BAGUIO CITY – Representatives from the city of Gongju, one of Baguio’s sister cities in South Korea, visited Baguio last week to check on the progress of their scholarship program in the city.
Mayor Mauricio Domogan last Monday welcomed the delegates from the the Gongju Photo Journalists Club headed by president Yoo Seok Man who is also the department manager of Gongju Nonsan News Headquarters.
The club has been sponsoring local students under its 3rd Gongju Photo Journalists Club Scholarship Program.
Nine students have been chosen as scholarship grantees since 2014 and four have already graduated.
The delegates last Monday visited the remaining five grantees at the Baguio City National High School.
It was the same group which donated P 90,000 and 100 brand new computer sets to the city last 2014.
During the courtesy call to the mayor, the group gave souvenirs from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Site Gongju Gongsanseong Fortress.
“They are also here to celebrate the re-election of Mayor Domogan. The Gongju Photo Journalists Club came here in behalf of the Gongju mayor,” Translator missionary rev. Soo Bong Sim said.
The regular exchange visitations are part of Gongju City and Baguio City’s effort to maintain a healthy sister city relationship./ Zarena Amado, PIO intern