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International pop star Madonna will stage her two-night "Rebel Heart" concert at the Mall of Asia Arena on February 24 and 25.

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ABS-CBN News
Posted at 02/23/16 7:37 PM | Updated as of 02/24/16 4:21 PM

MANILA -- International pop star Madonna visited an orphanage in Manila on Tuesday ahead of her two-night "Rebel Heart" concert at the Mall of Asia Arena on February 24 and 25.

Madonna, who arrived in the country on Monday, posted a selfie with three children of the Bahay Tuluyan Foundation on her Instagram account.

"Chillin with my Homies at the Bahay Tuluyan Foundation. Inc. giving shelter to Orphans street children trafficking/abuse victims in Manilla‼" she wrote on her post.






According to Australian volunteer Catherine Scerri, the 57-year-old pop icon was warmly welcomed at the orphanage.

"She spent time with the kids, dancing and interacting with the kids," she told ABS-CBN News in a phone interview.

Scerri said the older children were able to recognize Madonna and her songs. "I think the older ones know her. They were dancing and playing, everybody enjoyed it," she said.

"She's very down to earth and loves interacting with them," she added.

Madonna is known for being fond of kids. She has adopted two children, David Ritchie and Mercy

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Madonna, malambot ang puso sa mga batang kapuspalad!

ALLAN DIONES



ANG da­ming celebrities na atat mapanood nang live si Madonna, kaya maagang nagsibili ang mga ito ng mamahaling tickets sa Rebel Heart Tour ni Lolah Madz, kagabi at mamayang gabi sa SM MOA Arena.

Walang nakakita sa Queen of Pop pagdating nito sa ‘Pinas bandang 2:00 AM nu’ng Lunes, sakay ng chartered Boeing 752 ga­ling Macau

Grabe ang higpit ng security sa NAIA 1.

Ang airport officers na nag-process ng papers ni Madonna ay pinagbawalang magdala ng celfone at camera







 Sa loob ng eroplano na tinatakan ng immigration official ang passport ng pop superstar, na pinasakay agad sa isang private vehicle na may kasunod na mahabang convoy.

Napakasuwerte ng mga batang nasa bahay ampunan na binisita ni Madonna dahil nakasa­lamuha nila ang sikat na singer.

Ang cute nu’ng tatlong bagets na naka-­selfie ni Lolah Madz nang magpunta siya sa Bahay Tuluyan Foundation, na nagbibigay ng shelter sa orphans at street children na biktima ng trafficking at pang-aabuso.

Ipinost ‘yon ni Madonna sa kanyang Instagram account na may 6.2M+ followers.

Puwedeng ipa-blowup at ipa-frame ng tatlong bagets ang priceless photo na ‘yon at keri nilang ipag­malaki na nagkaroon sila ng ganu’ng moment with the Queen of Pop.

Hindi lang namin sure kung kilala ng mga bagets si Madonna, na naging sobrang sikat nu’ng dekada ‘80.

Malamang mga Justin Bieber at Taylor Swift na kasi ang kilala nilang international artists, so posibleng clueless sila na isang music royalty ang kasa­lamuha nila.

May ipinost pang pics si Madonna na kapiling niya talaga ang mga nasa Bahay Tulu­yan at parang ang saya-saya niya na katabi niya ang mga kabataan doon.

May kuha pa siyang may karga siyang baby at hawak niya ang kamay ng batang babae na si Celeste, na binigyan siya ng guided tour sa Hospicio de San Jose.

Kilala sa kanyang humanitarian causes si Madonna. Malapit siya sa mga bata, lalo na ‘yung mga kapuspalad at mga galing sa cultural minorities.

Feeling namin ay personal siyang nagbigay ng tulong at donasyon sa orphanages na binisita niya.

Balitang kaya napa­aga ang dating sa bansa ng Material Girl ay dahil pupunta muna siya ng Amanpulo resort sa Pa­lawan bago ang kanyang two-night concert.   

Walang post si Lolah Madz ng kanyang beach trip sa Amanpulo at sa halip ay ang kanyang pagdalaw sa mga bahay-ampunan ang nilagay niya sa IG, kaya lalo siyang pinuri ng kanyang Pinoy fans.

