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[ANALYSIS] Beyond Hallyu: Acknowledging the Koreans in our midst

Feb 08, 2020 - 11:00 AM

Filipinos love Korean pop culture, but they don't necessarily feel the same way about regular Koreans living in the Philippines

LOOK: WINNER in Manila for Cross Tour

Jan 25, 2020 - 12:50 PM

The K-pop group performs at the Mall of Asia Arena on January 25

WINNER. The K-pop group arrives in Manila as part of their Cross Tour. Screenshot from

BTS K-Pop concert damages Stade de France pitch before rugby final

Jun 15, 2019 - 12:32 PM

The field's area affected by the concert will be replaced before the game scheduled on Saturday

(FILES) In this file photo taken on January 15, 2019 South Korean boy band BTS, also known as the Bangtan Boys, pose on the red carpet at the 28th Seoul Music Awards in Seoul. - The seven-piece South Korean boy band, whose world tour "Love Yourself: Speak Yourself", came to Paris for two nights late last week, after a string of sold-out shows in Los Angeles, Chicago and London's iconic Wembley Stadium. (Photo by Jung Yeon-je / AFP)

South Korea revokes several K-pop idols' diplomas

Jan 20, 2019 - 2:20 PM

The idols apparently did not attend enough classes to meet the requirements of graduation

Duterte 'confesses' he molested their maid as a teen | Midday wRap

Dec 31, 2018 - 1:32 PM

Watch Rappler’s Midday newscast with Mara Cepeda

Memories to look back on: Seventeen’s Ideal Cut Tour in Manila

Oct 07, 2018 - 6:30 AM

Here’s how the world’s next rising boy group made every fan swoon during their concert in Manila

IDEAL CUT. Seventeen performs in Manila. Photo by Jam Aguilus/Rappler

LP senate bets, Hontiveros on NFA, BTS | Midday wRap

Sep 25, 2018 - 1:14 PM

Watch Rappler's Midday newscast with Chito dela Vega

Beginner's Guide: Say the name, Seventeen!

Sep 22, 2018 - 3:54 PM

Who is Seventeen and why are they taking the world by storm?

SAY THE NAME, SEVENTEEN! Who are these boys sweeping the globe off its feet? All photos from SEVENTEEN'€™s official Instagram Account

WATCH: Momoland girls wear baro't saya in 'Baam' MV

Jun 26, 2018 - 11:04 PM

Also, Nancy waves the Philippine flag

GOING PINOY. Momoland member Nancy, who is often compared to Liza Soberano, waves the Philippine flag. Screenshot from

Beginner’s guide: Things you need to know about Super Junior

Jun 25, 2018 - 6:15 PM

How Super Junior got its name and other fun facts about the Korean boy group

Momoland to meet Pinoy fans – and hopefully Liza Soberano – in August

Jun 23, 2018 - 11:36 AM

The K-pop girl group announced their Philippine visit via Facebook Live

MOMOLAND. The K-pop girl group is coming to the Philippines. Photo from

WATCH: BLACKPINK is back with music video for ‘DDU-DU DDU-DU’

Jun 15, 2018 - 6:15 PM

The video shows the girls all glammed up – atop a diamond-encrusted tank at one point because why not?

THEY'RE BACK. The girls of Black Pink continue to amaze. Screenshot from Black Pink's official Instagram account

WATCH: SHINee's back with 'Good Evening' MV

May 29, 2018 - 6:08 PM

'Good Evening' showcases the members' strong vocals and a complex choreography that SHINee has always been known for

SHINEE'S BACK. Korean pop group SHINee returns with the first part of their 6th studio album, 'The Story of Light.' Screenshot from SMTOWN's YouTube channel

Korean singer Psy to start own talent management agency

May 15, 2018 - 7:17 PM

The 'Gangnam Style' hitmaker leaves YG Entertainment after 8 years

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 29: Recording artist PSY attends the 2016 LACMA Art + Film Gala honoring Robert Irwin and Kathryn Bigelow presented by Gucci at LACMA on October 29, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for LACMA/AFP

EXO returns to Manila for 'The ElyXiOn' tour

Apr 25, 2018 - 8:11 PM

Mark your calendars, EXO-Ls! The show is on Saturday, April 28!

EXO. Screenshot from

Beginner's guide: Why EXO is out of this world

Apr 22, 2018 - 3:00 PM

Everything you needed to know about the Korean boyband

EXO. Korean-Chinese boyband gets the Philippines dancing with their single 'Coco Bop'. Screenshot from

BTS is only K-pop group in Forbes' '30 Under 30 Asia 2018'

Mar 28, 2018 - 5:15 PM

(UPDATED) BTS is among the young disruptors featured in Forbes Magazine’s ’30 Under 30 Asia 2018'

BTS. BTS is the only K-pop group who made it to this year's '30 under 30 Asia'. Screengrab from Instagram/bts.bighitofficial

BTS, GOT7, NCT dominate Billboard 'World Albums' top 5

Mar 24, 2018 - 8:45 AM

K-pop groups dominate Billboard's World Albums Chart top spots for the week of March 24, 2018!

