The Embassy of Israel in Manila paid tribute to the late Secretary Susan “Toots” Ople of the Department of Migrant Workers with improvisational performances at the Carlos P. Auditorium in RCBC Plaza, Makati City, last September 6.
Matan Goren, Elad Yishav, and Tal Zolti, collectively known as Duda, retold the stories of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Israel in “Duda’s Improv Performance on the OFWs in Israel.” Before arriving in the Philippines, the group met with the OFW community in Israel and learned how life is for them.
“To their exceptional improvisational talents, they take us on an artistic journey that resonates deeply through the lives and experiences of the OFWs in Israel. A journey filled with laughter, empathy, and profound understanding,” said Israel Ambassador to the Philippines Ilan Fluss in his opening message.
Duda, who’s slated to perform in this year’s Manila Improv Festival, also invited audience members to perform with them.
Ambassador Fluss, who had worked closely with Ople, said the embassy dedicates the show to Ople for her compassionate leadership and unwavering commitment to improving the lives of OFWs.
“We collectively honor the OFWs, we honor the former Secretary Susan Ople, and all those tirelessly working for the welfare and the good of OFWs, recognizing their invaluable contribution to society and the economy,” the ambassador said.