By Nestor Torre
On the BBC channel last month, we caught an instructive and cautionary documentary about the formation and training of a new “K-Pop” singing group. The docu informed viewers that Korean musical performances have become big business, grossing almost $200 billion a year!
Korean pop superstar Psy will hold a back-to-back concert with Filipino comedienne Ai-Ai de las Alas tomorrow, 8 p.m., at the SM Mall of Asia Arena. The Korean rapper’s concert, dubbed “PSY Live in Manila!,” was originally scheduled last Dec. 20 but was postponed due to logistical problems. Psy became an international sensation [...]
By Tetch Torres
The Bureau of Internal Revenue on Thursday filed a complaint for tax evasion against a Korean television show host. Hyun Sung Bank, also known as Ryan Bang, allegedly violated sections 254 and 255 of the National Internal Revenue Code for attempting to evade tax payments and failing to file tax returns for 2010 and 2011.
South Korean actor Lee Min-ho, who shot to fame in Asia for his role in the 2009 hit television drama “Boys Over Flowers,” has received a rousing welcome from Filipino fans in Manila.
Apart from competing at the Busan fest in Korea in October, Vincent Sandoval’s “Aparisyon” will premiere in two other fests. It will have its North American premiere at the Vancouver fest and its US premiere at the Hawaii fest, both in October. Topbilled by Fides Cuyugan-Asensio, Jodi Sta. Maria, Raquel Villavicencio and Mylene [...]