Korea Times Correspondent
MANILA ― Hallyu, popularly known as the Korean wave, continues to cast its spell in the Philippines. Not only are Korean dramas being embraced by Filipinos but more teens and young adults are becoming ardent fans of K-pop artists as well.
Thanks to the Internet, non-Korean fans in Southeast Asia including the Philippines and as far as North America and Europe can get a daily dose of Korean music, dramas and anything in between.
Filipinos have established their own fan clubs for top K-pop groups like Super Junior, TVXQ, Girls Generation, Wonder Girls, Big Bang and SS501 as a way of showing their adoration to these idol groups.
Not only do they interact in their own forums, on blogs and networking sites, they also meet regularly, hold fan gatherings and dutifully buy their idols' CDs, photo books, T-shirts and other merchandise.
The Korea Times met with representatives of three fan clubs in the Philippines - Cassiopeia Philippines, Super Junior United Philippines and Girls Generation Philippines - and found out about their devotion to their idol groups...
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