MANILA, Philippines – Currently, Korea has the fourth largest number of saints in the Catholic world. According to Mr. Sangyong Zhu, Director of KTO Manila, “There are many Catholic shrines and churches where miracles are said to have happened. People come to these holy places to be blessed and healed by the Holy Spirit and [...]
Grammy-award winning Korean diva Sumi Jo has arrived for her Philippine debut, offering friendship and good tidings for victims and survivors of Super Typhoon Yolanda.
By Hotaru Niitsu
While international K-pop fans in other parts of the world awaited the yearend specials of big Korean networks, Filipino K-pop fans donned their best K-pop paraphernalia and Korean-inspired fashion outfit on a bright Saturday for the most awaited annual K-pop event in Manila.
By Brylle B. Tabora
The legacy of National Artist for Music Andrea Veneracion continues. The Andrea O. Veneracion International Choral Festival, named after the founder of the Philippine Madrigal Singers, opened last Aug. 8. It was the sixth international choral fest to be staged at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and the first international choral competition in the country. Festival director is Melissa V. Mantaring of the CCP.
Teenagers throughout Latin America have long looked north for pop music inspiration. Now the East is rising, with a large and enthusiastic cult of fans in some countries following the K-pop music from Korea.
By Benito Legarda Jr.
It is the month of February again, the month in 1945 when the Japanese chose to turn our fair city into a battleground and killing ground, as Ambassador Juan José Rocha has said, leading to the death of some 100,000 noncombatant civilians, the destruction of irreparable heritage, and the near-obliteration of public utilities.
By Christian Brazil Bautista
South Korea must be the best country in the world to be homeless. Perhaps that is not something you would read in a Lonely Planet, and it is doubtful that South Korean tourism authorities would include that information in their next 30-second spot on cable news.
By Joy M. Cabrillos
“Mahal kita, Philippines! Mabuhay Philippines! See you again, soon!” And with that, Korean Superstar Kim Hyun Joong concluded his very successful visit to the country.