PREGINET assists Philippines-Korea Family Video Reunion
By: steph, December 1, 2010

Philippines-Korea Family Video ReunionThe Philippine Research, Education and Government Information Network (PREGINET) gave technical aid on the Philippines-Korea Family Video Reunion last November 25, 2010 at the Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI).

“We chose ASTI as the venue for said event since it manages PREGINET that is under the Trans-Eurasia Information Network 3 (TEIN3) management,” said Mr. Hwang Woon Young of Korea’s National Information Society Agency (NIA).

Said initiative offered Philippine multicultural families in Korea and their local Philippine families an opportunity to unite via video connections on IT-based technologies. It also contributed to an effective cooperation between the governments of Korea and the Philippines.

An opportunity to unite with loved ones in Korea

Thirteen families had a chance to see and talk to their relatives in Korea through a
20-minute videoconferencing.

For Ms. Rubbylyn Bravo of Camiling, Tarlac, whose sister is in Korea for almost five years, the initiative was really of help, especially to her parents.

“My sister has a Korean husband and a son. She’s there for almost five years now,” said Bravo. She explained that in 2005, her sister got married in Korea and gave birth here in the Philippines. Several months after, her sister left for Korea with her newborn child and since then, never come home again.

“We are excited and fulfilled. Although we traveled far, we know that it’s worth it, since we saw and talked to my sister,” said Bravo.