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What is Katipunan?
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About The Club  

Historical Background

The UHM Katipunan Club is comprised of all students currently enrolled in the Philippine Language & Literature Program courses offered at the University of Hawaii.
The Katipunan Club and the Philippine Language & Literature Program, under the University of Hawaii's Department of Hawaiian and Indo-Pacific Languages and Literature, was organized in the Fall of 1992 by Dr. Teresita Ramos and Dr. Ruth Elynia Mabanglo. With original goals of jumpstarting interest within younger Filipino generations, the program now serves as the premiere collegiate-based resource center for the creation, preservation, and promotion of Filipino language, literature, and culture here in Hawaii.
"Katipunan" stands for "Kapatiran ng mga Estudyanteng Nag-aaral ng Pilipino sa Unibersidad ng Hawai'i. This roughly translates into meaning the "Confraternity of students taking Filipino courses at the University of Hawai'i System."
The name was inspired by the secret society founded by heralded Philippine hero, Andres Bonifacio, during the Filipino-Spanish War in 1896. This society specifically used Filipino as a form of secret correspondence and utilized traditional rituals in order to promote their unity and identity.
Katipunan Club Presidents   Katipunan Magzine Editors
Fall 1992: Arlan Dangla

Spring 1993: Gener Macaraeg

Fall 1993 - Spring 1994: Terimel de la Cruz

Fall 1994 - Spring 1995: Michelle Baldueza

Fall 1995 - Spring 1996: Czarina Tabilas

Fall 1996: Roy Macaraeg

Spring 1997: Julius Tigno

Fall 1997 - Spring 1998: Estelle Ana

Fall 1998 - Spring 1999: Clark Cuadro

Fall 1999 - Spring 2000: Wilcel Cuadro

Fall 2000 - Spring 2001: Chris Jurado

Fall 2001 - Spring 2002: Aeza Bolo

Fall 2002 - Spring 2003: Jeffrey Manlutac
  Fall 1992: Arlan Dangla

Spring 1993: Flory Umayam

Fall 1993 - Spring 1994: Gigi Villanueva

Fall 1994 - Spring 1995: Joy Joji Cristobal

Fall 1995: Joji Cristobal/Imelda Reyes/Czarina Tabilas

Spring 1996: Imelda Reyes

Fall 1996 - Spring 1997: Julius Tigno

Fall 1997: Cheryl Piedad

Spring 1998: Neil Romabiles

Fall 1998: Arthur Bagabag

Spring 1999 - Fall 1999: Romella Javillo

Spring 2000: Fe Castillo

Fall 2000 - Spring 2001: Claire Bautista

Fall 2001, Spring 2002, Fall 2002: Leilani Marquez
Katipunan Club Milestones

..:: 1991 ::..
The Philippine Language & Literature Program launched the community Pabasa, the 24-hour non-stop chanting of the Pasyon (The Life and Passion of Jesus Christ) at the St. Theresas Co-Cathedral.

..:: 1992 ::..
First performance of Panunuluyan with PLCC (Philippine Languages and Culture Club) at the UH Campus Center, UH campus and at the Pasko (Filipino Christmas Project of the Filipino Association of University Women).  Panunuluyan is a Filipino Christmas pageant commemorating Mary and Josephs search for an inn on Christmas Eve.  In the Philippines, performers appearing as Mary and Joseph sing their way from house to house on Christmas Eve until they reach the church at midnight.  The entrance of the performers in church signals the Misa de Aguinaldo or the midnight mass.  In August, Katipunan, the Club, was organized.  The first newsletter, Katipunan, was launched.  It was a four-paged handout edited by Arlan Dangla.

..:: 1993 ::..
This semester signals the launching of the annual Katipunan Song Festival.   This year, the Filipino Song Festival, entitled Paligsahan sa Pagkanta aims to make students of Filipino learn, appreciate and perform Filipino songs written and composed by Filipinos in Filipino.  The first song festival took place on November 23.  In December 1993, the Filipino and Philippine Literature Program have been invited to perform the Panunuluyan at the Waipahu Plantation Village.  Dr. Ruth Mabanglo who wrote and directed the play also included the song and dance performance of the 1993 Paligsahan sa Pagkanta winners.

