June 20, 2012

MALL OF ASIA ARENA MAKES HISTORY IN ITS GRAND LAUNCH

The Mall of Asia Arena, world-class venue for the world-class Filipino talents finally holds its Grand Launch in a music event entitled “ICONS at the MALL OF ASIA ARENA.” 

This once-in-a-lifetime concert are some of the biggest names in the Philippine music industry from various generations including Lea Salonga,  Martin Nievera, Jose Mari Chan, Ogie Alcasid, Regine Velasquez, Basil Valdez, Freddie Aguilar, Dulce, Vernie Varga, Rachel Alejandro,  Christian Bautista, Erik Santos, Juris, Jed Madela, Piolo Pascual, Richard Poon, Bamboo, Arnel Pineda, and the singing group, The Company. The concert was commenced with the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Ryan Cayabyab.

World class talent Lea Salonga
The event was hosted by Jim Paredes and Pops Fernandez. Fun, laughter and comic relief from the serious ballad songs , with TV personalities Pokwang, Jose Manalo, and Wally Bayola.
Pops Fernandez and Jim Paredes
The Company
Ogie Alcacid and Regine Velasquez
Piolo Pascual
Freddie Aguilar with his signature song "Anak", one of the true iconic moment in the concert!
Jed Madela, Juris, Piolo Pascual ans Ricard Poon

OPM President Ogie Alcasid

Eric Santos, Basil Valdez and Marin Nievera 
The Mall of Asia Arena is a celebration of the achievements and glory of the “World Class Filipino”, who never gives up in his dreams and the achievement of excellence. With its 20,000 full seating capacity, Corporate Suites, VIP-level services and amenities, and a vast offering of food and merchandise, the MoA Arena is posed to become the country’s premier entertainment venue.
Mr. Hans T. Sy
“We are very happy to be here at this landmark occasion as the MoA arena is a testament to the Filipino people and its spirit – resilient and persevering in the pursuit of excellence. Through the MoA Arena, we hope to give Filipinos a taste of world class entertainment in a truly innovative and luxurious setting,” said Mr. Hans T. Sy, President for SM Prime Holdings, who was accompanied by his family at the ribbon cutting.
Gary Valenciano,  performed in a special music video honoring SM Supermalls founder Henry Sy, Sr.


I'm thankful even not the main winner in a 'blogpost contest', but as a blogger, I was lucky to receive an invitation from Mr. Ferds Bondoy of Tatak Digitista to watch this concert as a member of the press.  I love music and this is one of my happiest time watching live the great performances of Original Pilipino Music icons and artists.


Also present at the ceremony were distinguished government officials including Vice-President Jejomar Binay, Sec. Armin Luistro, Sen. Francis Pangilinan, Former Senator Robert Jaworski, Maryo Antonio Calixto, Congresswoman Calixto Rubiano, Gov. Imee Marcos and Gov. ER Ejercito and big names in the entertainment industry such as Ogie Alcasid, Lea Salonga, Gabby Lopez and Charo Santos of ABSCBN.

Also revealed in this grand launch by Mr. Hans T. Sy along with Mr. Edgar C. Tejerero, Senior Vice-President of West Avenue Theatres Corp. is MoA Arena’s upcoming exciting event line-up.

Other events Filipinos can look forward to in the MoA Arena are the following: 

- Yahoo OMG Awards                            -   July 6, 2012
- UAAP Season 75 Opening Ceremony             -    July 14, 2012
Nicki Minaj Pink Friday Concert                       -    July 11, 2012
SM E-plus Teen Assembly                               -    August 1, 2012
- NBA All Star Basketball Challenge                   -    July 18, 2012
- The return of Cirque du Soleil with Saltimbanco      - August 8 to 19, 2012



True to its vision of Changing the Game, Elevating Entertainment, the Mall of Asia Arena will truly be a world-class venue for the Filipino people.

For ticket inquiries, call 470-2222 or log on to www.smtickets.com.
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1 comment:

Unknown said...

I am glad that I discovered your wonderful blogs. It is nice that you are sharing about this grand launch in Mall of Asia and as I've seen on those photos that many artists are being there. Thanks for sharing this and I’ll find also about their shopping mall.

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