PNP adjusts security in Ariana's Manila concert after Manchester blast


Posted at May 23 2017 12:41 PM | Updated as of May 23 2017 01:43 PM

Ariana Grande's Manila concert will have to undergo some "security adjustments" after a blast killed at least 19 people during the pop star's Manchester concert leg, a Philippine National Police (PNP) officials said Tuesday.

"The organizers of the Ariana Grande concert (in the Philippines) must involve the local PNP unit so that appropriate security arrangements and assistance can be extended to ensure the safety of the concert goers," Chief Supt. Dionardo Carlos, PNP spokesman, said in a text message.

Carlos told Grande's production team to "show their security plan for the event" and to coordinate early with local authorities.

The American singer is set to hold a one-night only concert in Manila on August 17 at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

Grande apologized to her fans after the explosion marred her concert in northern England Monday night (Tuesday morning in Manila).

In a post on Twitter, Grande wrote: “Broken. From the bottom of my heart, I am so so sorry. I don't have words.”