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Pampanga governor offers P300,000-bounty for Korean fugitive

Oct 17, 2019 - 11:45 PM

Pampanga Governor Dennis Pineda also orders the preventive suspension of 5 jail guards who were escorting Park Wang-yeol in nearby Tarlac province

FUGITIVE. This file photo shows Park Wang-yeol, the Korean inmate of the Pampanga Provincial Jail who was able to escape from 5 jail guards. Photo courtesy of the Pampanga Provincial Jail

15 years after debut, Korean actor Lee Seung-gi is ready for more

Oct 12, 2019 - 3:50 PM

The 'Vagabond' actor talks about his dream roles, his most memorable role so far, and what he looks for when choosing acting projects

LEE SEUNG-GI. The Korean actor is in Manila for his first fan meeting in the country. Photo by Gracia Lualhati/Rappler

4 reasons why we love Lee Seung-gi

Oct 06, 2019 - 12:30 PM

How do we love Lee Seung-gi? Let us count the ways.

LEE SEUNG-GI. Korean actor Lee Seung-gi is still at the top of his game. Photo from Lee Seung-gi's Instagram account

'A Summer Night' to remember with South Korean star Jung Hae-in

Oct 03, 2019 - 5:16 PM

Memories from the actor's second Manila fan meet linger

Photo by Iya Forbes/Rappler

North Korea fires ballistic missile ahead of nuclear talks

Oct 02, 2019 - 8:53 AM

(UPDATED) Analysts say Pyongyang frequently couples diplomatic overtures with military moves, as a way of maintaining pressure on negotiating partners

This screen grab image taken from North Korean broadcaster KCTV on August 1, 2019 shows a ballistic missile being launched from an unknown location in North Korea early on July 31. Kim "guided a test-fire of newly-developed large-caliber multiple launch guided rocket system on July 31," state-run KCNA said. Handout / KCTV / AFP

Park Seo-joon wants to do more work, projects in the Philippines

Sep 28, 2019 - 6:30 PM

The South Korean actor talks about working in the Philippines, his dream role, and his most challenging role to date

PARK SEO JOON. South Korean actor Park Seo Joon, a Bench global ambassador, speaks at a press conference at the Manila Peninsula, MakatI on Saturday, September 28, 2019. Photo by Vernise L Tantuco/Rappler

Despite his fame, Korean actor Jung Hae-in says he's 'not a Hallyu star'

Sep 27, 2019 - 10:34 PM

The romantic leading man is back in Manila for another fan meeting

LOOK: Park Seo-joon is in Manila

Sep 27, 2019 - 4:05 PM

Are you heading to his fan meet?

HELLO, MANILA! The Korean actor arrives ahead of his engagements for local clothing line Bench. Photo from the Bench Instagram

LOOK: Korean star Jung Hae-in arrives in Manila

Sep 27, 2019 - 2:14 PM

The 'Something In The Rain' actor is in Manila for his 'Jung Hae In Asia Tour 2019' fan meet on Saturday, September 28

Lee Dong-wook is coming back to Manila

Sep 23, 2019 - 6:44 PM

'Goblin's' Grim Reaper is coming to town!

WELCOME BACK! The 'Grim Reaper' is scheduled to come back to Philippines shores. Screenshot from KTO Manila's Twitter

ITZY is coming to Manila

Sep 22, 2019 - 11:54 PM

Are you ready for ITZY?

ITZY IN MANILA. The girl group is dropping by Philippine shores for their showcase tour. Photo from ITZY's Twitter

Cannes-winning 'Parasite' sets French box office record

Sep 21, 2019 - 2:46 PM

Bong Joon-ho's hit South Korean drama 'Parasite' is the most successful Cannes-winning film at the French box office in 15 years, with more than 1.6 million viewers to date

Korean actor Jang Ki-yong to visit Manila

Sep 20, 2019 - 4:18 PM

Ki-yong's first Manila fan event is happening in November 2019

Kim Tae-hee, Rain welcome second daughter

Sep 20, 2019 - 10:34 AM

Congratulations to the couple!

