"Pumasi Movement Carried Out in the Philippines" 1부
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Title : Pumasi Movement Carried Out in the Philippines 1부
The word 'pumasi'... a Korean word which means 'exchange of work' is often used in the country's rural side to refer to the reciprocal help among neighbors.
Yet... a group of Korean volunteers are working hard to promote the value of 'pumasi' globally... first to the Philippines.
Yes. Members of a Korean non-profit organization named the H2O chose to thank the Philippines for the help the nation provided back in 1950 when the Korean War broke out.
And to tell us more... we have Arirang Today's Kim Hyo-sun joining us in the studio. Hello.
[REPORTER : ] Hi Sean. Hi Conn-young.
I just came back from the Philippines with the volunteer members of the H2O.
They decided to pay back to the Filipino soldiers who fought for Korea... all in the spirit of 'pumasi.'
They first paid tribute to the soldiers who sacrificed their lives... and once again confirmed the deep and strong relationship and friendship between the two nations with the erection of a friendship monument.
Let's first take a look.
On January 11th, 2011 a group of people gathered at Incheon International Airport with a special cause.
Members of a Korean non-profit organization named the H2O or Human Hospitaller Organization got together to share knowledge and cooperation with a Southeast Asian neighbor the Philippines.
[INTERVIEW : ] ''We are going to promote Korea's traditional Pumasi Movement to the Philippines.''
The Philippines was the first Asian country to establish diplomatic ties with South Korea back in 1949 and dispatched over 7-thousand soldiers to Korea during the Korean War.
However, during the past sixty years the table has been turned around.
Although Korea's economy was just one-fifth of that of the Philippines back then it has now successfully hosted the G20 Summit and has been recognized by the global community as a donor-turned-recipient country.
Now to pay back what Korea has received in the past the members of the H2O led by Chairman Lee Kyung-jae came to the Philippines in the spirit of 'pumasi' a Korean word meaning 'exchange of labor.'
[INTERVIEW : Lee Kyung-jae, Chairman,H2O] ''When the Korean War broke out, the Philippines sent us many troops to help Korea secure its freedom. As their sacrifice contributed largely to Korea's prosperity, we are hoping to help the Philippines to prosper as well, so we chose to lend a helping hand through the Pumasi Movement''
He stresses that this is starkly different from 'give and take' which normally is interest-focused.
Rather he says that the movement is all about helping others in difficult times and getting reciprocal help later also adding that this can help pave the road to enhancing friendship and cooperation between the parties.
As part of showing gratitude for what the country has received the members paid their condolences to many Filipino soldiers who sacrificed their lives for Korea.
Together with the Philippine veterans who participated the Korean War the members of the H2O took a moment to thank the soldiers who unfortunately lost their lives while fighting for Korea.
The veterans say that the very fact that Koreans came to pay tribute to the sacrificed lives is indeed meaningful and expressed their hopes for the Pumasi Movement to further boost exchanges between the two nations.
[INTERVIEW : ] ''With the Pumasi Movement being launched in the Philippines, we believe that we can further strengthen strong relationship and friendship between the Philippines and Korea.''
After conveying their full gratitude members of the organization carried out the Pumasi Movement by establishing an education center in Candaba a city just two hours drive away from the capital city Manila.
The opening ceremony initiated with the unveiling of a monument which symbolizes the friendship and strong bond between Korea and the Philippines.
The two parties stressed that this monument of friendship will be the standing proof of the continuing relationship between the two nations... who first held hands 61 years ago.
Korean War veterans and the mayor of Candaba City were present to once again highlight the great cause.
[INTERVIEW : ] ''Well, it's good. It's like brotherhood. In the Philippines, we call it 'bayanihan .' It's like a chain, like a human chain. The purpose is to help. To give thanks to the people who help each other.''
While the members of the organization arrived in the Philippines to give thanks to the descendents of the Korean War veterans the local residents also expressed appreciation for the visitors who came to share what they have.
''We are very very thankful for you coming here.''
[INTERVIEW : ] ''I think it's a good idea to give us what we need.''
Attendees from both countries were grateful about the initiation of the movement which is based on the notion of sharing and further vowed that this would just be the beginning of friendship.
[REPORTER : ] ''With the launch of the 2011 Pumasi Campaign here ib the city of Candaba citizens of both Seoul and Manila hope that the two countries can further cooperate with each other.''
And to welcome the visitors from abroad Filipino students performed a welcoming performance full of dance and music.
In return participants from Korea also stood on stage with music... hoping to promote traditional Korean sounds.
The Pumasi Movement... is a pure civil diplomatic event designed to acknowledge the sacrifices made by the Filipino soldiers... and thus to return the favor.
And as civil diplomats... the Korean volunteer members showed their sincerity and kindness.
What started off as brotherhood in arms is now turning into a true partnership with both Korea and the Philippines seeking to achieve a mutual goal which is global co-prosperity.
This group of volunteers has contributed to strengthening the ties between Korea and the Philippines.
Yes, and it looks like the Pumasi Movement is only the beginning of the friendship between the two nations.
[REPORTER : ] Returning back what Korea has received six decades ago... was the main theme of this Pumasi Movement.
These volunteers hope their help can lead to the prosperity of the Philippines... just like Korea was able to develop with the sacrifice of the soldiers from 21 nations... including those from the Philippines.
Thank you Hyo-sun for the report.
[REPORTER : ] My pleasure. I'll be back tomorrow with more details on the Pumasi Movement.