Anabelle Castro: First Filipina police officer in South Korea

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  1. cher says:

    hmmmm……so I can still pursue becoming a lawyer or a diplomat in Korea?…kkkkk,that’s a long shot but I would love to give it a try someday, maybe after the baby comes out….kkkkk.

    chers last blog post..Let’s Help Little Boy Jerome!

  2. jaz says:

    she was in love in asia’s episode no. 1 😀

    met her once, when she csme to become a panel for a day.

    met people she knew when i went to naju last week. her main tasks are concentrated on being an interpreter for te force.


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  3. jaz says:


    ….when she came to be one of panel’s for the day.

    jazs last blog post..Sayonara Itsuka

  4. Beena says:

    OMO O_O

    Grabe ang galing…

    This is one of the coolest things I’ve ever heard of. I was once being teased by my high school friends of becoming the president of Korea. I knew that doves would be turning black before that happens. But I always had a vision of myself working for the Korean government. I never knew it was possible… O_O until now.

    Beenas last blog post..D is the New A

  5. eden says:

    Ahh very inspiring. Sana po marami pang news na ganito lumabas. I mean, the more we hear these kind of stories, the more we feel close to the country we serve (wherever we are, that is).

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  6. angel says:

    astig.. hangang hanga sa kanya yung oppa ko. Sya pala yung sinasabi niya.. Bibihira lang daw yun mangyari dyan sa Korea.. Galing talaga!

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  7. algol says:

    I wish her well.

    When it comes to recognition, we still have a long way to go.
    Koreans, in general, just couldn’t help but look down on South and Southeast Asians.

    I had to deal with this 공무원 in a government agency. In the course of our telephone conversation he asked me about my nationality. When I answered him, he said, “Ah, so you’re Filipino. Do you have residency or citizenship?” (read: 너 불법체류자 안야??). I retorted, why, of course, I’m legal, my visa is E blah blah blah.

    When we met (I made it a point to wear the Korean salaryman summer uniform -> short sleeved shirt, tie, and coat), he really had to ask my Korean colleague who was with me about my legal status in Korea and how come I get to do the things that I am doing!

    During the meeting, when I was explaining the American regulations (Korea has this bilateral agreement with the US and Korea has to follow the implementation procedures), he asked me “HOW did you get to know all of these??” (read: Aren’t Filipinos supposed to be doing 3D work in the shitholes of Ansan??). I politely answered, why, it is very easy, for the regulations, the federal register could be downloaded from the gpo access website and the standards and circulars could be downloaded from the website of the concerned US federal agency. I downloaded all relevant documents and read them all. That was when he toned down and said that he did not really know the subject well and he has to ask his American counterpart.

    I also deal a lot with US federal regulators but I don’t get this sort of thing from the Americans. They’re quite good at projecting non-discrimination (It also helps that the guy on the other end is foreign-born)

    Korea’s just not worth it for Southeast Asians. You work like a slave, get paid like a slave, you never get recognition and Koreans just look down their noses at you.

    I’m in the wrong place. It’s time to GO WEST across the yellow sea.

    algols last blog post..Treasure Trove

  8. Chris says:

    There are some very hilarious posts here but seriously, congratulations for her. It’s interesting what her job duties will be. I wonder if they will let her work in the same role as other police officers, instead of an administrative job working out on the streets, you know, in a police car, making arrests, bothering people and such 🙂

    Congratulations for her!

    Chriss last blog post..Florida State Trooper

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