S. Korean envoy vows to bring more tourists to Iloilo City, PH

Iconic Ilonggo tribe Tribu Bola-Bola – composed of its alumni – wows the crowd as a non-competing guest performer during this year’s Dinagyang Festival on Sunday at the new Iloilo Dinagyang Grandstand. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN

ILOILO City – South Korean Ambassador to the Philippines Han Dong-Man has pledged to bring more Korean tourists to the country.

In his recent visit to Iloilo City to witness the Dinagyang Festival, Ambassador Han said more than 1.5 million Koreans visited the Philippines last year.

“Koreans ranked number one among foreign arrivals but I met President Duterte and I made a promise to bring up to two million tourists to this country,” he said.

He also said that Iloilo is one of the best tourist destinations in the country.

According to the Department of Tourism, South Korea was still the top tourist market for the Philippines in 2018.

Meanwhile, the South Korean Ambassador said that South Korea and the Philippines are celebrating this year the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries.

In Iloilo, the Korean government is funding the construction of the P11.2-billion Jalaur River Multi-Purpose Project Stage II (JRMP II) in the municipality of Calinog. (PIA/PN)


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