Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Esteban Conejos yesterday said no Filipino in South Korea has expressed intent to return home following the attack by North Korea on the South last Tuesday.
Some 60,000 Filipinos are in South Korea, most of them factory worker-trainees, entertainers, and construction workers. In North Korea, there are nine Filipinos, five of them working for the United Nations and the four for an international company.
The Department of Labor and Employment has set aside an initial P25 million in case of repatriation. – Gerard Naval