Korean actor Lee Je Hoon visits Philippines to help.

Korean actor Lee Je-hoon visited the Philippines to meet children and families who were affected by typhoons and participate in the reconstruction of a mangrove project in Cebu.

Korean star Lee Je-hoon with Filipino children and at the mangrove project site (Photos courtesy of SARAM Entertainment)

Lee Je-hoon went to the country as part of the “Love Challenge” project by OXFAM Korea and Korean TV channel MBC, a global sharing initiative which seeks to generate donations for projects covering disasters, water, hygiene, food and women.

The actor met families who were affected by Typhoons “Ruby” and “Yolanda” and helped in the replanting and reconstruction of a mangrove project in Bantayan, Cebu.

Other Korean celebrities participating in the “Love Challenge” project are actress Honey Lee, Grammy-nominated violist Richard Yongjae O’Neill, chef Sam Kim and comedienne Lee Guk Joo.

Besides the Philippines, other countries in “Love Challenge” project are South Korea, Cambodia, Nepal and Kenya.

The five celebrities are hoping to generate donations to benefit 25,000 people for each country for a total of 125,000.

Lee Je-hoon has starred in Korean dramas “Three Sisters,” “Fashion King” and last year’s “Secret Door.” His film credits include “Architecture 101,” “My Paparotti” and “The Front Line.”

Among his awards include Top Excellence Actor in A Serial Drama in the 2014 SBS Drama Awards for “Secret Door” Best New Actor for “Bleak Night” in the 48th Grand Bell Awards and 32nd Blue Dragon Film Awards.

The “Love Challenge” project will be aired on MBC on June 11.

To donate to the “Love Challenge” project, go to http://www.mbclovechallenge.or.kr/challengers.


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