Humanities Diliman: A Philippine Journal of Humanities

Humanities Diliman is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal for the humanities. Published semi-annually and indexed in Scopus, it is bilingual and both disciplinal and multi-disciplinary. Humanities Diliman promotes scholarship in the arts and humanities in the Philippines, as well as international synergies, especially with scholars of Southeast Asian studies. Original articles and reviews are welcome.

HD provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Contents of this journal may not be reproduced except for noncommercial, personal, educational, and research purposes. In the same manner, publication in HD does not entail article processing charges (APCs), submission charges, pages charges, color charges, and any similar charges.


Ruth Jordana L. Pison, University of the Philippines Diliman

Associate Editors
Leah E. Abayao, University of the Philippines Baguio
Jose S. Buenconsejo, University of the Philippines Diliman
Rommel A. Curaming, University of Brunei Darussalam
Scott M. Koterbay, East Tennessee State University
Patrick F. Campos, University of the Philippines Diliman
Helen Yu Rivera, University of the Philippines Diliman
Rommel B. Rodriguez, University of the Philippines Diliman
Matthew M. Santamaria, University of the Philippines Diliman
Sir Anril P. Tiatco, University of the Philippines Diliman
Rolando B. Tolentino, University of the Philippines Diliman
Maria Rhodora G. Ancheta, University of the Philippines Diliman

Managing Editor
Conchitina R. Cruz, University of the Philippines Diliman

Editorial Assistant
Merrydith J. Olivan

Layout Artist
Mirriam M. Velasco

Zarina Joy T. Santos
Loren E. Agaloos
Jean Aaron D. de Borja
Alexandra Francesca A. Bichara



Humanities Diliman Vol. 19 No. 1 (January-June 2022)


We are pleased to announce the publication of Humanities Diliman Vol. 19 No. 1 (Jan-June 2022). This issue features the following articles: "Locating the Asog: A Historical Account of Philippine Gay Identity in the Spanish Colonial Period" by Francis Luis M. Torres; "Contextualizing Duterte’s Rhetoric: The Rhetorical Situation of President Rodrigo Duterte’s Public Addresses on the Philippine’s Federal Shift" by Charles Erize P. Ladia; "The 1943 Bengal Famine and the Re-Enactment of Memory: A Study of Ashani Sanket (Distant Thunder, 1973) and Akaler Sandhane (In Search of a Famine, 1980)" by Jigisha Bhattacharya; and "A Critique of the Theme Park Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar Based on Some Principles of Heritage Conservation and Contending Perspectives" by Hannah Grace R. Lopez, Generoso B. Pamittan, Jr., and Feorillo A. Demeterio III.

It includes a monograph by Leslie Anne L. Liwanag and Michael Charleston “Xiao” B. Chua titled "Ang Paghiraya sa Bansa ni Don Belong: Pagsusuri ng mga Akda ni Isabelo de los Reyes sa Kanyang Yugto ng Transisyon (1897–1912)." Reviews by Arwin Q. Tan (on Mary Talusan’s Instruments of Empire) Ramon Guillermo (on Rommel Curaming’s Power and Knowledge in Southeast Asia) complete the issue.

Humanities Diliman is a Scopus-indexed, peer-reviewed, open-access journal published semi-annually by the UP Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Development. The issue may be accessed here:

Posted: 2022-06-27

New submission process for Humanities Diliman

Beginning October 2021, Humanities Diliman will be receiving manuscript submissions through ScholarOne Manuscripts. To submit your work, please create an account at
We have also revised our guidelines for authors: Please ensure that your submission adheres to the guidelines before uploading it. 
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Posted: 2021-10-18
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