Showing posts with label South Korea. Show all posts
Showing posts with label South Korea. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) Manila honors partners

By JONATHAN HICAP, Manila Bulletin
The continuing popularity of Hallyu, or Korean Wave as evidenced in the proliferation of Korean dramas and K-pop music across the globe have led to South Korea being among most favored destinations of 2014.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

‘MAM Awards’ recognizes Manila Bulletin scribe for best migration story

The Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO), led by Secretary Imelda Nicolas, feted the winners of the Migration Advocacy and Media (MAM) Awards held at the SSS Magsaysay Hall of the Social Security System (SSS) headquarters in Quezon City, last Thursday.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Korea to provide US$5M worth of humanitarian aid to 'Yolanda' victims

The Embassy of the Republic of Korea extends its deepest sympathies and support to the victims and bereaved families affected by Typhoon Haiyan (“Yolanda”), which struck the Philippines last November 8, 2013.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

4 Filipino choirs win in Korea

By JONATHAN HICAP, Manila Bulletin
Four choir groups from the Philippines won in the 2013 Yeosu International Choir Competition and Festival held from June 11 to 17 in Yeosu, South Korea.

The competition, which had a total prize money of $140,000, drew 63 choirs from the US, Japan, Russia, Indonesia, Lithuania, Philippines and South Korea.
Six choirs represented the Philippines. 

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Korean websites saddled with search-blocking code

When foreign fans type in “Psy” on major search engines, the results rarely include the Korean singer’s official homepage. The reason lies in a technical problem with Korean websites.

According to industry sources, many Korean websites, including Psy’s homepage, have taken steps that block tracking and indexing by foreign search engines and portals. In detail, such websites usually insert a code like “robots.txt” to keep outside parties from indexing the details of their pages.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Between Loneliness And High Wages

Filipino Workers Face Sacrifices In Korea, New Land Of Opportunity
By JONATHAN HICAP, Manila Bulletin 
MANILA, Philippines --- To many Filipinos, South Korea beckons as the new land of opportunity. And the key to the gate of that land is the Employment Permit System (EPS).
The EPS is the South Korean government’s program that allows small-and-medium Korean enterprises to hire foreign workers.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Musimix: Renowned Pinoy Band In South Korea

By JONATHAN HICAP, Manila Bulletin 
SEOUL, South Korea – Every night, hundreds of visitors at the famous Lotte World theme park in Seoul gather at the Garden Stage to watch an all-Filipino band perform and sing Korean and English songs.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Filipina singer makes history in South Korea

Manila Bulletin
SEOUL, South Korea - Filipinos have immense talent in singing but carrying a tune in a different language is another story altogether.

Mary Viena Tolentino Park (center) with her husband Park Jong Woong (right)
and mother-in-law Son Sok Cha (left) in Seoul. (Photo by Jonathan Hicap)

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Touch Korea: Experience Korea

How well do you know Korea? Come and meet the charms of Korea at Touch Korea! You are warmly invited!

Friday, February 18, 2011

(Feature) Berlinale spotlight on Asia as Lee Yoon-Ki's film debuts

Berlin - Korean director Lee Yoon-Ki's Saranghanda, Saranghaji Anneunda (Come Rain, Come Shine) premiered at the Berlin Film Festival on Thursday, with the Berlinale directing its spotlight on relationships under pressure.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Incheon International Airport bags Best Airport Worldwide award

I wrote earlier that Incheon International Airport is one of the best airports in the world.
Now here's the additional and most important proof. The Airports Council International (ACI) has announced that Incheon International Airport is the No. 1 Best Airport Worldwide.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Busan International Music Festival kicks off

If you are going to South Korea this week, you might want to go to the 6th Busan International Music Festival that will run until February 20.

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