Red Velvet, Seohyun of Girls' Generation to perform in North Korea

Mar 21, 2018 - 8:43 PM

Seoul will send a total of 160 performers to Pyongyang for a 4-day visit from March 31 to April 3

RED VELVET. Kpop girl group Red Velvet is set perform in Pyeongyang, first time a South Korean artist holds a concert in since 2007. Screenshot from

SF9 to perform in Manila for 'Be My Fantasy' tour

Jan 02, 2018 - 11:33 AM

Mark your calendars Filipino Fantasies! Catch their show on Saturday, January 6!

5 hal tentang Jonghyun "SHINee"

Dec 18, 2017 - 7:49 PM

Jonghyun "SHINee" ditemukan meninggal dunia di rumahnya pada Senin, 18 Desember

CNBLUE returns to Manila for ‘Between Us’ tour

Dec 06, 2017 - 7:43 PM

Did you miss CNBLUE when they visited the Philippines earlier this year? Catch their concert on Saturday, December 9!

Sandara Park reclaims the stage in KPop musical treat

Dec 05, 2017 - 1:06 PM

The KPop star returns to Manila in a mini-concert hosted by Penshoppe

DARA. The Kpop star continues to wow local fans over a decade after getting her big break in the Philippines. All photos by Martin San Diego/Rappler

K-pop titans BTS break into U.S. Top 40

Dec 05, 2017 - 10:01 AM

'Mic Drop' debuts at number 28!

BTS. The boy band continues to gain a bigger following across the world. Screengrab from

PNP in war on drugs, DOTr Usec resigns, North Korean defector | Midday wRap

Nov 23, 2017 - 1:34 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Wanna One akan gelar 'fan meeting perdana di Indonesia!

Sep 27, 2017 - 1:36 PM

Wanna One akan menggelar 'fan meeting' perdana mereka di Indonesia pada 21 Januari 2018 mendatang

DATANG KE INDONESIA. 'Boy band' asal Korea Selatan Wanna One akan menyapa langsung penggemarnya di Indonesia lewat 'fan meeting' pada Januari 2018 mendatang. Foto dari Facebook/Wanna One

LIVE UPDATES: VIXX Fan Meeting in Jakarta

Jul 29, 2017 - 2:42 PM

VIXX Fan Meeting in Jakarta berlangsung di The Kasablanka Jakarta pada Sabtu 29 Juli

Sabtu ini, VIXX akan sapa langsung penggemarnya di Jakarta

Jul 24, 2017 - 1:55 PM

‘VIXX Fan Meeting’ digelar di The Kasablanka Hall Sabtu 29 Juli

MENYAPA PENGGEMAR. VIXX akan menyapa para Starlight di Indonesia pada Sabtu, 29 Juli mendatang. Foto dari Livescape Asia

Daftar harga tiket ‘Saranghaeyo Indonesia 2017’

Jul 16, 2017 - 12:23 PM

‘Saranghaeyo Indonesia 2017’ akan berlangsung pada 25 November

'Saranghaeyo Indonesia 2017' akan berlangsung pada 25 November. Foto dari Twitter/@mecimapro

Aksi panggung kelas dunia para artis Korea

Jul 09, 2017 - 9:54 AM

Mudah mudahan dalam waktu dekat SM Entertainment sudah dapat beroperasi di Indonesia

Konser EXOdi World Cup Stadium Seoul ketika ditonton 50 ribu orang, Sabtu malam (8/7). Foto oleh Dubes Umar Hadi

Info seputar tiket konser SEVENTEEN di Indonesia

Jun 23, 2017 - 12:16 PM

‘Diamond Edge: 2017 SEVENTEEN 1st World Tour’ akan berlangsung pada 23 September mendatang

SEVENTEEN akan membawa tur dunia pertamanya ke Indonesia pada 23 September mendatang. Foto dari Instagram/saythename_17

Mau jadi bintang K-Pop? SM Entertainment siap hadir di Indonesia

Jun 04, 2017 - 5:55 PM

SM akan mendirikan semacam perusahaan di tanah air bagi anak anak muda Indonesia

KBRI Seoul saat mengundang SM Entertainment untuk berbuka puasa bersama, Sabtu (3/6). Foto Istimewa

Daftar harga tiket dan denah konser CNBlue 2017

Jun 03, 2017 - 4:43 PM

CNBlue akan kembali tampil di Indonesia pada 15 Juli mendatang

CNBLUE akan tampil di ICE BSD pada 15 Juli mendatang. Foto screenshot dari YouTube/CNBLUE

Tiket konser ‘Saranghaeyo Indonesia 2017’ sudah bisa dibeli

May 27, 2017 - 5:33 PM

Tahun lalu konser ‘Saranghaeyo Indonesia 2016’ dimeriahkan oleh Akdong Musician Taeyang Big Bang dan grup band NELL

Foto dari Twitter/@mecimapro

SEVENTEEN pastikan kembali gelar konser di Indonesia

May 13, 2017 - 5:27 PM

Konser ‘2017 SEVENTEEN 1st World Tour: Diamond Edge’ akan diselenggarakan pada 23 September mendatang

SEVENTEEN akan kembali konser di Indonesia pada 23 September mendatang. Foto dari Mecimapro

FOTO: Bangtan Boys tiba di Jakarta

Apr 29, 2017 - 10:32 AM

Bagaimana kehebohan suasana saat BTS mendarat di Indonesia untuk pertama kalinya?

