Ambassador Luis T. Cruz Welcomes Lea Salonga in Seoul

By: Philippine Embassy

Ambassador Luis T. Cruz welcomed multi-awarded Filipino Broadway theater performer, actress and singer Ms. Lea Salonga in Seoul, last 15 June 2008.

Photo shows Amb. Cruz (right) with Ms. Salonga (center), together with other Embassy personnel, namely, Mr. Gerry Yambao, Protocol Officer (left), Mr. Mylo Fausto, Cultural Officer (second from left) and Ms. Lalie Gavino, Communication Officer (fourth from left).
Amb. Cruz had a meeting with Ms. Salonga a day before her musical concert to be held at the Concert Hall of the Seoul Arts Center. She will be performing before an SRO crowd her signature Disney movies theme songs and excerpts from her Broadway musicals Miss Saigon and Les Miserables, among others. The Musical Concert is Ms. Salonga’s first in Seoul.

During the meeting, Amb. Cruz acknowledged Ms. Salonga’s world-class talent and thanked her for continuously promoting Filipino artistry worldwide. Amb. Cruz also requested Ms. Salonga to promote the Philippines as a prime tourist destination in Asia to the Korean audiences at her musical concert.