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For shouting at a Filipino, Korean may be deported

Nov 21,2007
A Korean resident of the Philippines offended the wrong guy when he got into a shouting match on a golf course in southern Davao City this month. Now he faces possible deportation, according to press reports.
Young Yun-youn was playing behind a group of Filipinos at the Davao City Golf Club on Nov. 9 when he began shouting at a player ahead of him, the reports said.
The verbal altercation caught the attention of a local politician playing nearby who took exception to Young’s tone of voice.
Vice Governor Emmanuel Pinol, of the neighboring province of North Cotabato, confronted Young and told him to shut up, according to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper.
“Do not shout. You have no right to shout at Filipinos,” the politician told Young, according to the newspaper. “You are just a visitor in this country. You are not in South Korea.”
As the Korean and the Filipino VIP started shouting at each other, Pinol whacked Young with his golf putter while other Filipinos pushed the Korean to the ground when he tried to fight back.
Local newspapers said the Korean called the police. When they arrived, however, police took Young into custody, instead, at Pinol’s urging. He was later released.
The offended politician has enlisted the aid of the mayor of Davao City and is now calling for Young to be deported. Both Pinol and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte have filed complaints with immigration authorities.
“Foreigners like this do not deserve to stay even a single minute in our country,” Pinol told a public forum this week, according to the Sun Star newspaper in Davao City.
In 2006, Koreans became the largest group of foreigners visiting the Philippines, with nearly 600,000 arrivals. There are also a substantial number of Korean residents living in the country, often conducting business or studying English. Young said he will not be one of them much longer.
Young told reporters he has had enough of the Philippines after his rough treatment at the hands of the politician. “My family was very happy living here in Davao but not now,” Young told the Sun Star. “I will withdraw my visa and go back to Korea. I will never come back here.”



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