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21/06/2010: Peace Corps Philippines Country Director Calls on Ambassador Gaa

Peace Corps Philippines Country Director Calls on Ambassador Gaa

21 JUNE 2010, WASHINGTON, D.C. – Philippine Ambassador to the United States Willy C. Gaa (right) welcomes Peace Corps Philippines Country Director Sonia Derenoncourt (middle) during a courtesy call at the Embassy of the Philippines.  Accompanying her is US Peace Corps Philippine Desk Officer Jim Metzgar (left).

Director Derenoncourt briefed Ambassador Gaa on their program and events, including regional activities in preparation for the upcoming 50th anniversary of the US Peace Corps.

Ambassador Gaa, taking note of these developments, said that the Peace Corps is an important partner in forging greater understanding between Filipinos and Americans and has left a legacy of service to the world.

Established in 1960 by then Senator John F. Kennedy, the Peace Corps Philippines is a federal government agency that seeks to promote world peace and friendship through the involvement of American youth in developing countries.  To date, a total of 8,000 volunteers have served in the Philippines. END.