Cebu Province eyes ‘simplified’ travel bubble with China, Japan, S. Korea

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/21/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu province is now looking forward to implementing a ‘travel bubble’ as one of its first steps to gradually resume international leisure travel. And the provincial government wants to simplify all requirements and…

Kang KOs Pinoy boxer, Apolinar, in 8th round in Korea

Glendale G. Rosal 11/07/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Korean boxing prospect Jong Seon Kang proved himself as the bane for Omega Boxing Gym after defeating two of its brightest boxers already.  On Saturday, his latest victim in the ring was Pete “Thunder”…

Apolinar needs to finish off Kang in WBO title bout in S. Korea  — Junco

Glendale G. Rosal 11/05/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Pete “Thunder” Apolinar needs to finish off Korean Jong Seon Kang to prevent a hometown decision in their World Boxing Organization (WBO) Oriental featherweight title showdown tomorrow in South Korea.  Based on experience, Apolinar’s…

Apolinar to fight Kang in S. Korea for WBO featherweight title

Glendale G. Rosal 10/23/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Omega Boxing Gym will visit hostile territory as they send Pete “Thunder” Apolinar to South Korea to face Jong Seon Kang on November 6, 2021 for the World Boxing Organization (WBO) Oriental featherweight…

No ‘Squid Game’: South Korea’s real-life debt trap

Reuters 10/22/2021

SEOUL — Many small business owners in South Korea recognize themselves in the cash-strapped characters of the wildly popular Netflix drama “Squid Game,” who vie desperately for a chance to win $38 million, exposing a debt trap…

Gilas faces South Korea twice to start World Cup qualifiers

Mark Giongco - Reporter / @MarkGiongcoINQ 09/04/2021

MANILA, Philippines—Gilas Pilipinas rekindles its rivalry with South Korea to open its campaign in the first window of the 2023 Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifiers. The Filipinos play the South Koreans on the road on November 25…

SoKor granting legal status to animals to tackle abuse

Reuters 08/20/2021

South Korea is one of a handful of countries to recognize animals as beings, with a right to protection, enhanced welfare and respect for life. The push for the amendment comes as the number of animal abuse…

Gilas Pilipinas beats South Korea on Belangel’s game-winner

Bong Lozada 06/16/2021

MANILA, Philippines—SJ Belangel played hero as the Philippines stopped South Korea, 81-78, for a fourth straight win in the qualifiers of the 2021 Fiba Asia Cup on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at the Angeles University Gym in…

South Korea building collapse kills nine

Agence France Presse 06/10/2021

SEOUL — At least nine people were killed when a five-story building being demolished in South Korea suddenly collapsed, crushing a bus, officials said. Dramatic television footage showed the bus being buried in debris and smothered by…

PH expands okra exports to South Korea

richbon-quevedo - @inquirerdotnet 05/13/2021

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines will start exporting okra or lady’s fingers to South Korea, the Department of Agriculture (DA) said. “After the resumption of okra exports to Japan last year, we are opening yet another market…

Danao lad wins 7th World Youth Art Festival 2020 in South Korea

03/15/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines— He was 10 years old when this Danao kid knew he wanted to color the world with his passion for art. Leodito “Leo” Rosales Bongo III, 18, from Tanke dos, Taboc Camalig Bato, Danao…

First case of pet with COVID-19 confirmed in S. Korea

The Korea Herald/Asia News Network 01/24/2021

SEOUL — A kitten has tested positive for the new coronavirus in the first virus case involving a pet reported in South Korea. “During a recent tracking process involving a mass outbreak, health authorities found that a…

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