Sa Amanpulo rin nagpunta kamakailan sina Bill Gates at Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie.

Ilan pa sa famous vi­sitors ng nasabing world-class resort sa Palawan ay sina Tom Cruise, Mariah Carey at ang late King of Pop na si Michael Jackson.

Si Madonna ang tinuturing na best-selling female recording artist of all time, with 300 million records sold worldwide.

Siya rin ang top touring female artist of all time, ayon sa Billboard.

First time niyang mag-concert sa Maynila, na ang halaga ng pinakamahal na tiket ay P57,700 at ang pinakamura ay P3,500.

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Juday, bigo kay Madonna

NOEL FERRER


HAVEY: Mahigpit ang kautusan ni Lipa Archbishop Ramon Arguelles na huwag pahalaga­han ang Re­bel Heart concert ni Madonna sa SM MOA Arena.







 Nagbababala si Archbishop sa publiko not to fall for the works of EVIL.

Evil na ba agad?

Dahil lang sa pakikinig ng mga kanta ng Queen of Pop na Papa Don’t Preach, Mate­rial Girl, Like A Virgin, Vogue at ang inaasahan ng mga Pinoy na kantahin niya sa concert na Crazy For You?

Bago mag-concert, imbes na magliwaliw at magpakasaya sa ma­ga­gan­dang beaches at islands ng Pinas, naka-score ng ganda points si Madonna sa kanyang pagbisita sa Bahay Tuluyan Foundation na shelter for orphaned street children who are victims of trafficking and abuse at Hospicio de San Jose.

Ikinahanga ito ng mga Pilipino kay Madonna.

With Archbishop’s warning, what does this make of celebs na nakaplanong manood ng Madonna concert tulad nina Anne Curtis, Iza Calzado, Amy Perez, Richard Gomez, Lucy Torres-Gomez and a lot of the Star Ma­gic artists who are slated to watch The Rebel Tour?

At dahil fresh pa ang kanyang pagkaka-CS, bigo si Juday sa panonood ng concert.

Ang kanyang glam team ang pumunta kagabi kasama sina Juan Sarte, Pam Quiñones, Jing Monis at maging si Ricci Chan na magre-represent sa kanya kay Madonna.

Hail to the scalpers na maaga pa lang ay nag­lipana na sa venue!

Hail to the nay­sayers, as Allan Jones would put it!

Hail to Queen Madonna!

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How Pinoy fan ended up on stage with Madonna

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Posted at 02/25/16 6:00 PM


MANILA - A lucky fan got the chance to be with international pop star Madonna on stage during the first night of her concert at the Mall of Asia Arena on Wednesday.

That lucky fan is stylist Shahani Gania, who introduced himself to Madonna as "Super Starlet."

In a lengthy Facebook post, Gania shared how he ended up dancing with Madonna during her performance of the song "Unapologetic Bitch."

He said it all started when two ladies gave him an SVIP ticket, giving him a better view of his idol.

"I cried! I hugged both of them, and in between sobs I explained to them that I'm such a huge fan and that I organized this Madonna exhibit. It was an Oprah moment!" he said.

According to Gania, Madonna made eye contact with him the moment she emerged on stage. He, in turn, sang and danced to every single performance.

"From there, hindi ko na siya binitawan. I knew all the songs! I sang with her in all of them. I danced to everything, never sat down at all! I screamed out the names of all the dancers. She looked at me directly sa isang buong chorus ng 'Who's that Girl'! Heaven!" he said.

Gania said the same ladies who gave him the SVIP ticket then asked him if he wanted to be Madonna's "Unapologetic Bitch" for the night.

Of course, without hesitation, he said yes. At the end of the performance, Madonna gave him a banana and a straw.

Recalling the experience, Gania said: "I had my 4 minutes with her. She called me brave. Her eyes were so beautiful! I made her laugh! Everything was too much to handle! Nakasayaw ko si Madonna! Inakbayan niya ako. Pinatong niya ulo niya sa akin. Sinabi niya ang pangalan ko paulit-ulit: Super Starlet!"

