V&A celebrates Korean Wave of popular culture with new exhibition

1 of 2 VAM.AC.UK/EXHIBITIONS/NETFLIX Painted sculpture, Untitled G-Dragon, A Space of No Name, by Gwon Osang — VAM.AC.UK/EXHIBITIONS LONDON —  From the bright pink guard costumes in hit Netflix series Squid Game to a large sculpture of rapper G-Dragon, London’s V&A museum is celebrating South Korean popular culture and its rise to global prominence in […]

Philippines and Singapore affirm peaceful end to maritime dispute

THE PHILIPPINES and Singapore have affirmed the need to resolve the sea dispute in the South China Sea peacefully, while citing the need to keep freedom of navigation, the Philippines’ Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said in a statement on Wednesday. Both countries reaffirmed the importance of peace, stability, safety, and freedom of navigation and […]

Manila open to China oil talks

THE PHILIPPINES is open to resuming talks with China on oil and gas exploration in the South China Sea despite a sea dispute, Foreign Affairs Secretary Enrique A. Manalo said on Wednesday.   “We need to see how we can develop those resources, gas and oil, which especially nowadays are in sore need,” he told the […]

China stations permanent ‘rescue forces’ on Spratly artificial islands

CHINA has placed permanent rescue forces and maritime authorities on its artificial islands in the South China Sea, according to state-owned China Central Television. Its flying squadron and maritime rescue and administration staff would be stationed at Fiery Cross, Subi and Mischief reefs in the Spratlys to boost rescue operations, says the media report. This […]

US supports Philippines in South China Sea, State Department says

WASHINGTON – The United States supports the Philippines in calling on China “to end its provocative actions and respect international law in the South China Sea,” the State Department said on Friday. The Philippines last week lodged new diplomatic protests against Chinese maritime activities within Manila’s 200-mile (321 km) exclusive economic zone. It accused China […]

Airlines resume flights to South Korea

LOCAL airlines are now resuming their flights to South Korea has opened up to foreign tourists, issuing short-term visas for the first time in two years.South Korea, a popular destination among Filipinos, has also lifted most of the Covid-restrictions for residents.Budget-carrier Cebu Pacific (CEB) will operate twice-weekly flights from Seoul (Incheon) to Cebu — every […]