..:: 1994 ::..
The Katipunan Theater Desk was born.  Cedric Lorenzo organized this group and had a series of performance at the University of Hawaii and the community.  The theater group started as first prize winners in the Spring Drama Festival.  The play Katipunan, written and directed by Cedric Lorenzo, doubled with 96819 Kalihi Valley (a skit that was inspired by the TV series) were performed at the Honolulu Hale on August 26, 1994 for the Youth Day.  Later, several performances of Lam-Ang (based on the Ilocano epic) was done for the Childrens Day of the Schofield Barracks Library.  The group also performed In the Still of the Night, a play about Filipino Creatures that go bump the night on October 29, 1994 at the Waipahu Plantation Village.  This play had multiple performance.  The group also performace Panunuluyan at the Waipahu Plantation Village on December 16, 1994.

..:: 1995 ::..
Operation Tulong was launched by Katipunan to help the victims of typhoon Angela (Rosing) that killed 600 people in the Philippines.  Katipunan collected canned goods, old clothes and blankets that were sent to Manila thru the Philippine Consulate General in November.

..:: 1996 ::..
Katipunan students protest for the case of Sarah Balabagan during the arrival of President Fidel Ramos in October.  Sarah Balabagan was a Filipina maid in the United Arab Emirates who raped by her employer.  She killed her employer and although the rape was proven to be caused of the homicide, she languished in prison.  At this time, she was to be executed.  Some Katipunan members with the help of a womens group, decided to alert the Philippine president of their concern through this protest.  The Katipunan newsletter became a magazine in the fall of this year.  In cooperation with Pagdiriwang 96 (a celebration of the centennial of Philippine Revolution and the 85th anniversary of Filipinos arrival in Hawaii), Katipunan launched a Filipino Film Festival.   It showed some classical films here and in the neighbor islands.

..:: 1997 ::..
In the summer of this year, the Filipino and Philippine Literature Program and Katipunan sponsored the community performance of Katipunan: The Cry for Freedom, a full-length drama about Katipunan, the revolutionary society founded by Andres Bonifacio.   The play was written by Bonifacio Ilagan and directed by Boots Pascual.  It was performed at Leeward Community College and at Campus Center Ballroom.  In Fall 1997, the Filipino and Philippine Literature Program opened a Tagalog 101 course in HITS (Hawaii Interactive Television).  The course was discontinued due to high cost.

..:: 1998 ::..
In Spring, the Katipunan co-sponsored the UH and Hawaii community literary readings of F. Sionil Jose, a top Filipino novelist in English.  In the Fall, Katipunan co-sponsored with the Filipino American Historical Society of Hawaii (FAHSOH) the presentation of Filipino historical films accompanied by lectures of Grace Mateo.  Included in the films were Sakay, Pasong Tirad and Dapitan.  The Songfest was dedicated to the centennial celebration (100 years of Philippine independence with a non-competetive performance of Lupang Tinubuan, an all-classes participation of nationalistic Filipino songs.  The first issue of the Katipunan Literary Journal was launched on November 9, 1998.  Funded by the Presidential Diversity Grant, the issue featured works of Katipunan members published in the Katipunan Magazine and the literary works of Filipino/Filipino American writers in Hawaii.

..:: 1999 ::..
Katipunan Members displayed literary talents at the literary musical presentations of ASUH at the campus Center Ballroom.  The performers included Troi Orias and Joey Manahan and adviser Ruth Elynia Mabanglo.  The Pop Group of Clark Cuadro performed breakdance at the Pasko , Honolulu Academy of Art, November 21.  Katipunan sponsored with the Philippine Consulate Talinghaga: Philippine Literary Night, poetry readings in 6 Philippine Languages in Hawaii (that included English, Filipino, Ibanag, Ilocano, Ilonggo and Filipino Pidgin on December 3, 1999.  Eric Gamalinda, was a Filipino novelist and poet in English visiting from New York.

