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…

S. Korea’s notorious child rapist released from prison amid strong protests

The Korea Herald/Asia News Network 12/13/2020

SEOUL — Cho Doo-soon, one of South Korea’s most notorious child rapists in recent memory, was released from prison on Saturday amid strong protests against the heinous criminal’s return to society. Cho served a 12-year term for…

S. Korea decides against tightening rules amid third wave

The Korea Herald/Asia News Network 11/30/2020

SEOUL — The South Korean government once again defied its own COVID-19 blueprint and decided against moving up to a higher level of social distancing despite recent metrics that support more intensive intervention. In announcing the decision…

South Korea reports more than 300 new coronavirus cases for fifth straight day

Reuters 11/22/2020

SEOUL — South Korea reported more than 300 new coronavirus cases for a fifth straight day on Sunday, as officials warned that stricter rules could be imposed if the trend continues to threaten the highly populated capital…

North Korea shot dead South Korean defector — officials

Agence France Presse 09/24/2020

SEOUL — North Korean soldiers shot dead a suspected South Korean defector at sea and burned his body as a coronavirus precaution after he was interrogated in the water over several hours, Seoul military officials said Thursday.…

Bus stop newest front in South Korea’s coronavirus battle

Agence France Presse 08/12/2020

SEOUL — South Korea has opened a high-tech new front in the battle against coronavirus, fortifying bus shelters with temperature-checking doors and ultraviolet disinfection lamps. Ten advanced facilities have been installed in the northeastern district of Seoul, offering protection…

South Korea’s new COVID-19 cases becoming harder to track

06/11/2020

SEOUL, South Korea  — South Korea has reported 45 new cases of COVID-19, all but two of them in the greater capital area, continuing a weekslong resurgence that health authorities fear will develop into a massive wave.…

New virus cases spike again in S. Korea, most traced to cluster infections in greater Seoul

The Korea Herald/Asia News Network 06/10/2020

SEOUL — South Korea’s new virus cases spiked again Wednesday as sporadic cluster infections continued in the greater Seoul area, prodding health authorities to consider more stringent social distancing in the densely populated area. The country added…

PH Navy’s 1st missile-capable warship enters active service

Jeannette Andrade, Julie M. Aurelio - Philippine Daily Inquirer 05/25/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Navy’s first missile-capable frigate will be officially christened and put in active service as BRP Jose Rizal (FF150) on the national hero’s birthday on June 19. According to Navy public affairs office…

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