K-pop group Treasure holds debut performance in Manila; meets Dara 

Published July 31, 2022, 8:54 PM

by Jonathan Hicap

K-pop idol group Treasure made their debut performance in the Philippines at the “2022 K-pop Masterz in Manila.”

Treasure and GOT7’s Jackson Wang and BamBam headlined the show held on July 29 at the Mall of Asia Arena. The group debuted in August 2020 in South Korea.

Treasure at the 2022 K-pop Masterz in Manila show (Mall of Asia Arena)

Treasure at the 2022 K-pop Masterz in Manila show (Mall of Asia Arena)

Treasure at the 2022 K-pop Masterz in Manila show (Mall of Asia Arena)

Treasure with Sandara Park at the backstage of the 2022 K-pop Masterz in Manila show (Dara’s Twitter account)

In Manila, Treasure opened the show with “Jikjin, the carrier track of the group’s first mini-album “The Second Step: Chapter One” that was released in February this year.

It was followed by a performance of “I Love You” from their second single album “The First Step: Chapter Two.”

“Thank you so much. There were a lot of Filipino fans watching our V Live and ontact. We got among ourselves, Treasure, and hope to come here and meet our fans in the Philippines and finally, we are here,” said Choi Hyun-suk.

Jihoon said, “Our Filipino fans asked us a lot to come to the Philippines and I’m glad that we really came here tonight. You guys are so hot. Magandang Teume (Beautiful Teume),” the term for Treasure’s fandom.

“With our Teumes’ reaction, I think we can really, really enjoy tonight, right?,” said Junkyu.

When asked what comes to their mind when they think about the Philippines, Yoshi said, “Definitely the sea because Boracay is so, so pretty.”

Doyoung said, “Yoshi is definitely right on that. We talk about going on vacation all together with Treasure members to Boracay and Cebu.”

“I cannot forget the mango juice. Of course, there is also [mango juice] in Korea but it’s different here. Mangoes in the Philippines are special and different,” said Junghwan.

Treasure also performed “My Treasure,” “MMM” and “Boy,” and wrapped up their set with “Darari.”

Sandara Park, or Dara, former member of 2NE1, was a special guest at the show.

She had photos with Treasure backstage.

“With my baby brothers #Treasure in #Manila mabuhay~!!!” Dara posted on Twitter.

The “2022 K-pop Masterz in Manila” was presented by Pulp Live World.

 
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