Korean businessman calls for a Philippines without forgotten neighbors

Jae Jung Jang as he receives the Korean National Orders of Merit from South Korean President Jae In Moon

A KOREAN businessman who is actively engaged in serving the poor and the leprosy afflicted in the Philippines for more than two decades was awarded the Korea National Orders of Merits by no less than the president of South Korea itself, Mr. Jae In Moon.

Jae Jung Jang, a former ship captain and businessman who rose from humble beginnings, came to the Philippines in 1984, one of the most turbulent years in the country. He experienced People’s Power Revolution in 1986. In the same year, Jang, founded Uni-Ship Inc., a shipping, logistics and IT company, in Manila.

Six years later, Jang, who is a Christian, founded Sorok Uni Foundation, a non-profit organization working for and with Filipinos affected by Leprosy and homeless urban and rural poor.

Often times fellow Korean tease Mr. Jang because he seems to be more Filipino than the Filipinos themselves. Moreover, he envisions the Philippines to become a country without forgotten neighbors.

Jae Jung Jang as he gives a haircut to a homeless folk in Liwasang Bonifacio

According to Jung, the homeless, the abandoned and the rejected lepers need to be given another chance in life. They have to be inspired to hope, and they also need to feel the love of the Lord through the kindness of their fellow human beings.

Jung believes that Jesus came to this world to take care of those who are suffering like those forgotten neighbors. The Lord didn’t come for the healthy and rich.

According to him, he constantly prays that our well off brothers and sisters in particular will give love to the weak and needy, and that the Philippine society in general will give another chance and opportunity to everyone regardless of their situation or condition in life.

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  2. I salute you Capt. JJ. I am honored & proud to be one of your friend. You are truly more than a Filipino than most of us Filipinos. I am with you in praying “that our well of brothers & sisters will give love to the weak and needy and that the Philippine society in general will give another chance and opportunity to everyone regardless of their situation or condition in life”. More power and more blessings so you can give more to Others.

  3. Maymon Sarnicula says:

    A Korean with a Filipino heart helping more Filipinos. God bless you Capt Jang.

  4. CHANGHO "Charlie" NAM says:

    May the Love of God be established and shown through him and all the good sheeps of Christ Jesus in this world, especially in Philppines!

    May God be with Philippines and guide this country into God’s divine will!

    May this country recover her old fame of ‘Peatl of Asia!’

    May Korean Christians in Philippines be prosper and multiply in the plan of God!

  5. Cecilia Reyes says:

    You’re one of a kind… God bless your good heart mr Jae Jung Jang..

  6. marie yusingco says:

    Truly a Christian teachings in the Bible have been followed by a true followers in Christ. God bless.

  7. Always proud to be part of your previous company sir. Continue to be a channel of blessings to others. God bless.

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