Davao native to be South Korea’s first foreign-born lawmaker

A Davao native who emigrated to South Korea may soon become that country’s first foreign-born lawmaker, Korea’s Ambassador to the Philippines Hye Min Lee said on Saturday.

Ambassador Lee, speaking with reporters at the sides of an airport send-off to Seoul for Vice President Jejomar Binay, said a Filipina-Korean naturalized citizen –  35-year-old TV personality  Jasmine Lee – is widely expected to make political history this summer.

Ms. Lee is now a well-known television host, actress and social worker in South Korea, recognized for her advocacies in support of migrant women.

Ambassador Lee said that “the Davao City native Jasmine Lee was included on the party list for the governing party, so her number is very safe, and it is expected that she will become the first foreign-born Korean that will be elected…to sit in the national assembly in May.”


Categories: Asia, Philippines

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