Skip to comments.Manila asks Japan to receive Filipinos from S Korea in emergency
Posted on 11/27/2010 8:46:20 AM PST by FromLori
The Philippines has sounded Japan out on the possibility of evacuating tens of thousands of Filipinos in South Korea to Japan in case of an emergency situation on the Korean Peninsula, an official said Friday.
Edwin Lacierda, spokesman of President Benigno Aquino, told a news briefing at the Presidential Palace that part of the governments contingency plan is to evacuate the countrys nearly 60,000 nationals in South Korea to the nearest safe place, which is Japan.
Lacierda said the Foreign Affairs Department is already in talks with the Japanese ambassador in Manila to seek Japans permission to allow our nationals to stay there for purposes of being evacuated if the situation on the peninsula seriously escalates beyond last Tuesdays artillery exchanges between the two Koreas.
He said bringing them all straight back to the Philippines in a short time during an emergency situation would not be feasible, citing the nine-hour turn-around time between Manila and Seoul.
As far as our plea to Japan, its purely humanitarian. Thats one of the exit points that were looking into, he said.
MacArthur would be disappointed. The USA should spearhead any and all efforts in the Philippines. I love that country and her people and their conviction more than any other.
If the Japanese have even half a brain, they better not hesitate a yes on that request.
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The irony is that the US government is liable to leave their civilians in the ROK to the last moment, as sitting ducks, and then have a big last minute Chinese fire drill over the whole thing--if Obama and Hilary are in charge over it.
That’s exactly right. All the Filipinas I know here are married to rich old geezers. There’s not a one that can come here to stay on their own outside of a business visa or marriage - but that’s the same for everyone, including Americans, so its not anything special there. Except the illegals from Africa of course.
That's what they should do, and also perhaps set up a "marry a lonely farmer" visa program to keep the domestic production of subsidized, over-priced (but delicious) Japanese rice going.
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