RC Muñoz commissioned to do 12-series comic book for environment

Doris Mondragon 10/21/2021

CEBU, Philippines— Actress, Air Force reservist, and rockstar RC Muñoz shared she has collaborated with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to make an illustration for a 12-series comic book.  Muñoz posted photos of her…

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Fr. Jerry M. Orbos SVD - @inquirerdotnet 08/08/2021

Someone mentioned that lockdown and quarantine are like a Netflix or Korean drama series: Just when you think it’s over, they release the next season. In today’s gospel (John 6, 41-51), the Jews murmured against Jesus because…

BTS gets praise from Lea Salonga after their reaction to Grammy loss: ‘Class act’

Niña V. Guno - Inquirer.net 03/15/2021

Lea Salonga, a self-confessed BTS fan, was among those disappointed to see the Korean group lose after getting their first Grammy nomination. However, the acclaimed Broadway actress still found something to celebrate about the K-pop superstars: their “gracious”…

K-Pop band BTS named Time’s entertainer of the year

Reuters 12/11/2020

K-pop group BTS was named entertainer of the year by Time magazine on Thursday, capping a breakthrough year in the United States for the South Korean boy band. The seven-member band, which made its debut in 2013,…

Chito Miranda on K-pop getting hate from OPM fans: ‘Bakit kayo galit sa trip ng iba?’

Ian Biong 12/03/2020

Parokya Ni Edgar frontman Chito Miranda defended Filipino K-pop fans from negative comments over the recently released local charts under Spotify Wrapped. After one netizen hurled expletives at fans of South Korean groups Blackpink and BTS and…

BTS’s ‘Life Goes On’ debuts at No. 1 on US chart in foreign language first

12/01/2020

Seoul, South Korea—Trailblazing South Korean boyband BTS have became the first group to have a foreign-language song enter the US Billboard chart at number one, in the latest musical record to be re-written by the K-pop sensation.…

K-pop is a major Twitter trend of the year with over 6 billion tweets

AFP Relaxnews 09/26/2020

Twitter has announced that 6.1 billion posts concerning K-pop have been shared on its platform during the past 12 months. A total of over 300 different topics concerning Korean pop music emerged this year (spanning many different…

BTS shares emotional pep talk at S. Korea’s inaugural Youth Day ceremony

The Korean Herald/Asia News Network via Inquirer.net 09/20/2020

SEOUL — The members of global K-pop superstar BTS on Saturday delivered a powerful motivational speech for South Korean youth, sharing candid tales of their inner struggles on the path to becoming one of the world’s most…

BTS on gaining respect in the US: ‘We definitely feel that’

Associated Press 09/03/2020

NEW YORK — Loud and happy screams erupt in unison from the seven-member pop stars BTS when they hear they have notched their first No. 1 hit on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100 chart. “DREAM,” yells band…

Lady Gaga wins big at socially distanced — and socially aware — VMAs

Agence France Presse 08/31/2020

Lady Gaga cleaned up at MTV’s Video Music Awards Sunday, an unorthodox show that paid socially distanced homage to New York City as themes of voting and racial justice punctuated the night. The 2020 VMAs — a…

‘Barter to Share’ FB group aims to help those affected by COVID-19

Marc Cosep 06/24/2020

Cebu City, Philippines–Staying true to the goal “We Heal as One,” the Facebook Group “Barter to Share” (BTS) is encouraging the community to donate essential goods in exchange for sweet treats. Entrepreneur Adrian Diongzon told Cebu Daily…

BTS announces new digital concert in June

AFP Relaxnews 05/16/2020

Last month, the South Korean superstars were forced to suspend their “Map of the Soul” world tour over coronavirus concerns. “Due to the nature of BTS concerts, involving travel by thousands of international fans no matter where…

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