The Association of Filipino Educator in Korea (AFEK) is established with the mission of fostering educational and cultural exchanges and relationships between the Republic of the Philippines and the Republic of Korea.
The members of the AFEK shall be tapped by the Philippine Embassy in South Korea to share its comments, opinions, and views on, but not limited to, exchanges among Philippine educators, the promotion of Philippine universities, schools and language learning institutions to Korean students, and the facilitation, coordination and establishment of partnerships between educational institutions of the two countries.
The group shall spearhead and organize specific activities toward the accomplishment of this mission.
Finally, the AFEK shall assist in the conduct of continuing education programs by the Philippine Embassy in Seoul.
History of the Association of Filipino Educators in Korea (AFEK),
formerly Philippine Resource Persons Group (PhilRPG)
The Philippine Resource Persons Group (PhilRPG) was conceptualized in 2007 through a discussion between His Excellency Amb. Luis T. Cruz and a group of Filipino professors, headed by Prof. Manuel “Bangy” Dioquino. The original purpose of the group was to serve as a think-tank of the Philippine Embassy in its education-related programs.
It took about 2 years before the group was able to hold its first meeting on May 23, 2009, at Hannam University in Daejeon. 8 Filipino professors and an Embassy official, Consul General Sylvia Marasigan, attended the meeting. The professors present were: Prof. Manuel C. Dioquino (Kyung Hee University), Prof. Danilo Arao (Hannam University), Prof. Joel David (Inha University), Prof. Gilda Uy (Woosong University), Prof. Joel Yu (Woosong University), Prof. Reil Cruz, Woosong University, Prof Raymund Guerrero (Woosong University), and Prof Maragtas S.V. Amante (Hanyang University). The invited Resource person was Ms. Sonyang Park, Woosong University.
In this meeting, the formal election of Prof. Manuel “Bangy” Dioquino as the Chairperson was done and a discussion about the vision and the mission of the group ensued.