Binalot Talk 2024

February 14, 2024
I presented my paper titled "What Can Historical Linguists Learn from Archaeologists: Some Reflections from Teaching Lingg 150" at the 2024 installment of the Binalot Talks. More details at Read more about Binalot Talk 2024

VERA Files Fact Check Yearender

December 19, 2023
VERA Files is a nonstock, nonprofit media organization that takes a more in-depth look into contemporary Philippine issues. I was interviewed by their correspondent Nica Rhiana Hanopol on President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr.'s doublespeak in the video feature "VERA FILES FACT CHECK YEARENDER: Pangako o Pangarap? Marcos Jr.'s doublespeak". You may watch the feature in their official website ( and Youtube channel (  Read more about VERA Files Fact Check Yearender

A.I. Talk at De Paul House

November 10, 2023

I was invited to give a talk last November 10 2023 on Artificial Intelligence and its relations to human language at a seminar talk-show at the De Paul House, St. Vincent School of Theology, Tandang Sora, Quezon City. The talk was attended by seminarians in their 1st to 4th years of theology study and the academic coordinator Manuel Victor J. Sapitula, PhD.

Tuko Chronicles Episode 6 Out Now

October 23, 2023

Tuko Chronicles is the official podcast of the UP CSSP Folklore Studies Program. The latest episode titled "Hop-On Hop-Off Linguistics Caravan: Snippets of Life as Told Through Various Philippine Languages" was produced in collaboration with the UP Department of Linguistics. It features narratives told by individual speakers of the languages Ibatan, Itneg Inlaud, Kapampangan Mabatang, Porohanon, Bagobo-Klata, and graduate students and faculty members of the department providing introductory remarks to each recording. I served as the host of the episode.

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Research Activities in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

October 2, 2023

I attended the Third Critical Island Studies Conference with the theme "Islands and Commodities" last 2 October 2023 at the Faculty of Cultural Sciences, Universitas Gadjah Mada at Yogyakarta, Indonesia. More information on the conference may be found in their official website:

It was held back to back with the 11th Literary Studies Conference with the theme "Geopolitics & Literature: Reimagining The Past, Present, & Future" from 3-4 October 2023 at Universitas Sanata Dharma in the same city. In this conference, I presented my paper...

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Plenary on Historical Linguistics in the Philippines at 15PLC

August 23, 2023

The 15th Philippine Linguistics Congress (15PLC) was held from 23-25 August 2023 at the NISMED Auditorium, University of the Philippines Diliman. Maria Kristina S. Gallego, Honeylet Dumoran, and myself gave a plenary lecture titled Philippine historical and comparative linguistics from below on the first day of the conference. More details on the conference can be found in the official website

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LSPIC 2023 presentation

Featured Paper at LSPIC2023

April 29, 2023

My paper titled The Constantino-Cubar Dissensus and Philippine Language Description was tagged as a featured paper at the 5th Linguistic Society International Conference (LSPIC) held from 27-29 April 2023 at the Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology. The full manuscript can be accessed here:

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E. Arsenio Manuel Best Student Paper Award

October 28, 2022
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Pambansang Wika: Para sa bansa, para sa lahat?

September 9, 2022
Naimbitahan ako ng Culture Talks PH na makilahok sa isang talakayan sa Twitter Space tungkol sa pambansang wika at ang mga naging/nagiging epekto nito sa isang multilingguwal at multikultural na bansa kagaya ng Pilipinas. Kasama ko sina Monica F. A. W. Santos at Reginaldo Cruz ng Departamento ng Antropolohiya, Unibersidad ng Pilipinas Diliman at Jecon Dreisbach ng De La Salle University at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. Maaaring makita ang live tweets tungkol sa sesyon sa Read more about Pambansang Wika: Para sa bansa, para sa lahat?