Doctoral Research Opportunities in Brunei Darussalam


For graduate students who wish to pursue a PhD (in History or Critical Asian Studies): The University of Brunei Darussalam (UBD) is offering full scholarship grants for 3 years to deserving applicants.  Possible areas of research include, but are not limited to, comparative history & historiography (mainly Indonesia and the Philippines, and to an extent Malaysia), Mindanao and Sabah-related issues, Filipino migration and (trans)national identity, history and memory of the 2nd WW or post-war political violence, and history of ideas and politics of knowledge production/consumption.

Minimum Requirements: MA in History or related disciplines (if BA, Summa or Magna Cum Laude); IELTS or TOEFL; and a developed research proposal.

For inquiries, please email, Dr. Rommel Curaming at

For more information please visit 

Congratulations to the 2014 CPS Grant and Scholarship Awardees

The Center for Philippine Studies of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa is proud to announce our grantees and scholarship awardees for 2014.  From all of us here at CPS, congratulations and mabuhay!

2014 Alfonso Yuchengco Endowment Fund

Dylan Beatty is an MA graduate student in Geography.  He will be traveling to the Philippine to conduct research on mapping and contestation in the Spratly Islands produced by the Philippine state.  This research will contribute to the completion of his MA thesis.

2014 Ligaya Fruto Endowment Fund

Jonathan Sawyer is a PhD student in Urban and Regional Planning.  He will be traveling to the Philippines to conduct research on disaster resettlement and resilience in the Bicol region on the island of Luzon.  The results of the field study will used towards Jonathan’s dissertational project.

2014 Corky Trinidad Scholarship Fund

The Corky Trinidad Scholarship was awarded to three graduate students.

Isabel Chew is an MA graduate student in Asian Studies.  She will be completing her MA thesis focusing on the Philippine national hero Jose Rizal, Philippine nationalism, and Filipino diaspora in Hawai‘i.

Rusyan Jill Mamiit is a doctoral candidate in Natural Resources and Environment Management.  Her dissertation project focuses on assessing efficiency, sustainability, and social cohesiveness in the rice sector in the Philippines.

Aaron Rom Moralina is a doctoral candidate in History.  He will be traveling attending the Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute (SEASSI) at the University of Wisconsin, Madison to study Bahasa Indonesia.

Lapuz Lecture at Philippine Consulate General





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Philippine Consulate General presents:

“The Game that Angels Play: The Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement with the Unite States–Philippine-American Relations and the Search for Regional and National Security”

Lecture by Professor Jose David Lapuz

Friday June 13, 2014, 4:00pm to 5:00pm at the Philippine Consulate Genral Lanai.  2433 Pali Highway, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817

RSVP by Thursday, June 12, 2014 c/o Mr. Jeffrey T. De Mesa or Ms. Tess Canilao at (808)595-6316. 

Hearing the Voices of Aloha in the Philippines

For friends in the Philippines, the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s Voices of Aloha will be touring in the Philippines from June 8 to June 17.

Voices of Aloha, an ensemble of current students and alumni of the University’s Chamber Singers, our school’s most selective choral ensemble.  Singers in this group are members of some of Honolulu’s most prominent choirs, including: St. Andrew’s Cathedral Choir, the Lutheran Church of Honolulu, Hawai‘i Opera Theater chorus, Hawai‘i Vocal Arts Ensemble, and others.

Below is a list of public concert dates and locations.  For more information please see the Voices of Aloha Program Book at the link below.

Concert List:

Performance #1
Event: Aloha Concert
Date: Friday, June 6, 7:30 pm
Location: Orvis Auditorium

Performance #2
Event: Los Baños Feature Concert
Date: Monday, June 9, 7:00 pm
Location: Dioscoro L. Umali Hall, UP Los Baños, College, Laguna

Performance #3
Event: RISE! Rebuilding from the Ruins (Benefit for typhoon-destroyed churched)
Date: Wednesday, June 11, 7:00 pm
Location: Manila Cathedral-Basilica

Performance #4
Event: University of the Philippines, Chancellor’s Home
Date: Thursday, June 12, 10:00 am
Location: UP Diliman

Open Clinic
Event: Clinic with Maestro Jojo Velasco
Date: Friday, June 13, 9:30–12:00
Location: University of St. Paul’s, Manila

Performance #5
Event: University of the East Choral, 15th Anniversary Concert
Date: Friday, June 13, 8:00 pm
Location: Tanghalang Pasigueno, Pasig City

Performance #6
Event: Manila Feature Concert
Date: Saturday, June 14, 7:00 pm
Location: College of St. Benilde

Performance #7
Event: Union Church Service
Date: Sunday, June 15, 10:30 am
Location: Union Church, Makati City

Performance #8
Event: Cebu City Feature Concert
Date: Monday, June 16
Location: University of San Carlos

For more information please contact Dr. Miguel Felipe at

Book Reading: FILIPINAS! Voices from the Daughters and Descendants of Hawai‘i’s Plantation Era


On Sunday, June 8, 2014 please join  the storytellers of Filipinas!: Voices from the Daughters and Descendants of Hawai‘i’s Plantation Era at the Hamilton Library  301 at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa from 1:30 – 3:30pm.  Joining the book’s editor, Dr. Patricia Brown, are storytellers Amalia Bueno, Charlene Cuaresma, Deanna Espinas, Nicolita Marie Garces, Sharon Matutino, Lise Miller, Rose-Marie de Aquino Phillips, Anna Ramos, and Darlene Rodriguez.

The event is free and open to the public.  Parking is also free.

For more information please contact Dr. Patricia Brown at for more information.

FLYER FILIPINAS! Storytellers UHM Hamilton