Korean apologizes to Davao City mayor

The Korean tourist ordered deported by the Bureau of Immigration and Deportation upon the request of Mayor Rodrigo Duterte has apologized for his actions and requested that he be allowed to stay longer.

Duterte claimed he saw Jung Kyungdoo, who came to town to play golf, hit his child with a club while at the Apo Golf and Country Club last Sept. 7. The mayor promptly requested the BID to deport Jung for violating Philippine laws on child abuse. The BID obliged.

“I admit my mistake. Please, I’m asking an apology. (I’m) hoping that you could give me some consideration. Give me a chance to come back and stay here,” Jung said in the letter to the mayor.

Jung said he came to Davao to teach his son how to play golf and chose the city “because it’s a safe and nice place for foreigners like us.”

The Korean said a personnel from the BID visited him and informed him “to go back to Korea because I violated the law.” Jung, in his letter to Duterte, said he now knows the laws in the city “most especially about family matters and that you have now a program
about Bantay Bata 163.” But Duterte said “if sorry siya, then sorry na lang pud” (If he is
sorry, then I’m sorry too). Read the full story here.

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One response to “Korean apologizes to Davao City mayor”

  1. LITO OMBAO says :

    I SAY IT IS AN ULTIMATE EXAMPLE OF VIGILANCE BEING SHOWN BY THE CITY MAYOR WHEN IT COMES TO CHILD, FAMILY, AND HUMAN BEINGS’ WELFARE IN GENERAL FOR IT HELPS ENSURE THAT EVERYONE, FOREIGNER OR LOCAL, WOMEN OR CHILDREN, ARE PROTECTED BY ABUSES FROM PEOPLE WITH TWISTED NATURE. ALL AROUND US WE SEE WHAT HAS BECOME OF A SOCIETY OF HUMAN BEINGS WHO FAILED TO ACT OUT WHAT THE ROOT MEANING OF BEING HUMAN MEANS AND THAT IS TO BE HUMANE. THEREFORE, IF WE START HITTING, HURTING, AND ABUSING ONE ANOTHER, WE SHOULD NOT BE CLASSIFIED AS HUMANS BUT RATHER AS MONSTER DWELLING ON ANOTHER’S WEAKNESS. I SALUTE THE MAYOR’S ACT AND I HOPE MORE OF US WILL MANIFEST THE SAME FOR THE SAKE OF OUR OWN FAMILY AND CHILDREN.

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