Monday, December 5, 2016

Yasay: Pinoys in South Korea safe amid growing protests

Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr. said Filipinos remain to be safe in South Korea despite a growing political crisis there that stemmed from a scandal involving President Park Geun-hye.
“Safe naman ang ating mga kababayan doon. In fact, wala tayong advisory na natatanggap. At iyong Philippine ambassador doon who was just here the other day and I was able to talk to him about these matters.
“Everything is normal other than the fact na meron silang political activity with regards to certain issues with their leaders,” Yasay said in an interview on GMA News TV’s “News To Go.”
On Saturday, over a million citizens gathered in Seoul to demand Park’s resignation after it was alleged that she allowed confidante Choi Soon-sil to access classified documents.
It was also alleged that Choi used her relationship with the embattled president to extort money from South Korean firms.   Trisha Macas/RSJ, GMA News