With an engineering degree from the Philippines, Teofilo Daquila commenced his graduate studies in economics at the University of the Philippines and obtained his MA degree from the Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven in 1983. From a beautiful and historical university town of Leuven in Belgium, Teofilo proceeded to Australia in June 1984 and obtained his PhD degree from the ANU in July 1988. After a 3-month stint at ISEAS, he joined the NUS Department of Economics from Aug 1988 to May 1993. But the Land Down Under pulled him once again where he taught economics courses at Deakin University and the University of Melbourne. For family reasons, he moved back to Singapore and joined the Southeast Asian Studies Programme. He has had visiting appointments at El Colegio de Mexico, George Washington University, Chulalongkorn University, Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, Ludwig-Maximilians Universitat Muchen, the Australian National University, and Korea University. He has received a number of awards including the NUS University Excellent Teacher Award (2003/2004), the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Excellent Teacher Award (2003/2004 and 2006/2007), Best Conference Presenter Award (London, 2004), the ASEAN University Network - Korea Association of SE Asian Studies joint academic fellowship award (2004), and Outstanding Centennial Alumni Award in Education (2007). His current research interests include Southeast Asia's economic development, ASEAN regional integration, internationalisation of higher education, information and communications technology, and the teaching of economics and business with reference to Southeast/Northeast Asia. As part of his outreach activities, he has been invited as a guest lecturer, a resource person, and a mentor in secondary schools, junior colleges, and polytechnic: these include the Anglo-Chinese School (Independent), Nanyang Girls' High School, Raffles Girls' School (Secondary), Raffles Institution (Secondary), Raffles Institution (Junior College), and Nanyang Polytechnic.