The cultural legacy of a renowned senator
The Angara family is awarded a sculpture donated by Impy Pilapil. Shown are (from left) Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra Society Inc. VP Nestor Jardin, PPOSI president Nedy Tantoco, CCP president Nick Lizaso, Gloria Angara and Sen. Sonny Angara.
Photos by Domingo Gannaban

The cultural legacy of a renowned senator

(The Philippine Star) - November 18, 2018 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — While he was recognized for his immense contributions to the academic, political and cultural life of this country, it was the late Senator Edgardo Angara’s contribution on the cultural stage that was celebrated at a posthumous musical tribute at the main theatre of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) with the presence of the Angara family, members of the diplomatic corps, government officials and friends from the academic and legal professions. 

Gloria Angara and Sen. Sonny Angara accept a Ramon Orlina sculpture from UP VP for academic affairs Ma. Cynthia Rose Bautista, representing UP president Danilo Concepcion and Ramon Orlina.

Senator Angara was, until his untimely passing, chairman of the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra Society Inc. (PPOSI), an organization he founded in 1985 that takes care of the welfare of the members of the PPO. Today, a new team helms the organization, with Nedy Tantoco, Nestor Jardin, Danny Dolor, Margie Moran Floirendo and Atty. Lila Aquino on the board.

Tootsie Angara, Sen. Sonny Angara and Grace Glory Go.

The concert was spearheaded by the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra (PPO) under the baton of music director and principal conductor Maestro Yoshikazu Fukumura and Dr. Raul Sunico as guest pianist.

Jose Alejandro, Marilou Alejandro, Gloria Angara, Nedy Tantoco, Cherry Ty, Alfred Ty and Patrick Jacinto.

Also acknowledged at the event were sculptor Impy Pilapil who lovingly created an award that was given to the Angara family; and glass sculptor Ramon Orlina who was inspired  by his long friendship with Senator Angara to create the Eternal Flame for the mausoleum in Baler.

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