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Korean, PH cultural exchange pushed

CLARK FREEPORT — The Korean Community Association in Central Luzon (KCACL) is pushing for a cultural exchange between Korea and the Philippines, particularly in Region 3, where 15,000 Koreans reside and do business in the area.

This was bared by KCACL President Choi Jong Phil during the 2023 Hanbi Cultural Festival and Year End Party (2023 Philippines-Korean Cultural Exchange Festival) on November 24, 2023, at Hilton Clark Sun Valley Resort here.

Choi said the festival aims to create an understanding between Korean and Filipino culture.

“I believe that this event will provide a forum for cultural exchange between the Philippines and Korea, strengthening ties between the two societies and advancing the idea of mutual respect and cohabitation in the future,” Choi said in his speech.

Meanwhile, Executive Consul General of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea Sang-seungman said learning Filipino culture “opens up each other’s hearts.”

As this developed, with the increasing number of Koreans migrating in the region particularly in Angeles City, Choi appealed to government authorities for security as most of the Koreans come in Pampanga for business.

Choi thanked Pampanga Governor Dennis “Delta” Pineda, Vice Governor Lilia “Nanay Baby” Pineda, and former President and now Pampanga Second District Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo for their support to the Korean community in the province.