On May 26, 2018, the first Korea-Philippine Koreanist Congress was held in the University of the Philippines.
Secretary Lee, Tae-eun of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, Koreanists(academicians who have obtained degree in Korean educational
institutions) in the Philippines, Korean students studying in the Philippines, Philippine KOICA personnels, Korean exchange professors to
Philippine univeristies, and the Korean community attended the congress and shared information on Korean studies in the Philippines as well
as possible ways to increase relations between exchange professors and Koreanists.