PH Promoter disapproves call to ban One Direction concert

One Directioner in the Philippines have their hopes high that the group’s concert set next year will be free from hassle.

This is after Rhiza Pascua, CEO of Music Management International (MMI Live) posted a photo with the caption on her Instagram (@itsarpee) related to the 1D concert and the clamor to prevent the band from having perform in the country.

PH promoter speaks up on call to ban One Direction concert MMI’s Rhiza Pascua shines the spotlight on 'good parenting and personal responsibility.'

 “I do not disagree with the Catholic community but being a good Catholic also means good parenting and personal responsibility. Parents, let us communicate with our kids. Let’s guide them in what is right and help them navigate life instead of over-reacting and pointing fingers.”

Her post highlighted the value of good parenting and personal responsibility. She also included the hashtag #seeyounextyear1D, a clear sign that MMI has no plans of canceling the concert of the Irish boyband.

All these clamor came from the leaked online video last week of Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson smoking what appears to be marijuana that was shot in Peru. It became the subject of heated debate on Twitter and received strong reactions both from the supporters and nonsupporters.
Fr.Conegundo Garganta of the CBCP’s Episcopal Commision on Youth called for a ban of 1D’s upcoming concerts in the country.  Later on, Anti-drug NGO Laban ng Pamilyang Pilipino urged the band’s members to undergo drug test before performing to the country next year.

With all these fuzz, only one thing is for sure – real One Directioners will stay One Directioners. All of them will still head to MOA Arena on March 21 and 22 next year cheering the band.