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June 19: A LIVE Event “Serving Rizal” | Celebrate the 159th Birth Anniversary of Jose Rizal

Join us as we commemorate the 159th Birth Anniversary of Philippine National Hero Dr. Jose Rizal, and celebrate the Third Anniversary of Sentro Rizal Washington DC

Friday, June 19, 2020

8:00 – 9:30 pm EDT



Food Historian

Author of “The Foods of Jose Rizal” and

“In Excelsis: The Mission of Jose P. Rizal – Humanist and Philippine National Hero”

In addition to writing two books about Philippine national hero Dr. Jose Rizal, Sta. Maria aided the updating of three prominent Rizal historical sites during the Centennial of Rizal’s Martyrdom in 1996 and the declaration of the Rizal Monument at Luneta as a Philippine National Treasure on its centenary in 2013. She pioneers Philippine food history and researches on the Spanish and American colonial eras. Sta. Maria is multi-awarded for her writing and service to cultural agencies and museums, public and private, as a commissioner, a board member, and an adviser for well over four decades.

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The presentation will be streamed live via Facebook @PHinUSA.

Submit your 3-minute cooking video for a chance to win a special prize. Email your entry to by June 17, 2020. For more information, please see details in the flyer below.

By virtue of the National Cultural Heritage Act of 2009, Sentro Rizal Washington D.C. is a platform for showcasing outstanding Filipino, and Filipino-American talents, and the historically rich Philippine language, diverse culture and the arts. It also aims to inspire a new breed of artists among the Filipino diaspora.

The US-Philippines Society is proud to collaborate with Sentro Rizal Washington DC on this live event marking its third anniversary!

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