What's Drilon doing in S. Korea? Palace explains
MANILA - Why did Senate President Franklin Drilon join the official party of President Aquino in South Korea?
According to Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte, Drilon joined the trip to thank the South Korean government for funding the Jalaur River multi-purpose project in his home province of Iloilo.
Drilon was one of the proponents of the project which involved the construction of 3 dams and the upgrading of existing irrigation in the area.
Valte said this is not the only Korean funded project in the Philippines. President Aquino also thanked the Korean government for the completion of the Laguindingan International Airport.
Valte said South Koreans have a very affectionate relationship with Filipinos. Aside from being a source of funding assistance, South Korea is also the number one source of tourism for the Philippines.
South Korea is also home to around 44,000 overseas Filipino workers. There are about 87 Filipino community organizations in South Korea.