PARENTS OF TWO. Rain and Kim Tae-hee welcome their second daughter. Screengrabs from Instagram.com/rain_oppa, and Instagram.com/taehee35

Momoland to donate concert earnings to kids in Antipolo

Sep 13, 2019 - 10:38 AM

The South Korean girl group will be performing in 'Good Friends in Manila,' alongside former Wanna One members Ha Sung Woon and Kim Jae Hwan

MOMOLAND. The K-pop group, seen here in a press conference in August 2018, is performing in concert in October 2019. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

North Korea again tests 'super-large' rocket launcher – state media

Sep 11, 2019 - 8:02 AM

North Korea's state media says its leader Kim Jong Un supervised a fresh test of a 'super-large multiple rocket launcher' system

A man watches a television news screen showing file footage of a North Korean missile launch, at a railway station in Seoul on September 10, 2019. North Korea on September 10 fired projectiles toward the sea, South Korea's military said, hours after Pyongyang said it is willing to hold working-level talks with the United States in late September. Jung Yeon-je / AFP

North Korea fires 'projectiles' after offering talks with U.S.

Sep 10, 2019 - 8:02 AM

No further details are immediately available but these are the latest to be fired since July. Previous launches have been identified as short-range missiles.

TEST FIRE. In this file photo taken on August 16, 2019 and released on August 17 by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) shows the test-firing of a new weapon, presumed to be a short-range ballistic missile, at an undisclosed location. Photo by KCNA via KNS/AFP

Kang Daniel is coming to Manila

Sep 06, 2019 - 3:50 PM

The former Wanna One member is set to meet his Filipino fans

KANG DANIEL. The K-Pop star is set to meet his Filipino fans. Screenshot from Facebook.com/AllAccessProdPH

BTS label to hold global auditions for K-pop girl group

Sep 05, 2019 - 2:19 PM

Big Hit Entertainment is scouting for new members for their upcoming 2021 K-pop girl group – why not give it a shot?

The stan experience at EXplOration in Manila

Aug 28, 2019 - 3:00 PM

We’re not yet over the EXO’s hype!

EXO in Manila. Photo by Jam Aguilus/Rappler

Park Seo-joon is coming to Manila

Aug 27, 2019 - 6:51 PM

Mark your calendars!

PARK SEO-JOON. The actor is heading to Manila for a Bench event. Screenshot from Instagram.com/benchtm

K-pop group SEVENTEEN to perform in Manila

Aug 27, 2019 - 2:38 PM

Carats, are you ready? SEVENTEEN brings their ‘Ode To You’ tour to Manila on February 2020.

North Korea's Kim oversaw test of 'multiple rocket launcher' – KCNA

Aug 25, 2019 - 8:46 AM

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un says the 'newly developed' system was a 'great weapon'

ANOTHER TEST. This picture, taken on April 9, 2018, shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un attending the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea in Pyongyang. File photo from Korean Central News Agency/AFP

Alternate lives: Korean orphans' quests for answers

Aug 24, 2019 - 12:30 PM

International adoption from South Korea began after the Korean War as a way to remove mixed-race children, born to local mothers and American GI fathers, from a country that emphasized ethnic homogeneity

This picture taken on July 31, 2019 shows Korean-American adoptee Glenn Morey during an interview with AFP at an exhibition hall for his latest film project on adoption in South Korea, Side x Side, in Seoul. International adoption from South Korea began after the Korean War as a way to remove mixed-race children, born to Korean mothers and American GI fathers, from an ethnically homogenous country with widespread racism. More recently the main driver has been babies born to unmarried women, who still face stigmatisation in a patriarchal society. Jung Yeon-je / AFP

North Korea fires 'short-range ballistic missiles' into sea – Seoul

Aug 24, 2019 - 9:05 AM

(UPDATED) South Korea says its military is 'tracking the movement in the North in case of additional launches, with firm readiness'

