MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) - The 5-member English band One Direction is now a quartet, after one of its members, Zayn Malik quit the group just as it was scheduled to stage a concert in Manila.
No reason was given for Malik’s sudden resignation, but many are speculating that it was because of the Philippines’ Bureau of Immigration’s decision to impose a marijuana bond on Malik and one other band member to ensure that the duo will not smoke or promote the smoking of weed during their Philippine concert tour. The Philippines had earlier imposed the payment of a bond in the amount of two hundred pesos each for the duo which would be forefeited if they are caught smoking or promoting MJ during their Philippines visit.
Upon learning of the news, thousands of Filipino music fans stormed the concert venue at the Mall of Asia demanding a refund of their concert tickets, saying that they paid for five band members, not four.
As of press time, it wasn’t clear whether or not the concert will even be held as scheduled.
It is a a clear sign that no foreign group can mess with Filipinos.