By: Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines, SEOUL

30 October 2023, Seoul-The Korea Foundation (KF) held recently its 6th Korea Foundation (KF) Public Diplomacy Week from 13 to 15 October 2023 at the Central Square, Understand Avenue, Wangsimni-ro, Seongdong-gu, a trendy and popular events venue located in Seoul.

Ambassador Dizon-De Vega welcomed the visitors to the Philippine booth that showcased traditional muslim attire and handicrafts. Local sweets, travel brochures and postcards from the PH Tourism Office in Seoul were also offered to the guests. The popular game "sungka" was also a hit with the crowd while the "salakot" photo booth was a favorite among the multi-cultural visitors at the event.

The KF also organized a public diplomacy roundtable discussion with the theme "A Connected World A Joint Future" participated in by the Ambassadors from Brazil, Canada and the Philippines. The wide range of topics covered in the discussion were experiences of a female diplomat in Korea, exploring career opportunities in public diplomacy, cultural and public outreach programs, introducing world cultures to the Korean public, among others.

The Embassy also participated in the on-site cooking show/class wherein Ms. Rina Marquez, a Korean language student in Korea introduced the pancit bihon (rice noodles) and chicken & pork adobo (marinated and braised chicken & pork) to the selected audience. Chicharon (fried pork rind), dried mango fruit, peanuts and corn snacks were also offered to the audience.

About a thousand visitors attended the event while fourteen embassies based in Seoul participated in the 3-day event. END