join us for a Public Seminar with Professor Ambeth Ocampo of Ateneo de Manila University

These handwritten diaries, spanning the years 1969-1984, were left behind by Ferdinand Marcos and his family when they fled the presidential palace in February 1986. Since then, they have been in the custody of the Presidential Commission on Good Government. Professor Ocampo is preparing the diaries for publication, collating from different manuscript sources, and annotating from newspapers and the Official Gazette. He will present an assessment of Marcos’ own view of events during years chronicled by the diaries.

Ambeth Ocampo is a professor at the Ateneo de Manila University in Quezon City, Philippines. He is the Philippines’ top scholar on Philippines’ national hero José Rizal about whom he has written several books. He writes a column on Philippine history for the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

Free and open to the public

Seating is limited

Please RSVP at: 944-7111 or

Paid parking is available on the UHM campus.

This seminar is co-sponsored by: Filipino Association of University Women, Knights of Rizal, School of Pacific and Asian Studies (UHM), Center for Philippine Studies (UHM) and Philippine Airlines  


Primary Contact Info:
Phone: 944-7111