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JCIs of San Fernando, South Korea strengthen bilateral relations

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – The JCI Gangwon Yangyang from South Korea met with officials of JCI San Fernando Cabalen on October 17, 2022 for a planned sisterhood between the two chapters.

Both groups also plan to hold a Board of Directors’ meeting and social and community projects both in Korea and in the Philippines for joint strategic planning to further strengthen their bilateral relationship. 

The meeting was jointly presided over by JCI Gangwon Yangyang 2022 President Park Il Jun and JCI San Fernando Cabalen 2022 President Joseph Louis La Puebla. 

The host chapter, JCI San Fernando Cabalen, prepared a fun fellowship to establish a strong bond and camaraderie between the two chapters. They also exchanged tokens showcasing some of the famous products/souvenirs from their respective countries.

Following the invitation from JCI Gangwon Yangyang, JCI San Fernando Cabalen is set to visit Gangwon, Korea in December 2022 to attend the former’s induction and turnover ceremonies where the signing of the Twinning Agreement will take place.

JCI Gangwon Yangyang will also return to the Philippines in March 2023 to also witness the induction and turnover ceremonies of the JCI San Fernando Cabalen. 

This introduction meeting seals not only a good number of productive collaborations in the foreseeable future between JCI Gangwon Yangyang and JCI San Fernando Cabalen but also a stronger bilateral relations between the Philippines and South Korea, according to both chapters.

The incoming presidents of both local organizations (LO), Kim Hyunsik of JCI Gangwon Yangyang and Kyra Amin-Urquico of JCI San Fernando Cabalen, were also in attendance.

Also present in the meeting were the past presidents, officers and members of JCI San Fernando Cabalen: 2010 President Senator Victor Paulo Sarmiento, 2017 President Yvette Christine Herrera, 2015 President Luvy Jay Cunanan, 2023 Executive Vice President Agnes “Aki” Aquino, 2023 Director for Community Joyce Camille Castro, 2023 Director for Community Ibrasil Lipaygo and member Lanie Cunanan. 

The past presidents, officers and members of JCI Gangwon Yangyang also flew to the Philippines to join the said meeting: Senior Past President Sooyoung Choi, Senior Past President Sungnam Kim, Past President Sungheon Kim, Past President Kwangho Lee, 2022 Director Junyi Choi and 2022 Director Geunho Choe.