Radio Veritas

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Radio Veritas Asia
Radio Station
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)
Owner Philippine Radio Educational and Information Center

Radio Veritas Asia is the Catholic shortwave station broadcasting to Asia. It is based in Quezon City, Philippines, and is owned by the Philippine Radio Educational and Information Center, which previously owned the original Radio Veritas from 1969 to 1991.

About Us[edit]


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.

RVA Programs[edit]

RVA programming evolves from its two-fold objectives.


  • Gospel Reflection
  • Church News
  • Morals
  • Catholic Doctrines
  • Catechesis
  • Liturgy and Sacraments
  • Dialogue with Religions and Cultures
  • Role of the Church in the Modern World

Human development[edit]

Through The Years[edit]

RVA and the Pope[edit]

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 library[edit]

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.

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