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Pagbati’t Pagkilala: UP Asian Center Salutes 18 Graduates for Academic Year 2017–2018

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The 2018 graduates at the lobby of the GT-Toyota Asian Center Auditorium


Eighteen students—eleven from the MA programs of the UP Asian Center and seven from the Tricollege PhD Philippine Studies Program—took part in Recognition and Graduation Day ceremonies held on 24 June 2018 at the GT-Toyota Asian Center Auditorium, Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman.

Below is the list of graduates according to program, and their respective theses.

MASTER OF ARTS in ASIAN STUDIES

  • Andres, Brenson
    • “Schools and their Influence on Students’ ASEAN Awareness: A Study of Quezon City High Schools"
  • Macalib-og, Ariane
    • "Assessing the Impact of Thailand Government Policies and Programs in Local Context: The Case Study of Karen’s Baan Huai Lad Nai"

MASTER OF ARTS in PHILIPPINE STUDIES

  • Erbite, Kristina
    • "Viewing Mistresses: Filipina Audiences Constructing Meanings of Gender & Sexuality in Media and Everyday Life"
  • Encinares-Enaje, Ivy
    • "Facility-Based Delivery: Implikasyon sa Paghulma ng Pang-inang Kalusugan"

MASTER in ASIAN STUDIES*

  • Kikuchi, Emima
  • Cortezano, Helen
  • Valerio, Patricia
  • Taay, Shayne 
  • Nunag, Nathanael
  • De Guzman, John Rex

MASTER in PHILIPPINE STUDIES*

  • Dimapinto, Michael 

The 2018 graduates with TriCollege officials, TriCollege faculty affiliates and UP Asian Center faculty. Photo by Brenson Andres


PhD in PHILIPPINE STUDIES

  • Brillon, Cherish 
    • “Darna and the Intermediality of the Filipino Superhero Genre”
  • Ebrada, Sandra
    • “The Bagani Spirit through the Moral Imagination of Philippine Army Officers: Strengthening Military Leadership based on the Agyu Epic”
  • Enriquez, Edelyndon
    • “Ganting-Loob at Pamuling-Pamudmod: Dalumat at Realidad sa Lipunang Tagalog ng Caciquismong Espanyol, 1571-1896”
  • Hairulla, Munap
    • “The Concept of “Ilmu’ Pagkausug” in the Jawi Materials from Sulu”
  • Pinzon, Mary Jannette
    • De (familial)izing the Family: Anak ng OFW’s Emergent Narratives on Parent-Child Communication, Religious Socialization and Self-Perceived Identities
  • Rapisora-Lagos, Concepcion
    • “Sapatero in Marikina City: Enacting Economies in the Philippines’ Footwear Capital”
  • Reyes, Jesusa 
    • “Malasakit in a Public Utility Company: Expression of Kapwa, Buhay, Ginhawa, Dangal and Tulong in the Workplace”

*Nonthesis programs

The batch covers graduates from the 1st and 2nd semesters of Academic Year 2017–2018. Atty. Angelo A. Jimenez, Member, UP Board of Regents, was the guest of honor. Delivering the response on behalf of their fellow MA and PhD graduates were Mr. Brenson Andres and Cherish Brillon, respectively. 


The Asian Center offers M.A. degrees in Asian Studies with four fields of specialization: Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and West Asia. The Center also has an M.A. program in Philippine Studies that allows students to major in Philippine society and culture, Philippine foreign relations, or Philippine development studies. The Center offers a Ph.D. program in Philippine Studies in conjunction with the College of Arts and Letters and the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy. For an overview of these graduate programs, click here. The Asian Center also publishes Asian Studies: Journal of Critical Perspectives on Asia, the latest issue of which can be downloaded at the journal's website. For other news and upcoming events at the Asian Center, click here. 

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