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Katipunan (Filipinx Club)

Katipunan was created in the Fall of 2019. Through leadership, mentorship, cultural/historcal awareness, and community enagement, the club provides students with a Filipinx/Filipinx-American community CSM.    

The Filipinx community has had a long standing presence at College of San Mateo, dating back in our historical archives to 1928 until 1937. Through the 1970s and 1980s, the next documented group of Filipinx students was with Samahan (Tagalog for “to gather together”). The last documented organized group of Filipinx students was in 2011-2015 as the Filipino Student Association. 


President: Czar Palomar
Vice President: Airiane De Dios
Treasurer: Sophia Martinez
Secretary: Vacant


Doris Garcia

Alex Guiriba



2nd and 4th Thursdays
2 pm to 3:30 pm
Building 17, Village


Katipunan at College of San Mateo is a Filipinx/Filipinx-American student organization that aims to strengthen our community and embrace each other’s individual narratives (Pinanggalingan). We provide spaces for academic and personal support for its members. We take authorship of our journeys and come together as a collective family (kababayan) in a space inclusive of everyone (tambayan). Katipunan actively engages our membership through social and artistic outlets and embraces our culture by discussing current events, politics, hxstory and the arts of the Filipinx/Filipinx-American people. By fostering critical consciousness (Ako), we aim to overcome the individualist mindset and embody the collective community.

Pillars (K.A.P.W.A.)

KTP establishes a sense of belonging (kasamahan) within the CSM kommunity while developing one’s identity
Katipunan acknowledges the uniqueness of each individual and encourages its members to embrace a sense of kommunity.
We honor the hxstory of the Pilipinx people and recognize our adversities not as weaknesses but as strengths.
We aim to nurture social, emotional, physical, and mental wellness for ourselves and prioritize care for our kommunity. (community care)
We are expected to call on each other to start or support our/other marginalized communities or groups not only during the time in need but to practice in daily life.