Wherever I am, the world comes after me.
It offers me its busyness. It does not believe that I do not want it.
Now I understand 
why the old poets of China went so far
and high 
into the mountains, then crept into the pale mist.
"The Old Poets of China" by Mary Oliver

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  • "LGBT Inclusion in the Gender and Development Program of the City of Manila, Philippines" (MA)

    ABELGAS, Franz Jude Solana

    "Not Quite Diasporic: Diasporicity of Southeast Asian Migrants' Children in the Macau Special Administrative Region" (MA)

    ABUAN, Romina Eloisa Manabat

    "Interrogating Sense of Belonging and Citizenship among Filipinos in Diaspora in Taiwan" (MA)

    AGONOS, Mariam Jayne Macafe

    "Building a City: The Environmental and Social Challenges and Impacts of the Development of Indonesia's New Capital" (MA)

    ALVAREZ, Bea Roselle Mance

    "Disaster Memories of Ivatan Women: Narratives Before, During and After a Typhoon" (MA)

    ARGONZA, Gladys Mae Zabala

    "State and the Peasantry: Social and Historical Contestations Over Land Use in Rural Vietnam" (MA)

    ARIATE, Maria Ima Carmela Laugo

    “Ibaloy Notions of Homeland from Memories of Place: An Oral History of Laokan, Baguio City” (Ph.D.)

    BAHNI, Rosella Camte

    "Revolution in Exile: Transnational Mobilizations of Filipinos in the United States and China, 1971-1986" (MA)

    BRIONES, Jervy Cariño

    "Mei Nu: Examining Chinese Women's Deployment of Beauty in Four Biographical Texts" (MA)

    CARREON, Latasha Quiles

    "Exploring China's Cultural Soft Power: Cinderella Chef as a Case Study" (MA)

    CRUZ, Melodina Sy

    “Komentaryo ni Kalabaw: The Carabao in Jess Abrera's A. Lipin Cartoon Strips (1985-2018) as an Image of the Filipino's Resistance Identity and The Philippines' Cultural Species" (Ph.D.)

    DEL ROSARIO, Peter Jerome Bayot

    "The COVID-19 Pandemic in Binmaley: Changes in Space, Experience of Religion, and Faith Expressions" (MA)

    DIAZ, Rizelle Ablaza

    “Pagpapakahulugan sa mga Naratibong Nakapaloob sa mga Banal na Ukit ng mga Sangley at Mestiso, 1590-1898” (Ph.D.)

    GALANG, Romeo Bala

    "The Human Rights Defenders in Post-Edsa Philippines" (MA)

    GULTIA, Christian Baloran

    “The Shaping of a Scientific Built Evironment (Likhang Kaligiran): The University of the Philippines Los Banos, 1965-1986” (Ph.D.)

    HUFANA, Mary Cita M.

    “The Filipino Ballet: Examining Process of Indigenization and Its Identification in/of Nation” (Ph.D.)

    JACINTO, Joelle Florence Patrice Banzon

    “Kabilin Ug Bahandi: Traditional Games as an Educational Tools in the Preservation of Heritage and Culture among Universities in Cebu City” (Ph.D.)

    MACASIL, Ma. Alena Novillo

    “Diyandi: Kultural na Perfomans Bilang Kabilin at Kasaysayan ng Dakbayan sa Iligan” (Ph.D.)

    MAGDADARO, Marjorie Joy Almario

    "Japanese Sociocultural Influence on Migrant Entrepreneurship: Exploring the Entrepreneurial Activities of Former Filipina Entertainers in the Philippines" (MA)

    MARCALIÑAS, Jandell Villena

    “The Symphony Orchestra in the Philippines: A Cultural Outline (1896-1986)” (Ph.D.)

    MARTINEZ, Edna Marcil Morato

    “Danas at Dagok ng Tokhang: State Terror, Gender, and the War on Drugs” (Ph.D.)

    MIJARES, Aileen May Paguntalan

    “Assessing the Ethnolinguistic Vitality of Pahanan towards Developing an Instrument for Measurement” (Ph.D.)

