Kim Jong-un rumored to be in ‘vegetative state’—reports

The Korean Herald/Asia News Network via Inquirer.net 04/26/2020

SEOUL — Speculations mounted Sunday that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is dead, amid conflicting accounts about his health being reported since he disappeared from public view two weeks ago. But the exact situation remains unclear with…

Desperate to stop spread of COVID-19, countries limit travel

Associated Press 02/26/2020

SEOUL, South Korea — Police manned checkpoints in quarantined towns, governments issued travel warnings and more flights were suspended Tuesday as officials desperately sought to stop the seemingly inevitable spread of a new virus. Clusters of the…

Seoul is Mactan Cebu airport’s top international destination

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/15/2020

CEBU City, Philippines—Seoul in South Korea topped the list of international destinations with the most number of operational flights at the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA).  Latest data from online airport database FlightConnections showed that there are…

Bu-Ji-Hwa to hold its 20th act in Cebu, Philippines

PR 01/06/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines- They do not perform to the usual K-pop beat that you are used  to but the group promises to bring the beat of the traditional Korea music to the young fans of the Hallyu…

United choir to perform for 70 years of Korea-Philippines friendship 

Rhobie A. Ruaya 10/02/2019

For the first time in 70 years, Korean and Filipino students will be together in a three-show choir concert organized by the consulate of the Republic of Korea in the Philippines to celebrate the diplomatic relations of…

Garces bags gold in Asian Taekwondo Championships in Vietnam

Mars G. Alison 08/17/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu’s kyurogi darling, Nica Garces, strengthened her bid for a slot in the upcoming 30th Southeast (SEA) Games by bagging another gold this time in the recently concluded Asian Taekwondo Championships in Vietnam. …

PH bet Ocat is 4th runnerup in Man of the World 2019 

Michelle Joy Padayhag 07/13/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Everyone in the top five is deserving and a sure winner.  This was the reaction of Philippine bet and Cebuano model John Paul “JP” Ocat, who finished fourth runner-up in the recently concluded…

Cebu’s Nica Garces bags silver in Korea Open Taekwondo Championships

Mars G. Alison 07/09/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Cebuana Nica Garces clinched a silver medal in the Korea Open International Taekwondo Championships, Tuesday, July 9, 2019, in Korea. The 20-year-old Garces bagged the silver via the sparring event in the fin weight category.…

Taxi drivers in South Korea to hold mass rally vs carpool service

Inquirer.net 12/12/2018

  SEOUL — The conflict between the country’s taxi industry and information technology giant Kakao has escalated to new heights after a taxi driver burned himself to death in protest. The taxi unions, which have staged multiple…

North Korea running low on TB meds; experts fear epidemic

AP 11/16/2018

SEOUL, South Korea — The withdrawal of a major international aid organization threatens to leave tens of thousands of tuberculosis patients in North Korea without the medication they need and could spiral into a severe crisis if…

Take back your garbage ASAP, South Korea told

Inquirer.net 11/15/2018

An environmental advocacy group on Thursday urged the government of South Korea to “act decisively” in ensuring the speedy return of tons of garbage it dumped into the country. At a peaceful protest held on Thursday outside…

Korean Consulate eyes 1M tourists in region for 2018

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 10/04/2018

As they gear up for the arrival of more tourists, the Korean Consulate in Cebu has one thing on top of its list of priorities — security. Consul General Oh Sung Yong said that despite several challenges…

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