Rev. fr. Rolando V. de la Rosa, O.P., PhD, SThD, Professor of Sacred Theology and former Rector of the University of Santo Tomas (1990-1998; 2007-2012), is the 2022 winner for Best Opinion Column during the November 6, 2022 Catholic Mass Media Awards, which was held virtually.
Fr. de la Rosa’s long-standing column, Through Untrue, which appears every Sunday in the Manila Bulletin was the winning entry for this year’s CMMA. The column, which began in 1990, was part of five entries. Several of his writings have been compiled in two books, namely, “We Become What We Love” (published by the UST Publishing House) and “Sole to Soul: A Journey to Joy and Happiness” (published by St. Pauls).A prolific writer, fr. de la Rosa has written over two hundred columns, on top of the award-winning publication “History of the Filipinization of the Religious Orders in the Philippines: Beginnings of the Filipino Dominicans,” which won the National Book Award in History in 1991. He likewise received the Catholic Authors Award in 1996 from the Asian Catholic Publishers and the Archdiocese of Manila.