Korean drama in Cebu

I’ve read about it first from my friend’s e-mail then I saw a thread on it in PEx so I just have to look for the source. And here’s what I found in Ricky Lo’s column on the online version of the Philippine Star:

Did you know that a group of 60 stars and crew members of a top-rated Korean telenovela is now in Cebu shooting 16 episodes (good for one season), showcasing Cebu’s scenic/tourist spots? The group is billeted at Shangri-La Mactan.

I checked Daum and entered the words “Cebu” and “drama” in Korean and was able to confirm that there’s indeed a drama being shot in Cebu. The title is “Doraon Singeul” (Return Single) and it stars Kim Ji Ho and Kim Sung Min (or Kim Sung Taek). I’ve seen a couple of Kim Ji Ho’s drama on Arirang TV. She’s quite popular here in Korea and very visible with her television commercials (or CF). I hope that the TV drama will boost tourism not only in Cebu but in the whole Philippines as well. I remember that when Cha Tae Hyun’s drama about Bali was shown here last year, everybody wanted to go to that island. I also recollect my sister-in-law wanting to go there. So I hope that when the drama is shown here, it will make my husband’s family curious and excited about Cebu or the Philippines.

They started filming last May 15 and had a press conference yesterday, May 19. According to one source, they will be staying in Cebu for seven days so that means they might wrap up the filming this weekend.


  1. haaaay, another korean drama to entice the pinoys! well, i just hoe that this would bring much needed dollars to the homeland..it SHOULD work both ways, di ba betch?!

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