Wednesday, August 27, 2014

CEU mass com grad is Pinoy K-pop Star winner

By JONATHAN HICAP, Manila Bulletin
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.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Agency denies Kim Hyun Joong beat up GF

By JONATHAN HICAP, Manila Bulletin
Top agency KeyEast Entertainment has denied that actor and singer Kim Hyun Joong inflicted injuries on his girlfriend, who filed assault charges with the police last week against the star.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Korean Embassy expresses deep concern about increasing criminality ​

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.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

EXCLUSIVE: Alexander Lee Eusebio happy with solo career

By JONATHAN HICAP, Manila Bulletin
K-pop artist Alexander Lee Eusebio is content with what he has achieved, three years after leaving U-KISS and launching his solo career.
“I’m happy because I got to experience a lot,” Alexander told Bulletin Entertainment in an exclusive interview.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Red Velvet’s debut MV sparks controversy

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.

Monday, July 28, 2014


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Friday, July 11, 2014

15,000 fans want JYJ to perform in Games

By JONATHAN HICAP, Manila Bulletin
Thousands of outraged fans worldwide have signed a petition demanding organizers of the 2014 Incheon Asian Games to honor its commitment and let popular K-pop boy band JYJ perform during the opening ceremonies on September 19.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Crayon Pop opens for Lady Gaga’s US concert

K-pop girl group Crayon Pop, whose car engine cylinder-like choreography in their music video became viral last year, became the opening act for pop star Lady Gaga’s concert the US.


Friday, June 27, 2014

K-pop concerts spread around the world

K-pop concerts have spread from East Asia and Southeast Asia including the Philippines to other regions in the world in the last four years.


Monday, June 16, 2014


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