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Mabalacat City promotes Edu-Tourism; Korean students in PH Study Tour

MABALACAT CITY – As part of promoting Education Tourism or Edu-Tourism in the city and strengthening relationships with foreign educational institutions, the Mabalacat City College (MCC) welcomed more than 40 Korean students and representatives from Red Cross Korea last February 7.

The students, who were in the country to have their Philippine Study Tour, were received by the MCC student council, Crimson Honors and Student Ambassadors, who also guided them throughout the said program.

The Koreans learned about Kulitan, a Kapampangan indigenous writing system and interacted with Filipino students as part of their tour. In return, the former taught the latter with some of their activities such as making jang myeongru, yutnori, balloon art, spinning top, tuho game and jegichagi.

Carl Joseph Monis, MCC student ambassador, said that the Philippine Study Tour was an opportunity for them to win friends and deeply understand other cultures as well.

MCC President Michelle Aguilar-Ong also expressed her gratitude to the Red Cross Korea and its students for visiting their institution and hoped that they would discover more about the college’s innovative facilities and progressive educational opportunities for all students both local and international.

Ong also encouraged the student tourists to explore Mabalacat City and Clark to better learn about the Philippine history and culture.

Mayor Crisostomo Garbo also sent his regards to the Korean students and hoped that through this study tour, they will learn more about the Kapampangan culture and heritage.

Edu-Tourism is among the flagship programs under the Garbo administration, which aims to promote the Philippine History Culture and Arts as well as the city’s different academic programs and educational innovations for its students through the Mabalacat City College.