MANILA -- With many Filipinos still reeling from the recent series of earthquakes which struck several regions in the country, Stray Kids, one of South Korea’s leading pop groups, offered some consoling words to those who were affected by the disaster.
During the Manila leg of their world tour held last Saturday night at the Araneta Coliseum, the group’s leader Bang Chan said they were “very saddened” hearing the news about the tremors.
“We were very saddened because sometimes we don’t expect these kinds of things but for us the first thing that came to our minds was the Philippine Stay,” Chan said.
Stay is the name of Stray Kids’ fandom.
“We want to send our sincere condolences to all those who have been affected by these earthquakes. We hope you recover quickly,” he added.
Chan also assured Filipino fans that they are always in their thoughts and that they are hoping that those who were affected by the earthquakes would remain hopeful despite what happened.
“We will try our best to help out so we want you guys to have hope and also find hope through us. We are always with you guys. Just like Stays stay with us, us Stray Kids will stay with you guys,” he said.
Stray Kids arrived in the Philippines just days after a series of tremors struck.
Last Monday, a magnitude 6.1 earthquake jolted Luzon, shaking Pampanga, Zambales, nearby provinces, and Metro Manila. Authorities said at least 16 died from the temblor.
The following day, a magnitude 6.5 earthquake hit Eastern Samar. So far, no casualties have been reported.
Stray Kids, JYP Entertainment’s newest boy idol group, performed in Manila for the first time as part of their tour.