Philippine Daily Inquirer
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.