Empowering AC Graduate Students, Nurturing Academic Excellence,
Synergizing Efforts, and Seizing Opportunities
Asian Center Balangay, otherwise known as AC Balangay (ACBay) is a graduate students’ organization based at the Asian Center, University of the Philippines - Diliman. AC Balangay is an institution-wide graduate student organization of Asian Center under the Office of the Dean of the Asian Center, for guidance and supervision for administrative purposes.
The AC Balangay aims to be the student-centric organization of graduate scholars of Asian Center that serves as a support group enhancing students’ experience and value-added learning; fostering camaraderie and friendship; nurturing an environment for academic, professional, socio-cultural, civic and networking opportunities; and strengthening links with Asian Center alumni, faculty and other members of the Asian Center community and the broader UP Community.
It strives to be a complementary partner of the Asian Center and of the University of the Philippines - the national university, in pursuit of academic excellence and national significance for development.
The organization is committed to the greater promotion and advancement of regional and area studies focusing on Asia and the Philippines
AC Balangay believes in the following core values:
Unity Cooperation, and Teamwork in our Actions
Promotion and Excellence of Academics, particularly Research
Development, Empowerment and Creativity in socio-cultural dimension
Altruism, Volunteerism and Passion for socio-civic undertakings
The AC Balangay encompasses the following specific objectives:
To promote and instil active participation and dynamism among Asian Center graduate students that will enhance their experience and value-added learning;
To formulate, implement, and coordinate programs, projects and activities geared towards the promotion of regional and area studies focusing on Asia and the Philippines, as well as the Asian Center as the education provider and venue of scholarship;
To nurture an environment for academic, professional, socio-cultural, civic and networking opportunities;
To strengthen links with Asian Center alumni, faculty and other members of the Asian Center community and the broader UP Community.
To develop future leaders who are academically competent, socio-cultural mindful and community service oriented who are strongly attached to the Asian Center
To foster friendship, fellowship and the spirit of enjoyment and camaraderie.
The AC Balangay shall be composed exclusively of all bona fide – enrolled or resident – graduate students of the Asian Center of the University of the Philippines – Diliman, who committed themselves to the organization, its undertakings and requirements.
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