    PEÑA, Andrew Rey Sosa

    "Seeking Admission: Mobility of Indian Medical Students in the Philippines (2014-2022)" (MA)

    PLOTEÑA, Irene Bel Rosquillo

    "Oto Valentin: Stories of Leadership, Resistance, and Compromise in the Mountains of 20th Century Maasin, Iloilo" (MA)

    RAVENA, Kyle Philip Manzano

    “Pagsinaryo Kag Pangabuhian: Implications of Changes in the Concept of Land Ownership Among the Ati of Nagpana in Barotac Viejo, Iloilo” (Ph.D.)

    SABIO, Rodolfo Cajilo

    “The Cooperative Model in the Philippine Social Economy: Contributions and Challenges of Three Local Cooperatives” (Ph.D.)

    SALONGA, Norby Roque

    "Land Readjustment and Disaster Resilience in Japan: Exploring Possible Applications in the Philippines" (MA)

    SANTIAGO, Arlene De Regla

    "Arab Perceptions towards Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in Qatar: An Exploratory Study" (MA)

    SUELTO, Emmeviene Ann Poson

    "Teaching and Learning Activism as Experienced in Two Senior High Schools: A Grounded Theory Approach" (MA)

    TADLE, Frauline Cainglet

    "Ang Ating Ha(Pagpag)-Kainan: Analyzing the Food (In)Security Situation and Philippine Food 'Culture' through Pagpag Narratives" (MA)

    UGADDAN, Bryan Gabriel Ibañez

    “The Filipino Contemporary Commercial Music Singer: Mimicry or Phenomenon” (Ph.D.)

    VALDELLON-MOLINA, Katherine Frances Romero

    "Sakay, Salakay, Salaysay: Navigating (Im) Mobility and Everyday Commuting in a Metro Manila Transport Route" (MA)

    VARGAS, Jericho Lester Magbilang

    “Saysay-Laum: Kritikal na Pag-arok sa Panlipunang Balor ng mga Kwentong-Bayang Daluyan ng Kabayanihan at Paghihimagsik ni Agustin Sumuroy ng Hilagang Samar” (Ph.D.)

    VERANO, Jay Neil Garciso 

  • Filipina Migrant Domestic Worker's Identity and Narrative Practices: From Self to Nation (MA)

    BANCORO, Sharon Vergara

    Kendo as Soft Power and its Role in Japan's Cultural Diplomacy with the Philippines (MA)

    BAUTISTA, ROEHL NIño Andrada

    Rethinking Bakla: A Keyword in Philippine Conceptual, Sexual, and Social History (MA)

    CALIGUIA, Gregorio III Recto

    Institutionalizing Policies for Persons with Disabilities: A Policy Review and Implementation Verification of Marikina City (MA)

    CATURA, Severo Severo

    Memories of the Cultural Revolution: Analyzing Selected Written Memoirs in English in the Construction of Conflict, Survival, and Escape (MA)

    LIM, Roberto Jr. Pangilinan

    Imperial Temporalities, Insurgent Futures: Comparisons of 20th Century Political Thinkers in Indonesia and the Philippines (MA)

    MAGALING, Christian Lemuel Magtaka

    Pasyon Show: Kwentong Buhay ng mga Camarerong Bakla (MA)


    Loob at Kapwa in Action: Analysis of "Wanted sa Radyo" in Socio-Cultural Context (MA)

    RAMOS, Chenny Villaruz

    Political Opportunity Structure during the Administration of Pres. Benigno Aquino III: A Case study of a Social Movement of Informal Settler Families in the Philippines (MA)

    RAYMUNDO, Alicia San Pedro

    Contents Tourism and Local Community Revitalization – The Case of Hida-Furukawa As An Anime Sacred Site for “Your Name"

    REYES, Maria Corazon Corre (MA)

    The Testimonial Narratives of the Tausug Survivors During the Militarization of Sulu and the 1974 Battle of Jolo: Counterhistory, Identities, and Collective Memories (MA)

    SALOMON, Elgin Glenn Regencia

  • Walls within Walls: The Architecture of Intramuros by the End of the Spanish Colonial Regime (MA)

    ARCILLA, John Paul

    Firm-Level Knowledge and Technology Transfer in Chinese Engineering, Procurement and Construction Projects in the Philippines

    DIOKNO, Harold Andamo

    Mga Lente sa Likod ng Lente: Ang Ningning at Liwanag sa Ilang Piling Retrato ng Manila Carnival (1908-1917) (PhD)

    CAMBA, Moreal N.

