Off-limits to Pinoys?

Most Filipinos in Korea are used to the discrimination they receive from the people in their host country. But it’s a totally different thing when you’re discriminated in your own country by people you receive and treat as guests. It isn’t just ignorance, it’s pure bad manners to do so.

I haven’t seen the same thing here in Korea. But, I’ve read from an english forum here that there’s a “whorehouse” that doesn’t accept foreigners as well as a few restaurants that have “No Nigerians Allowed” signs on their doors. I don’t know what they have against Nigerians but I’m aware that foreigners here think that Koreans are xenophobic.

If I’d see a “No Filipinos Allowed” sign at an establishment here, I wouldn’t really care. They don’t deserve my presence 🙂

The four Koreans, who were identified as Lee Tai-woo, Choi Young-wook, Cha Yun-bok and Park Why-whang, were arrested on May 17 inside their shop. They face deportation charges for being “undesirable aliens”.

Cebu City councilors, in their resolution, castigated the foreigners for humiliating the wife of the city’s chief executive. According to them, if the Koreans could refuse service to Mrs. Osmeña, then they could do it to anybody.

Koreans bar mayor’s wife, face ouster

6 comments

  1. I also read about four Koreans going into a night club there and ordering ladies drinks, spitting in them, and insisting they wouldn’t pay unless the girls drank them. I wonder if it was the same guys?
    It is so wierd. They are hypersensitive to any racist slight, real or imagined, yet have no compunction at all about acting like the worst white bigots the rail against at home.

  2. I also read about four Koreans going into a night club there and ordering ladies drinks, spitting in them, and insisting they wouldn’t pay unless the girls drank them. I wonder if it was the same guys?
    It is so wierd. They are hypersensitive to any racist slight, real or imagined, yet have no compunction at all about acting like the worst white bigots they rail against at home.

  3. I from Argentina, my wife is Philippina and i love your country very much.
    I here since 4 months and i see this racial problem but in the wold we have good and but people naman. I live in Europe 5 years there you see real problem of races.

  4. yup..huwag kayong paootu sa mga koreano sa atin..may good & bad koreans but if they make some foolishness in our country,dont give them a way to stand,let them kneel to you,they are ignorant, dont how to speak english..but some are good even they dont know how to speak other languages..filipinos here in korea , most likely those undocumented one are now living like hell compared to those who are legal, they are at the purgatory but for those who fall to thier boss who is satan, they still leaving in like HELL..

  5. Hi Dave,
    Can you describe more about the situations of Filipino workers in Korea? It’s too bad because they don’t hire Filipino english teachers there.Only those who are married to Koreans can teach.

  6. It’s kinda hard to think that even if we’ve already passed through the 1950’s where racial discrimination was so high still there are some “creatures” whose rotten brains were stuck in that era. Skin color should not be the basis on how you deal with people. It should be “TREAT THEM THE WAY THEY TREAT YOU”!

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