..:: 2002 ::..
2002 marks the 10 year of existence of Katipunan.  In celebration of the 10 year anniversary, the 2002 Katipunan Conference "Rediscovering Filipino Identity" was done.

Katipunan Club Constitution



Part One: Layunin

1. Kapatiran ng mga estudyanteng nag-aaral ng Pilipino sa Unibersidad ng Hawaii.
[Unity of all students taking Filipino Courses at the University of Hawaii System]

2. Paghikayat sa mga estudyanteng gamitin and Pilipino sa mga usapan, pagsulat, at iba pang gawain sa labas ng klase.
[Encourage students to use Filipino in their conversations, writing, and other activities of outside their classes.]

3. Pagtataguyod ng mga pangkulturang programang nagtuturo at/o nagpapakilala sa mga estudyante ng wika, sining at kulturang Pilipino.
[Promotion of cultural programs that teach and/or introduce Filipino language, art, and culture to the students.]

4. Pagtulong sa mga estudyanteng nag-aaral ng Pilipino na lubos na maunawaan at magaim ang wikang pinag-aaralan.
[Assist students studying Filipino to fully understand and use the language.]

5. Pakikiisa sa ibang organisasyon at kilusan tungo sa pagsulong ng wika, sining, at kulturang Pilipino sa Unibersidad ng Hawai'i at sa komunidad.
[Help other organizations and movements in the promotion of Filipino language, arts, and culture in the University of Hawai'i and in the community.]

6. Paglalathala ng isang pahayagang magiging ekspresyon o tinig ng mga estudyante sa wikang Pilipino.
[Publication of a magazine that will serve as the medium of expression of students in Filipino.]

Part Two: Ang Mga Opisyal

1. Lupon ng mga Opisyal (Board of Officers)

A. Ang Lupon ng mga Opisyal ang namamahalang pangkat ng Katipunan.  Bubuin sila ng mga kinatawan ng bawat kasaping klase sa Tagalog ng samahan at ng mga guro nito.   Tatalakayin sa mga sumusunod na bahagi ng saligambatas ang kanilang mga kaparayaan at tungkulin.
[The Board of Officers shall be the governing body of Katipunan.  They shall be comprised by the delegates of member classes of Tagalog and their teachers in the University of Hawaii System.  Their duties and privileges shall be discussed in the subsequent parts of this document.]

B. Maghahalal ang Lupon ng mga Opisyal ng isang Pangulo, ilang Pangalawang Pangulo (depende sa bilang at antas ng mga klaseng kinakatawan), kalihim at ingat-yaman.
[The Board of Officers shall elect the president, several vice presidents (depending on the number and levels of classes represented), a secretary and treasurer.]

2. Tungkulin ng Pangulo (Duties of the President)

A. Susunudin at isasagawa ng panguo ang lahat ng mga tungkuling itinatakda ng Saligambatas na ito, gayundin ang lahat ng napagpasyahan ng Lupon ng mga Opisyal.
[The president shall obey and discharge duties outlined in this constitution, as well as those that shall be decided upon by the Board of officers.]

B. Ang mga ispesipikong gawain ng pangulo ay kinabibilangan ng sumusunod: [The specific duties of the president include:]

i. Tumawag at mangulo sa lahat ng mga pulong ng Lupon ng mga Opisyal.
[Call and preside over all the meetings of the Board of Officials.]

ii. Pamahalaan ang pagsasakatuparan ng mga proyekto ng samahan.
[Supervise the operation of the projects of the organization.]

iii. Pamahalaan ang iba’t ibang komite.
[Supervise the different committees.]

iv. Pumirma sa mga sulat na kailangan sa mga proyekto ng samahan.
[Sign all correspondences needed for the projects of the organization.]

3. Tungkulin ng mga Pangalawang Pangulo: (Duties of the Vice Presidents)

A. Susundin at isasagawa ng mga Pangalawang Pangulo ang lahat ng mga tungkuling nakasaad sa saligambatas na ito.
[The Vice Presidents shall assume the duties outlined in this constitution.]

