Officers

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Supremo (President)
- Precious Mae Arao
- Major: Filipino
- Academic Status: 4th Year
- Classes: Fil 401 and IP 273E
- I was born in the Philippines and moved to Hawaii in 2001. I am a townie! I picked Filipino as my major because I love learning more about my culture. For fun I like to listen to music, run (when I have time), and just chill. One interesting fact about myself is that I can play the trombone.
As an officer, I can bring my work ethic into planning events that would be fun and memorable to the members.
-”Hold on, even if you only have yourself to hold on to.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Kawaksing Supremo (Vice President)
- Matthew Perez
- Major: Political Science
- Academic Status: 4th Year
- Classes: Fil 201
- I am from Kapolei, Hawaii. I picked Political Science as my major because it’s interesting learning about political systems different from America’s. On my free time, I enjoy running and hiking. One interesting face about myself is, I took French in college for 2 years.
- As an Katipunan Officer, I can bring a lot of motivation.
- “An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie, for an excuse is a lie guarded.” -Pope John Paul II

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Kalihim (Secretary)
- Angelica Marie Fernandez
- Major: Biology
- Academic Status: 4th Year
- Classes: Fil 201, IP 368B
- 808 born and bred. I’ve always been a townie. I chose biology because it is a really interesting subject and it helps me with my pre-med requirements. I like to read and nap when I have the time. One kind of-ish interesting fact is that I’m a transfer from Seattle University. I spent my first two years of college at SU and was able to be apart of SU’s United Filipino Club (UFC) and the Northwest Filipino American Student Alliance (NWFASA).
- As an officer for this club, I will bring in my organizational skills (which is useful for being a secretary). Ever since high school, I have been planning events and I love doing so.
- I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I’ve ended up where I needed to be. –Douglas Adams

 

 

 

 

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Tagapag-Ugnay Madla (Public Relations Officer)
- Cassandra Joy Ecraela
- Major: Pre-Business
- Academic Year: 3rd Year
- Classes: FIL/IP Classes for Fall 2013: IP 273E (Introduction to Indo-Pacific Language and Culture – Philippines) & IP 364 (Philippine Popular Culture)
- I was born and raised in Ewa Beach, Hawaii (West Siiiiiiiiiide)! I decided to major in Business because I think it is a very versatile major. I believe that as a Business major, I will be able to reach out and help a lot different people in many different ways. I also hope to start and own a small business in the future. On my free time I really enjoy just spending time with my family and friends. I especially like to cook and bake for/with those close to me. I also enjoy playing tennis and badminton.
- As a Katipunan Officer, I will bring my experience in Media Arts to inform the members of the club about upcoming events and opportunities. I will also bring my friendly and outgoing personality because I genuinely want to get to know everyone who is a part of this club. Once a Katipunero, always a Katipunero! Right?!
- “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” – Alice Walker

 

 

 

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Ingat-Yaman (Treasurer)
- Cesar “CJ” Macadangdang, Jr.
- Major: Microbiology
- Academic Year: 3rd Year
- Classes: FIL 102 and IP 273E
- I grew up in Aiea and live in Pearl City (I still consider myself to be one Aiea boy though…Na Ali’i all day, all night, auwright!). I chose Microbiology as my major to expand my scientific literacy and have enough of a background to become a physician. As a Christian, I don’t find microbiology and other natural sciences to be inherently antagonistic towards religion. I will continue to believe that faith and science can co-exist. For fun, I like to watch football and baseball games. If you like the Indianapolis Colts and Los Angeles Dodgers, then we can be the best of friends! Fun fact: I like Batman and Pokemon too.
- I bring a fresh perspective to the club. I’ve been in the club for only a semester as a Class Representative and I noticed a lot of things that needed some mending. As an officer, I prefer compromise over idleness and frugality over needlessness. I hope I can be a part of moving this club in the right direction for our fellow Katipuneros.
- “I can accept failure; everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.” –Michael Jordan

 

 

 

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Ingat-Yaman (Treasurer)
- Stephany Makizuru
- Major: Communicology and Filipino Literature and Language
- Academic Year: 4th year
- Classes: FIL 401, FIL 499, ITE 360
- I was born and raised here on Oahu, I wanted to get into communicology because first of all I loved the fact of the communication part. I find myself to be really out going and getting to know people is my passion. Plus being an interpersonal communication major was just something that I found to fit my personally. And I chose Filipino because I was taking so much filipino classes already i figured why not only 4 more to get a major plus taking filipino classes always boosts my gpa so its a win win. On my spare time I like to go out, to the clubs, to the beach, the mall, anywhere just to get me out of the house and its usually a plus when its with friends.
- As an officer hard work, dedication, and fun.
- “When you feel like giving up, don’t because the struggle is all part of life.”

 

 

 

 

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Mananalaysay (Historian)
- April Joy De La Cueva
- Major: Pre-nursing
- Academic Year: 4th year
- Classes: FIL 301
- I am Oahu Grown, specifically Waipahu. I chose to pursue nursing because I want to help people with their health. I love to sing, but I’m to shy to sing in front of an audience. I also love to dance. One interesting fact about myself is that I was born in Switzerland.
- As a Katipunan officer, I can bring my experience in planning events for work (i.e. Aloha Bash, Taste of Manoa) to help do the same for the club.
- “Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but it in rising up every time we fail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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