South Korea in the Perspective of a Filipino Expatriate

Friday, December 23, 2016

Philippine Ambassador to Korea Raul Hernandez is the Ambassador of the Year 2016 in Korea

Congratulations to our very own Philippine Ambassador to Korea Raul Hernandez for being the Asia Society Korea’s 2016 Ambassador of the Year. Last December 9, 2016, the 60 year old non-profit organization recognized Hernandez for his effort in improving the ties between the Philippines and Korea.



Ambassador Hernandez humbly accepted the award from Asia Society Korea Center Honorary Chairman and former Prime Minister Dr. Hong-Koo Lee, and Asia Society board member and former Foreign Minister Dr. Sung-Joo Han during the End of the Year Dinner at the Crystal Ballroom in Lotte Hotel in Seoul. In his speech, the ambassador greatly expressed his gratitude for the award given to him.


“I hope to have somehow contributed to your mission of deepening cooperation among countries in the Asia-Pacific region in the areas of arts and culture, business, policy, and education.”- Ambassador Raul Hernandez.

Aside from his accomplishments as Philippine Ambassador to Korea, he is also active in participating in different activities of the Filipino Communities in South Korea. Despite his hectic schedule, he always finds time to attend events, seminars and meetings of the Filipino Organizations in Korea if his presence is needed.




Everytime Ambassador Hernandez delivers his speech in an event to a group of Filipinos, he never fails to encourage and support the Filipino migrants in Korea. He is somebody that we OFW can lean on because his heart is with the people. Ambassador Hernandez is constantly doing his best for the welfare of the Filipinos in Korea. In fact, he proposed to the Minister of Employment and Labor of Korea to increase the age limit for foreign workers from age 38 to 45. Eventhough it was not approved yet by MOEL, his effort was greatly appreciated by the Filipino workers in South Korea.


Once again, to our dear Ambassador Raul Hernandez, we congratulate you for the award your received. You truly deserve it!


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