By: Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines, SEOUL

16 November 2022, Seoul - Philippine Ambassador Theresa Dizon-De Vega received the "Best Ambassador Award" conferred by the Korea Consumer Global Council (KCGC) at the Korea Consumer Brand Awards 2022 on 15 November 2022 at the Korea Press Center. Other envoys recognized by the KCGC include Honduran Ambassador Virgilio Paredes Trapero, the current Dean of the Latin American Ambassadors Group, Eygptian Ambassador Khaled Abdel Rahman, and Algerian Ambassador Mohammed Bensabri. National Assembly member Kim Yeungshik for his advocacy for building strong Korean brands.

The award conferred annually is given to Ambassadors with a record of active engagement with Korean counterparts in various areas of cooperation and in further deepening bilateral ties between Korea and the international community. Ambassador Dizon-De Vega was cited for her work in promoting closer Philippines-Korea and ASEAN-Korea relations, working on maritime, defense, economic, political, and cultural initiatives, as well as promoting the welfare of overseas Filipinos in South Korea.

Earlier this year, Ambassador Dizon-De Vega was likewise given the 2022 Friendship Ambassador Award by the Korea Culture and Friendship Association for promoting people-to-people and cultural exchanges between the Philippines and Korea. END