Alicia Keys came (back) to Manila for a concert that screaming fans loved! Alicia sang a total of 19 songs, and fans gladly sang along. Some of your favorite Pinoy stars were there to enjoy the night watching Alicia perform.
Finally, the videos are up. Here is Alicia Keys finale “If I Ain’t Got You” –
Did you hear that? Alicia said something about returning!
The Qantas 747 plane that made an emergency landing in Manila last Friday is being inspected to determine what caused the 9-foot hole on its fuselage.
Specialists from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau are on site to conduct an investigation. Officials from Boeing, including three engineers, and the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board are also helping in the probe.
So far this is what officials have been saying about the cause of the incident:
* It is not terrorism-related.
* Rust and/or metal fatigue may have been a factor.
* The role of oxygen canisters is being investigated. One canister that was located …read more
Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport was the site of an emergency landing made by a Qantas 747 jet which had a gaping hole on its fuselage. The incident happened just a few hours ago today, July 25, 2008.
You can see how large the hole is in this photo of the plane already safe on the ground. It was reported to be 9 feet in diameter! Shown is Qantas pilot Captain John Francis Bartels looking at the damage.
Image details: Alicia Keys Keep a Child Alive Black Ball – Arrivals served by picapp.com
Alicia Keys comes back to the Philippines for her “As I Am” world tour!
MTV Philippines and Music Management partnered to bring back the multi-awarded Grammy winner and best female R&B artist. Alicia will be performing at the SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds on August 5, 2008.
“As I Am” is Alicia’s third studio album. The lead single “No One” earned her two new awards at the Grammy this year, “Best Female R&B Vocal Performance” and “Best R&B Song”. Tagged the American Soul Diva, …read more
Just a shout out that the June edition of the Philippine blog carnival is now live at Manilenya. Appropriately hosted I thought… Manilenya. Manila. Get it? And Melai did a great job rounding up the bloggers who joined this month’s project.
Check it out and reminisce about Manila in the old days. There are videos capturing the glory of the old city in the 1930s. Would you believe how Manila and Chicago are so alike architecturally? You’ll have deja vus if you’ve been to either one. Speaking of architecture, Filipina Soul featured one of the iconic landmarks in the city. Back …read more
Translated from Spanish for “within the walls”, the 400-year old city called Intramuros was once the seat of power in the Philippines. Within its walls, Intramuros displayed the best of Spain in the newly conquered archipelago of the Philippines.
Intramuros was designed after a star fort (very flat structure composed of many triangular bastions, specifically designed to cover each other, and a ditch). Surrounded by 8 feet thick stone walls that rise up to 22 feet, the city was built to protect the Spanish government and citizens from raiding Chinese pirates.
But the city was also a picture of how …read more
High School Musical continues rock the world with the latest expansion of the Disney franchise – “High School Musical Tour on Ice” . And it’s coming to the Araneta Coliseum on July 11 to 20, 2008!
The Disney ice tour will feature music and moves from the famous TV-turned-movie shows High School Musical 1 and 2. Watch this fanmade video of the Ice Tour when it went to Madrid, Spain; we’ll probably see a replica of the show.
An American rock star comes to town!
Chris Daughtry, the American Idol season 5 fourth placer, is coming to Manila with his band!
Just weeks after losing in American Idol, the rock star Chris Daughtry was releasing the fastest fastest selling debut rock album, shooting up at the Billboard’s #1 spot.
Watch him in the concert “Daughtry Live at Eastwood City”, at Eastwood Central Plaza on July 29, 2008 at 8:00 p.m..
h/t pinoyblogosphere; image: newscom