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RTD: The State of Translation in the Philippines: Achievements and Ways Forward

The Decolonial Studies Program (DSP) of the UP Center for Integrative and Development Studies is pleased to invite you to “The State of Translation in the Philippines: Achievements and Ways Forward,” a roundtable discussion happening on 23 August 2019 (Friday), 1:00–4:00 PM, at the UP CIDS Conference Hall, LGF Ang Bahay ng Alumni, UP Diliman.


The event will be a free-flowing discussion amongst the speakers and audience about the following topics:

  • The state of translation studies and translation as a professional field in the country
  • Opportunities and challenges for translators in the digital age
  • Identifying key works and media for translation into Philippine languages
  • Cooperation between different academic departments for projects in translation
  • Distribution of books and economics of translation
  • National policies affecting translation studies and translators


The roundtable will feature the following speakers:

  • Professor Wystan de la Peña (Department of European Languages, UP Diliman)
  • Jillian Melchor (Department of European Languages, UP Diliman)
  • Karina Bolasco (Ateneo de Manila University Press)
  • Dr. Romulo Baquiran, Jr. (Departamento ng Filipino at Panitikan ng Pilipinas, UP Diliman)
  • Dr. Michael Coroza (Kagawaran ng Filipino, Ateneo de Manila University)
  • Dr. Mary-Ann Bacolod (Department of Linguistics, UP Diliman)
  • Kristian Cordero (Ateneo de Naga University)


The event is free and open to the public, but pre-registration via [email protected] is highly encouraged. You may also contact the same email address for more information about the event.