MANILA – International pop star Madonna finally arrived in Manila ahead of her two-night concert in the country on Wednesday and Thursday.
She arrived onboard a chartered Boeing 752 plane at around 1:58 a.m. Monday at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport runway.
Her passport name Madonna Louise Ciccone was stamped by Philippine Immigration officers before she disembarked from the plane. She did not pass through the normal customs, immigration and quarantine inspection at the NAIA.
Madonna was then whisked out of the airport onboard a fleet of vehicles surrounded by foreign and local security.
Even airline and ground personnel were also barred to use their phones to take photos or videos of the American singer.
Madonna’s Philippine concert us part of her world tour promoting her 13th studio album, "Rebel Heart," which began in Montreal last September 9 and continues throughout North America and Europe before heading to Asia, New Zealand and Australia.
Madonna’s show is one of the most expensive concerts to be held in the Philippines, with a top ticket price of nearly P58,000 to see her up close and personal.
Ticket prices for the concert are as follows: P57,750 (VIP); P52,500 (Patron VIP); P52,000 (VIP Floor); P42,000 (Patron); P33,600 (Lower Box VIP); and P29,400 (Lower Box); P8,400 (Upper Box); P3,150 (Gen Ad).