Local News: South Korean Arrested for Alleged Attempted Murder
A police Task Force headed by Supt. Santiago Rapiz, arrested a South Korean national, Chang Yun-Kim, after a warrant of arrest was issued by RTC Judge Franklin Demonteverde of the local RTC and for allegedly plotting the killing of his helper.
The warrant of arrest was served to Kim inside his house. No details were given on the attempted murder case for which Kim was arrested but it was connected with Kim’s charges that the helper was interested in his wife. Out of jealousy, he allegedly plotted the helper’s murder.
A bail bond of P120,000 for his temporary liberty was set by Judge Demonteverde.
South Koreans have settled in the country in various areas for several reasons, two of which are, to study the English language or do business here.
A former South Korean intelligence officer who requested anonymity said, South
Koreans would like to stay here and make the Philippines their second home
because people back in Japan have become too impersonal or that the country has
become densely populated, they do not have enough space.
It is also psychological because life in South Korea is ‘unpalatable’ to many Koreans due to its having been a former colony of its next door neighbor Japan. South Koreans were once conscripted in large numbers to serve in the Japanese army during World War II.*