Pnoy Meets with the Filipino Community in Korea

As stated in a previous post, the Philippine president Pnoy Aquino is scheduled to meet with the Filipino community in Korea on October 17th. The meeting took place at the Crystal Ballroom of the Lotte Hotel in Myeongdong. The ceremony started at 6 o’clock until 8 o’clock in the evening. A highlight of the meeting is the awarding of the “Order of Lakandula” to Cong. Jasmine Lee. It’s a well-deserved award!
A few of my closest friends were there to cheer for Cong. Jasmine Lee, who had to leave earlier to catch a flight to Nairobi. She will be on a multi-country tour of Korean Embassies for the annual government audit. Of course, she won’t see her good-looking and responsible kids during that time. This woman should seriously give a lecture on parenting. She raised her kids so well! Cong. Jasmine Lee wore an elegant purple dress and she looked so young huh!
Anyway, my FB wall was flooded with photos of friends who attended the meeting, much to my annoyance ~ harharhar! Senator Pork Frank Drilon was also there, the only one who wore a “barong”. On the pictures that I saw, Pnoy didn’t seem to be wearing his yellow pin. I wonder what Pres. BS (called “Boy Sisi” by some) Aquino’s speech was about since friends didn’t bother to mention it. I wonder if they did listen to his talk, or if they were just busy taking selfies.
Here are some photos of the event, stolen from my friend Razel’s FB account…

Pnoy Aquino takes the podium to address the Filipinos in Korea
Pnoy Aquino takes the podium to address the Filipinos in Korea

Cong. Jasmine Lee with her two kids and Ms. Razel Kim
Cong. Jasmine Lee with her two kids and Ms. Razel Kim

The awarding of the “Order of Lakandula”…

Anyway, I hope the presidential trip is a fruitful one. I hope the relationship between my home country and my adopted country becomes even more stronger. Cheers to a Philippine-Korea cooperation!


  1. Good day to you! I’m from a Filipno NGO, TEVSAPHIL. We’re interested with meeting up with Filipinos who reside/ work in Seoul so that we could interact with our kababayans during our official visit. We also want to know about the lives of our people there. Any chance I could get help organizing a gathering? šŸ™‚ at least some aid in contacting communities/groups of Filipinos. Thank you šŸ˜‰ you may enail me or reply here. Looking forward to your reply šŸ˜‰

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