    Kababaihan, Potograpiya, at Kasaysayan: Isang Pagsusuri sa Imahen ng Kababaihan sa Potograpiyang Kolonyal sa Harap ng Imperyalismong Amerikano (PhD)

    JOSE, Mary Dorothy D.L

    Moro Heroes in Philippine History Textbooks: The Marginalization of the Historical Narratives of Muslim Filipino Heroes in Social Studies Education (MA)

    MEJORADA, Alvin

    Governing Climate Change Adaptation towards Disaster Resilience in Selected Coastal Communities in the Philippines (2006-2020) (PhD)

    PAJE, Philip Michael I.

    Serepungan: Ang “Katutubo” sa Hugpungan ng mga Diskurso (Isang Pag-aaral sa mga Erumanen ne Menuvu at Teduray-Lambangian) (PhD)

    RODRIGUEZ, Mary Jane B.

    Culture as Transformative Innovation: Paglingap in the Practice of Family Medicine in the Philippines (PhD)

    ROMABILES, Maria Socorro L.

    Becoming to Being Filipino: A Social History of Music in Manila 1860-1940 through Journalistic Print (PhD)

    SILVESTRE, Maria Patricia B.

     Censorship, Obscenity and Power: Regulation of Erotic Films from the Marcos to Estrada Administration, 1972-2001 (MA)

    UBALDO, Abel

  • Katwiran ng Kasaysayan: Ang Alegoryang Pangkasaysayan at ang Diskurso ng Kasaysayan, Nasyunalismo, at Bayan sa mga Nobelang Pangkasaysayan sa Wikang Tagalog, 1905–1927 (PhD)

    CERDA, Christoffer Mitch 

    Lustful Lords, Dead Deities: Female Sexuality in Indonesian Folk Literature (MA)

    GRUTAS, Sarah Jean 

    Subli (Ang Pamana): Philippine Culture and Values in the Governance of Filipino-Owned Family Corporations in the Philippines (PhD)

    GALURA, Maria-Teresa 

    Diskarte: Understanding Design Culture through the Chairs of the Filipino Design Exemplars (PhD)

    MENDOZA, Guillerma

    The Converging Role of Traditional Leaders and Non-Traditional Leaders in Conflict Resolution: The Case of Mindanao, Philippines and Maluku, Indonesia (MA)

    PANGANTING, Abulwahid 

    Naratibo ng Lubi sa Ating Gunita: Ang Industriya ng Niyog sa Panitikan at Kasaysayang Pilipino, 1940–2018 (PhD)

    PEÑA, Romeo

    Piso, The Image of Filipino Identity: The Concealed Value of Philippine New Generation Currency (PhD)

    REYES, Minard

    Pramoedya Ananta Toer's Buru Quartet: Literature as Counter-Hegemony and Site of Contestation in Indonesia's New Order (MA)

    UMALI, Marie Bernardine 

  • The Bangsamoro Project: The Role of Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei in the Mindanao Peace Process (MA)

    BAJO, Ann

    The Mandukit of Sta. Ursula, Betis Pampanga: Carving Sacred Images, Negotiating Heritage (PhD)

    BOQUIREN, Laya

    Agritourism: Transforming Farmers and Changing Communities (MA)

    CABIGAS - SY, Charmielyn

    The Role of Philippine NGOs in International Disaster Risk Reduction Regime (MA)

    CLAUDIO, Ivy

    ASEAN Intra Regional Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) 2012-2016: The Philippine Case (MA)

    CORTEZ, Danilo, Jr

    Pagkalalaki at Maka-Diyos: A Dialogical look at Masculinity and Religiosity Among Filipino Males  (PhD)

    FAST, Michael John

    Cubao Expo, the Hub in Escolta, Salcedo Art in the Park: Examining Three Art Retail Spaces in Metro Manila as Sites of the Creation of Distinction in the Philippines (MA)


    Contemporary Piña: Exploring Development and Social Change through the Work of Three Actor Innovators (MA)

    LIM, Amihan

    Challenges and Prospects in Promoting Cultural Diplomacy Between Indonesia and the Philippines: A Philippine Perspective (PhD)

    LIWANAG, Marichu

    The Fourth Horseman: Infectious Diseases and the Philippine American War (PhD)

    LOZADA, Dave III

    Social Media, Filipino Youth, and Political Participation: An Exploration of University Students’ Political Actions during the 2016 Philippine Election (MA)

