The Katipunan Club at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa is a RIO (Registered Independent Organization) dedicated to the practice, preservation and promotion of Filipino language skills and Philippine cultural identity.  Our active membership is primarily comprised of over 300+ beginner to intermediate second language learners in FIL 100-200 level courses offered by the Filipino Language and Philippine Culture Program. These students are granted automatic membership by virtue of their enrollment in the course.

However, we are also welcome anyone from any background, regardless of whether or not they are Filipino. We have also cultivated a strong alumni network, with many former members returning to teach Philippine language/culture courses or advise the club in some capacity.

Founded over 30 years ago in the Fall of 1992 by the late Dr. Teresita V. Ramos and Dr.Ruth Elynia Mabanglo, our club serves as the premiere-collegiate gathering of young Filipino Americans in Hawaiʻi. 


Our founders Dr.Ruth Elynia Mabanglo and the late Dr. Teresita V. Ramos