“I SUPPORT MY DAUGHTER'S CALL FOR REVOLUTION!"
STANDING BY HIS DAUGHTER'S CALL FOR REVOLUTION, National Commission for Culture and the Arts Chair Virgilio “Alma Rio” S. Almario told the philamessenger.com in an exclusive video interview Friday (June 15) in Chicago, Illinois that he “supports” his daughter's call for “revolution” “because we are precisely of the same orientation. You like to continuously pursue a revolution of consciousness in the Philippines.” Behind him is Philippine Consul General Gina A. Jamoralin, who hosted him to deliver a lecture titled, “Valuing the Priceless: The Importance of Research in Philippine Arts and Cultural Preservation' on Friday, June 15, at the Towner Fellows’ Lounge of the Newberry Library in Chicago. (JGL Photo by JOSEPH G. LARIOSA)
"RESIST! RESIST! RESIST!"
ANI ROSA ALMARIO-DAVID, Ph. D., told more than 2,000 graduates of Ateneo de Manila University last May 26 that “Our present national situation calls for a revolution. And quoting the (Marcos pre-martial Ateneo students') manifesto (dated Nov. 27, 1968, 'Down from the Hill') again, Ateneans have the moral intellectual obligation to lead this revolution. “Batch 2018, these are difficult times, and so our country ask him to muster everything that Ateneo has given you. All your magis and your cura personalis (Latin for “care for the whole person.”) be the voice of the voiceless, be the courage of the weak. Be truth. Be hope. Resist! Resist! Resist!” (JGL Screenshot of Ateneo Facebook video clip)
VIEWING RIZAL'S WRITINGS:
NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR CULTURE AND THE ARTS CHAIR Virgilio S. Almario (second from left) is talking to another guest while viewing some of the writings of Jose Rizal as part of the Filipiniana collections being held by the Newberry Library in Chicago, Illinois on June 15 after delivering a lecture titled, “Valuing the Priceless: The Importance of Research in Philippine Arts and Cultural Preservation” at the Towner Fellows’ Lounge of the Newberry Library. (JGL Photo by JOSEPH G. LARIOSA)
HEADLINE CALLING FOR REVOLUTION!
THE NEWS CLIP of this headline story of the Philippine Daily Inquirer was shown by this reporter to Mr. Virgilio S. Almario, chair of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, for his comment on June 15 inside the Newberry Library in Chicago, Illinois after he delivered a lecture titled, “Valuing the Priceless: The Importance of Research in Philippine Arts and Cultural Preservation.” (JGL Screenshot of the Philippine Daily Inquirer website)
HAVE A SAFE, HAPPY TRIP BACK HOME!
FEDORA HAT-WEARING National Commission for Culture and the Arts Chair Virgilio S. Almario smiles during a photo op with Joseph G. Lariosa of the philamessenger.com after his lecture and interview at the Towner Fellows' Lounge of the Newberry Library in Chicago, Illinois on board a SUV that would rush him to O'Hare International Airport en route to the Philippines. (JGL Photo courtesy of Anna Liza Alcantara, Cultural Officer of the Philippine Consulate)