Darwin Absari is a professor at the University of the Philippines Institute of Islamic Studies. He has a BA in Political Science from the Mindanao State University, and an MA in Islamic Studies from the UP Diliman Institute of Islamic Studies.

A well-published author, he has written several books on Moro studies, such as:  Pag-Tuhan: The Tausug Spiritual Tradition (for publication); “Qur’an and Sunnah: The Source of Knowledge, Values, and Norms of the Moros”(for publication); and When Warriors Meet Traders: The Long History of Sulu-China Friendship.


As main speaker
ILS 19 – History of Muslims in Hispanic Manila


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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