About POP!

POP! is INQUIRER.net’s premier pop culture channel, delivering the latest news in the realm of pop culture, internet culture, social issues, and everything fun, weird, and wired. It is also home to POP! Sessions and POP! Hangout,
OG online entertainment programs in the
Philippines (streaming since 2015).

As the go-to destination for all things ‘in the now’, POP! features and curates the best relevant content for its young audience. It is also a strong advocate of fairness and truth in storytelling.

POP! is operated by INQUIRER.net’s award-winning native advertising team, BrandRoom.

Contact Us

Email us at [email protected]


MRP Building, Mola Corner Pasong Tirad Streets, Brgy La Paz, Makati City

Girl in a jacket

Taemin from SHINEE will be on hiatus for his military service on May 31

DISCLAIMER: All views and opinions expressed in this post are solely those of the contributor/s and do not represent those of InqPOP! and INQUIRER.net. The InqPOP! staff assumes no liability for any error in the content of this material. Got something you want to share to the world? Get a chance to publish your awesome creations and share it to the world through our InqPOP! Creator Community program. Send us your stories, videos, photos, fan fic, and even fan art at [email protected]

For more details, read the POP! Creators FAQ page.


The Kpop star announced that he is leaving to begin his mandatory military service on May 31. “There is more than a month left, so I didn’t really want to spend it, being sad. I wanted to tell you with my own words directly,” said Taemin.

The 27-year old singer has also assured his fans that he has a lot of plans in store before he leaves for his military training and that includes his online solo concert on May 2 and the release of his solo in the same month.

“The album schedule hasn’t been confirmed yet, but I will be able to show one last brilliant performance,” he said. Taemin is also the last member from SHINEE to enlist in the military, as older members Onew, Key, and Minho have already completed their mandatory military service. 

SHINEE also recently released their repackaged album ‘Don’t Call Me’ after the group’s first comeback in two years. Aside from SHINEE, Taemin has also been active as a solo artist and as a member of SuperM.

POP! Creator Community/Jasmin De Guzman 

Related Stories

Eloquence is a gift of silence

Popping on POP!