Thursday, June 28, 2012

Icons at the Mall of Asia Arena launch

I stood witness to history unveiling a landmark, not only marked as a legacy but a wonder in its own might!  A state-of-the-art premier entertainment venue.  With a seating capacity of 20,000, a first of its kind Corporate Suites, VIP-level services and amenities and a vast offering of food and merchandise,  the MOA Arena will surely have a long way!

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.”

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.

Gracing the red carpet at this once-in-a-lifetime concert are some of the biggest names in the Philippine music industry from various generations including Lea Salonga, Gary Valenciano, Martin Nievera, Jose Mari Chan, Ogie Alcasid, Regine Velasquez, Basil Valdez, Freddie Aguilar, Christian Bautista, Erik Santos, Juris, Jed Madela, Piolo Pascual, Bamboo, Arnel Pineda, and the singing group, The Company.

Host Jim Paredes and Pops Fernandez as well as comic TV personalities Pokwang, Jose Manalo, and Wally Bayola were also present at the grand launch.

“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.

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.

Sporting enthusiasts will have reason to cheer as they watch the opening of the UAAP’s diamond season and NBA All-Star Basketball challenge at the MOA Arena. Hot on the heels of the successful Lady Gaga concert will be Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday Tour.

Other events Filipinos can look forward to in the MoA Arena are the return of Cirque du Soleil with Saltimbanco, the Yahoo OMG Awards and the E-Plus Teen Assembly.

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.

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