Rodolfo Severino Jr., Filipino diplomat, Died at 82

Rodolfo Certeza Severino Jr. was born on April 27, 1936, and died on April 19, 2019; he was a Filipino diplomat. Rodolfo served as the Secretary-General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) from 1998 to 2002.

He was the inaugural head of the ASEAN Studies Centre (ASC) at the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute in Singapore from 2008 to 2015 and was an Adjunct Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, the National University of Singapore until 2015.


Rodolfo was an Associate Senior Fellow affiliated with the ASC at the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute.

He is the author of four books: Southeast Asia in Search of an ASEAN Community (2006), ASEAN (2008), The ASEAN Regional Forum (2009) and Where in the World is the Philippines? (2010).

Rodolfo was also the co-editor of Whither the Philippines in the 21st Century? (2007), among other collections.

Rodolfo Certeza Severino Jr. passed away at the age of 82.