THE City of Davao and the City of Uijeongbu, South Korea have agreed to forge a sister-city pact to be held in South Korea this year.

In a Letter of Intent signing ceremony at the Grand Men Seng Hotel in Davao City on Wednesday, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and Uijeongbu Mayior Kim Moon Won said the forging of a sister-city pact between the two Asian cities would be beneficial to both signatories.

For Davao City, Duterte said the Korean population in the city is growing, thus there is a need to forge an agreement with a Korean city so as to protect and safeguard the Korean nationals here.

Duterte said they also expect huge investments from Korea once the sister-city pact is sealed, especially on the culture and education sectors.

It was learned that Davao City is host to about 3,000 Korean nationals, and they expect the population to grow to 7,000 by next year.

Mayor Won, on the other hand, said they chose Davao City to forge a pact with because the city has great potentials. The Korean mayor even dubbed Davao City as the city of the future.

Won also said the popularity of Mayor Duterte is very strong in Korea as many perceive Duterte as a strong leader.

The sister-city agreement signing is expected to be held in Uijeongbu by September or October of this year. Uijeongbu is a city in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. It is located just north of Seoul and is host to US and Korean military bases for the defense of the Korean capital. (Ben O. Tesiorna)



  1. south koreans are eyeing many sister cities so they can easily escape there country in case war will break out, true>? hehe

    1. i concur! parang i can sense koreans are already looking for some places to hide in case war breaks in their country,, dapat may pera sila ha..at hindi refugeess,,,wala pera Pilipinas for them 🙂 joke !hahaha reactions?

  2. ok lang yan, basta ba hindi mga boastful! hehehehe and basta may mga dalang pera to invest in davao and make our city a more progressive one! payts!

  3. sana mag construct din ang koreans ng resort here in davao same to cebu’s Imperial Waterpark Resort 🙂 astig!@

  4. davao-based Oroderm to open Cebu branch

    Written by: Francisco , Carmelito Q.
    Monday, 29 June 2009

    THE ORODERM Group of Companies will open its 35th branch at SM Mall in Cebu Ciy on July 8 as it aims to bring its number of branches to 40 by the end of the month despite the financial crisis.Dr. Neil S. Oropesa, president and chief executive of the family-owned business, said the Cebu branch will “become our flagship branch in the Visayas” as the company envisions to join the competition in beauty and wellness industry in the area.
    In a text message to the Times, Oropesa pointed out that he believes there are opportunities for the industry even with the dampened economy.

    1. economic aspect meron importance 🙂 aside from the fact na meron na namang next wave of korean invasion sa davao 🙂

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