Kedatangan BTS di Bandara Soekarno Hatta disambut para penggemarnya. Foto dari Instagram/inaya_544

C-JeS Entertainment konfirmasi rencana pernikahan Yoochun ‘JYJ’

Apr 16, 2017 - 12:05 PM

Yoochun dikabarkan akan menikah pada September mendatang

Park Yoochun dikabarkan akan menikah pada September mendatang. Foto screenshot dari Youtube/CJESJYJ

2NE1 bubar, Sandara Park kirimkan pesan untuk fans

Nov 28, 2016 - 3:59 PM

Sandara Park menyampaikan surat dengan tulisan tangannya untuk para Blackjack

Sandara Park berpose untuk artikel dalam majalah Cosmopolitan edisi November 2016. Foto dari Instagram/@krungy21

Girlband K-pop 2NE1 resmi bubar

Nov 25, 2016 - 5:57 PM

Sandara Park dan CL masih berada di bawah naungan YG Entertaintment

2NE1 dalam video klip 'Falling in Love'. Foto dari Youtube/2NE1

FOTO: Konser 'SHINee World V'

Nov 12, 2016 - 9:38 PM

Onew Jonghyun Key Minho dan Taemin berhasil memukau ribuan penggemarnya di JIExpo Kemayoran Jakarta Sabtu 12 November

Penampilan Onew, Jonghyun, Key, Minho, dan Taemin di JIExpo Kemayoran, Jakarta, pada Sabtu, 13 November. Foto dari Instagram/@mrindramulia

PSY akan hibur penggemar di Indonesia

Nov 12, 2016 - 2:39 PM

Penyanyi asal Korea Selatan PSY akan menjadi salah satu pengisi acara dalam ‘OPPO Selfie Fest’ Kamis 24 November mendatang

PSY saat tampil di konser solonya di Seoul, Korea Selatan. Foto oleh Kim Hee-Chul/ EPA

Yang perlu diperhatikan sebelum hadir di konser SHINee World V

Nov 12, 2016 - 1:39 PM

Sudah siap menghadiri konser SHINee malam ini?

“SHINee World V” akan berlangsung di JIExpo, Kemayoran, Jakarta, pada Sabtu, 12 November. Foto dari

Berita selebriti hari ini: Kamis, 30 Juni 2016

Jun 30, 2016 - 6:01 PM

Pantau terus laman ini untuk mengetahui perkembangan berita selebriti pada Kamis 30 Juni 2016

Berita selebriti hari ini: Selasa, 28 Juni 2016

Jun 28, 2016 - 7:40 PM

Pantau terus laman ini untuk memperoleh informasi terbaru mengenai selebriti tanah air dan luar negeri pada Selasa 28 Juni

FOTO: Girls Generation tampil memukau di konser ‘Phantasia in Jakarta’

Apr 17, 2016 - 11:08 AM

Girls Generation kembali sapa SONE Indonesia pada Sabtu 16 April kemarin

Foto dari

K-pop band detained at LA airport as suspected sex workers

Dec 11, 2015 - 11:09 PM

Members of the group Oh My Girl are held for 15 hours on Thursday December 10 before being released

Psy to release first album after 'Gangnam Style'

Nov 03, 2015 - 11:48 PM

Psy is set to release the new album on December 1

FOTO: Pesta Halloween para artis SM Entertainment

Oct 30, 2015 - 6:21 PM

SNSD Super Junior SHINee EXO dan artis SM Entertainment lainnya berpesta kostum dalam rangka Halloween sekaligus perayaan ulang tahun yang ke 20

5 hal yang terjadi saat kencan dengan Joo Won

Oct 10, 2015 - 9:26 AM

Aktor asal Korea Selatan Joo Won berhasil membuat para penggemarnya di Jakarta histeris

JOO WON. Aktor asal Korea Joo Won menyapa penggemar di Jakarta dalam acara A Date with Joo Won, Jumat, 9 Oktober. Foto dari Facebook One TV Asia

LIVE BLOG: Mari kencan bersama Joo Won malam ini!

Oct 09, 2015 - 8:08 PM

Pemeran Dokter Yong pal dalam serial The Gang Doctor menyapa langsung penggemarnya hari ini

BERSIAPLAH. 9 Oktober mendatang Dr. Joo Won akan menghibur penggemarnya di Jakarta. Foto dari Facebook Joo Won Indonesia FC