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CIA forms special unit on North Korea threat

WASHINGTON — The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) said Wednesday it had formed a special unit dedicated to assessing North Korea’s nuclear weapons threat. The CIA created its first single country-focused mission center, pulling together resources from a range of units to collect and analyze information on Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons and long-range ballistic missile technology […]

Posted: May 11th, 2017 in World | Read More »

Lee Min Ho to start military service on May 12


  KOREAN actor Lee Min Ho might be taking a break from showbiz due to his pending military enlistment soon. In a report from Soompi, a source from MYM Entertainment spoke with the news outlet yesterday and shared that the actor will start his military service on May 12. “Lee Min Ho will start his […]

Posted: April 18th, 2017 in Life | Read More »

South Korea test-fires missile that can hit all of North Korea


SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has successfully test-fired a home-developed ballistic missile with a range long enough to hit any part of North Korea, Yonhap news agency reported Thursday. It comes a day after the North fired its own ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan — which analysts dubbed a warning ahead of […]

Posted: April 6th, 2017 in World | Read More »

Up close with AxisB


Text and photo by Piakat Fernandez IT HAS been weeks but I still cannot stop talking about the Korean boy-band whose performances during the Otakufest and fan meet captured the hearts of female fans, mine included. AxisB–Kim Doah, Choi Daeyoung, Choi Junghoon, Oh Yeongheon (Honey) and Moon Junho (Juno)–blew the audience away when they performed […]

Posted: March 14th, 2017 in Life | Read More »

Kultokulto and the Blue House


Kon ang America dunay White House, ang Korea duna usay Blue House. Apan daw dimalas ang kolor nga blue para sa gobyerno sa South Korea (SK). Kay kasagaran sa makapuyo niani nga presidente kon di mapalagpot sa kudeta, mapapha tungod sa kurapsyon. Dili diay kitay orig sa People Pwer diris Asia. Kay ang nahitabbo sa […]

Posted: March 12th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

‘Nalutsan ta sa shabu sa basura’


Bisan ako nagduda gyud nga plantalya lang kadtong mga basura nga gipalusot dinhi sa Sugbo ug gitapok diha sa Tingub, Mandaue gikan sa South Korea. Nagtuo gyud ko nga mga shabu ang gihatod dinhi sa Sugbo unya gipaubanan sa mga basura aron wa nay inspection sa taga Bureau of Customs ug ubang ahensiya sa gobyerno. […]

Posted: February 19th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Wastes from Korea hazardous, says EMB


Start of hauling of plastics moved to today The Mandaue City government is calling on the importers of the shredded plastic wastes from South Korea, which were dumped in a lot in Barangay Tingub, to pull out the plastic wastes as soon as possible. The call was made after the Environmental Management Bureau of the […]

Posted: February 17th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Davide urges LGUs to improve services following Metro Cebu’s recognition


CEBU Governor Hilario Davide III was hoping that Metro Cebu’s recognition as one of the models for metropolitan governance would encourage other local government units (LGUs) to improve their services. Early this week, Metro Cebu, along with New York City in the United States, Tokyo in Japan and Seoul in South Korea, were recognized by […]

Posted: February 17th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

BOC warns sending waste materials back to S. Korea

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The Bureau of Customs (BOC) will be sending back the tons of shredded plastics that were found dumped in a private lot in Barangay Tingub, Mandaue City, once a warrant of seizure is issued against the vessel carrying it. Based on the Permit to Entry from the BOC, the cargo ship MV Christina arrived on […]

Posted: February 9th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »


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There is no Korean mafia operating in Cebu, only gangsters fleeing from the law in their own country, diplomatic officials of South Korea said yesterday. Moreover, South Koreans living in Cebu are peace-loving people who are just as worried and fearful about reports that a dreaded mafia from their country is operating in Cebu. Consul […]

Posted: February 8th, 2017 in Featured Stories,Headlines | Read More »