Filipino market in Hyehwa will stay

Good news for the Filipino community in Korea. The Jongro-gu district office is letting the Filipino market in Hyehwa stay in the area every Sunday. The bad news is that there are regulations that we need to follow to keep the area clean and orderly.

According to the news article written by Cathy Garcia in Korea Times:

Ban Sung-tai, an official from the Jongno district office, said the “Little Manila’’ market will be allowed to maintain its current size, as long as it does not violate any regulations or disrupt the area.

“We are allowing them to maintain the market as it is, as long as the vendors follow the guidelines. The market looks better, but it is still not very clean,’’ Ban told The Korea Times.

I haven’t been there for some time so I really don’t know how it looks like now. Cathy also wrote that ONLY FILIPINOS WITH KOREAN SPOUSES will be allowed to sell at the site.

5 thoughts on “Filipino market in Hyehwa will stay

  • October 6, 2010 at 7:56 pm
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    i live in new zealand and i’m a filipina and i really want to visit seoul, i hear from some asian friends of mine that majority of the koreans look down upon filipinos or any other asian and have a snobby personality towards them? is that true?

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  • October 8, 2010 at 11:18 am
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    “The bad news is that there are regulations that we need to follow to keep the area clean and orderly.”

    And this is bad news because????

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    • October 8, 2010 at 11:06 pm
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      ay i forgot to quote the “bad news”…

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