About CPS

The Center for Philippine Studies (CPS) at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa is the only such center in North America and an internationally recognized source of broad and specialized expertise on a country and people that have had long historical links with the US and the Asia-Pacific region. Its faculty is interdisciplinary from the various departments and colleges that offer Philippine courses in history, languages, literature, political science, music, Asian studies, ethnic studies, education, anthropology, psychology, sociology, and economics.

CPS has the largest concentration of Philippine academic specialists in the United States, many with international reputations. It also has faculty affiliates from the East-West Center and other departments, and serves as host to visiting scholars around the globe. More...


Follow us...

Today:
Manobo woman   

Best viewed with Google Chrome.

Faculty News

Dr. Gwenola Ricordeau is currently a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the Center for Philippine Studies starting January 2014. During her stay she will conduct fieldwork among the Filipino community about celibacy and intermarriages. More...

Dr. Anthony P. Guerrero has been promoted to chair of the Department of Pyschiatry at the UHM John A. Burns School of Medicine. He is the first psychiatry chair of Filipino ancestry at a U.S. medical school. Congratulations, Tony! More...

Prof. Jojo Abinales was granted tenure as Full Professor in the Asian Studies Department. Congratulations!

Prof. Vernadette Gonzalez, Associate Professor, American Studies Department, published a new book entitled Securing Paradise: Tourism and Militarism in Hawai'i and the Philippines (Duke University Press, 2013). A book launching event is planned for September 6. Pls click Flyer.

We welcome eight Filipino and Filipino-American faculty to our 'ohana.' Shown in photos are: Professor Joyce Mariano of American Studies and Professor Diane Desierto of the William S. Richardson School of Law. Six of them (no photos) are from John A. Burns School of Medicine: Dr. Anthony P. Guerrero (Chair, Psychiatry), Dr. Gretchen Gavero (Psychiatry), Dr. Racquel S. Bueno (Surgery), Dr. Cedric Lorenzo (Surgery), Dr. Pia Francisco-Natanauan (Pediatrics), and Dr. Milette Oliveros (Pediatrics).

Student News

  • CPS awarded a $2,000 research grant to Marie Jocelyn "Joy" Marfil, currently a Ph. D student in Music Composition at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa. She is the first recipient of a graduate fellowship from the Belinda A. Aquino International Philippine Studies Endowment. The grant allowed her to travel and do fieldwork on Mansaka music in Davao, Mindanao for her dissertation.
  • CPS also awarded several travel grants to UH students (Maribel Julian, Matthew Lim, Deborah Manog, George Oliveros, Paul Martin, Marie Antonette Ramos) who attended the Pamantasan Conference at the University of Hawaii at Hilo on April 12, 2013.

Announcements

  • Help Yolanda Survivors! by Katipunan Club at UHM, November 19, 20, 2013. More...
  • Marilou Diaz-Abaya: Filmmaker on a Voyage, Film Showing and Lecture. Directed by Mona Lisa Yuchengco. October 29, 2013, 4:00-6:00 pm, Spalding Auditorium 155, 2540 Maile Way. More...
  • FilAm History Fest2013, FilCom Center, October 27, 2013, 3:30-6:30 pm. Contact: Clement Bautista at clement.bautista@gmail.com. More...
  • Meet and Greet the Artists, Hamilton Library 301, October 23, 2013, 4:30-6:00 pm. Contact: Clem at cps@hawaii.edu or Tel. (808) 956-6086. More...
  • USIP awards a grant to CPS on teaching enriched history! More...

Events

Colonial Debt Among Filipinos and Chamorros and Implications on Research Regarding Acculturation and Attitudes Toward U.S. Militarization, by Francis Dalisay, PhD, Assistant Professor, UH Manoa School of Communications, February 4, 2014, Tuesday, 12:00-1:30 pm, Moore Hall 319. More...
  • Cultural Identification as a Protective Development Factor for Filipino Youth in Hawaii and Exploring the Challenges and Motivations of Fiipino Students in Pursuing Health Careers - Two Potential Collaborative Projects, by Dr. Anthony Guerrero and Dr. Gretchen Gavero, Department of Psychiatry, John A. Burns School of Medicine, UHM, February 20, 2014, 12:00-1:30 pm, Moore Hall 319. More...
  • Restoring Separation of Powers and Constitutional Accountability: Dismantling the Pork Barrel System through the Philippine Supreme Court, by Prof. Diane A. Desierto, Assistant Professor, Richardson School of Law. More...
  • Oposa to lecture at Richardson School of Law; community talk at Filcom Center. For three Saturdays, Atty. Tony Oposa, Jr. will give lectures at LWEV 527C - Environmental Law in the Philippines, 18 January, 25 January, 1 February 2014, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. He will again give a public lecture on January 28, 2014, 11:30-12:30 noon at Richardson School of Law Moot Room. Contact: Pls RSVP to elp@hawaii.edu, or call David Forman at 956-5298 or dmforman@hawaii.edu. Atty. Oposa will also be at Filcom Center for a Community Talk Story, January 26, 2014, Sunday, at 2:00-3:30 pm, Room 213. Contact: Rose Churma at 680-045 or Carol Weygan-Hildebrand at 232-8898. More about Atty. Oposa Here.
  • Students of Color Discuss Law Experience, January 22, 2014, 5:30 pm, Richardson School of Law. More...
  • Migration, Elections, and Muslims: A Symposium on Mindanao," November 23, 2013, 2:00 pm, Philippine Consulate General Lanai, 2433 Pali Highway. More...
  • Filipinos and Education in Hawaii: Challenges and Opportunities, by Jon Okamura, PhD, and Patricia Halagao, PhD, October 16, 2013, Wednesday, 2:00-4:00 pm, Moore 319. More ...
  • Securing Paradise: Tourism and Militarism in Hawai'i and the Philippines, Book Launching by Vernadette Gonzalez, PhD, October 10, 2013, 2:30-4:00 pm,Tokioka Room (Moore 319). More...
  • Click here for the list of events in Fall 2013.