Today, NK announced that foreigners in South Korea should plan for their safety by leaving the country. Foreign embassies in South Korea are still maintaining the same alert level as everything is calm and normal in Seoul. How do Filipinos feel in South Korea? As in this article that came out on ABS-CBN’s online news portal, many Filipinos in South Korea are doing what the South Koreans have been doing for the past 60 years. As a resident of Seoul, there really isn’t much we can do. We can’t let the threats of NK rule our lives. We can’t live in fear because that’s unproductive and stressful. For some, prayers are effective in relaxing the mind and comforting the soul.
We don’t want war in South Korea. We don’t want war in any part of the world.
Most Filipinos living and working in South Korea appear to be unfazed by the recent threats made by North Korea.
Filipino community leaders in South Korea interviewed by ABS-CBNnews.com said the situation in the country is calm, and not as serious as people in the Philippines might perceive.
Fr. Arvin Mosqueda, who works closely with the Filipino community in Seoul, said some Filipinos are worried about the situation but so far he has not talked to anyone who wants to leave the country because of it.
Read the whole article on “Filipinos in South Korea used to NK threats” written by Cathy Rose Garcia.