May 10, 2011, 11:09amBy ALEX VALENTIN BROSAS
MANILA, Philippines – Canadian singing sensation Justin Bieber never fails to amaze his fans---including Pinoys, who are likely more enamored with him after he tweeted in Filipino recently.
On May 7, Bieber tweeted, “Next stop.. Manila, Philippines.. #MyWorldTour?! Mahal Kita.”
This was followed by a retweet of his Pinoy fans. Itsjasaransay posted this message, which was then retweeted by justinbieber: @justinbieber can't wait 'till you come here in Manila :) I love you.”
Another retweet from the singer was this post from Im_saaam: “I can't believe that @justinbieber is coming to Manila in less than a day! And on may 10 I'll be in the same room as him! So excited!”
Bieber is definitely a crowd pleaser but along the way, he has also committed minor booboos. During his concert in Malaysia, for example, an unnamed blogger, who claimed his friend was able to view the singer’s error when it allegedly happened, was quoted in a report.
“Justin Bieber staged a very successful jampacked concert in Stadium Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia last night April 21… But one funny ‘boo-boo’ happened when he showed up on stage and greeted his Malaysian fans ‘Hello Manila!’”
The incident had Twitterworld in unimaginable frenzy as fans and detractors had a day voicing out their comments. While some messages are pro-Bieber, there are those who criticized the young Canadian singer.
The Bieber craze continues as the singer reportedly did not arrive as scheduled for his Justin Bieber My World Tour in Manila set on May 10 at the SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds.
A report by DZMM said that Bieber is expected to come on May 8. “Hindi natuloy ang nakatakda sanang pagdating ng sikat na singer na si Justin Bieber alas onse trenta y singko kagabi. Ayon kay Cathy Liven ng NAIA Media Affairs department, hindi natuloy ang pagdating ni Bieber sakay ng Philippine Airlines dahil sa sama ng panahon. Hindi pa matiyak kung kailan pa ito darating para sa kanyang concert. Bukas bago ang concert (ay) may naka-schedule na presson si Bieber sa Philippine media,” the radio anchor of DZMM reported on May 9.
On the same day, lifestyle columnist of Manila Standard Today Harold Geronimo made an erratum on his earlier posted messages on Twitter insinuating that Bieber is already in the country.
“Got a call from the major sponsor: Justin Bieber isn't in Manila yet. He's arriving tomorrow morning. Postponed flight due to bad weather,” Geronimo tweeted at around 11:45 p.m.
Geronimo also tweeted at almost the same minute, “Justin Bieber and team went on a Night Safari in Singapore tonight. Nice!”
Six hours earlier, Geronimo tweeted these messages suggesting the Canadian singer has already arrived in Manila.
“Source: EDSA Shangrila received hundreds of calls from people asking about Justin Bieber.”
“Wear purple in @justinbieber's concert tomorrow. It's his favorite color!”
“Justin Bieber is now relaxing at the poolside with his production team trying some wakeboarding - Filipino-style!”
He even posted a photo of Bieber’s supposed arrival at the airport. “Justin Bieber's arrival at NAIA yesterday. Quiet, no media frenzy.http://twitpic.com/4vfwmu.”
But later, he tweeted this, “I deleted the photo of Justin Bieber at the airport because I also questioned its authenticity from a source.”
Before retiring to bed, Geronimo seemingly took a swipe at his detractors for criticizing his false report about Bieber.
“Good night friends! Always remember: Kung ang hayop nga nagkakamali, tao pa kaya?” he said.
To probably end all speculations about Bieber, TV5 posted on May 9 an official announcement on its Facebook account that said: “The Justin Bieber concert will push through tomorrow. There is no truth to the rumors going around social networking sites that it's cancelled.”