Alixandra Caole Vila

From Squid Game’s Jung Ho-yeon to Descendants of the Sun’s Song Hye-kyo, meet the Hallyu stars who began their careers as models, then reached new heights of fame through acting

From Kim So-yeon and Lee Sang-woo, to on-screen-rivals-turned-lovers Choi Won-young and Shim Yi-young, these co-stars ended up tying the knot in real life

Wowing viewers both live and on Instagram, these Filipino queens are truly stepping up – but will any of them appear on Drag Den, RuPaul’s Drag Race alum Manila Luzon’s new series?

Can you believe that BTS leader RM has an IQ of 148, or that Block B’s Park Kyung is a member of Mensa? But neither of them tops this list of Korea’s brainiest idols ...


Imagine living near a river whose waters rise higher than a five-storey building and wreck your home. Now imagine it happening twice in 11 years. But why? As flood victims in Metro Manila shrug their shoulders, experts explain the reasons.

The Philippines has eased the rules on waste disposal at a time when Covid-19 has brought a surge in demand for personal protective equipment and takeaway food containers made of single-use plastic.

Twelve million stray cats and dogs roamed the Philippines last year, with many shot dead in pounds or dying of disease and hunger. One animal clinic is trying to stem the tide by organising free mass desexing programmes.

Picked from an audition in 2016 for years of intensive training modelled on K-pop star factories, SB19 weren’t sure they’d make it until their second single took off. Members of the five-strong group tell the Post about their humble start and high hopes.


From 70 Facebook followers to more than 36,000 – the Manila Vegans Facebook group is one example of the growth of plant-based diets in the Philippines. The country is known for its love of meat dishes, but a lot of traditional fare is vegan.

Isaw, or cleaned and cooked intestines served on a skewer, is a popular snack in the Philippines. Lauro Condencido started making and selling isaw in Quezon City and it sold so well he now has three outlets.

Original Pinoy Music started in the mid 1970s and came to represent the musical consciousness of the island nation. They played through years of martial law and spoke out against injustice. Here are our 10 favourites