K-Dramas have become an integral part of most Filipinos' lockdown routine. The often-hopeful storylines, the gorgeous Korean scenery, and the talented actors and actresses all make for a fantastic showtime. In line with this and the continuous growth of its popularity, The Embassy of the Republic of Korea and the Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines (KCC) had organised a two-day webinar held last 5-6 November 2020.
Titled "The Role of K-Dramas in Sharing and Shaping Culture Beyond Borders", the webinar had been attended by 1,600 fans on both Facebook and Youtube channels. All the fans had actively participated in the discussion through the chat box, voicing their comments, questions, and thoughts on the entertainment production in both Korea and the Philippines. The event had even led to the creation of a group chat where friendly fans and strangers could discuss their knowledge of current K-Drama situations.
The webinar, which was conducted in two parts, featured five interesting speakers. The first day saw Lee Young-hoon (from the Korea Creative Content Agency) and Kim Hee-yeol (from Pan Entertainment), joined by the President of the Cinemalaya Foundation, Laurice Guillen, to discuss K-Drama production.