Consolacion R. Alaras wants to be remembered as the proponent of restoring the ancestral role of language, literature, arts, history and spirituality as the heart and soul of national development, transformation and unity. She is a professor of UP Department of English and Comparative Literature. She has served as chair of the DECL and NCAA Committee on Cultural Information and Special Events, both for two terms; NCAA Representative to the Pamitinan Protected Area Management Board of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources; chairperson, Corruption Prevention Working Group in the Ombudsman Multisectoral Anticorruption Council for United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC); head, Academe Sector of the Good Citizenship Council, and; chairperson, Moral Recovery Officers Foundation, Inc.
She completed her Ph.D Philippine Studies at the University of thePhilippines, Diliman. She received several grants such as UP Fellowship, Ford Rockefeller, RPUS Faculty Development and European Union Study Visit in Franceand Germany for Intellectual Copyright.
Her published books include “Pamitinan: Ang Pagbubukas ng Tipanan ng Mahal na Ina” (1988); “Kuweba Pamitinan” (1996); “Rizal and the Katipunan Pilgrimage for Sacred Prophetic Politics in the Philippines for the World” (2001), and; “The Filipino Earth Charter Pamatalaan Dambana ng Bayan” (2005).
Her column “Pamatalaan Column” in Balitang- Balita stresses the values and spirituality in the Philippines and the world. Her workshop abroad was “The Multisectoral English Plus Project of the University of the Philippines and the Commission on Higher Education for Filipino Earth Charter Classroom and Communities.
Alaras was born in Cebu City on September 1, 1941 to Mr. Felipe and Mrs. Guillerma Alaras.