WATCH: K-pop star Dara celebrates Independence Day with Filipinos in Korea
Titled “Bayanihan sa Korea 2017,” the 119th Philippine Independence Day as well as Migrant Workers Day was celebrated in Seoul, South Korea by overseas Filipino workers and migrants. The event was also graced by the “pambansang krung-krung,” K-pop star and former 2NE1 girl-group member Sandara “Dara” Park.
The event was held on June 11 at the Banpo Park in Seoul. Philippine Ambassador to Korea Raul Hernandez was present, along with embassy officials.
“Philippines is my second home,” Dara said. “Dyan po ako lumaki at sobrang malaking love po ang natanggap ko sa mga Pinoy (I grew up there and I received great love from Filipinos).”
She was later awarded with a plaque of recognition as a Friendship Ambassador, which also recognizes her continued promotion of the Philippines as a tourist destination.
Dara also mentions being in London last week for a shoot. Filipino fans would send their support through the staff. The staff would then tell her how surprised they were of the love and support that she gets from Filipino fans.
“Philippines will always be special to me,” Dara said at the end of her speech.
You may watch her full speech in the video below. JB
[VIDEO] 110617 | Dara making a speech at the Bayanihan sa Korea 2017 event. ❤️👏🏼😍 pic.twitter.com/VjOF0fqrbI
— We Love Dara (@WeLoveDara) June 11, 2017
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