New PHILKOFANs Lead 17th Anniversary Celebration
12 September 2018
Newly-elected members of the Board of Trustees led by President Gina Borinaga spearheaded the celebration of the 17th founding of PHILKOFA this year in Cebu City last July 28 and 29 with the support of new PHILKOFANs and with the members from Visayas serving as hosts. This was successfully attended by former Presidents Atty. Bernardo Calibo and Ms. Judy vermudo. Each region was well represented with members coming from NCR, Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.
Korean Chamber Commerce of Philippines (KCCP) President Ho Ik Lee graced the special occasion by being the keynote speaker. Also present were delegates from KOPEC led by former President Dr. Esther Velasquez, DEPED teachers from St. Catherine School in Cebu City.
The whole day activity was held at the Department of Science and Technology Function Hall in Region 7 Sudlon Lahug Cebu City with the generosity of DOST Regional Director Engr. Edilberto Paradela.
One of the most interesting highlight of the Anniversary Celebration was the Recollection introduced for the first time in the yearly activity by the New Board of Trustees and facilitated by Reverend Father Dennis Cagantas, Parish Priest of the Holy Spirit Parish, VSU, Baybay City in Leyte.
The good priest stressed out the importance of knowing where our society is and the God-given gifts that we can share to improve the situation. A workshop revealed varied experiences of participants in Korea which Father Dennis associated with the God-given gifts that they can share to local communities.
In closing, Father Dennis pointed out that what matters most is Love that moves us to work together in PHILKOFA as he emphasized the power of collective action that can generate extremely high energy levels and result to exceedingly great change.
Awarding of Certificates to speakers, raffle prizes and anniversary toast capped the night along with a beautiful serenade and sumptuous dinner to celebrate this years’ anniversary celebration.
Ms. Marivic Santos, Luzon member and Atty. Bernardo Calibo bagged the most awaited Male and female star of the nights respectively.