The Korean Cultural Center (KCC) in the Philippines, in partnership with De La Salle Lipa’s (DLSL) Linkages and International Relations Directorate, held a Korean Culture Caravan, Oct. 19, 2017, at the DLSL Sentrum.
Over 1000 students and teachers from Batangas participated in the said event – geared towards bringing the Korean culture to institutions and to generate awareness of Korea’s rich culture. Attendees included students and teachers from the Royal British College and St. Augustine School of Nursing. KCC has put up exhibits sporting Korean books, Hanbok (traditional clothing), and Tuho (traditional game). Lectures on Basic Korean Language and Traditional Art (mooninhwa) were likewise conducted by KCC teachers, together with KPop dance and song performances by the Salindayaw Dance Troupe, as well as PHP and Venisse Siy, winners of the Pinoy K-Pop Star competition.
KCC continuously holds cultural caravans in several institutions across the country to push for their advocacies. Meanwhile, DLSL, through its LIRD, spearheaded such event in recognition of the United Nations Month. DLSL’s LIRD also supports and promotes inter-cultural cooperation and learning through its continuous roster of initiatives showcasing different nations’ culture and traditions.
The Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines is the official arm of the Korean Embassy in the Philippines, under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MSCT). It is open to Korean and Filipino individuals and organizations willing to participate in the center’s advocacies of promoting Korean culture across the Philippines.