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    Chris Brown reportedly banned from leaving the Philippines

    Singer Chris Brown was apparently prevented from leaving the Philippines Tuesday after a successful concert in Manila. Authorities from the Department of Justice there said the ban was because of a legal dispute over a Manila concert Brown cancelled last year, and he'd need to seek a clearance certificate. He is due to perform another concert in Hong Kong.

    Following the concert, Brown posted a long and rather disturbing message on his Instagram account. Details are at the link.


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    PhilStar news reporting it's an 'estafa' case, whatever that is. Confirms the DoJ has put him on a lookout list and Brown is stuck in the Philippines for the time being.

    http://www.philstar.com/entertainmen...ng-philippines
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    As far as I'm concerned, they can keep him there forever.

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    How tragic :not;


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    Despite reports he'd left, the Bangkok Post says Brown is still in Manila and not permitted to leave until he can prove there was 'no fraud' involved in his failure to show for the cancelled concert there last December.

    More rants have been posted to Brown's Instagram, and then been removed, along with a video showing him and his companions in a hotel room wrapped in white blankets and playing video games.

    http://www.bangkokpost.com/lifestyle...kdances-online

    I'm not sure when the concert in Hong Kong is due. If he doesn't make that, there's going to be more trouble.
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    At the time, Chris Brown was reported to have called off the New Year's Manila concert at the last minute as he had lost his passport. He only let organizers Maligaya Development Co know he was still in LA the day before the event.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz...e-concert.html

    Later, Hollywood life quoted an 'unnamed source' who had told them the real reason for Brown's no-show was because he'd just reconciled with girlfriend Karreuche Tran, following a very public split played out with insulting posts on Instagram.

    http://hollywoodlife.com/2015/01/02/...arrueche-tran/

    The US Government has long contracted out speedy/emergency passport issue to private companies: http://travel.state.gov/content/pass...expedited.html

    A glimpse around google suggests they can obtain a replacement for lost passports in 24 hours, for those able to pay the charges.
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    The plot thickens. The complaint against Brown has been filed by the church group Iglesia ni Cristo. That imploded last night and today, amid ousting of family members, public pleas from family member Angel Malano for help because his 'life is in danger' and allegations of missing/abducted people.

    WTH??

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    So it looks like at least 2 members of the family of the group that filed the complaint against Brown are (allegedly) being held at gunpoint in a compound at Quezon, just a short distance from where Brown is staying in Manila.

    It's supposedly a result of a family fight over power and supporters have gathered outside, where they saw someone hold up a sign reading 'What happened to the missing ministers?'. There doesn't seem to be any police presence.

    I think Chris Brown may have accidentally got himself caught up in something bigger and badder than he could ever have expected...

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    Iglesia ni Cristo owns the venue Brown was supposed to perform in, but I'm uncertain what its connection is with concert organizers Maligaya Development, who filed the complaint.

    Both Brown and his manager are accused of 'swindling'.

    Brown was barred from leaving the country after a one-night-only concert at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City on Tuesday, in connection with his failure to appear at a New Year's event concert of the Iglesia ni Kristo despite being paid for it.

    Brown and his promoter John Michael Pio Roda were accused by the MDC of swindling under Article 315, Paragraph 2(a) of the Revised Penal Code.

    Roda, through his Pinnacle Live Concepts Limited, agreed to bring Brown to the Philippines and have him perform at the INC concert on December 31 for a cost of $1,006,250.00.

    MDC's marketing arm, J. Williams Management Group Inc (JWMGI), made an initial payment of US$87,500 to Roda and US$350,000 on October 13, 2014.

    Another payment was made on December 1, 2014 to Roda's Pinnacle worth US$45,000 and to Brown worth US$350,00.*
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    Quote Originally Posted by zwiebel View Post

    I think Chris Brown may have accidentally got himself caught up in something bigger and badder than he could ever have expected...

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    Awww...that's too bad. He's such a great guy! With SO much to offer - great morals, outstanding music, generous contributions to society - I'm not sure how we are all going to go on if he doesn't make it back.

    The only thing that could make this story any better would be if Kanye had somehow been involved.



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    Chris Brown has pleaded for help, sàying someone must be held accountable for mixing his 'name up in all this'. He says he only came to the Philippines to do a 'make-up' concert for the one he cancelled New Year.

    The article also confirms the church group Iglesia ni Cristo is part of the complaint against him.

    http://www.philstar.com/entertainmen...-nothing-wrong

    Meanwhile, that religious sect has 'allowed' police and the Quezon mayor inside its compound, to prove nobody is held hostage there. The sign held up yesterday by someone asking where all the missing church ministers were was, 'a joke by children', the leaders have claimed.

    http://www.philstar.com/nation/2015/...-says-inc-exec

    While Brown has said his situation 'is very serious' I'm not entirely sure he's aware of what's been going on with the sect bringing the complaint against him, or exactly who they are.

    The Iglesio ni Cristo compound and what seems to be happening there reminds me of Waco a little. Except the leaders seem much richer and more powerful.
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    Brown also seems to have made more problems for himself by 'rescheduling' a concert in Jakarta on July 25, due to unspecified 'safety concerns'.

    The organizers there are to begin issuing refunds though, as they say no date for a rescheduled concert was provided. They don't appear to be aware what the security issues are either. They just say the info came direct from Brown.

    http://www.billboard.com/articles/co...-date-canceled
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    Hong Kong has been cancelled too. That'll be millions and millions down the drain, together with Jakarta.

    The Beatles (apart from Paul) sustained minor injuries and had to fight their way through angry crowds after a concert in the Philippines once, this article says.

    Such disputes are perhaps inevitable in the Philippines, a rapidly modernizing country with a longtime affinity for American culture that nonetheless adheres to deeply traditional values. But Brown’s offense has less to do with his volatile reputation than for simply butting heads with the wrong organization. Iglesia ni Cristo’s 2 to 3 million members tend to vote as a bloc and are thus politically influential. Last year, the organization made a splash by constructing the Philippines Arena, the country’s largest concert venue, on the outskirts of Manila.
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    What happened to the Beatles and their entourage was much more serious than 'minor injuries'. It was so bad, George Harrison later said in his book he was mentally scarred for life. Like Brown, they were also told, 'pay now, leave later'. Here's more info about it:

    http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/07/...e-philippines/

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    Chris Brown's plea that 'someone' be held accountable seems to have been answered - Manila authorities have arrested his manager, John Michael Pio Roda. He's still being held.

    Brown himself has been allowed to leave the Philippines 'because he has no derogatory record' and has been partying it up elsewhere.

    http://news.yahoo.com/chris-brown-pa...QDBHNlYwNzYw--
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