FR. RICO PONCE, O. Carm.
Rico Palaca Ponce is a member of the Carmelite Order in the Philippines. He was ordained priest in 1998. He is the current director of the Institute of Spirituality in Asia (ISA). He finished his Ph. D. in Empirical Theology at the Radboud University in Nijmegen, the Netherlands in 2006. His fields of teaching are spirituality, pastoral and empirical theology, the social teachings of the Church and research methodology.