By JONATHAN HICAP, Manila Bulletin
Korean actors Lee Jong-suk and Seo In-guk arrived in the Philippines on Tuesday for the filming of the movie "No Breathing."
The two arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport and boarded their flight to Davao, where the film will be shot.
|Lee Jong-suk and Seo In-guk at Incheon International Airport (left) on their way to Manila and upon their arrival at Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 2 (right). (Photos courtesy of www.newsen.com and @maraiph on Twitter)|
Unfortunately, Girls' Generation member Yuri, one of the main stars of the film, will not be going to Davao.
"She has no scene to shoot in Davao," Art Boncato, regional director of the Department of Tourism (DOT), told Bulletin Entertainment.
He added, ""Only the lead actors and several more actors are filming in Davao in various locations in and out of Davao City."
About 15 actors belonging to an 84-man team of cast and crew of the film are in Davao.
A source from the DOT told Bulletin Entertainment last Aug. 5 that Yuri would be part of the cast that would be arriving in the country.
The DOT is sponsoring part of the filming in Davao.
"The DOT through the Philippine Tourism Promotions Board is sponsoring part of the Davao shoot. This is linked to DOT's current campaign implemented by our office in Korea to position Davao for the Korean markets. The film aims to show sites, sounds and attractions of the Davao region," Boncato said.
Koreans are the top tourists in the Philippines.
According to the DOT, tourist arrivals in the country totaled 2.01 million from January to May this year, an increase of 10.54 percent compared to 1.81 million tourists in the same period last year.
A total of 489,389 Koreans visited the Philippines for the first five months of 2013, or 24.33 percent of the total. Last year, 397,170 Koreans came to the country in the same period.
Koreans are followed by tourists from the US with 306,056; Japan, 179,984; China, 163,879; and Australia, 88,190.
"No Breathing" is a story about swimming competition starring Lee Jong-suk, Seo In-guk and Yuri.
The film will be released in Korea later this year.
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