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Ruth Mabanglo is both a poet and scholar. She has been publishing poetry for over 30 years and has received numerous literary awards and honors, most recently the Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature Hall of Fame Award, the 1992 Commission on Filipino Language "Makata ng Taon" (Poet of the Year) for the poem "Gahasa" (Rape), and the Manila Critics Circle 1990 National Book Award for Poetry for Mga Liham ni Pinay (The Letters of Pinay). Mabanglo has also published many academic works and currently is a professor at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, where she teaches Tagalog Language and Literature in the Department of Hawaiian and Indo-Pacific Languages and Literature. -R. N. Labrador

    Education

    1985

    Ph.D. (Filipino Language and Literature)
    Manuel L. Quezon University
    1980
    M.A. Education
    Philippine Normal University
    1969

      Bachelor of Arts (Filipino)
      University of the East



    Leadership Experience

    UH Manoa Filipino and Philippine Literature Program

    • 2001-Present: Coordinator
    • 1993-2001 Associate Professor
    • 1990-1993: Visiting Associate Professor

    Advanced Filipino Abroad Program

    • Summer 2006: Project Co-Director, De La Salle University-Manila
    • Summer 2005: Project Co-Director, De La Salle University-Manila
    • Summer 2004: Project Co-Director, De La Salle University-Manila
    • Summer 2002: Project Director, De La Salle University-Manila
    • Summer 2001: Project Co-Director, Philippine Normal University
    • Summer 2000: Project Co-Director, Philippine Normal University
    • Summer 1998: Project Co-Director, University of the Philippines-Los Banos
    • Summer 1995: Project Co-Director, University of the Philippines-Los Banos
    • Summer 1994: Project Co-Director, University of the Philippines-Los Banos

    Teaching for the US Department of Defense

    • Summer 2003: Filipino 303 (Accelerated Reading & Listening in Filipino)
    • Summer 1997: Filipino 303 (Accelerated Advanced Filipino)
    • Summer 1995: Filipino 303 (Accelerated Filipino)
    • Summer 1991: Intermediate Filipino (10 weeks)
    • Fall 1990: Intermediate Filipino (10 weeks, four skills)

    Teaching/Coordinating for the Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute (SEASSI)

    • Summer 1999: Teacher/Program Coordinator for Filipino, University of Oregon-Eugene
    • Summer 1996: Teacher/Program Coordinator for Filipino, Arizona State University
    • 1995-Present: Philippine Literature/Fil Courses using English as medium of instruction (IP 363, IP 396, IP 431, IP 368B)
    • 1990-2003: All levels of Filipino as a second language, UH Manoa
    • 1988-1990: All level (Undergrad/Grad Level) of Filipino to native speakers, Manuel L. Quezon University-Manila
    • 1985-1988: All level (Undergrad/Grad Level) of Filipino to native speakers, De La Salle University-Manila

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