Christian Emmanuel Catahan is a researcher. He is currently the Intramuros Administration’s in-house researcher and archivist, as well as Coordinator for the IA Center for Intramuros Studies.

He has a BA in History with a cognate in Anthropology (cum laude) from the University of the Philippines Diliman. Currently, he is taking his MA in Archaeology at the same university. He is a lifetime member of the Philippine Historical Association


As main speaker

ILS 76 – The Big One: The 1863 Earthquake of Corpus Christi


ILS episodes moderated/hosted

EpisodeTitle
79Coast Artillery: An Overview on the Harbor Defenses of Manila Bay
78Visibilizing the Invisible: Using Multimedia Sources in Reconstructing Philippine LGBTQIA+ History
77Los Indios Philipinos: Early Filipino Migrant Workers in Acapulco in the 16th & 17th Centuries

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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