The Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines (KCC) launched its new project called “K-Culture Friends” at the Manila Hotel on December 18.
With the aim of further promoting Korean culture in the Philippines, the K-Culture Friends will invite with people from different institutions to encourage the Filipino public to take more interest in its culture.
For the past four years since it opened, KCC has already partnered with different academic, private and government institutions, such as National Commission for Culture and the Arts, and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority to make its events successful and meaningful.
In his speech, KCC Director Choong-Suk Oh envisioned that through project, more Filipinos will appreciate Korea, its places, people and culture.
Among the members of the K-Culture Friends who attended the ceremony were Aldrin Lee of University of the Philippines (UP)-Diliman, Roberto Dimayuga of Philippine Expeditionary Forces to Korea, Tarra Quismundo of Philippine Daily Inquirer, Patricia Esteves of Philippine Star, Kring Elenzano of The Philippine Kpop Convention Inc., and Sister Maruja Padre Juan of Adamson University.
To make the launch more exciting, KCC arranged cultural performances of its in-house Samulnori and Traditional dance teams.
Also, 2015 Pinoy K-Pop Star dancing competition winners Se-Eon and Sheeny, singing competition winners, Hergie Manlucot and Val John Librea wowed the crowd with their presentations.
KCC’s Art Specialist Jung Minji performed Nanta with her students and played using gayageum with the members of the Pansori team. Artist and KCC dance teacher Dasuri Choi showed her expertise in her K-pop dance performance.
Aside from the launching of K-Culture friends, KCC also honored the volunteer members of the center, “The Krew” for their notable service during KCC’s events and projects.