Korean War & UN

We pay tribute to those who died in Korea fighting for freedom and peace.

 

  A nation of 7,000 islands in the West Pacific Ocean of Southeast Asia a bit north of the Equator
Location : Southeast Asia
Area : 300,076㎢
Capital : Manila
Political System : Republic
Language : Filipino & English
Currency : Peso
Exchange Rate : 41.20Peso = 1US$ (3.2008)


The official name of Philippines is Republika ng Pilipinas, named after the Spanish Crown prince Phillip of the time by the Spanish explorer Veillalobos in the mid-16th century. Its boundary extends to the Philippine sea, the Celebes sea and the South China sea. It is located between Taiwan, Borneo, and Celebes. Of the 7,000 islands, most of which are nameless rocks and coral reefs, about 880 islands are inhabited.

Located in the tropical zone of 4∼21 degrees latitude in the Northern Hemisphere, the varying temperature range between the seasons is relatively small with its annual average temperature of about 27℃. Its climate is sub-categorized into 4 to 7 different types based on the amount of rainfall.

 

The Philippines established diplomatic relations with Korea, in March 1949, but not with North Korea. Since the two nations’ permanent official residences were set up in January of 1954, the two have maintained close, co-operative relations. Some of the major agreements concluded between two nations are: Parcel & Post of 1981, Trade of 1961, Culture of 1973, Economic & Technology of 1985, Science & Technology of 1986, agreement to avoid double taxation in 1986, Investment Guarantee of 1996 and the Extradition of 1996.

The total number of Korean immigrants reached about 7,000 and Korean expatriates numbered 2,708 in 1995. There are 5 Korean construction companies and 2 joint-venture companies located in the Philippines. Its imports from Korea were US$ 2,601.2 million and the exports to Korea were US$ 712.4 million. The Philippines exports mainly copper ore, sugar cane, vegetable oil and fish while it imports steel, textile, machinery types, electrical machinery, tools and the like.

 


New Address/Same Location : 93, UN Pyeonghwa-ro, Nam-gu, Busan, 48529, Republic of Korea (New address system has been used in Korea since 2014.)

Old Address : 779, Daeyon 4-dong, Nam-gu, Busan, 608-812, Republic of Korea Phone 82-51-625-0625 Fax 82-51-624-2165