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Ugnayang Pang-Aghamtao, Inc. (Anthropological Association of the Philippines)

The Ugnayang Pang-Aghamtao Inc. (UGAT), organized in early 1977 and registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission in 1979, is the national organization of anthropologists in the Philippines. It is also known as the Anthropological Association of the Philippines.


UGAT’s main objectives are:

  • to promote, develop and disseminate anthropological knowledge;

  • to promote, deepen the knowledge, understanding and participation of and among different ethno-linguistic groups in working towards an integrated national consciousness and development;

  • to promote and forge linkages among anthropologists and others doing related work within the country and other parts of the world; and

  • to uphold professional ethics.


Since its founding, UGAT has been conducting annual national conferences not only to discuss professional concerns but also to make anthropology more involved in national issues affecting Philippine society and culture.


UGAT is a regular member of the Philippine Social Science Council (PSSC) and the World Council of Anthropological Associations (WCAA). UGAT is also affiliated with the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES).


Some community members and participants of the 41st UGAT Annual Conference in a coastal village in Baybay City, Leyte. November 9, 2019. 

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