‘French Spiderman’ arrested for climbing Seoul skyscraper

AFP 06/06/2018

FRENCH urban freeclimber Alain Robert attempted to scale the world’s fifth-tallest building Wednesday, getting more than half way up the 123-storey Lotte World Tower in Seoul before security forced him to abandon the ascent. The 55-year-old, dubbed…

Two Koreas open hotline between leaders: Seoul

AFP 04/20/2018

The two Koreas opened a hotline between their leaders Friday, Seoul’s presidential office said, a week before a summit between North Korea’s Kim Jong Un and the South’s President Moon Jae-in in the Demilitarized Zone. The line…

PAL to open Cebu-Bangkok flights

Victor Anthony V. Silva 11/14/2017

Amid increasing public demand for direct non-stop flights from Asian destinations to Central Visayas, national flag-carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) is set to open a service between Cebu and Bangkok starting Dec. 2. In a statement, PAL said…

Heart ‘n Seoul

Bai Hayde Quiñanola, Edd Buenaviaje, Jose Santino S. Bunachita 08/18/2017

Welcome to the country of K-drama, K-pop, and kimchi, where seasons are four and skincare regimens are to die for. Myeongdong, one of the primary shopping districts in Seoul, has a long stretch of beauty shops. Our…

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

Intern 02/17/2017

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…

South Koreans to elect next president

12/11/2016

SEOUL, South Korea — Fresh off impeachment, South Korean President Park Geun-hye’s days in office may be numbered. Her potential successors include the outgoing secretary general of the United Nations, an ambitious mayor who has been compared…

Prosecutors say Park conspired with a friend

11/21/2016

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korean prosecutors on Sunday said they believe President Park Geun-hye conspired in criminal activities of a secretive confidante who allegedly manipulated government affairs and exploited her presidential ties to amass an illicit…

Autumn Seoul Searching

Doyzkie Buenaviaje 11/19/2016

CONCLUSION ACROSS the venue of Seoul’s Cultural Week celebration is Metropolitan Government Building. On the foreground is the Seoul Metropolitan Library. Bookworms should not miss this place. The four-storey book repository has over 300,000 titles ranging from…

S. Korean lawmakers order probe on Park

11/18/2016

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea’s parliament on Thursday passed a law that would allow a special prosecutor to investigate a corruption scandal threatening the presidency of Park Geun-hye. The opposition-controlled National Assembly also voted for a…

Autumn Seoul searching

Doyzkie Buenaviaje 11/12/2016

WHEN the leaves start to change colors and the temperature begins to drop is a good time to explore Seoul and beyond. On the week of my first autumn experience in my first adventure in South Korea,…

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