1963–2011 (MA and PhD)

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  • THESES and DISSERTATIONS (2019)

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

    BAJO, Ann


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

    MANALO, Marvie


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

    UYSECO, Wayne


    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


    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)

    GARCHITORENA, AJ


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

    LIM, Amihan


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

    LUCAS, Jerome


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

    YONAHA, Yvan Ysmael


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

    BOQUIREN, Laya


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

    LOZADA, Dave III


    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)

    MALABANAN, Joel


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

    VILLASANTA, Felix

  • THESES and DISSERTATIONS (2018)

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

    ANDRES, Brenson


    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


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

    ERBITE, Kristina


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

    ENCINARES-ENAJE, Ivy


    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


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

    ENRIQUEZ, Edelyndon


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

    HAIRULLA, Munap


    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

  • THESES and DISSERTATIONS (2017)

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

    GANADILLO, Ivy


    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


    Filipinizing the Korean: Representation of Filipino Culture in a Philippine Remake of Selected Korean Dramas

    PASIGAN, Renz


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

    PAWILEN, Ryan

     

  • THESES and DISSERTATIONS (2016)

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

    ISRAEL, Lorna


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

    PASIGAN, Renz


    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


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

    VILLOTA, Alleson II

  • THESES and DISSERTATIONS (2015)

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

    JAVAR, RODERICK


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

    MENDOZA, PERSEVILLE


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

    TIROL, JOSE MARIA


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

    TRIUMFO, CRISTINA


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

    QUE, GILBERT


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

    ZARATE, MARIA JOVITA

  • THESES and DISSERTATIONS (2014)

    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

  • THESES and DISSERTATIONS (2012)

    Koro at Lipunang Pilipino: An Inquiry into Social Capital and Human Development in Philippine Choirs (PhD)

    DE LEON, Abigail


    Pook at Pagsasakapangyarihan: Ang Kababaihan ng Tundo, 1946–2008 (PhD)

    KIMUELL-GABRIEL, Nancy


    Philippines-Australia Relations: Coast Watch South (MA)

    NOBLE, Richly


    Mutya: Pamamaybay sa Larangan ng Isang Diwa (PhD)

    ODAL-DEVORA, Grace


    Nalandangan: Kulturang Kapayapaan ng Inay Malinandang ng Talaandig Tungo sa Paglikhang Gabay sa Edukasyong Pangkapayapaan (PhD)

    VILLALUZ, Geraldine, RSCJ

  • THESES and DISSERTATIONS (2013)

    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

  • THESES and DISSERTATIONS (2019)

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

    BAJO, Ann


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

    MANALO, Marvie


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

    UYSECO, Wayne


    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.


    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)

    GARCHITORENA, AJ


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

    LIM, Amihan


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

    LUCAS, Jerome


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

    YONAHA, Yvan Ysmael


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

    BOQUIREN, Laya


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

    LOZADA, Dave III


    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)

    MALABANAN, Joel


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

    VILLASANTA, Felix

    THESES and DISSERTATIONS (2018)

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

    ANDRES, Brenson

    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

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

    ERBITE, Kristina

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

    ENCINARES-ENAJE, Ivy

    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

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

    ENRIQUEZ, Edelyndon

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

    HAIRULLA, Munap

    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


    THESES and DISSERTATIONS (2017)

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

    GANADILLO, Ivy

    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

    Filipinizing the Korean: Representation of Filipino Culture in a Philippine Remake of Selected Korean Dramas

    PASIGAN, Renz

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

    PAWILEN, Ryan


    THESES and DISSERTATIONS (2016)

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

    ISRAEL, Lorna

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

    PASIGAN, Renz

    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

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

    VILLOTA, Alleson II


    THESES and DISSERTATIONS (2015)

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

    JAVAR, RODERICK

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

    MENDOZA, PERSEVILLE

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

    TIROL, JOSE MARIA

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

    TRIUMFO, CRISTINA

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

    QUE, GILBERT

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

    ZARATE, MARIA JOVITA


    THESES and DISSERTATIONS (2014)

    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


    THESES and DISSERTATIONS (2013)

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

    ALEGRE, Herlyn Gail

    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 Sheelah

    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


    THESES and DISSERTATIONS (2012)

    Koro at Lipunang Pilipino: An Inquiry into Social Capital and Human Development in Philippine Choirs (PhD)

    DE LEON, Abigail

    Pook at Pagsasakapangyarihan: Ang Kababaihan ng Tundo, 1946–2008 (PhD)

    KIMUELL-GABRIEL, Nancy

    Philippines-Australia relations: Coast Watch South (MA)

    NOBLE, Richly

    Mutya: Pamamaybay sa Larangan ng Isang Diwa (PhD)

    ODAL-DEVORA, Grace

    Nalandangan: Kulturang Kapayapaan ng Inay Malinandang ng Talaandig Tungo sa Paglikhang Gabay sa Edukasyong Pangkapayapaan (PhD)

    VILLALUZ, Geraldine, RSCJ


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