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Deanna Ongpin Recto

Deanna Recto ousted from Alliance Française

Deanna Ongpin Recto

The arts circle is abuzz again with news that Alliance Française president Deanna Ongpin Recto was voted out of the Alliance board last week, after having served Alliance as president for three years. Recto is in the process of curating a milestone exhibit of Sanso, Betsy Westendorp and Cesar Caballero.

What caused her ouster? Word is, this feisty woman’s too many questions about the increasing costs of a building project could have precipitated it. Recto, an insider said, was also protective of the fund reserved for artists’ grants. Under this grant, Filipino artists are sent to France every year.