"Ang saya-saya ko right now! Feeling ko lahat ng ginawa ko tama... Mula sa exhibit at pag-memorize ng buong concert, hanggang sa last-minute decision na mag-drag. Everything just came together. The universe gave me my moment with Madonna... The one thing I've been wishing for ever since I found out she was coming to Manila."

Fellow Madonna fans took to social media to congratulate Gania for being chosen to dance with the international pop star on stage.

One of them is "It's Showtime" host Anne Curtis, who even wore a Madonna-inspired outfit during the show.

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Concert recap: Madonna in Manila, Day 1



She is an artist whom fans in our country had been wanting to see for the past thirty years. When it was announced middle of last year that Madonna was finally coming to the Manila for a concert, everyone got very excited. The extravagant P58,000 per seat in the VIP section apparently did not matter. The February 24 date quickly sold out. Just like the One Direction and the EX-O concerts before it, a second date was also opened on February 25.

On concert day itself, the MOA Arena was full of very excited fans of all ages, but mostly children of the 80s and 90s whose long wait to see their Queen of Pop was finally becoming a reality tonight. There were fans who dressed up for the occasion. I saw girls who wore the "True Blue" look, the "Cherish" look, the "Like a Virgin" look. I also saw guys who wore "Take a Bow" matador coats, as well as several transvestites who came in very daring "Express Yourself"-style drag outfits.

By 8:30 p.m., a lady DJ named #DJMaryMac took the stage to warm up the audience. Whenever she played songs from the 80s, notably Whitney's "I Wanna Dance with Somebody", everybody got excited and even sang loudly along. However, most of the songs she played were of the modern EDM genre. In fact by the one hour mark, people began to get impatient when her set began to last so much longer than typical front acts. Her set ended 1-1/2 hours later at about 10 p.m.! As her table and gear were being dismantled to clear the stage, a voice announced that we will have to wait 30 minutes more before the show will begin. A loud groan was heard from the audience, and people started to file out of the theater for a snack or souvenir or a trip to the bathroom.

By about 10:45 p.m., the house lights were finally dimmed and people started to scream loudly. I personally felt like I had butterflies in my stomach much like I was about to have a big plunge drop on a roller coaster. The anticipation was quite exhilarating at that point.

The opening song "Iconic" (from the "Rebel Heart" album) was the most elaborate concert production number I have ever witnessed, where Madonna entered in a glittery cage. From that opening number alone, you can already see that this will not be an ordinary concert in terms of its elaborate lights, its colorful costumes, its innovative stage design and props, its complex choreography. This was followed by another song from the last album, "Bitch I’m Madonna" with its Japanese flavor and racy language. With this song, we are already warned that this concert will still be Rated R. Madonna's age of 57 did not mean her mouth had mellowed in terms of attracting controversy.

Her very early hit "Burning Up" followed next, with Madonna playing an electric guitar centerstage. The next song "Holy Water" had those Catholic images which had long been Madonna's favorite whipping boy. The stage had four poles (which just had to have crossbars near the top) and her dance mates were four dancers dressed like nuns. Her big hit "Vogue" was thrown into the mix to the delight of the audience. This set ended with "Devil Pray" where Madonna was writhing on the floor of the raised stage with her hands tied together by a red rope.



After an interlude with some elaborate special effects of air and fire, the next set had Madonna and her dancers in an auto mechanic shop in another big dance showcase "Body Shop." She then addressed the surprised audience with a spiel generously peppered with "M-F" bombs! She even wanted the audience to answer her questions with a "F - yeah!" She then took up her ukulele and sang her sweet old song "True Blue". This segued to an energetic rendition of one of my personal favorite upbeat songs, "Deeper And Deeper".

A metallic spiral staircase appeared over the heart-shaped stage and Madonna performed the dramatic "HeartBreakCity" with one of her male dancers, ending in an impassioned "Love Don’t Live Here Anymore." This set ended with a simple version of her classic signature song "Like A Virgin" but this one had everyone on their feet singing and dancing along. The big productions were reserved for the newer songs she is promoting.

The next interlude had four beds with four couples doing those sexy suggestive moves to the sultry songs "Justify My Love" and "S.E.X."

