Davao native in Korean politics

Subscribe Now April 01, 2012 at 09:15pm

Davao City native Jasmine Lee is making waves in Korean politics and is expected to become a member of the parliament in this month’s elections. Vice President Jejomar C. Binay, who met Lee during his four-day visit in South Korea last week, said that her strong showing “gives hope not only for Filipinos but for all migrants and immigrants.“

“We are all very proud that a fullblooded Filipino is being given the opportunity to be a member of the Korean Parliament,“ Binay said of the 35-year-old Lee.

Lee, a Filipina married to a Korean, is running for parliament under the ruling party.

“It shows that Korea is prepared to extend the opportunity to become a public servant even to those who were not born here,“ the Vice President said in an interview with Korean media.

The Filipino community in South Korea is rallying behind the candidacy of Lee, according to Binay.

Lee is a popular TV host, and heads the Global Resource Center (GRC) in Seoul, South Korea. GRC is a non-government organization serving as a support group for foreign wives of Koreans.

Source: tempo.com.ph



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