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News from Mama Sita

Stamp and Cookbook Donation to National Library of Korea

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We recently donated Mama Sita’s Stamp and Cookbooks to the National Library of Korea.

According to the Vice Consul of the Philippine Embassy in South Korea, the National Library’s Chief Executive, Mr. Lim Wonsun welcomed the addition of the cookbooks to their vast collection of 4. 3 million books and that the Mama Sita’s cookbooks will enable the Korean public to better appreciate Philippine cuisine.

Opening Remarks
Turnover Ceremony Between Mama Sita Foundation and the National Library

Mr. Lim Wonsun, Chief Executive of the National Library; Ms. Clara Lapus, President of the Mama Sita Foundation; Ladies and gentlemen;

Good afternoon. Today, we get together to hold a book donation ceremony by the Mama Sita Foundation to the  National Library of Korea. Taking this chance, I would like to extend our warm welcome to our distinguished guests.

The Philippine and South Korea enjoy a profound relationship and have been friends for over sixty years. Since the establishment of our diplomatic ties in 1949, the friendship between our two countries continues to expand and evolve for the benefit of our countries. Defined not only by a  shared history, our relations are also motivated by  like-minded aspirations coupled by our desire for continued cooperation in various areas which include social and cultural exchanges.

The event we are undertaking now is one of those cultural exchanges which the Philippine Embassy strongly supports as it is aligned with our efforts in forging and furthering ties of friendship through culture and the arts.

In celebration of mutual understanding, and in hope of promoting Philippine cuisine globally, I would like to congratulate the National Library of Korea and Mama Sita Foundation for this initiative.

The cookbooks which the Mama Sita Foundation will donate will not only present to the Korean readers the carefully-curated cuisines of the Philippines but more importantly, will hopefully make Filipino cooking more  accessible and appreciated. Through these books, as well, it is my hope that Korean readers will learn more about the Philippines, subsequently bringing our bilateral  cooperation forward to a higher level.

Thank you very much. Kamsahamnida.