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Hung Wo and Elizabeth Lau Ching Foundation Award for Faculty Service to the Community

Service Award Winner

Belinda Aquino
UH Manoa

As a professor and director of the Center for Philippine Studies, Belinda Aquino is recognized for a continuing series of invaluable contributions to the Filipino community.

Aquino has been a source of information, advice, opinion and analysis on community issues, including immigration, human rights, labor and employment, higher education, Philippine-American relations, women and minorities, Mindanao, and Philippine history, culture and society to several diverse groups in the community. She has assisted victims of perennial Philippine disasters, such as typhoons, earthquakes, floods, volcanic eruptions and other calamities.

Because of her expertise as a social scientist and Philippine specialist, the Philippine Consulate has often requested Aquino to speak in forums, programs and gatherings.

For a decade, the Hung Wo and Elizabeth Lau Ching Foundation Award honored faculty members for significant contributions that strengthened ties between the University of Hawai‘i and the community. The award is no longer given.

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