I came here some years ago to point out that America has made Arnel and I was attacked for pointing this truth out. The reason I pointed this out was heavy duty accusations of racism among Americans, which perhaps existed, but to such a very small degree that a much bigger deal was made of it than it really was.
Many of you felt the Philippine should get credit for Arnel's success, but as I pointed out, he never got any support while he played in the Philippines, actually very little. On the 2nd tour to Asia, many other neighboring countries came through, including Australia. But sadly, the Philippines date was cancelled due to poor ticket sales. This is even after the outsourcing industry has provided more jobs to the Philippines, providing a growing class of professional Filipinos who can afford this. But no support!
That is okay, I also realize thing can also be tough in the Philippines, I won't blame the people 100%. All I say is give credit to America instead of pretending that credit goes to the Philippines, let alone maybe it's time to appreciate America (I have no doubt many Filipinos do).
That is all my point was and I think the cancellation of the Philippine tour validates this.
It may be purely economic reasons..
For sure there is support and pride for Arnel ... BUT ... it is a fact that Foreign Artists do have their Managment Companies that negotiate the Concerts and as such the reason for higher ticket prices.
am just wondering if the local audience aren't worried about missing out on the Concert since Arnel usually gets to guest in many of the local shows... minus the Band of course..
btw... completely understand your sentiments...
and am in agreement with you that America continues to provide the vehicle for success for worldwide artists ...