Actress Maris Racal spoke openly about the real deal between her and singer Rico Blanco. “ Kami po ni Rico. I think basing po sa post na ginawa ko po (We’re a couple. Basing on the post I made), I think it's very obvious,” said the 23-year-old actress in a media conference streamed live on social media on Monday, May 31. “Right now, we are very excited and busy din. We are preparing such beautiful music together. Kaya abangan nila 'yon soon (So watch out for that).” Maris was speaking at a media conference for Maalaala Mo Kaya , the long-running anthology series based on the real stories based on both letters sent by viewers and viral anecdotes on social media. She’s set to star in the two-part MMK Father’s Day special on June 12 and 19, alongside Cris Villanueva. Maris and Rico first made headlines after the actress greeted the former Rivermaya frontman on his birthday. For Rico’s birthday, Maris shared a video of herself and Rico singing ... » Learn More about Maris Racal confirms she’s dating Rico Blanco
Congratulations, Bobby! The K-pop rapper, a member of boy boyband iKon and a popular soloist in his own right, welcomed his first child on Sept 27. According to Korean media, iKon's management company YG Entertainment confirmed that Bobby's fiancee gave birth to a baby boy recently, but shared no other details. In August, Bobby announced his plans to get married and become a father, revealing through a handwritten note on Instagram that he would embark on a new era of his life. The 25-year-old star has been active in K-pop since 2013, when he competed on a televised competition programme to debut as part of what would become the group Winner. Though he didn't win a spot in that group, he and other trainees under YG Entertainment became the group iKon in 2015. Over the years, Bobby has gained renown as a rapper-songwriter and popular collaborator in South Korea's music industry. He released his first solo album, Love and Fall, in 2017. In January, months ahead of the news ... » Learn More about K-pop star Bobby of iKon welcomes son with fiancee, BigBang’s Taeyang expecting 1st child soon
Follow us on Telegram for the latest updates: https://t.me/mothershipsg Previously on Squid Game, its showrunners mistakenly placed an actual phone number on their show: A woman (initial reports had mistakenly identified her as a man), who has absolutely nothing to do with Squid Game, has been fielding thousands of calls after her phone number was flashed on screen during the hit Netflix series. The number belonged to a character played by Korean star Gong Yoo in the show. Netflix, upon hearing of her plight, said they would reach out to the owner to settle this. Case closed. Backlash over offer to solve it Case open. The woman was reportedly told there was only one option to solve the issue. Change her number. Koreaboo , citing SBS News , reported this turn of events. But the option wasn't a great solution for the lady. Not only has she used the number for 20 years, that was also the number of her small business. Imagine having to sieve ... » Learn More about ‘Change your number’: Netflix still trying to resolve ‘Squid Game’ phone number issue with owner
SEOUL (AFP): Nuclear-armed North Korea fired an "unidentified projectile" into the sea on Tuesday (Sept 28), the South's military said, as Pyongyang's UN ambassador insisted it had an undeniable right to test its weapons. The device was fired from an inland area into waters off the east coast, according to the South's Joint Chiefs of Staff, and a Japanese defence ministry spokesman told AFP it "appears to be a ballistic missile". Less than an hour later, Pyongyang's United Nations ambassador Kim Song told the UN General Assembly in New York: "Nobody can deny the right to self-defence for the DPRK", the North's official name. It is the latest in a series of mixed messages from Pyongyang, coming days after leader Kim Jong-un's influential sister Kim Yo-jong, a key adviser to her brother, dangled the prospect of an inter-Korean summit. But she insisted that "impartiality" and mutual respect would be required, calling for the South to "stop spouting an impudent remark". She ... » Learn More about North Korea fires ‘projectile’, insists on right to weapons tests
Washington: US car manufacturer Ford said Monday it plans to invest $11.4 billion in electric vehicle production , building four new plants that will create 11,000 new jobs by 2025. Together with its South Korean partner SK Innovation, Ford will build the factories in Kentucky and Tennessee, the automaker said in a statement. Ford will invest $7 billion, part of a $30 billion investment already announced last spring, and SK Innovation will put up the remainder. Ford said it would be the "largest, most advanced, most efficient auto production complex in its 118-year history" and would place the company at the forefront of the country's shift to electric vehicles . The statement said: "This investment supports the company's longer-term goal to create a sustainable American manufacturing ecosystem, and to accelerate its progress towards achieving carbon neutrality, backed by science-based targets in line with the Paris Climate Agreement." The company expects that ... » Learn More about Ford announces $11.4 bn investment for electric vehicle production
Fans around the world look to their favourite stars for guidance and inspiration, and some K-pop stars are taking up the mantle of advocating change. Global leaders have turned to BTS and Blackpink to share their intentions with the world. On Sept 20, BTS took the floor at the United Nations to discuss, among other things, their hope for a world where the Covid-19 pandemic is less debilitating and one where climate change isn’t a monumental threat. “Every choice we make is the beginning of change, not the end,” said band leader RM, during the band’s third speech to the UN since 2018. They accompanied the delegation of South Korean president Moon Jae-in, and were sworn in as presidential envoys and given diplomatic passports ahead of the trip. Previous interactions with the UN include a high-profile Unicef fundraiser known as the Love Myself campaign. In their most recent speech, BTS confirmed their vaccination status, saying the vaccine was like a ticket that let them attend ... » Learn More about BTS and Blackpink pick up UN efforts to promote Covid-19 vaccines and climate action
North Korea is floating a trial balloon to see if it can resume dialogue with the United States through South Korea, analysts say, with inter-Korean reconciliation talks and a summit also involving China potentially happening as soon as the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. They based their assessment on comments made on Saturday (Sept 25) by Kim Yo-jong, the powerful sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, when she made clear her support for a formal end to the Korean war and a fresh inter-Korean summit if Seoul treated Pyongyang with "impartiality" and mutual respect. She made the statement a day after she praised South Korean President Moon Jae-in 's recent call for a declaration of an end to the 1950-53 conflict - technically ongoing, as the fighting ended with an armistice instead of a peace treaty - as an "admirable idea", and said Pyongyang was also willing to discuss mending fences with Seoul. Moon had earlier suggested the two Koreas - along with the US, which ... » Learn More about Will Kim Yo-jong’s olive branch to Seoul herald Winter Olympics peace talks?
SEOUL - North Korea fired an unidentified projectile towards the sea off its east coast on Tuesday (Sept 28), South Korea's military said, amid Pyongyang's calls for the United States and South Korea to scrap their "hostile policy". The South Korean military did not give any more details, while Japan's defence ministry said it appeared to be a ballistic missile, without elaborating. The announcement came just before North Korea's ambassador to the United Nations urged the United States to give up its hostile policy towards Pyongyang and said no one could deny his country's right to self-defence and to test weapons. North Korea accused Seoul and Washington of "double standards," saying they denounced its weapons development while continuing their own military activities. [[nid:544683]] On Sept 15, North and South Korea both test fired ballistic missiles, the latest volley in a race in which the rivals have been developing increasingly sophisticated weapons. At the time, ... » Learn More about North Korea fires unidentified projectile, criticises US ‘hostile’ policy