Twenty-year-old Jean Kiley Manguera has never been to South Korea. Come October, not only will she travel to that country but more importantly, she will represent the Philippines in the 2014 K-pop World Festival in Changwon.
BAE MINJU, a Korean businessman in the Philippines, died when his car was being stolen by armed men last July 27, 2014. His wife was kidnapped but later released unharmed, and the family driver was arrested for possible involvement in the crime. This is the ninth documented crime-related death of a Korean national in the Philippines since January of this year. In March, 21-year old college student LEE JI WON was abducted and murdered by suspects that include the taxi driver. It was a brutal and senseless crime that rattled the Korean community in the Philippines.
By JONATHAN HICAP, Manila Bulletin New K-pop girl group Red Velvet, composed of Irene, Seulgi, Joy and Wendy, is gaining buzz with the video for their single “Happiness” making headlines for allegedly containing disturbing images pertaining to the Sept. 11, 2001 World Trade Center attacks as with the 1945 bombing of Hiroshima.