This picture taken on April 9, 2018 and released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on April 10 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attending the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea in Pyongyang. North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un discussed future talks with the US at a party meeting, state media reported on April 10, in his first official mention of dialogue with Washington ahead of a planned summit with President Donald Trump. KCNA VIA KNS / AFP

Here's what to expect at EXO’s concert in Metro Manila

Aug 23, 2019 - 7:16 PM

Are you ready for 'EXplOration?' Here’s why we're excited for EXO's 2-day show on August 23 and 24

North Korea fires missiles, rejects further talks with South

Aug 16, 2019 - 9:38 AM

(UPDATED) The South Korean military says the projectiles were fired from near the city of Tongchon of Kangwon Province into the East Sea, also known as the Sea of Japan

TEST FIRE. This early August 10, 2019 picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on August 11, 2019, shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (seated) supervising the test-fire of a new weapon at an undisclosed location. Photo by KCNA via KNS/AFP

K-pop superstars BTS to take 'long-term break'

Aug 12, 2019 - 11:33 AM

The group is set to take their 'first official long-term break since their debut'

(FILES) In this file photo taken on January 15, 2019 South Korean boy band BTS, also known as the Bangtan Boys, pose on the red carpet at the 28th Seoul Music Awards in Seoul. - The seven-piece South Korean boy band, whose world tour "Love Yourself: Speak Yourself", came to Paris for two nights late last week, after a string of sold-out shows in Los Angeles, Chicago and London's iconic Wembley Stadium. (Photo by Jung Yeon-je / AFP)

EXO adds second Manila show

Aug 09, 2019 - 5:20 PM

Filipino EXO-Ls now have another day to catch the K-pop group in concert

EXO. The boy band has added another show to their Manila stop. Screenshot from Instagram.com/weareone.exo

Korean actor Lee Seung-gi to meet Filipino fans this October 2019

Aug 08, 2019 - 7:58 PM

(UPDATED) The 'My Girlfriend is a Gumiho' actor is dropping by Manila, one of the stops of his Asia fan meeting

FAN MEET. Lee Seung-gi is coming to Manila to meet his Filipino fans. Photo from Lee Seung-gi's official Instagram account

Kim Jong-un sends missile 'warning' to South Korea, U.S. as tensions rise

Aug 07, 2019 - 7:22 AM

KCNA, North Korea's state news agency, says Kim watched the launches, which verified the 'war capacity' of the 'new-type tactical guided missiles'

North Korea threatens more launches after fourth test in 12 days

Aug 06, 2019 - 1:04 PM

The rising temperature on the peninsula threatens to derail putative negotiations between Pyongyang and Washington, with the North saying the combined drills are a 'flagrant violation' of the process

People watch a television news screen showing a file footage of North Korea's missile launch, at a railway station in Seoul on August 6, 2019. North Korea threatened on August 6, to carry out more weapons tests, after it fired its fourth set of projectiles in less than two weeks following the start of joint exercises between the US and the South. Jung Yeon-je / AFP

Trump has 'no problem' with latest North Korean weapons test

Aug 02, 2019 - 10:12 AM

North Korea carries out a third test in 8 days – two short-range projectiles from its east coast – in the early hours of Friday, says the South's military

This screen grab image taken from North Korean broadcaster KCTV on August 1, 2019 shows a ballistic missile being launched from an unknown location in North Korea early on July 31. Kim "guided a test-fire of newly-developed large-caliber multiple launch guided rocket system on July 31," state-run KCNA said. Handout / KCTV / AFP

Beginner's guide: The K-drama starter pack

Aug 01, 2019 - 10:00 AM

This starter pack is from one newbie to another. Are you ready to spare 16 to 20 hours of your life for a K-drama?

Cha Eun-woo is coming to Manila


Jul 25, 2019 - 11:34 AM

Another oppa is headed to town!

