Professor Emeritus Mojares receives Gawad Tanglaw ng Lahi Award

| June 29, 2013

USC Professor Emeritus Resil B. Mojares will be conferred the prestigious Gawad Tanglaw ng Lahi Award from the Ateneo de Manila University on July 16, 2013 at the Rev. Henry Lee Irwin Theatre.

Ateneo de Manila University created the Gawad Tanglaw ng Lahi Award in 1970 to single out those who have dedicated their life’s work to the pursuit of Filipinism and the Filipino identity through any of the channels of culture. As such, the award recognizes the contribution of any individual or organization, regardless of race, creed or political affiliation so long as he/she/it has succeeded in steering the national consciousness towards a clarification, development and enhancement of the essential Filipino image.

Since this award holds up the recipient to public honor and recognition by the Ateneo de Manila University and community, the personal integrity and moral qualities of the honoree should also be considered, as honorees of the university are meant to be held up as models in their own lines of endeavor.

Dr. Resil Mojares is founding director of the USC Cebuano Studies Center. He has authored several books on Philippine history, literature and politics. His latest book, Isabelo’s Archive (2013) published by Anvil Publishing, Inc. was launched at Ateneo de Manila University during his public lecture entitled “Writing the Archive: Reflections on the History of Philippine Scholarship.”

        Mojares has received six Philippine National Book Awards among other prestigious recognition to his renown. His other books include Brains of the Nation; The War Against the Americans: Resistance and Collaboration in Cebu Province; Waiting for Maria Makiling; Aboitiz: Family & Firm in the Philippines; House of Memory: Essays; and Vicente Sotto, The Maverick Senator

Dr. Resil Mojares in the book signing during the launch of his latest book Isabelo’s Archive.


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