Sunday, February 19, 2012

Charice, Wonder Girls nominated in Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2012

By JONATHAN M. HICAP, Manila Bulletin
MANILA, Philippines - International star Charice and Korean group Wonder Girls bagged nominations in the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards 2012, both of whom are nominated in the Favorite Asian Act category along with singers Agnes Monica of Indonesia and Yuna of Malaysia.

Jay Park enters Billboard chart

By JONATHAN HICAP, Manila Bulletin
MANILA, Philippines – Jay Park's new album has entered two Billboard charts on the day he made his comeback on Korean TV.
Jay Park on KBS Music Bank (Photo courtesy of

Filipino Fans Celebrate TVXQ/JYJ with 9G: The Red Room Exhibit

MANILA, Philippines – Filipino fans belonging to Cassiopeia Philippines will celebrate the career and music of boy bands TVXQ/JYJ with the holding of their ninth gathering dubbed as “9G: The Red Room Exhibit.”
The event will be held on Feb. 25, from 12 noon to 10PM, at the Top Shelf of Fully Booked at Bonifacio High Street in Taguig City.
Cassiopeia Philippines, which was named as the 2011 Fanclub of the Year at the 3rd Philippine K-pop Awards last Dec. 30, has been in existence since 2006 to support and promote TVXQ and JYJ.
The “9G: The Red Room Exhibit” will be held on Feb. 25.
(Photos courtesy of Cassiopeia Philippines’ Facebook page)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Hallyu Stars Boost Sales of Korean Cosmetics

By JONATHAN M. HICAP, Manila Bulletin
MANILA, Philippines – Korean stars have not only helped in boosting the popularity of Korean music and dramas but have driven up the sales of Korean cosmetics.

SHINee for Etude House, Kim Hyun Joong for The Face Shop and
Song Joong Ki for Tony Moly (Photos by Jonathan Hicap)

Visit the new website to read various stories about Korea

Monday, February 13, 2012

K-Pop Stars Mourn Houston's Death

By JONATHAN HICAP, Manila Bulletin
MANILA, Philippines - As the world mourns the death of legendary diva Whitney Houston, K-pop stars also offered their condolences.
Whitney Houston (Photo courtesy of

3 Filipino Fan Sites Officially Recognized, Accredited By Cube Entertainment

By JONATHAN HICAP, Manila Bulletin
MANILA, Philippines - Last month, Cube Entertainment, the agency of K-pop artists BEAST, 4Minute and G.NA, announced that it would appoint official fan sites in various countries “in order for all Cube artists to build a strong global fan community, communication routes and faster local feedbacks.”

Sandara Park posts a mysterious photo taken in the Philippines

MANILA, Philippines – Was it a ghost?
Korean girl group 2NE1 spent five days in the Philippines last week for a vacation and photo shoot. Throughout their stay, Sandara Park kept 2NE1 fans updated by posting photos of their activities in Manila and Albay.
The two photos posted by Sandara Park on her me2day account

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.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

[NEWS] Jay Park's 'New Breed' album cops No. 1 in charts

MANILA, Philippines – K-pop artist Jay Park’s first studio album is a smash hit, zooming to the No. 1 position on iTunes charts in the US, Canada and Australia, and topping real-time charts in South Korea on the first day of its release.

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