Sharon Garin warns: Don’t discriminate vs Korean tourists amid coronavirus


Cases of the novel coronavirus have spiked in South Korea, but this politiko said now is not the time to be discriminatory against its citizens.

Aambis Owa Rep. Sharon Garin said the Philippines could have a lot to lose if it suddenly turns unwelcoming to Korean tourists. After all, they are the biggest source of foreign tourists in recent years.

“Philippines’ #1 tourists are South Koreans. They have helped our economy in many ways. So let’s take precautions but it’s time for us to be socially resilient and not be discriminatory,” the politiko said. “God bless Asia and its people.”