By: Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines, SEOUL

26 July 2022 - The Philippine Embassy in Korea held its mid-year Planning Conference on 26 July 2022. The Embassy's Planning conference is a biannual stocktaking and direction-setting exercise that allows the Embassy and its attached agencies to craft, review, and update a cohesive strategy on improving consular and assistance-to-nationals services and strengthening political, economic, cultural, and people-to-people ties with the Republic of Korea.

Ambassador Theresa Dizon-De Vega chaired the conference. The Embassy's section heads and attached agencies including the Philippine Department of Tourism (PDOT), the Philippine Agriculture Office (PAO), the Philippine Trade and Investment Center (PTIC), the Office of the PH Defense and Armed Forces Attache (ODAFA), the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) and the Overseas Workers' Welfare Administration (OWWA) presented their respective work plans and targets for the remainder of 2022, and shared best practices to further achieve proposed deliverables in pursuit of strengthening Philippines-ROK relations, the preservation and enhancement of national security, economic diplomacy, efficient delivery of consular services, protection of the rights and promotion of the welfare of overseas Filipinos, gender and development, and cultural and public diplomacy.

Ambassador Dizon-De Vega provided guidance and insights on the Embassy's future activities for the second half of 2022 and beyond, acknowledged the accomplishments of each agency for the first half of 2022, and directed members of the Embassy to continue improving on the delivery of services to the Filipino community in Korea.

The Embassy team also acknowledged the cooperation and support of the Filipino community in the Republic of Korea for the Philippine Embassy's various projects and programs geared towards raising awareness on important issues, providing skills and training services, and promoting solidarity and cooperation among the Filipino community in Korea. END