    LUCAS, Jerome

    Pagtatahip-dunong: Pagsusuri ng mga Awit ng mga Kilusang Bayan sa Kalakhang Maynila mula 1986 hanggang 2016 na Mabisang Magagamit sa Pagtuturo ng Kamalayang Bayan (PhD)


    Perceiving Patriotism: China’s Patriotic Education Campaign and Insights for Philippine Education (MA)

    MANALO, Marvie

    Kadagaan sa Sarita at Pakasaritaan: Ang Kilusang Masa ng San Antonio at Sta. Isabel, Ilagan, Isabela (PhD)

    MANZANO, Joanne 

     Ang Diviner sa Kaniyang Divinasyon sa Syudad: Isang Naratibo ng Krisis (PhD)


    Identities, Issues, and Interactions in Southeast Asian Facebook Groups and Its Effects (MA)

    UYSECO, Wayne

    Rebolusyonaryong Partido ng Manggagawa sa Mindanao (PRMM): The Pursuit of an Alternative Revolutionary Strategy (PhD)


    Participation from Below: Typologies and Comparisons of the Local Development Council Planning Process among the Cities and Municipalities of Bulacan (MA)

    YONAHA, Yvan Ysmael

  • Schools and their Influence on Students' ASEAN Awareness: A Study of Quezon City High Schools (MA)

    ANDRES, Brenson

    Darna and the Intermediality of the Filipino Superhero Genre (PhD)

    BRILLON, Cherish

    The Bagani Spirit through the Moral Imagination of Philippine Army Officers: Strengthening Military Leadership based on the Agyu Epic (PhD)

    EBRADA, Sandra

    Facility-Based Delivery: Implikasyon sa Paghulma sa Pang-Inang Kalusugan (PhD)


    Ganting-Loob at Pamuling-Pamudod: Dalumat at Realidad sa Lipunang Tagalog ng Caciquismong Espanyol, 1571–1896 (PhD)

    ENRIQUEZ, Edelyndon

    Viewing Mistresses: Filipina Audiences Constructing Meanings of Gender and Sexuality in Media and Everyday Life (MA)

    ERBITE, Kristina

    The Concept of 'Ilmu' Pagkausug in the Jawi Materials from Sulu (PhD)

    HAIRULLA, Munap

    Assessing the Impact of Thailand's Government Policies and Programs in Local Context: The Case Study of Karen's Baan Huai Lad Nai (MA)

    MACALIB-OG, Ariane

    De(familial)izing the Family: Anak ng OFWs' Emergent Narratives on Parent-Child Communication, Religious Socialization, and Self-Perceived Identities (PhD)

    PINZON, Mary Jannette 

    Sapatero in Marikina City: Enacting Economies in the Philippines' Footwear Capital (PhD)

    RAPISORA-LAGOS, Concepcion

    Malasakit in a Public Utility Company: Expression of Kapwa, Buhay, Ginhawa, Dangal, and Tulong in the Workplace (PhD)

    REYES, Jesusa

  • The Imperative of the Philippines’ Signature and Ratification of the International Convention for the Protection of all Persons from Enforced Disappearance

    BACALSO, Mary

    Ang Amo at ang Maamo: Pangangamuhan at Pagkatao ng mga AETA ng Pampanga (MA)

    DAVID, Kara

    New Chinese Migrants in the Philippines: Exploring Non-Economic Factors in Migration Decisions based on Personal Narratives (MA)


    Identity, Transformation and Customary Law among Bago Igorots: Examining Conflict Resolutikon Methods in a Changing Ethnoscape

    PAWILEN, Ryan


  • Apostolic Catholic Church: An Ethnohistory of A Social Movement (MA)

    DE LEON, Ann Louise

    Refusing a Life without Poverty: Scarcity and Abundance in Dolphy’s Situation Comedies (MA)

    ISRAEL, Lorna

    Kontra-Diskurso: Testimonial Narratives of Filipino Workers (1986-2012) [PhD]

    MORATILLA, Noel Christian

    Making the Foreign Familiar: Examination of the Philippine Remake of the Korean Drama First Shop of the Coffee Prince (MA)

    PASIGAN, Renz

    The Animation Industry in the Philippines: Institution Building for Skill Formation (PhD)

