The Consulate General of the Philippines in Chicago, in partnership with the Newberry Library, warmly invites the Filipino American community and the general public to
attend a lecture by Hon. Virgilio S. Almario titled Valuing the Priceless: The Importance of Research in Philippine Arts and Cultural Preservation on Friday,15 June 2018, 1:30 pm, at the Towner Fellows’ Lounge of the Newberry Library located at 60 W. Walton Street, Chicago, Illinois.
Also known by his pen name Rio Alma, Hon. Virgilio S. Almario is a poet, literary historian and critic who was proclaimed National Artist of the Philippines for Literature in June 2003. He was elected Chairman of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) in January 2017. He also continues to champion language and literature as Chair of the Commission of the Filipino Language (Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino).
For more information and to RSVP for the event, please contact the Consulate General’s Cultural Officer, Ms. Anna Liza F. Alcantara, at the following:
Telephone No.: (312) 583-0621 ext. 13; and