PEFTOK website now in 3 languages


MANILA, Philippines—The only website honoring the Philippines’ role in defending the Republic of Korea against communist conquest during the Korean War can now be read in Korean, Filipino and Cebuano.

The website, “The Philippine Expeditionary Force to Korea (PEFTOK): 1950-1955,” is located at

It now includes a drop down Google Translate window that allows rapid translation of the entire PEFTOK website content in any of the 71 listed languages. The drop down menu is found immediately beneath the website title.

Art Villasanta, the Philippines’ Korean War historian who wrote and created the PEFTOK website, said the new feature was added to commemorate the 60th anniversary on July 27 of the signing of the Armistice that ended fighting in the Korean War (1950-53).

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  • Young_Gen

    Cebuano is a dialect – not a language, unlike Ilokano.

  • figsch

    “Kini mao ang makalilisang nga bukid nga pakiggubat nga gihimo sa mas bangis nga pinaagi sa sub-zero tingtugnaw langyaw ngadto sa mga Pilipino tungod kay sa atong nasud mao ang init ug walay nieve.” Google Translate still leaves much to be desired, a long way to go before it imitates natural language

    • batangpaslit

      hahaha….show Google how to do it; but, demand for a fee. Google makes a lot of money out of advertisements.

  • batangpaslit

    I thought…the three languages are Korean, Filipino, and English…hehehe

    • Batala


      In our customs in traditions if it is “Filipino together with other foreign languages” guaranteed it is majority American English.

      • batangpaslit

        Bro, I had been to Seoul thrice. The first visit was via the invitation of the Seoul Government to view their defense exhibit.
        I was really amazed how wide their highways are that the then Philippine Defence Attache who was toured me said, “Boy, mayaman ang South Korea”. I think, the 8th U.S. Army Division, have a base in Seoul?
        But I beamed with pride too when I had my courtesy calls with both the civilian and military officials when they recalled to me how Filipino troops helped South Korea preserve their freedom from the onslaught of their communist neighbors.

      • Ornbort

        throw that progressiveness in the face of the people in charge here so they can imitate it.

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