B. Kabilang ang sumusunod sa ispesipikong tungkulin ng mga Pangalawang Pangulo: [The following are specific duties of the Vice Presidents:]

i. Pumili ng mangugulo sa pulong na hindi sa mga pagkakataong wala ang pangulo.  [Choose someone who shall preside over the meeting in the absence of the President.]

ii. Maging tagapangulo ng mga komiteng itinakda ng Saligambatas o pinagtibay ng Lupon ng mga Opisyal sa mga pulong.
[To chair the committees specified by the constitution and/or approved by the Board of Officers at a given meeting.]

iii. Tulungan ang Pangulo ng samahan sa pagtataguyod ng mga proyektong napagtibay ng Lupon ng mga Opisyal.
[Assist the President of the organization in the success of projects approved by the Board of Officers.]

iv. Magmungkahi ng mga proyekto; gayundin ang mga pamamaraan ng pagsasakatuparan ng proyekto.
[Suggest projects and also the implementation of the projects.]

v. Ilahad sa mga pulong ang mga hangarin ng mga estudyante sa pagpapatupad ng mga layunin ng samahan.
[Voice out the sentiments of the members in the implementation of the goals of the organization.]

4. Tungkulin ng Kalihim (Duties of the Secretary)

A. Hihirangin ng Lupon ng mga Opisyal ang Kalihim.  Isasakatuparan niya ang mga tungkulin nakasaad sa Saligambatas, gayundin ang mga naapagtibay sa mga pulong ng samahan.
[The Board of Officers shall elect among themselves the Secretary.  S/He shall discharge the duties specified by the Constitution as well as those approved in the meeting.]

B. Kinabibilangan ng sumusunod ang mga ispesipikong tungkulin ng Kalihim.  [The specified duties of the Secretary are as follows:]

i. Irekord ang lahat at pinag-uusapan sa mga pulong ng Lupon ng mga Opisyal.
[Record all minutes of the meetings of the Board of Officers.]

ii. Magtago ng lahat ng record ng mga opisyal at miyembro ng Katipunan.
[Maintain an up-to-date record of all the officers and members.]

iii. Ireport and talakdaan ng nagdaang pulong at gawain ng Lupon ng mga Opisyal sa bagong pulong nito.
[Make a report of the minutes of previous meetings and activities at the present meeting.]

iv. Tumawag ng pulong ng Lupon ng mga Opisyal sa pagkakataong hindi maaaring tumupad ng kanyang tungkulin ang Pangulo.
[Call meetings of the Board of Officers in the event of the disability of the President.]
C. Maaaring magpatulong ang Kalihim sa iba pang kasapi ng Lupon ng mga Opisyal sa pagtupad ng kanyang tungkulin batay sa pagsang-ayon ng Lupon.  Isa sa mga Pangalawang Pangulo ang dapat magsakatuparan ng kanyang mga gawain sa mga pagkakataong wala siya o hindi makatutupad.
[The Secretary may seek the help of other members of the Board with the approval of the same.  One of the Vice Presidents shall execute the duties of the Secretary in the event of his/her absence.]

5. Mga Kasapi (Members)

A. Bubuuin ng mga estudyanteng nag-aaral ng kurson Tagalog sa lahat ng antas ang kasapian ng Katipunan.
[The members of the Katipunan shall be students enrolled in Tagalog at any level.]

B. Maaari ring maging kasaping pandangal ang mga estudyanteng hindi nag-aaral sa Tagalog ngunit naniniwala sa mga layunin ng Samahan.
[Students who are not enrolled but believe in the goals of the Organization may be honorary members.]

C. Kabilang ang sumusunod sa ispesipikong tungkulin ng kasapi.  [The following are the specific duties of the members:]

i. Makiisa at magsakatuparan ng gawain tungo sa ikatatagumpay ng mga layunin at proyekto ng samahan.
[Cooperate and discharge their duties toward the implementation of the Organization’s goals and the success of its projects.]

ii. Magmungkahi sa pamamagitan ng mga kinatawan ng klase kung paano mapatutupad ang layunin ng Samahan.
[Give suggestions through the class representatives on how best to implement the goals of the Organization.]

