|Founded||April 11, 1969|
|Headquarters||Quezon City, Philippines|
|Key people||Rev. F. Carlos S. Lariosa, SVD (General Manager)
Aurelia Elarde (Administrative/Finance Director)
Rev. Msgr. Pietro Nguyen Van Tai (Program Director/Director)
Engr. Manuel A. Mopal (Asst. Program Director (ISO)
On December 1958, the delegates of the Southeast Asian Bishops' Conference unanimously resolved to establish a radio station to serve the countries of Southeast Asia. Eleven years after that, Radio Veritas was inaugurated, on April 11, 1969.
The Federation of Asian Bishops' Conference (FABC) was entrusted with the operations of RVA from its beginning in 1970. This was confirmed by FABC's governing body, the General Assembly, in 1974.
Radio Veritas embarked on different means of delivering its religious message. It started using new technology such as the Internet and webcasting, and plans to upgrade to digital broadcasting.
"Radio Veritas is committed to proclaim the message of God's love to the people of Asia by producing in cooperation with recognized Asian production centers and transmitting human development and Catholic evangelization programs in shortwave and related means of electronic media. RVA re-affirms its mission of evangelization: by proclaiming the message of God's love to the peoples of Asia."
"We, the members of the RVA family envision ourselves as missionaries, living witnesses of Christ's love meaningfully broadcasting the liberating values of the Gospel to the people of Asia. "
RVA programming evolves from its two-fold objectives.
- Gospel Reflection
- Church News
- Catholic Doctrines
- Liturgy and Sacraments
- Dialogue with Religions and Cultures
- Role of the Church in the Modern World
- People Empowerment
- Community Building
- Women and Youth
- Science and Technology
- History and Culture
- News and Information
Through The Years
- Through its ups and downs in its 43 years of broadcast, RVA has prevailed and continue to undertake evangelization.
RVA and the Pope
During the 25th anniversary celebration of RVA in 1995 Pope John Paul II said that RVA must be helped to fulfill its mission even though this will certainly involve even greater sacrifices and renewed commitment on the part of the local churches in Asia.
The broadcast tapes of the 1986 People Power Revolution are housed in the RVA archives. UNESCO has catalogued the audio files as part of the selected collection included in the Memory of the World Program and Digital Preservation of Documentary Heritage.