Hide your girlfriends, sisters, wives–even mom!
Popular boyband, One Direction, is just hours away from arriving in the country for the Manila leg of their On The Road Again Concert Tour, which will happen on March 21 and 22 at the Mall Of Asia Open Grounds. This will be the first-ever visit of the British pop group in the Philippines, and it looks like it's going to be a memorable one.
For starters, do you still remember the pandemonium that broke out last summer upon the announcement that the boys will really come here? Solid One Directioners beg their parents, (maybe) sold their laptops and smartphones, and even used their tuition fees just to avail of the ridiculously priced concert tickets.
Of course, they also felt the need to share their excitement on social media:
omg is harry really coming tomorrow? harrryyy ~ #onedirectioninmanila— ♔ Beautiful Mess ♡ (@itstrish_) March 18, 2015
"Tangina, sino ba 'tong Harry na ito?" non-fans asked at the time. #TANGINADARATINGNASIHARRYBUKAS
That #TANGINADARATINGNASIHARRYBUKAS trends worldwide XD Haha! A part of me is excited to see them tho I'm not their fan, but I like Zayn :)— Arlene (@arleeene_02) March 18, 2015
As D-Day nears, it appears that it's not only the hordes of screaming high school girls and swooning ladies who are keenly waiting for 1D to arrive.
Apparently, even the Bureau of Immigration (BI) is waiting for them to land in the country–but not for an exclusive autograph sesh or a photo opportunity. The BI wants to make sure that none of their members, particularly Louis Tomlinson and Zayn Malik will use any illegal substance, especially Marijuana, while they are here in the country. We can't blame them though, after all, those two were caught on tape spending some quality time up in smoke.
Video via Trendy
To prove that they are not joking, the BI asked the show's promoter to post a cash bond amounting to P200,000 each for both Malik and Tomlinson before they can secure proper working permits.
Screenshot from the Bureau if Immigration's official Facebook page
"The imposition of cash bond was pursuant to the referral of the Anti-Drugs Advocate, Laban ng Pamilyang Pilipino, Inc. (ADA), requesting for strict scrutiny of applicants for Special Working Permits (SWP), particularly those with purported links to drug use," said BI spokesperson Elaine Tan in a statement posted on the bureau's official Facebook page. "The band will be prevented from performing during the scheduled concert dates on March 21 and 22 should the producer fail to post the cash bond prior to those dates."
However, if all things went smoothly, the BI assured the promoters that the cash bond will be returned.
In related news, it turns out the Immigration is now down to monitoring only one "problem child." It was reported earlier today that Zayn will not be joining the group in Manila as he's set to return to England to deal with stress brought about by the tour.
According to global chismis and this report from the website Mirror, the heavily tattooed Malik was accused of cheating on his fiancée after photos of him appearing to be holding hands with a blonde girl went viral.
This might make a lot of Pinoy Directioners a bit sad, but seeing four out of five of 'em boys ain't that bad, right?
— eating with niall (@nialltabulous) March 20, 2015Continue reading below ↓
Zayn not being in the concert is like cupcake without the icing. Still delicious but missing the sweetness #RestWellZayn— neil // fanboy (@fanboysbands) March 20, 2015