Intramuros Learning Sessions episode no. 18


Coffee in the Philippines transcends from merely a beverage for consumption to playing an important role in defining who we are as a people. Understand these and more in our talk Philippine Coffee: A Case For Conserving Our Coffee Heritage.

  • Guest speaker: Rich Watanabe
  • Panel discussant: Vito Hernandez
  • Moderator: Ruth Punzalan

About the Speaker: Rich Watanabe

Rich Watanabe is a coffee specialist. He is at present the CEO of SGD Coffee and Culture Center, Inc., as well as the founder and Executive Director of Coffee Heritage Project. In addition to this, he is also Event Coordinator of the Manila Coffee Festival. Rich pursued his passion for coffee after a successful career in the private sector and doing developmental work.

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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Creadoras: A Tribute to Betsey Westerndorp
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