Juan D. Nepomuceno Center for Kapampangan Studies

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Established in 2001, the Juan D. Nepomuceno Center for Kapampangan Studies aims to sustain interest in the study of Kapampangan language, history and culture. It is housed in a three-story structure in Holy Angel University and contains a gallery, a museum and a library. The center subscribes to the motto "Be a good Kapampangan to be a better Filipino."



The center is named after the late Don Juan D. Nepomuceno, a Pampango philantropist and former mayor of Angeles City. It was formally endowed in 2001 after Holy Angel University hosted the first International Conference on Kapampangan Studies.


The current director of the center is Robbie Tantingco. It has an in-house staff of five and employs consultants in the fields of history, political science and the arts to guide its programs and undertakings.


The center publishes SingSing, a quarterly magazine devoted to Kapampangan history and literature. The magazine takes its name from the famous Kapampangan folk song "Atin cu pung singsing," which tells of a precious gold ring lost and then found. The use of the word 'singsing' in the magazine is a metaphor for the loss and retrieval--through the center's efforts--of Kapampangan culture.

The center also publishes the annual Kapampangan Research Journal. Edited by Dr. Lino Dizon, the journal features articles written by scholars on Kapampangan language and history. Nine issues of the magazine have been released.

Old Kapampangan vocabularios and grammars are also periodically published by the center under the name of Holy Angel University.

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