Cebu’s attractions still bring in more Koreans

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 03/12/2018

Even with the surge of Chinese tourists in Cebu, the arrivals of Korean nationals continue to grow. The varied tourist attractions, which include world-class beach resorts, cultural festivities, well-preserved historical sites, and local cuisine, are the key…

Koreans urged to be careful, safe

Benjie Talisic 02/24/2018

THE Korean Consul General Cebu advised on Saturday Koreans in Cebu to be very careful, always be vigilant and to be always mindful of their safety. Sungyong Oh, Korean Consul General Cebu, gave this advise amid the…

Song-Song couple tie the knot

10/31/2017

KDRAMA fans rejoiced and cried happy tears when one of their favorite reel-turned-real pairs tied the knot yesterday afternoon. After a low-key romance that reportedly started in 2015, Song Hye Kyo and Song Joong Ki got married…

13 Korean nationals nabbed for online gambling, 6 rapped

Morexette B. Erram 07/28/2017

The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI-7) arrested 13 Koreans who put up and manned an online gambling portal, based in Mandaue City last Wednesday night. However, only six of them have been charged before the Mandaue City…

13 Koreans nabbed for cyber gambling

Morexette B. Erram 07/28/2017

Six Korean Nationals are now facing complaints on cybercrime in relation to illegal gambling before the Mandaue City Prosecutors Office after they were caught in the act of manning and operating an online gamble portal without the…

South Koreans cancel trips to Bohol

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 04/18/2017

  FOLLOWING the special travel advisory issued by the Korean Consulate in Cebu, tour bookings to Bohol have been canceled by Korean tourists supposed to visit the island. An official from the Korean Tour Agencies Association (KOTAA)…

Koreans urged to cancel trips to Bohol 

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 04/17/2017

CEBU CITY–The Korean Consulate in Cebu has issued a special travel advisory, urging their nationals to cancel or postpone their trips to Bohol from April 13 to 23. “Judging that public insecurity caused by the infiltration of…

Consul: No hold order against seven Koreans, they have right to travel

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 03/16/2017

THERE is no explicit hold-departure order against the seven South Korean nationals allegedly engaging in sex tourism in Cebu. This was the clarification made by the Consulate of the Republic of Korea in Cebu following concerns raised…

Koreans in sex tourism case have left country?

Izobelle T. Pulgo 03/13/2017

Magpale verifying report, sets up meet with agencies, Korean Consul The seven South Korean nationals who have been entangled in a sex tourism scandal barely two weeks ago have reportedly fled the country. The report prompted Vice…

SEX TOURISM: Seven Koreans charged

Dominic D. Yasay, Izobelle T. Pulgo, Norman V. Mendoza 03/06/2017

Seven, out of nine South Korean nationals arrested by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI-7) last Friday for engaging in a sex tour in Mactan Island were charged before the Lapu-Lapu City Prosecutor’s Office on Monday. The…

Alert Up

Izobelle T. Pulgo, Jose Santino S. Bunachita, Nestle L. Semilla, Norman V. Mendoza 03/05/2017

SEX TOURS IN THE CITY  9 South Koreans caught in the sex tour may also face charges in their home country Tourism industry leaders, local government officials and enforcement agencies in Cebu have raised an alert over…

Hotel exec: ‘Korean mafia’ report may affect business

Norman V. Mendoza 02/24/2017

An executive of a resort in Lapu-Lapu City expressed concern about the possible decrease in hotel bookings following reports that reached South Korea that an alleged Korean mafia exists in Cebu. Son Byung Cheon, executive director of…

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