Formerly known as the Circulo Cervantino, Círculo Hispánico has been in UP Diliman since 1964 and has lived up to its name and ideals of promoting the Spanish language and culture and in strengthening the ties among the Philippines and the Spanish speaking countries. For years, the organization has been a tool in helping produce esteemed alumni who were and will always be instruments of change in our society and our country.
UP Círculo Hispánico is a non-profit academic oriented organization under the Department of European Languages, duly recognized by the College of Arts and Letters of the University of the Philippines in Diliman.
The organization was founded in 1964 under the name of Círculo Cervantino. It then became dormant during a couple of years, but in 1997, it was re-established as Círculo Hispánico.
UP Círculo Hispánico aims to promote the Spanish language and culture to students and other members of our academic institution. It serves as a venue and support group for students who wish to further their interest in the Spanish language and culture through different activities such as tutorials, exhibits, poetry readings, film showings, etc. In doing so, it strengthens the ties among the Philippines and the Spanish-speaking countries.
The Executive Committee
The Executive Committee of the organization is composed of nine elected officers: the President, the Vice President for External Affairs, the Vice President for Internal Affairs, Secretary, Assistant Secretary, Academics Committee Head, Finance Committee Head, Publicity Committee Head and Special Projects and Events Committee Head.
In addition, the Vice President for External Affairs and the Vice President for Internal Affairs shall also head the Marketing Committee and the Membership Committee respectively.
Executive Committee A.Y. 2014-2015
Louis Angelo V. Estrada
Don Christian M. Fernandez
Vice President for External Affairs
Marketing Committee Head
Anne Bernadette O. Fernandez
Vice President for Internal Affairs
Membership Committee Head
Janah Nicole D. Ologenio
Ivana Rae G. Almora
Tanya Jean C. Amor
Academics Committee Head
Maribelle B. Jumaquio
Finance Committee Head
Maria Jasmine L. Tan
Publicity Committee Head
Kristeen Melva J. Miciano
Special Projects and Events Committee Head
Alea L. Carpio
Bedarex B. Sebastian
Danilyn P. Pungtan
Frezzle Joy P. Maraño
Janine Kate R. Marte
Maxine Therese B. Peralta
Phoebe Rose D. Tolete
Ralph Romeo F. Ferolino
Rio Alexa J. Remolano
Rose Jean Pabon
Headed by the Academic Committee, the organization offers free Spanish tutorials for students of the university twice every semester. UP students are highly-encouraged to avail of this good opportunity, but non-UP students are also welcome to avail the tutorials.
La Semana Española (Spanish Week)
The Spanish Week, held every January, is the main event of UP Círculo Hispánico to promote the Spanish language and culture to the students of the university. It is a week-long event that usually comprises of an exhibit at the Faculty Center highlighting the theme of the event and a set of activities for each day.
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