Monday, September 30, 2013

EXCLUSIVE: Fil-Am cast in ‘Boys over Flowers’ US remake

By JONATHAN HICAP, Manila Bulletin
A Filipino-American has been cast to play one of the lead roles in the upcoming American adaptation of the popular Japanese manga series "Hana Yori Dango," which was turned into the TV drama serials "Meteor Garden" in Taiwan, "Hana Yori Dango" in Japan and "Boys over Flowers" in South Korea.
The F4 of “Between Boys and Friends” and their counterparts in the Korean version. (From top left) Joseph Almani, Trenton Culkin, Napoleon Tavale, Jason Mordeno, Kim Joon, Kim Bum, Kim Hyun Joong and Lee Min Ho (Photos courtesy of “Between Boys and Friends” and KBS websites)

Friday, September 27, 2013

Korean stars in dating issues

By JONATHAN HICAP, Manila Bulletin
Several Korean stars have been dragged into dating issues this week including f(x)’s Sulli and rapper Choiza.
(Clockwise from top left) Sulli, Yoo Gi An, Soyeon, Oh Jong Hyuk, Kim Woo Bin and Choiza (Photos from

Lee Hi chosen as one of Billboard’s hottest young singers

By JONATHAN HICAP, Manila Bulletin
A 17-year-old rookie K-pop singer has been chosen by Billboard as one of the hottest young singers this year.
(Clockwise from top left) One Direction, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus and Lee Hi (Photos courtesy of Instagram account of One Direction, Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus and

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Infinite's One Great Step World Tour in Manila on Nov. 3 + seat plan + ticketing FAQs

By JONATHAN HICAP, Manila Bulletin

K-pop boy band Infinite will be holding their world tour in the Philippines in November.
Woollim Entertainment, the band’s agency, announced the tour on the Infinite website this morning.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

G-Dragon sets records with TV music show wins

By JONATHAN HICAP, Manila Bulletin
Big Bang leader G-Dragon has set records with four of his songs winning the charts on TV music programs.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Rookie boy band NOM to hold fan meet in Manila

By JONATHAN HICAP, Manila Bulletin
A new Korean boy band will be visiting the Philippines this week to hold a fan meet and mall shows.
Boy band NOM (Photo by Entertainment)

Monday, September 23, 2013

F(x)’s Amber takes a vacation in Palawan

By JONATHAN HICAP, Manila Bulletin
A member of popular K-pop girl group f(x) spent her birthday and Korean holiday with friends at a beach resort in Sabang, Palawan in the Philippines.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Director Pepe Diokno says Korean grants helped his film projects

By JONATHAN HICAP, Manila Bulletin

Filipino director, producer and writer Pepe Diokno says Korean film grants have helped his projects get off the ground and urged other filmmakers to try his experience.
Filipino director Pepe Diokno (Photo courtesy of Diokno’s Facebook page)

Philippine Airlines (PAL) customizes domestic fares for discerning travelers

Flag carrier Philippine Airlines recently introduced new and attractive fares aimed at providing the best of both worlds to its increasingly discerning and diverse customer base.
Photo: Facebook page

Friday, September 20, 2013

Government support helps growth of Korean film industry

By JONATHAN HICAP, Manila Bulletin
The Korean government’s support to its film industry has aided its growth by providing funds in various programs including research and development, international co-productions and technology.
(From left) KOFIC’s Jiyin Park, Filipino director Ato Agustin, CJ Entertainment’s Tae-sun Jung and Manila Bulletin Lifestyle Editor Isabel de Leon (Photo by Jonathan Hicap)
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