Madonna and crew came out in Spanish matador-inspired costumes to perform "Living For Love". This dissolved into another sweet classic "La Isla Bonita". She walked to the heart stage, put on her acoustic guitar and unexpectedly sang what I thought was her most obscure #1 song, "Who’s That Girl." The next song again had everyone up on their feet dancing and singing at the top of their voices-- "Like a Prayer"! She was very effusive with her thanks to the audience before she sang the title song of the tour "Rebel Heart."



The next interlude set to the tune of "Illuminati" had the dancers in tuxedos with coat tails. But what set this number apart were the dancers on tall poles who were bravely swaying in all directions. That act was truly breathtaking to witness.

Renditions of #1 hit "Music" and "Candy Shop" followed with a 1920s nightclub setting and costumes. Another classic hit "Material Girl" was sung on a hydraulic stage with lighting effects. She then took a small bouquet and threw it to the audience. A girl named Zorina (?) caught it. I thought Mads would call her up on stage, but this did not happen. I wonder what that was for. Madonna then sat on a raised mini-stage in the middle of the central stage, and surprised the audience by solidly singing a French torch song "La Vie en Rose."

Her dancers then escorted a tall blonde-wigged transvestite chosen from the audience to dance "Unapologetic Bitch" with the Gay Icon herself. After the number, Madonna chatted with her giddy guest, who hilariously called herself "Super Starlet". Again, the conversation took a raunchy turn when Madonna naughtily gave Super Starlet a banana and a straw as gift souvenirs. Then the words "Bye Bitch" was shown onscreen, and everyone just cleared out of the stage without warning.

The house lights were not yet being turned on, so the audience knew there would be another song at least to end the show. It would be her joyous early hit "Holiday." Madonna courted controversy here by wrapping a Philippine flag around her waist while dancing. I was really hoping the flag would not touch the floor as it dangerously swayed down so closely. She eventually gave the flag to one of the dancers. These dancers would later display the flag horizontally with red side up, which they corrected promptly, thankfully. The song ended with Madonna being lifted upwards by a cable, where she bid her final goodbyes.

This would count as one of the most unforgettable concerts I have seen, and you know I have seen a lot. The lights, graphics, stage design, choreography were out of this world. (I know I should already expect anything from Madonna, but the bad language can still be sort of off-putting, until you eventually get used it being repeated so often throughout the show, up to her very final words while hanging on the cable.) Her vocals were not really the highlight here, but it was her grandiose showmanship and her one-of-a-kind artistic vision joyously celebrated in her music and dance. This extravagant and ostentatious show of the Queen was indeed worth the 32-year wait!

This concert recap was originally published in the author's blog, "Fred Said."

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Madonna speaks Tagalog during her Rebel Heart concert in Manila


by Nikko Tuazon and Jocelyn Dimaculangan posted on February 25, 2016

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After a long wait, Madonna finally brought her Rebel Heart tour to Manila.

She told her Filipino fans at the SM Mall of Asia Arena: 'This is my first time in the Philippines, motherf*ckers! Give it up!'

At one point, the Queen of Pop tried speaking in Tagalog:

'Kumusta? Kumusta, Manila? Motherf*ckers!'

Madonna’s Rebel Heart concert tour is divided into four acts. The pop diva’s Manila concert opened with the “Joan of Arc/Samurai” segment followed by the “Rockabilly meets Tokyo” segment. The last two segments of the show had “Latin/Gypsy” and “Party/Flapper” themes, respectively.

Madonna will hold the second night of her #RebelHeart Manila concert this Thursday, February 25, at the MOA Arena.

Tickets to the Rebel Heart concert in the Philippines are priced at P57,750 for VIP, P52,500 for Patron VIP, P52,000 for VIP Floor, P42,000 for Patron, P33,600 for Lower Box VIP, P29,400 for Lower Box, P8,400 for Upper Box, and P3,150 for Gen Ad.







Madonna made a grand entrance at the SM Mall of Asia Arena by being lowered down a steel cage.

