Paglulunsad at Paglalayag (with La Trobe Asia & The Katig Collective)

  • Date: 22 Nov 2022 | 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Venue: Palma Hall 2nd Floor Lobby

The United Nations declared the year 2022 as the start of the International Decade of Indigenous Languages. The declaration aims to celebrate global linguistic diversity, raise awareness of the situation of threatened languages, and advance the linguistic rights of minoritized languages. As a response to this call and as part of the fulfillment of the mandate of the UP Department of Linguistics, we are holding Paglulunsad at Paglalayag on 22 November 2022, at 2:30 pm at the Palma Hall Second Floor Lobby.

The program has three components: 

(1) Launching of the La Trobe Asia Brief: Indigenous Language Rights and the Politics of Fear in Asia, a policy brief written by Gerald Roche (La Trobe University), Madoka Hammine (Meio University), and Tuting Hernandez (University of the Philippines). Gerald Roche will be sharing some portions of the brief; 

(2) Launching of the Katig Collective, an initiative that seeks to advance the linguistic rights of various Philippine ethnolinguistic groups. John Michael de Pano and Patricia Asuncion will discuss the mission and plans of the initiative and provide a brief tour of the website of the collective;

(3) Stories from Babuyan Claro. Maria Kristina Gallego, the current chair of the Department, the current chair of the Department, will discuss the history of peopling and the language ecology of Babuyan Claro.

Paglulunsad at Paglalayag is also part of the activities in celebration of the centenary of the UP Department of Linguistics.

This event will be conducted in person but attendance will be limited and strictly controlled due to the pandemic. If you wish to attend, please email us at and signify your intention to participate in person. A recording of the event will be uploaded at a later date on our YouTube Channel.