Vice President and Education Secretary Sara Duterte’s get-together with overseas Filipino workers in South Korea was filled with pride and gratitude.
During her visit to Seoul, the Vice President commended the unwavering hard work and sacrifices made by the Filipino migrant workers. They’re not only helping their families but also shaping international relations too.
The veep’s meeting with a group of modern-day heroes took place at a hotel in Seoul, and photos from the event have been shared on her Facebook page.
“Masaya akong nakibahagi sa pagtitipon ng ating mga kababayan kagabi dito sa Lotte Hotel sa South Korea,” the Vice President said in a Facebook pos
“Sa aking mensahe, kinilala ko ang sakripisyo ng mga Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) — kabilang na ang pagkakawalay nila sa kanilang mga pamilya upang mabigyan sila ng komportableng pamumuhay,” she said.
According to Duterte, around 57,000 Filipinos are working in South Korea, contributing not just to their host country but fostering strong bonds between nations.
“Nagpapasalamat po ako sa inyo dahil naitataas niyo ang bandera ng Pilipinas sa ibang bansa. And it makes us proud na naririnig namin sa mga dayuhan ang appreciation nila sa mga trabaho ninyo,” she said.
The Vice President traveled to South Korea to attend the Global Education and Innovation Summit (GEIS). Duterte, also the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) council president, was invited by the South Korean government to deliver the keynote speech.
Aside from joining the education assembly, she also met with high ranking government officials of South Korea. She brought along a 4th grader from Cebu to her foreign trip as part of the “You Can Be VP” project.
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