Anabelle was born in the Philippines in 1968 in San Carlos, Pangasinan. She married her Korean husband in 1997 and has three kids with him, two sons and a daughter. She entered National Central Police Academy and graduated on July 25, 2008.
Anabelle made me realize two things: that it’s possible for a non-Korean born Korean to work for the government and that her age didn’t matter when she entered the police force. I could still realize my dream of becoming a Clarice Starling. You see, I took up Accountancy so I can go to law school and enter the NBI. Things didn’t turn out the way I planned and I’m now here training to become a teacher 😀 No regrets, I’m happy here!
Congratulations Officer Castro!
Read more about her here:
the long article in Korean about Anabelle Castro that my husband showed me!
Naturalized Koreans join police
Korea’s naturalized citizens assume larger roles in governmental affairs
South Korean policewoman is from Pangasinan
The Korea Times article is pretty interesting. It mentions another naturalized Korean who also became a police officer – an Indonesian married to a Korean woman!