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A dream come true for Filipino K-pop fans

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(From left to right) Super Junior M members Ryeowook, Donghae and Kyuhyun during talk segment. PHOTO by Hotaru Niitsu/INQUIRER.net

For many Filipino K-pop fans, their dream turned into reality as All Access Productions, together with JU Entertainment and MBC, brought another set of K-pop groups for the second installment of Dream K-pop Fantasy Concert, known for short as DKFC, last Feb. 2.

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PH films in Korea, Spain fests

DIRECTOR Erik Matti. INQUIRER file photo

Two more Filipino films will be screened at the 17th Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival (PiFan) to be held in South Korea, from July 18 to 28.

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Going K-Pop

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THE BBC DOCU, featuring the girl group Nine Muses (in photo), reports that Korean musical performances have become big business, grossing almost $200 billion a year.  Photo from WWW.MTVK.COM

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!

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Psy goes back to back with Ai-Ai tomorrow

Psy.  AFP FILE PHOTO

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 [...]

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Korean TV host in local show faces tax evasion raps

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Ryan Bang. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

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.

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South Korean actor Lee Min-ho welcomed in Manila

In this Dec. 14, 2009 photo, South Korean actor Lee Min-ho poses for media in Taipei, Taiwan.  Lee, 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. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)

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.

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‘Aparisyon’ preem in three fests

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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 [...]

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