A loving tribute to Dr. Amado A. Castro

Zorayda Amelia C. Alonzo


I met Amado in 1963 at the old Rizal Theater, where Makati Shangri-La hotel now stands, during a cultural presentation of an Indonesian dance company. I was then 16 years old. He was governor of the Development Bank of the Philippines. I was with the reception committee of the Bayanihan Dance Company, today known as the Bayanihan National Folk Dance Company. I was set to travel all over the world with other mostly teen-aged Bayanihan members as Philippine ambassadors of culture and goodwill. Amado promised to catch up with our group in the US...

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