The pop diva's Manila concert opened with 'Joan of Arc/Samurai' segment followed by the 'Rockabilly meets Tokyo' segment.

The third segment is referred to as the Latin / Gypsy portion that featured Madonna in a sparkly

The fourth segment had a party vibe that brought back memories of the flapper era during the 1920s.






Madonna's set list alternated her new songs with her classic hits.

The first segment featured mostly her new songs from the album 2015 album Rebel Heart. Madonna opened the Manila concert with 'Iconic' and followed 'Bitch I'm Madonna' featuring Nicki Minaj.





During the first part of the concert, Madonna gave a controversial performance of 'Devil Pray' and 'Holy Water,' which are also part of her new album.








Some of the older songs she performed were 'True Blue' (1986), 'Deeper and Deeper' (1992), and 'Like a Virgin' (1984).







Madonna also performed her new songs 'Body Shop' and 'HeartBreak City' for the 'Rockabilly meets Tokyo' segment.







The 'Latin/Gypsy' segment opened with a music video of 'S.E.X.' from her 2015 album with elements from 'Justify My Love' (1990).



Later on during the show, Madonna did a bullfighting-themed performance for 'Living for Love.'

This was followed by crowd favorite tracks 'La Isla Bonita' (1986) and 'Take a Bow' (1994).










She addressed Filipinos by asking, 'Alright, Manila! Are you ready to heat this place up?'

She then pulled off her skirt to reveal her sheer dress underneath.








She candidly told the crowd, 'It's getting harder and harder for me to take off my clothes.'



At one point, the Queen of Pop spoke in Tagalog:

'Alright Manila, let me hear you scream! This is my first time in the Philippines, m*otherfuckers! Give it up!

'What I want to know is: are you happy that I came? Are you happy that I came? That sounds good. That sounds happy. F*uck yeah!

'Kumusta? Kumusta, Manila? M*otherfuckers!'





Her Manila concert served as a way for Madonna to thank her loyal fans who have supported her for the past three decades.

'It feels amazing after 32 years being able to do what I love,' she admitted.



Vice Ganda, Anne Curtis, and Derek Ramsay
were among the celebrities spotted by PEP at the first night of the Rebel Heart concert tour at the MOA Arena.

Madonna will hold the second night of her concert series this Thursday, February 25, at the same venue.




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Madonna mounts girl, gropes butts and other shocking moments at Rebel Heart Manila concert


by Jocelyn Dimaculangan posted on February 25, 2016

Read more at http://www.pep.ph/guide/photos/9310/madonna-mounts-girl-gropes-butts-and-other-shocking-moments-at-emrebel-heartem-manila-concert#2OfkptOdtSeCiEgv.99




At 57 years old, Madonna
is fit enough to support her body weight as she twirls around the pole



Her backup dancers had the chance to show their sexy side when several beds were set up onstage so they could demonstrate their 'flexibility.'
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Madonna draped the Philippine flag around her body as she ended the first night of her Rebel Heart Live in Manila concert.

The Queen of Pop used cuss words and asked audiences to shout 'F*ck yeah!' during her concert at the SM Mall of Asia Arena last night, February 24, 2016.

During the pole dancing segment, Madonna mounted a female dancer from behind. She could also be seen touching and slapping butts of other dancers

Here are other shocking moments of the pop music icon during her Rebel Heart concert in the Philippines:






During the first part of the concert, Madonna sings her song 'Holy Water,' which features the lyrics: B*tch get off my pole, b*tch get off my pole.

In line with its theme, Madonna and her dancers perform a sensual pole dancing routine.





At one point, Madonna mounts a female dancer who holds on tightly to the pole set up on stage.




If you look closely enough, you'll see the gloved hand of Madonna touching the white panty of the dancer on the right. 'nuff said.





Lipa Archbishop Ramon Arguelles considers the Madonna concert as a 'subtle attack of the evil one.'

He told Filipinos in a statement from the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines: 'Pinoys and all God-loving people should avoid sin and occasions of sin.'


Some dancers wore head coverings that are similar to those worn by nuns.




Her backup dancers had the chance to show their sexy side when several beds were set up onstage so they could demonstrate their 'flexibility.'


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