A National Artist’s view of ASEAN integration


For this episode of ASEAN in Focus,  we have interviewed national artist, Dr. Virgilio Almario.  Dr. Almario currently serves as the chairman of the Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF), the government agency mandated to promote and standardize the use of the Filipino language.

Virgilio Almario, known for his pen name Rio Alma, is a Filipino artist, poet, critic, translator, editor, teacher, and cultural manager.  He is also a political scientist and educator.  He completed his degree in A.B. Political Science at the University of the Philippines and a master’s course in education at the University of the East.

Here’s what he has to say about the ASEAN integration, as he compares it with the European Union, and his views about the Philippines’ preparedness for this upcoming integration in part 1 of our interview.

This series and the program ASEAN IN FOCUS of NET 25 (Monday  to Friday, 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., with replays 11:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.) is part of Eagle Broadcasting’s advocacy to promote awareness about the ASEAN region and the 2015 ASEAN integration.   ASEAN in Focus features news and features about the ASEAN region and the ASEAN integration process, and includes interviews of noted resource persons who share their views about the ASEAN integration process.