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OR­CHES­TRA OF THE FILIPINO YOUTH HOLDS CON­CERT FOR DIPLO­MATIC CORPS The Depart­ment of For­eign Af­fairs (DFA) Of­fice of In­ter­na­tional Eco­nomic Re­la­tions pre­sented re­cently a con­cert fea­tur­ing Ang Misyon’s Or­ches­tra of the Filipino Youth (OFY) at the DFA Au­di­to­rium in Manila. The au­di­ence was com­posed mainly of members of the diplo­matic corps in the Philippine­s, with Venezue­lan Am­bas­sador to the Philippine­s Ca­paya Ro­driguez Gon­za­les as spe­cial guest. AngMisyon is a music pro­gram in­spired by Venezue­labased El Sis­tema, which is known world­wide for teach­ing or­ches­tral music to poor youth. Those in photo in­clude (from left, front) Jo­vian­ney Emmanuel Cruz, co­founder of AngMisyon; Leo Her­rera-Lim, For­eign Af­fairs as­sis­tant sec­re­tary; Federico Lopez, co­founder and pres­i­dent of AngMisyon; Maria Theresa Di­zon de Vega, For­eign Af­fairs con­sul gen­eral; Manuel A.J. Tee­hankee, For­eign Af­fairs un­der­sec­re­tary; Joshua dos San­tos, OFY con­duc­tor; Am­bas­sador Gon­za­les; Maria Louella Duarte, For­eign Af­fairs con­sul; OFY members An­gel­bert Limjoco, Chan­nen Macris Gude­lano and Ger­maine Pia Lagrada; and Mar­i­anne Que­bral, Ang Misyon di­rec­tor for mar­ket­ing and part­ner­ships.

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