CHA EUN WOO. The Korean star is coming to Manila. Photo courtesy of Wilbros Live

North Korea fires short-range missiles in latest provocation

Jul 25, 2019 - 8:12 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Seoul's National Security Office of the presidential Blue House says both of the two missiles are 'analyzed' to be 'new type of short-range ballistic missiles'

Illustration by Max Sky/Shutterstock imag

Park Hae-jin is coming to Manila

Jul 23, 2019 - 7:33 PM

The 'My Love from the Star' actor will be meeting his Filipino fans

OPPA. Park Hae Jin is coming to Manila. Screenshot from Instagram.com/mountain_movement

Jinri Park engaged to Fil-Aussie boyfriend

Jul 16, 2019 - 5:07 PM

Congrats, Jinri and John!

ENGAGED. The South Korean celebrity is getting married! Photo from Jinri Park's Instagram

TWICE member Mina withdraws from tour due to 'extreme anxiety'

Jul 12, 2019 - 5:32 PM

'Mina is currently struggling with extreme anxiety and insecurity and will not be attending the TWICELIGHTS world tour 2019,' JYP Entertainment says in a statement

EXO is coming back to Manila

Jul 09, 2019 - 9:03 PM

Who's excited?

EXO. Korean-pop boyband EXO during 'The ElyXiOn' concert in Manila. Screenshot from Twitter.com/@MOAArena

Korean star Jung Hae-in returns to Manila

Jul 06, 2019 - 12:36 PM

The 'Something in the Rain' actor is coming this September for another fan meet!

K-pop band Day6 is coming back to Manila

Jul 03, 2019 - 11:51 AM

The boys are coming back this November for their 'Gravity' world tour

HIGHLIGHTS: Twice cheers up Filipino fans during Manila concert

Jul 02, 2019 - 4:30 PM

Jihyo, Nayeon, Jeongyeon, Momo, Sana, Mina, Dahyun, Chaeyoung, and Tzuyu rock the Manila stage with their biggest hits!

TWICE IN MANILA. Manila is the third stop of K-pop group Twice's world tour. Photo by Richard Tabigue

IN PHOTOS: A good day with Park Bo-gum

Jul 02, 2019 - 2:30 PM

Park Bo-gum's Manila meet – two months delayed – was every bit worth it

HELLO, MANILA. Park Bo-gum is stylish with any look, including this vintage ensemble. Photo by Nikko Dizon/Rappler

TIMELINE: The last 4 years of the Song-Song couple

Jun 27, 2019 - 1:35 PM

(UPDATED) Here’s a quick lookback at the story of 'Descendants of the Sun' stars Song Joong-ki and Song Hye-kyo

HIT DRAMA. One of many memorable scenes from the hit Korean drama 'Descendants of the Sun' that stars Song Joong-ki and Song Hye-kyo. Photo from KBS World

Song Hye-kyo on divorce: 'Differences in personality'

Jun 27, 2019 - 11:42 AM

'We urge you to refrain from making scandalous posts and speculative comments,' says the actress' management

SONG-SONG. The two actors married in 2017 following the wildly popular 'Descendants of the Sun.' Photo from Song Kye-kyo's Instagram

'Descendants of the Sun' stars Song-Song couple file for divorce

Jun 27, 2019 - 9:21 AM

'I hope that the divorce process can be wrapped up amicably,' says Song Joong-ki, who filed for divorce on June 26

DIVORCE. Song Joong-ki files for divorce from wife Song Hye-kyo following months of speculation. Photo from Song Joong-ki's Instagram account

Korean pop titans BTS conquers the West

Jun 15, 2019 - 3:48 PM

Worldwide success BTS is the first ever K-pop group to top music charts in America and Britain

B.I leaves K-pop group iKON after attempted illegal drug purchase

Jun 12, 2019 - 4:45 PM

'I am so ashamed and apologetic to fans who were greatly disappointed and hurt because of my wrong words and actions,' the group leader says

ANOTHER SCANDAL. iKON's leader leaves following reports be bought illegal drugs in 2016. File photo from iKON's official Facebook page

JaDine to star in Philippine remake of Korean flick ‘Spellbound’

Jun 04, 2019 - 2:17 PM

The love team is back on the big screen!

Photo by Jay Ganzon/Rappler