A special gathering for friends and colleagues in print, broadcast and online media was organized by the Cultural Center of the Philippines recently to thank them for the continuous support . Held at the Silangan Hall of CCP’s main building, the “A-Press-Ciation Lunch” is an annual event spearheaded by CCP's Corporate Communications Division as a token of gratitude to press friends who have supported the Center through the years.
CCP’s officials led by president Dr. Raul Sunico, other department heads and division chiefs attended the event. Dr. Sunico thanked the members of the press for their continued support in promoting the artistic programs and projects of the CCP. The event was emceed by Irene Obligacion-Rada, director of the Corporate Communications Division and host of the classical music radio program Culture Carousel, aired over 98.7 dzfe-fm, the Master’s Touch.
In welcoming 2015 as the year of ASEAN Integration, the media guests were regaled by the performances of dance artists from Cambodia and Indonesia as well as the Ramon Obusan Folkloric Group, one of the CCP’s nine resident companies, which performed traditional dances to their delight. The event was attended by ASEAN embassy representatives including the Executive Secretary to the Ambassador of the Royal Embassy of Cambodia, Minister Counsellor for Social and Cultural Affairs from Indonesia and the Counsellor of the Embassy of Malaysia. (Photos by Kiko Cabuena)