Posts Tagged South Korea

Seoul mayor bans rallies amid virus outbreak

UNTV News   •   February 21, 2020

South Korea’s capital Seoul is banning rallies and shutting down branches of the Shincheonji Church amid the country’s spike in cases of coronavirus, the city’s mayor said on Friday (February...

Fears grow in Seoul as South Korea confirms first death from coronavirus

UNTV News   •   February 20, 2020

Seoul residents said they were worried after South Korea reported on Wednesday (February 19) the first death in the country of a person infected with coronavirus. The country has recorded...

PH returns third batch of waste from South Korea

Aileen Cerrudo   •   February 17, 2020

The Philippines is set to return 50 containers of trash from the Mindanao International Container Terminal (MICT) back to South Korea within the month. According to the Bureau of Customs...

Cast members of Parasite return home with Oscar glory

UNTV News   •   February 12, 2020

Actors of the South Korean movie “Parasite” returned home to a warm welcome early Wednesday (February 12), after winning four titles at the Oscars. Without Director Bong Joon-ho, who is...

South Korea’s coronavirus patient leaves hospital after recovery

UNTV News   •   February 12, 2020

A South Korean patient who had been treated for coronavirus, left hospital on Wednesday (February 12) after producing two negative test results. Earlier this month, the 38-year-old South Korean patient...

South Korea’s Bong Joon Ho wins best original screenplay for ‘Parasite’

UNTV News   •   February 10, 2020

“Parasite” got off to strong start on Sunday (February 9) by winning the original screenplay Oscar, the first of six potential Academy Awards for the film. The social satire about...

Jeju-bound Filipinos won’t be allowed to leave sans visa amid nCoV threat — BI

Robie de Guzman   •   February 7, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Filipino tourists bound for Jeju Island in South Korea will no longer be allowed to leave the country without a visa amid the threat of novel coronavirus...

Korean visa application period to shorten in February

Marje Pelayo   •   January 24, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Filipinos who want to visit South Korea will soon get their visit visa in a period of three weeks or less. The Embassy of South Korea in...

DFA reminds Filipinos: Don’t bring animal products to South Korea

Robie de Guzman   •   January 21, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Tuesday reminded Filipinos that bringing of animal or livestock products to South Korea is prohibited. The DFA issued the reminder...

South Korea pledges US$200,000 aid for victims of Taal eruption

Marje Pelayo   •   January 17, 2020

SEOUL, South Korea – The Government of South Korea on Thursday (January 16) said that it is sending US$200,000 humanitarian assistance to the Philippines. The said amount is to help...


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