Korean Superstar Lee Min Ho Confirmed Military Service Enlistment

News came out on Tuesday that broke many Kdrama fans’ hearts; Korean superstar Lee Min Ho will start his mandatory service next month according to his agency. Though we would rather have him on our television screen and in our dreams, he is required to render the service as per South Korean law.

Lee Min Ho is considered one of the most handsome and highest paid Korean actors who played high profile roles in dramas such as ‘Boys Over Flowers’ and ‘Legend of the Blue Sea.’
 Korean Superstar Lee Min Ho Confirmed his Military Service Enlistment
But before you start freaking out and launch a petition to pull Lee Min Ho out of military service for fears of him getting hurt during combat, rest assured that he will only be taking an office position.

According to MYM Entertainment, Lee’s talent agency, "Lee Min Ho's enlistment date was confirmed today. He will begin service on May 12 at Gangnam-gu office as a public service officer.

He'll spend his time preparing for the service until May."

The reason for the exemption from a combat position was the injury Lee sustained from a car accident in 2006 while with actor Jung Il-Woo. The two best friends were gravely injured during the incident which left Lee with a steel rod in his thigh.  Jung, who was also enlisted this year, suffered a concussion, cerebral hemorrhage, and broke his wrist and pelvic bone.

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South Korean Law mandates men between 18 and 35 years old to perform two years of military service amidst continued threat from North Korea.

Lee recently finished the recording for his narration of ‘DMZ, the Wild,’ an MBC Nature documentary which he filmed from October 2015 to March 2017. The documentary will premiere on June 5.

Watch: Vocalist Yael on-the-spot Translates a Song due to SM Management Policy

The Philippines is famous for its citizens who can speak and understand English well. That is the reason a lot of call center businesses and English Tutorial schools are sprouting everywhere all over the country.

However, even though majority of the population is knowledgeable in English, it is still not the official language here. We are Filipinos after all, and our national language is Filipino.
Vocalist Yael on-the-spot Translates a Song due to SM Management Policy
Thus, netizens were at rage regarding an incident involving Spongecola’s front singer Yael Yuzon and a local mall. Yuzon was the opening act during a launch of a mobile phone.

According to a report from Rappler, the vocalist claimed he was not allowed to speak his native language during his performance because the SM Megamall management said he was on the posh part of the mall. Since the singer’s group `is famous for its OPM songs, he had to find a way to go over the rule.

Yael Translating their Hitsong Jeepney to English Version

When he was about to sing his band’s famous song entitled Jeepney, he had to resort to translating the lyrics on the spot. He then shared the video of his performance on his Instagram account.

The video received mix reactions from netizens with some cringing at the lyrics and others admiring Yuzon’s quick thinking. Meanwhile, the mall’s management had been tremendously bashed for the alleged policy they are implementing.

SM Megamall’s management sent this response to PEP when asked for a comment regarding the incident.

“We would like to clarify the information being circulated online regarding performances that happen in our malls.

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“We would like to reiterate that we promote all international and local entertainment acts in all our mall event areas nationwide. Moreover, we have been a proud supporter of the Filipino Talent as we promote many celebrity and movie mall tours as week-long celebrations of Independence Day and Linggo ng Wika.

“We are now looking into this matter carefully and will reach out to the concerned party. We apologize for any inconvenience this incident may have caused at this time.”

As they say, there are two sides to every story. However, local businesses should be the front runner when supporting the OPM industry.

Source: Rappler

Passengers Ignore Old Woman Head Stuck on Subway Door

In a busy city like New York, people are often imprisoned by tight deadlines and fast lifestyles. That is one of the reasons that it was dubbed as ‘the city that never sleeps.’

But sadly, along with its busy citizens, the time to stop and help a fellow human being has also been neglected. Or it is so basing on a viral one-minute video uploaded on Instagram.
Passengers Ignore Old Woman Head Stuck on Subway Door
On the said footage, uploaded by @theshaderoom on Instagram, an old lady can be seen with her head, hand, and black and white tote bag stuck between the doors of a subway train in New York City. It looked like a really bad day immediately, but what made the video worse is the fact that no one seems to care of the poor woman’s situation.

During the one-minute long video, not a single person stopped to check on the woman or give her assistance. There was even an MTA worker who just strolled past her without talking to her. The said video had gained 1.5 million views since it was uploaded and it got a lot of people shaking their heads.
“While this is an unfortunate incident, the passenger was able to get out safely with assistance from our train operator,” said MTA spokeswoman Beth DeFalco. “Because the doors were ajar, the train was never in danger of moving.”

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According to the management, the MTA worker who was seen walking past the woman notified the train operator of the incident and they used a key to open the door and set her free. The unidentified woman was uninjured from the incident.

Nonetheless, it did not stop netizens from pointing out how insensitive and uncaring the people on the video were. Some also commented that the uploader should have done something than just taking the video and not doing anything to help the poor woman.

If you were in this situation, what would you have done?

Bicol International Airport (BIA) Project to Open Soon

The much anticipated Bicol International Airport (BIA) project in Barangay Alobo, Daraga has finally moved a step forward as President Rodrigo Duterte led the groundbreaking rites on Thursday.
The Php708-million construction of landside facilities is projected to be completed by 2019 according to Elizaldy Co, owner of Sunwest Construction Development Corporation, the contractor of BIA Package 2A.

The landside facilities will be consisted of administration, cargo terminal, air traffic control, crash fire rescue, air traffic control, power house, maintenance, material recovery facilities, pump room and water reservoir, chilled water pump house, chlorination house 1 and 2, guard houses and the Department Transportation’s Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines quarters.
Bicol International Airport (BIA) Project to Open Soon
One of the inspiration design of Bicol International Airport
Php1.6-billion has already been spent by the government to acquire lands and construct the 2.1 kilometer runway. The said project was conceptualized during the Arroyo administration and carried on during Aquino’s administration.

It had been projected to be operational in 2016, but was delayed due to some adjustments in the bidding process. While the airside facility has started, the structures at the landside area were still being worked out.

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Php300 million in 2009 and another Php300 million in 2010 were released for the concrete road construction site development. Php970 million funding was released in 2012 to construct the 2.1 kilometer runway.
Bicol International Airport (BIA) Project to Open Soon
Once the project has finished, it will make up for the technical limitations of the existing Legazpi Airport as manifested in frequent flight cancellations. It is also expected to help or even increase the booming tourism industry in the area.

The BIA is located in a 148-hectare area and would be equipped with night landing capability and take-off facilities, control tower, passenger and cargo terminal, car park, fire station, and other modern facilities.
Bicol International Airport (BIA) Project to Open Soon
Bicol International Airport Design
Albay Governor Al Francis Bichara told during an interview that he requested the President and Secretary Tugade to revise the design of the airport to meet international standards.

According to him, upon consultation with architect Felino “Jun” Palafox, the international airport has not even started, but some of the facilities are already obsolete. He added that the existing two-lane road networks connecting the airport to the Maharlika highway should be expanded to a six-lane road to follow international standards.