After watching the news last night about the release of the remaining Koreans held hostaged by the Talibans, only one thing came to my mind. That the Koreans could become easy prey for the kidnap-for-ransom groups and terrorists in the Philippines. I am all for the release of the hostages and the Korean government probably had no more choice but to negotiate with the terrorists. I really can’t tell what I’d do if I were in their shoes but… (they negotiated with terrorists!)
Anyway, the freed hostages will come home this weekend. I saw the footage yesterday of them covering their faces. The government is asking them to pay for the expenses incurred for their release and of course, their plane tickets back home. With so many Koreans in the Philippines now, I hope they won’t be targets for easy cash.