City hosts Korean worker in exchange program

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BAGUIO CITY – A Korean civil servant has started work at city hall as an exchange employee for six months as part of the on-going international sister-cities program between Baguio and Taebaek city in South Korea.

Se-hwi Oh, or “Kevin” as he prefers to be called, is an information technology (IT) professional from the Taebaek city government’s department of local communications. He is assigned at the tourism and special events division under the City Mayor’s Office for the duration of his stay here.

Kevin was formally introduced to local officials and employees headed by Mayor Mauricio Domogan in Monday’s flag-raising rites at City Hall.

Domogan requested Kevin if he can assist the city government in formulating IT programs that would make the delivery of services to the public even more efficient and cost effective.

Last year, the city sent Vanessa Bernardez, an employee from the office for administration under Carlos Canilao, to Taebaek city who underwent the same six months employee exchange program which has been going on for about eight years now.

The Summer Capital has local and international sister cities under its sister cities and twinning program aimed at creating amity and cooperation between the parties and encourage the sharing of socio-cultural, economic and educational ties.

By: Gaby Keith

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