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South Korea, Dgte hold talks to boost seasonal worker, cultural tourism ties

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental, September 27 (PIA) -- Dumaguete City's sister city in South Korea, Yeongdong-gun, is eyeing to build a dormitory for Dumaguete residents who are currently in the farms of Yeongdong.

Yeongdong-gun Vice-Mayor Jin Suk Kim said the dormitory will provide living quarters in one location for the Dumaguete residents so they can stay together as a group.

This was disclosed in a dialogue with Dumaguete City Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo during the visit of the Yeongdong-gun delegation in Dumaguete City on Sept. 24, 2023. 

Their discussion led to the development on the Seasonal Worker Training Program, cultural exchanges, and tourism visits between the sister-cities.

Kim expressed his government’s intention to provide amenities for the seasonal workers in their farms, youth exchanges, and increased promotion of Dumaguete as a tourism destination for Koreans.

The administration of Mayor Jeong Yeong-Chul in partnership with Remollo will work on making suitable accommodations for the Dumaguete residents to reduce their inconvenience caused by commuting and to safeguard their privacy.

The visiting dignitaries also credited Dumaguete City as a partner considering that Yeongdong-gun was awarded the grand prize in the field of job and employment improvement in the 2023 National Manifesto Best Practices Competition out of 364 entries in the entire country of South Korea.

The search was co-hosted by the Korea Manifesto Practice Headquarters and the Gwangju Jeonnam Research Institute.

Yeongdong-gun is known to produce quality grapes with high sugar content and sweet aroma, thus it is home to the best wineries in South Korea.

Meanwhile, more residents from Yeongdong-gun, mainly students, will be coming to Dumaguete City to learn more about the Filipino culture and traditions that will also help the local tourism industry.  

The delegates from Yeongdong also witnessed Dumaguete’s Sandurot Festival streetdance and showdown competitions participated in by 16 contingents. 

The performance of each contingent deeply impressed the Korean officials as they cheered the young performers for their artistry and fervor. (JCT/PIA7 Negros Oriental with reports from CPIO)

Officials from Dumaguete City and its sister-city in South Korea, Yeongdong-gun, participating in a dialogue on the Seasonal Worker Training Program, cultural exchanges, and tourism visits between the sister cities. Among the local officials who joined the dialogue include Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo (seated, 3rd from left), Vice-Mayor Ma. Isabel Sagarbarria, City Administrator Lilani Ramon, Councilors Karissa Tolentino-Maxino, Jose Baldado, Rey Lyndon Lawas and Jose Victor Imbo, Liga ng mga Barangay President Dionie Amores and SK President Renz Macion. (Dumaguete City PIO)

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