MANILA—A Korean group on Thursday expressed its condolences to the family of a Korean businessman, who was killed in October last year.
United Korean Community Association in the Philippines executive vice president Charlie Shin went to Camp Crame, Quezon City and offered prayers and flowers for the kidnap victim Jee Ick Joo at the spot where Joo was allegedly killed.
The Korean businessman was allegedly abducted in Angeles City, Pampanga and subsequently killed inside Camp Crame on Oct. 18, 2016.
”That is why we are here. We are just here to condole. We are from Korean Association in the Philippines,” Shin said in an ambush interview.
”We are foreigners but we are living here. We trust the Philippine law and the government and this incident, I believe, will be sooner solved and that’s why I would like to request all the Philippine authorities who are brothers and sisters please help the Korean nation, especially expressing condolences to the family,” he added.
Shin noted there are now 90,000 Koreans living in the Philippines but more than 1 million Korean tourists come in the country every year.
”I believe this will not affect Korean tourism and Korean investment,” he said.
Shin said that they had been in the country for almost 17 years such that they loved the Philippines as they also did many social works with their Filipino friends.
He added that they were not advising fellow Koreans to leave the Philippines, but they were just worried.
”We are afraid and we are a little bit worried. Of course, we worry about this. I believe sooner the government is trying to solve this problem,” Shin said.