English tutor wins 2015 Pop Quiz Korea

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Pop Quiz Korea grand prize winner Alodia Soriano (center) receives her winning check from In-Shik Park (left), director of Korea Tourism Organization, and Choong-suk Oh, director of Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines

Pop Quiz Korea grand prize winner Alodia Soriano (center) receives her winning check from In-Shik Park (left), director of Korea Tourism Organization, and Choong-suk Oh, director of Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines

An English tutor from Bulacan won the grand prize in this year’s Pop Quiz Korea, organized by the Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines (KCC).

Alodia Soriano, who beat the other 46 contestants, won P20,000 in cash including P3,000 worth of Yoree gift certificates and a round-trip ticket from the Philippines to South Korea courtesy of Asiana Airlines.

Coming in at second place is Shaun Vincent Peralta and Danae Anne Palma for third place. Both received P10,000 and P5,000, respectively.

The 2015 Pop Quiz Korea was aimed to test the knowledge of Korean culture enthusiasts onstage. Patterned after Korea’s Golden Bell Quiz, the contest was divided into three rounds and included questions about Korean culture, the Korean Wave and basic facts about the country.


The contest is part of the fourth year anniversary of the Korean Cultural Center. The Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines was established in July 19, 2011 to accommodate the growing interest of the Filipinos in the Korean Wave or Hallyu.

KCC is also holding the 2015 Pinoy K-Pop Star open to singers and dance groups passionate on Korean music.

Announcement of grand finalists will be made on August 5, while the grand finals will be held on August 15 at SM Mall of Asia Center Stage.

The winner for the cover dance category will represent the Philippines in the 2015 K-Pop Festival in Korea, while the winner for the singing competition will represent the Philippines in the online Regional Finals for the 2015 K-POP World Festival.

In 2014, Jean Kylie Manguera, performing arts major from the Centro Escolar University, won the Philippine leg with her rendition of “Ice Flower,” originally sung by Ailee. A cover dance crew of popular K-pop idol group BTS, Se-Eon, danced their way to success with their BTS remix. Se-Eon then represented the Philippines in the global stage for the promotional event of 2014 Incheon Asian Games.

For more details, contact the Korean Cultural Center at 555-1711, or e-mail events@koreanculture.ph. Visit koreanculture.ph.

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