April 6-9, 2016  Book launch of Hotspot, Cool Country: Biodiversity in the Philippines (Anvil Publishing) at the 25th Annual Symposium by the Biodiversity Conservation Society of the Philippines in Calapan, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines

November 2015    Asia Society, New York City. Author talk and book-signing for The FIre Beneath: Tales of Gold

First week of July 2014 (tentative) Tacloban, Philippines launch of “Verses Typhoon Yolanda” (

July 31-August 2, 2014  Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) national conference, San Diego, California. Panel speaker on Volunteerism among Filipino Americans.

April 5, 2013     Social Hall, 5th Floor, The Philippine Center, 447 Sutter, San Francisco, California. 6-7:30 p.m.

April 19, 2013  Authors Night, LA Times Festival of Books, Los Angeles, California (details to follow), 6-9 p.m. (I speak at 6:50)

April 20, 2013    Symposium on Earth Day, hosted by PESO (Philippine Engineers and Scientists Organization), DeVry             University, Illinois. Presenter, “It Takes a Village to Save a Reef”

August 31, 2013   University of the Philippines Alumni Association in American National Convention, Treasure Island Resort and Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada.  Plenary speaker “Diaspora and Transnationalism: Home is Where the Heart Is.”

Summer 2013       Vancouver, Canada   and Seattle, Washington.  Details to Follow

June 2013   Back in the Philippines



U.S. Book Launch:  Sunday, November 18, 2012, 1:30-4:30 p.m. at the Emily Oaks Nature Center, 4650 Brummel Street, Skokie. There will be refreshments, readings of select passages, and book signing. Please RSVP to  so I can estimate the amount of food.

Philippine Book Launch: Sunday, December 9, 2012 2-6 p.m., Ayala Museum, Makati. There will be refreshments, readings of select passages with question-and-answer, and book signing.  Please RSVP to so I can estimate the amount of food.