P-pop boy band SB19 members, from left, Justin, Sejun, Ken, Stell and Josh – part of the new wave of Filipino acts making a name for themselves internationally. Photo: handout P-pop boy band SB19 members, from left, Justin, Sejun, Ken, Stell and Josh – part of the new wave of Filipino acts making a name for themselves internationally. Photo: handout
P-pop boy band SB19 members, from left, Justin, Sejun, Ken, Stell and Josh – part of the new wave of Filipino acts making a name for themselves internationally. Photo: handout
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Topic |   The Philippines
P-pop boy band SB19 members, from left, Justin, Sejun, Ken, Stell and Josh – part of the new wave of Filipino acts making a name for themselves internationally. Photo: handout P-pop boy band SB19 members, from left, Justin, Sejun, Ken, Stell and Josh – part of the new wave of Filipino acts making a name for themselves internationally. Photo: handout
P-pop boy band SB19 members, from left, Justin, Sejun, Ken, Stell and Josh – part of the new wave of Filipino acts making a name for themselves internationally. Photo: handout
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