    SALAO, May

    Repackaging Japanese Culture: The Digitalization of Folktales in the Pokémon Franchise (MA)

    SUMILANG, Erika

    Maximizing the Social Life Chances: A case study on the cross-border adaptation of First Generation Indonesian Migrants in the Municipality of Glan, Sarangani Province (MA)

    TADEO, Erika

    Illustrating Recovery: Traditional Japanese Art Styles and Modern Graphic Design Styles in the Graphic Design of Tokyo 1964 (MA)

    TANTOCO, Clio

    Women’s Images in Liwayway Short Stories Post-Edsa, 1992-2002 (PhD)

    VERGARA, Evelyn

    Japanese Pop Culture Exposure and Consumption: Influence on Youth Attitudes based on Two Asian Study Survey Datasets (MA)

    VILLOTA, Alleson II

  • Retokadong Talambuhay, Manipuladong Salaysay: Ang Pananalambuhay kina Manuel M. Quezon at Ferdinand E. Marcos (PhD)


    Filipino Philosophy in the Martial Traditions of the Philippines: The Dungan as Philosophic Principle (PhD)


    Of Forgetting and Remembering: Social Memory, Commemoration, and the Jewish Refugees in the Philippines during the Second World War (PhD)


    Tiangge Online: The Proliferation of Philippine Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in the Internet (PhD)


    The Role of Post 1990-Bollywood Films in Identity Formation of Second-Generation Indian Transnationals in Metro Manila (MA)


    Pagtatanghal ng Bayan: Ang Pulitika sa Kultura ng mga Ritwal na Pananampalatayang Katoliko sa Angono, Rizal (PhD)


  • Civil Society and Political change in Burma/Myanmar: Exploring the Role of Civil Society in the Transition to a “Disciplined Democracy” (MA)

    ALICIAS, Maria Dolores

    Indian Textiles in the Philippines: Contexts of Encounter and Traces of Practice (PhD)

    CANTA, Marilyn

    Forging Peace in South Thailand: A Case Study of the Building Peace by Teaching Peace Program in Pattani Province (MA)

    FERRER, Jasmine

    The Role of Indonesia and Malaysia in the Peace Process in Southern Philippines: a Comparative Assessment (MA)

    MAAMOR, Asnawi

    Communicating the Popular and the Quotidian in Japan: when Filipino wives engage in image production through Facebook (MA)

    SIOSON, Erica

  • Demystifying the Dorimu Boi: Understanding the Representation of Japanese Pop Idol Masculinity through Visual and Discourse Analysis of Various Media Productions (MA)

    ALEGRE, Herlyn

    The Acculturation of Korean Students in the Philippines and its Implications on Koreanness: The Case of Koreans in an Urban Private School (MA)

    BLANCA, Ringo

    Philippines-China Relations: The Linkage of Economic and Security Interests (MA)

    DE GUZMAN, Charles

    The Globalization of Hangugeo: Exploring the Spread of Korean Language in the Philippines and its Prospects for Promoting Philippine National Interests (MA)

    DOMINGO, Sarah

    Culture in Governance: Marikina’s Ka-angkan festival, Meaning-Making and Urban Policy Process

    ERA, Joy

    Southeast Asia and China: South-South Development Cooperation on New Hegemony? (MA)

    GARCIA, Shayne

    Kalinangang Pinanday sa Ginto: a Cultural History of Gold in Philippine Society (PhD)

    GATBONTON, Esperanza

    Baybayin: Makabayang Hibik sa Tinig ng Sinaunang Titik 1882–2012 (PhD)

    LAPIZ, Eduardo

    Muslim-Christian Intermarriage: Complications and Compromises (MA)

    MAGAT, Edel

    Nihon no imeji (Japan’s images) through Anime: Perceptions of Filipino Students in Selected Universities (MA)

    OBISPO, Joanna

    The Influence of the 1986 People Power Revolution on the Basic Education Curriculum: A Case Study of Two Private Secondary Schools in Metro Manila (PhD)

    PANGANIBAN, Evangeline

    Diverging Narratives: Lives and Identities of Japanese-Filipino Children in the Philippines (MA)

    UBALDE, Marrianne

    Identity and Representation: The Life and Work of Five Philippine Chinese Neo-Realist Visual Artists, 1954–1975 (PhD)

    YOUNG, Stewart

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