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SHINee’s PH fans shine

SHINee’s not-so-secret weapon: PH Shawols. SHINee’s Onew, Minho and Key are in their last few months of military service. Their youngest member, Taemin, is temporarily with SuperM. So what do Shawols (fandom name) do in the meantime?     They keep the love for the group alive by supporting Taemin and hosting different fan projects for the …

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Ji Chang-wook Philippines gives masks and alcohol to PGH doctors, LRT-1 commuters

While everybody else is hoarding face masks and alcohol, Ji Chang-wook Philippines (JCWPH) distributed them to LRT-1 commuters and medical frontliners at the Philippine General Hospital.   The fan club first gave away a total of 2,000 cloth face masks to LRT -1 commuters and security personnel on Feb. 16 to prevent spread of COVID-19.  Members …

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Manila fans to hold ‘Dr. Romantic 2’ after-party

It takes more than watching the final two episodes of “Dr. Romantic 2” to move on from it.  Sometimes you need to party to get proper closure. Ahn Hyo-seop Philippines and Kim Min-jae Philippines doing just that by hosting an after party together of the recently concluded K-drama “Dr. Romantic 2”.  The after party will …

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Never not love this: a JaDine filmography

It is testament to the power and popularity of a Filipino love team that the announcement of their break-up is classified and transmitted as breaking news. When James Reid and Nadine Lustre announced on Jan. 20 that they had gone their separate ways, news outlets breathlessly followed the story, fans stayed up, fellow celebrities weighed …

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The Super Nerdy guide to ‘Voltes V’

Many a Filipino heart was warmed on Jan. 1, 2020 when GMA 7 released a teaser trailer for “Voltes V: Legacy.” The one-minute teaser indicated the network was bringing a live-action adaptation of “Voltes V” to Philippine TV. The teaser became viral immediately, launching a wave of nostalgia and excitement. “Voltes V” is the most …

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‘Skywalker’ is the end of a ‘Star Wars’ era

At one point in “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) asks Finn (John Boyega), “Which way?” To which Finn answers, “No idea. Follow me.” That exchange is a very good encapsulation where the Star Wars franchise was after the controversial “Stars Wars: The Last Jedi” polarized fans hopelessly in 2017. The …

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It’s the endgame for the Filipino Heroes League

It is always an uncanny challenge to create superheroes who represent their countries in an original or authentic fashion. It is easy enough to slap a flag on a hero’s costume and literally call him “Captain (insert name of country here).” But how do you flesh out heroes who are both fresh and also representative …

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DC strikes again with the excellent ‘SHAZAM!’

At one point, the character now known as Shazam was the most popular comic book superhero of them all, outselling Superman by tall leaps and bounds. He was then known as the first Captain Marvel—“Shazam!” was the magic word he used to trigger a transformation. Today, Shazam and Superman both belong to DC Comics and …

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