Part Three: Mga Komite

1. Komite sa Publikasyon (Publication Committee)

A. Pamamahalaan ng komite sa publikasyon ang paglalathala ng pahayagang KATIPUNAN, opisyal lathala ng Samahan.
[The publication committee shall take charge of the publication of the Organization’s newsletter, KATIPUNAN.]

B. Malalathala ang pahayagan minsan (o higit) pa sa isang semester batay sa pasya ng Lupon ng mga Opisyal at kung may magtatrabaho rin.
[The newsletter will come out at least once every semester, or more, depending upon the discretion of the Board of Officers and the availability of personnel.]

C. Hihirangin ng gurong kasapi at tagapayo ng Lupon ng mga Opisyal ang magiging editor ng isyu.  Bawat klase ay tatakdaan ng isang pahina kaya pipili ang guro ng klase ng magiging patnugot ng klase.
[The faculty advisor and member of the Board of Officers shall appoint the issue editor of the newsletter.  Each Tagalog class shall be assigned a page so the respective teacher of Tagalog shall be assigned a page so the respective teacher of Tagalog shall appoint the class editor.]

D. Ihaharap ng bawat editor ng klase ang pahina nang "camera ready" editor ng isyu sa takdang araw na ipinasya ng mga guro.
[Each class editor shall submit their "camera ready" page to the issue editor or faculty advisor at the deadline previously approved by the advisor.]

E. Pagkakalooban ang bawat guro ng Tagalog ng pahayagan batay sa dami mga estudyante sa klase.
[Teachers shall be given copies for distribution to their classes.]

2. Komite sa Panalapi (Finance Committee)

A. Isasakatuparan ng komiteng ito ang lahat ng ukol sa pananalapi ng Samahan.
[The committee shall take care of all the finances of the Organization.]

B. Pangunguluhan ito ng Ingat-Yaman.
[The treasurer will be the chair of this committee.]

C. Kabilang ang sumusunod sa tungkulin ng komiteng ito: [The specific duties of this committee shall be as follows:]

i. Mag-isip, gumawa ng paraan at magpasya tungkol sa pondo ng Samahan.
[Make recommendations, make decisions, and implement action for and about the funding of the organization.]

ii. Tumanggap ng pera para sa pondo ng Samahan at mag-asikaso ng pampananalaping usapin.
[Receive money for the Organization and take care of its financial activities.]

3. Iba pang Komite (Other Committees)

A. Komite sa Kultura (Culture Committee) -- Ito ang mag-iisip at magsasakatuparan ng pinakamalaking gawain ng Samahan.  Kabilang ditto ang pamamahala ng isang taunang piknik (tuwing Fall semester), paligsahan ng mga dula (tuwing Spring Semester) at iba pang proyektong mapag-usapan.  Ang Pangulo ng Samahan, Koordineyto ng Programa sa Filipino at lahat ng guro sa Tagalog ang pangunahing mga mga opisyal nito.
[The committee shall brainstorm on and implement the big projects of the organization.  These include the annual picnic every Fall semester and the annual drama competition every Spring semester.  Committee members are the President of the Organization, the Coordinator of the Filipino Program at UH and other colleges, and the teachers of the different classes.]

B. Komite sa Kasapian (Membership Committee) -- Ito mamamahala sa lahat ng mga gawaing nauugnay sa mga kasapi.
[This committee shall take charge of all affairs concerning the membership of the Organization.]

C. Komite sa Edukasyon (Education Committee) -- Ito ay maglulunsad ng mga proyektong gaya ng tutoring at iba pang nauugnay sa pag-unlad ng mga kasapi sa wika at kulturang Filipino.
[This committee shall launch projects related to tutoring students and any other activities having to do with the improvement of students in the language and culture of the Filipinos.]

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