34 foreign individuals rescued from fishing vessel fire to arrive in Cebu City tonight

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/27/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) rescued 34 individuals from a Korean fishing vessel that caught fire on Tuesday dawn, east of Panganiban, Catanduanes. The rescued individuals will be brought to Cebu City where…

2 Koreans in Cebu arrested for working without valid visa, overstaying

Neil Arwin Mercado - Reporter / @NAMercadoINQ 01/21/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Two Koreans were arrested in Cebu for working without a proper visa, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) reported Thursday. BI Intelligence Division Chief Fortunato Manahan, Jr. said 41-year old Kang Jiwon and 45-year old…

Racist remarks on Filipinos stir anger on social media

The Korean Herald/Asia News Network via Inquirer.net 09/13/2020

SEOUL — A brutal war of words erupted on social media from what started as a mistake by a Filipino American TikTok personality. Over the past few days, ethnic Koreans and Filipinos have been exchanging derogatory and…

Authorities scrambling to find 7 Koreans from Daegu

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/28/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Government officials in Cebu are scrambling to locate seven South Koreans from Daegu City, who arrived in the country last February 25.  These seven tourists are among the last batch of South Korean…

DOT-7: 5.5M tourists visited Cebu in 2018

Michelle Joy Padayhag 02/19/2019

CEBU CITY,  Philippines — Amid the travel warnings issued against southern Cebu in 2018, Cebu’s tourist arrivals increased by 14.33 percent or 698,849 tourists more than those in 2017. In a data presented  by Department of Tourism…

MCIA expects slight increase in tourist arrivals for Sinulog 2019

Doris C. Bongcac 01/08/2019

  Cebu City, Philippines – The management of the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) is anticipating a four-percent increase in tourist arrival for this year’s Sinulog celebration despite the ongoing renovation of Terminal 1. Neneth Castillon, Terminal…

MCPO: Foreigners nabbed for malicious mischief in Mandaue are Chinese nationals

Delta Dyrecka C. Letigio 01/04/2019

“They are Chinese nationals and not Korean nationals.” The Mandaue City Police Office made this clarification on Friday,  January 4  about the nationalities of the two foreigners, who were arrested on New Year’s Day for malicious mischief…

Koreans arrested for malicious mischief in Mandaue City

Delta Derycka Letigio 01/01/2019

Mandaue City, Cebu, Philippines – Two Korean nationals were arrested for malicious mischief in a hotel in Barangay Bakilid, Mandaue City on Tuesday morning, January 1, 2019. Police Inspector Mercy Villaro, Mandaue City Police Office (MCPO) public…

Koreans eye smart water mgmt investments in Cebu

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 11/16/2018

The Korean government is exploring possible investments in smart water management technologies in Cebu. K-Water, Korea’s representative water specialized public corporation, brought several Korean businesses engaged in water management to a forum which was attended by mayors…

Koreans, security guards face string of charges over hotel siege

Norman V. Mendoza 08/13/2018

At least 35 security guards and seven Koreans were charged with grave threats, grave coercion, slight illegal detention and obstruction of justice at the Lapu-Lapu City Prosecutor’s Office on Monday for forcibly taking over Mactan Isla Resort…

Koreans tied to illegal online gaming caught

Ador Vincent Mayol Jessa Mae Sotto and Paul Lauro 07/19/2018

CHARGES will be filed against five Koreans who were arrested in two operations by agents of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI-7) for allegedly operating an illegal online gaming site last Wednesday. NBI-7 Regional Director Patricio Bernales…

The Koreans among us

Isabel T. Escoda 05/08/2018

Only when I moved to Cebu after many years abroad did I realize that a large number of Koreans live in the Philippines. Indeed, surveys show that in 2017 a million Koreans arrived in the country; at…

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