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Cultural Center of the Philippines welcomes new trustees from private, public and government sectors to board

MANILA, PHILIPPINES — The Cultural Center of the Philippines is delighted to announce new appointments to its Board of Trustees, namely Isidro A. Consunji, Jonathan Velasco, Felix “Monino” Duque, Atty. Gizela M. Gonzalez, Junie del Mundo, and Carissa Coscolluella.

The newly appointed CCP Trustees bring with them a wealth of experiences from their engagement in the private, public, and government sectors. 

“The CCP is stronger with the new appointments by President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. The new trustees, I believe, will greatly contribute to theater management, law, engineering and construction, and artistic productions,” said CCP Chairman Jaime C. Laya.

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Earning his degree in civil engineering from the University of the Philippines and a master’s in business administration from the Asian Institute of Management, Isidro Consunji is currently the chief executive officer of Semirara Mining Corporation and DMCI Holdings Inc.

Currently a lecturer of voice at the UP College of Music, Jonathan Velasco is a member and assistant conductor of the World Youth Choir. Together with his choirs, he has won first prizes in choral competitions in Slovenia, Ireland, Germany, and Spain. He is the conductor of the Ateneo Chamber Singers.

Moreover, Felix Duque returns to CCP with a new role. He served as the theater director of the institution from 1973 to 1994. He has designed numerous productions at the CCP, including Tales of Manuvu, Swan Lake, Don Quixote, and Madame Butterfly, among others.

With a Master of Law degree from Harvard, meanwhile, Gisela Gonzalez has expertise in corporate and intellectual property. A director of several corporations and trustee of various non-profit organizations, Atty. Gonzalez continues to champion poverty alleviation by addressing basic human needs.

Lastly, a Filipino humanitarian and politician, Carissa Coscolluela is currently part of the Philippine Ballet Theatre Board of Trustees. A governor of the Philippine Red Cross, Coscolluela is also a member of the Helgstrand Dressage, one of the world’s most decorated and successful stables for the training and selling of dressage horses.

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The new appointees will join the other Trustees, namely Chairman Laya and Trustee Junie del Mundo, who were reappointed by President Marcos, and interim Trustees Maria Margarita Moran-Floirendo and Marivic del Pilar to lead the CCP in fulfilling its vision to be the leading institution for arts and culture in the Philippines.

With the new appointments, the CCP Board, along with its management, will overcome numerous challenges that the Center might be facing in the coming years. With this new synergy, the Filipino people can expect better opportunities in art making and appreciation.

For more information, visit the official CCP website here. For the latest updates and show announcements, follow the official CCP social media accounts on Facebook, X, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube.

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