Philippine Academy of the Spanish Language

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The Philippine Academy of the Spanish Language (Spanish: Academia Filipina de la Lengua Española; Tagalog: Akademyáng Pilipino ng Wikang Kastilà) is the main Spanish-language regulating body in the Philippines. A member of the Asociación de Academias de la Lengua Española, the Academy is located in Makati City.

Countries with institutes that are members of the ASALE.

Established in Manila on 25 July 1924, the academy is still considered a state institution despite the removal of Spanish as an official language of the Philippines in 1987. Presidential Decree No. 155, signed on 15 March 1973, re-designated Spanish as official, while Section 7, Article XIV of the present 1987 Philippine Constitution specifies Spanish (along with Arabic) as a language to "be promoted on a voluntary and optional basis."

In December 2007, former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo signed a directive in Spain that would require teaching and learning the Spanish language in the Philippine school system starting in 2008.

Former President Arroyo, Foreign Affairs Minister Alberto Romulo, and Archbishop of Cebu Cardinal Ricardo Vidal, are among its current directors.



Academics in order of seniority[edit]

  1. Sr. D. Guillermo Gómez Rivera.
  2. Sr. D. Edmundo Farolán.
  3. Sra. D.ª Lourdes Carballo.
  4. Rvdo. P. D. Fidel Villarroel, O. P.
  5. Rvdo. P. D. Pedro G. Tejero, O. P.
  6. Sr. D. Ramón A. Pedrosa.
  7. Sr. D. José Rodríguez Rodríguez.
  8. Rvdo. P. D. Diosdado Talamayan y Aenlle, D. D.
  9. Sr. D. Alejandro Roces.
  10. Sra. D.ª Rosalinda Orosa.
  1. Rvdo. P. D. José Arcilla, S. J.
  2. Sra. D.ª María Consuelo Puyat-Reyes.
  3. Sr. D. Francisco C. Delgado.
  4. Sra. D.ª Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
  5. Rvdo. P. D. Miguel Bernad y Anselmo, S.J.
  6. Sr. D. Benito Legarda.
  7. Sr. D. Salvador B. Malig.
  8. Sr. D. Alberto G. Rómulo.
  9. Sr. D. Wystan de la Peña Salarda.
  10. Sr. D. Hilario Zialcita y Legarda.
  1. Sra. D.ª Lourdes Castrillo de Brillantes.
  2. Sr. D. Regino Paular y Pintal.
  3. Sr. D. Emmanuel Luis A. Romanillos.
  4. Sr. D. José María Cariño y Ancheta.
  5. Sr. D. Macario M. Ofilada, III.
  6. Sr. D. Erwin Thaddeus Bautista Luna.
  7. Sr. D. René Ángelo Prado Singian.
  8. Sr. D. René S. Salvania.
  9. Sra. D.ª Trinidad O. Regala.
  10. Sra. D.ª Daisy López.

Elected Academics[edit]

  • Emmo. y Rvdmo. Sr. Cardenal D. Ricardo Vidal.

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