Prof. Dr. Jose Victor Z. Torres is a multi-awarded writer, Palanca award-winning playwright, and essayist. He has a M.A. and a Ph.D. in History from the University of Santo Tomas.
He is currently a full professor at the Department of History of the De La Salle University where he also serve as associate director for Drama and History at its Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Center.
A former researcher of the Intramuros Administration, his book Ciudad Murada: A Walk Through Historic Intramuros (Vibal Publishing) won the National Book Award for Travel Writing in 2006 and in 2017, his collection of essays To the Person Sitting in Darkness and Other Footnotes in Philippine History (UST Publishing House) was awarded the National Book Award for Essays in English. He is the author and editor of books on Philippine history and culture and a contributor of articles on history and culture to local magazines and journals.
As main speaker
ILS 5 – Symbols of a Glorious Past: A Look at the Old Monuments of Intramuros
About the Intramuros Learning Sessions
The Intramuros Learning Sessions (ILS) is the educational webinar series of the Intramuros Administration (IA). The IA is an attached national government agency under the Department of Tourism.
Topics are interdisciplinary and cover themes related to Intramuros and Manila studies, Philippine studies, as well as cultural heritage studies. Pursuant to IA’s charter, the ILS aims to contribute to the strengthening of the Filipino’s national identity and sense of belonging and pride.
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