Focus on the Global South, the Philippines-Cuba Friendship Association, and the University of the Philippines-College of Mass Communications (UP-CMC) are co-organizing an event dubbed “The Struggle Against Forgetting: A Writer’s (Journalist & Novelist) Perspective,” 4th April 20171 – 4 P.M. at the UP-CMC Auditorium.

Our guest of honor and main speaker at the event is Ms Marta Rojas Rodriguez, Cuban journalist and novelist. Ms Rodriguez covered historic events of the Revolution, including the attacks on the Moncada Barracks in 1953, and wrote reportage on Fidel Castro’s travels inside and outside of Cuba. She also has several testimonial books and journalistic chronicles to her name as a war correspondent in Viet Nam and was one of the founders of the Cuban Committee of Solidarity with South Viet Nam. In recent years, she has transitioned to fiction writing, winning the Alejo Carpienter Prize for Novel in 2006.

Please come and join us in a timely, enriching discussion with Ms Rodriguez and our other guest speakers.

UP President Francisco Nemenzo Jr – Opening Remarks

Mr. Patrick Campos (UP-CMC) – Welcome Remarks on behalf of the Organizers

Ms. Marta Rojas Rodriguez – Main talk

Responses from:

Dr. Diosa Labiste – Department of Journalism, UP-CMC

Dr. Luna Sicat-Cleto – UP-Institute of Creative Writing

Mr. Joseph Purugganan (Focus on the Global South) – Closing Remarks


Moderator: Ms Clarissa V. Militante, Focus on the Global South


See you there!