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Philippines to Feature in Upcoming Season of ‘Vagabond’


Former Ilocos Sur governor Chavit Singson has revealed an exciting partnership with the Korean producers of the hit Netflix series “Vagabond,” hinting at an upcoming season that will spotlight the Philippines.

Unveiling the Collaboration


In a recent announcement, Singson disclosed plans for the collaboration, shedding light on the storyline’s progression and the incorporation of Filipino talents into the acclaimed series. “Vagabond,” starring Lee Seung-gi and Bae Suzy, gained widespread popularity for its thrilling narrative centered around a stuntman embroiled in a corruption scandal.

Singson shared insights into the upcoming season’s narrative, revealing that the second episode will be set in the Philippines to integrate local stars into the storyline. He expressed his intention to showcase the country’s diverse tourist attractions, with an initial focus on Ilocos, akin to his efforts during the Miss Universe pageant. This strategic move aims to spotlight the nation’s beauty and cultural richness.

Origins of the Project


Detailing the genesis of the collaboration, Singson attributed its realization to longstanding connections with Korean companies and personalities, particularly Lee Seung-gi, who played a pivotal role in bringing the project to fruition. Singson’s ties with Korean counterparts facilitated the venture, aligning with his broader agenda of promoting bilateral partnerships and cultural exchanges between the Philippines and Korea.

Beyond the entertainment realm, Singson’s engagement with Korean partners extends to initiatives such as the modernization program for Philippine jeepneys, underscoring a multifaceted collaboration aimed at fostering innovation and progress.

The announcement coincided with the inauguration of the latest branch of Korean restaurant BB.Q Chicken at Ayala Malls Feliz in Marikina, attended by prominent personalities including Phoebe Walker, Rico Robles, Austin Cabatana, and other influencers.



The partnership between Singson and the producers of “Vagabond” signifies an exciting fusion of Korean and Filipino cultures, promising to spotlight the Philippines on an international stage. As the storyline unfolds against the backdrop of Philippine landscapes, it not only entertains but also celebrates the nation’s beauty and talent, fostering cross-cultural appreciation and collaboration.


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Written by Marjo Piedad

Traveler | Foodie | CONTENT EDITOR
📍Cebu, Philippines
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