- Philippine Academy of the Spanish Language
The Philippine Academy of the Spanish Language (in Spanish: "Academia Filipina de la Lengua Española") is the main Spanish-language regulating body in the
Philippines. Its headquarters are located in Makati City.
It was established in
Manilaon July 25, 1924.
Though Spanish ceased to be an official language of the
Philippinesin 1973, the academy is still considered as a state institution. Incumbent Philippine president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Foreign Affairs Minister Alberto Romulo, and CebuArchbishop Cardinal Ricardo Vidal are among its directors.
In December 2007, President Arroyo signed a directive in Spain that would require teaching and learning the Spanish language in the Philippine school system starting in 2008.
It belongs to the
Asociación de Academias de la Lengua Española.
Academics in order of seniority
* Sr. D.
Guillermo Gómez Rivera
* Sr. D. Edmundo Farolán.
* Sra. D.ª Lourdes Carballo.
* Rvdo. P. D. Fidel Villarroel, O. P.
* Rvdo. P. D. Pedro G. Tejero, O. P.
* Sr. D. Ramón A. Pedrosa.
* Sr. D. José Rodríguez Rodríguez.
* Rvdo. P. D. Diosdado Talamayan y Aenlle, D. D.
* Sr. D. Alejandro Roces.
* Sra. D.ª Rosalinda Orosa.
* Rvdo. P. D. José Arcilla, S. J.
* Sra. D.ª María Consuelo Puyat-Reyes.
* Sr. D. Francisco C. Delgado.
* Sra. D.ª Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
* Rvdo. P. D. Miguel A. Bernard, S.J.
* Sr. D. Benito Legarda.
* Sr. D. Salvador B. Malig.
* Sr. D. Alberto G. Rómulo.
* Sr. D. Wystan de la Peña Salarda.
* Sr. D. Hilario Zialcita y Legarda.
* Sra. D.ª Lourdes Castrillo de Brillantes.
* Sr. D. Regino Paular y Pintal.
* Sr. D. Emmanuel Luis A. Romanillos.
* Sr. D. José María Cariño y Ancheta.
* Sr. D. Macario M. Ofilada, III.
* Sr. D. Erwin Thaddeus Bautista Luna.
* Sr. D. René Ángelo Prado Singian.
* Sr. D. René S. Salvania.
* Sra. D.ª Trinidad O. Regala.
* Sra. D.ª Daisy López.
* Emmo. y Rvdmo. Sr. Cardenal D. Ricardo Vidal.
Spanish language in the Philippines
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