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|Founded||April 11, 1969|
|Headquarters||Quezon City, Philippines|
|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.
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 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 [clarification needed]
- Community Building [clarification needed]
- Family [clarification needed]
- Women and Youth [clarification needed]
- Science and Technology
- History and Culture
- News and Information
Through The Years
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.