A cultural venue catering to Filipinos, complete with a sari-sari store-like shop, has opened in Incheon City, known to many Filipinos as the gateway to South Korea, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Friday.
The Philippine Culture Community Center was inaugurated last August 23 during the Opening Festival of the Pyeonghwa Market in Sungui-dong, the DFA said.
The center was among the multicultural public spaces promised by Nam-gu District Mayor Park Woosub at the Juan Media Festival, a multimedia cultural festival, in September 2014.
The DFA said artists may perform or feature their works in the center's art space, or gather for community events while snacking on Filipino food in the three-storey center's dry goods store.
Consul General Iric Arribas thanked Incheon and the Nam-gu district for establishing the center, saying it will foster goodwill between the city's inhabitants and the Filipino people. —Rie Takumi/KBK, GMA News