One Direction arrives in Manila

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'HIS FANCY BOOTS WILL TOUCH THE LAND OF THE PHILIPPINES,' tweeted one user

WELCOME TO MANILA! Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Liam Payne, and Louis Tomlinson finally arrive

MANILA, Philippines – The boys are finally here – sans Zayn Malik, sadly – but they have arrived.

One Direction members Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, and Liam Payne arrived in the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on Saturday afternoon, March 21.

{source}<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p>Niall and Harry at the NAIA airport in Manila, Philippines – 03/21/15 <a href=”http://t.co/kFgJXwyIqA”>pic.twitter.com/kFgJXwyIqA</a></p>&mdash; One Direction Manila (@1DInfectionMNL) <a href=”https://twitter.com/1DInfectionMNL/status/579182346726875136″>March 21, 2015</a></blockquote>
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Niall posted a video of their personal trainer Mark Jarvis announcing their arrival here:

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Niall tweeted his excitement to see fans at the concert, saying:

{source}<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p>Can&#39;t wait to see you all in Manila this weekend! Gona be a cracker</p>&mdash; Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) <a href=”https://twitter.com/NiallOfficial/status/578891919209680896″>March 20, 2015</a></blockquote>
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Harry followed with:

{source}<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p>Manila, can&#39;t wait for the shows. Looking forward to seeing you there. All the love</p>&mdash; Harry Styles. (@Harry_Styles) <a href=”https://twitter.com/Harry_Styles/status/578952623602032641″>March 20, 2015</a></blockquote>
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Fans – or Directioners – couldn’t hold in their excitement as they took to Twitter to celebrate the boys’ arrival in Manila. Check them out here:

{source}<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p>I JUST WANT YOU TO LET ME TOUCH YOUR HAIR PLEASE <a href=”https://twitter.com/Harry_Styles”>@Harry_Styles</a> <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/NOCHILLPHILIPPINES?src=hash”>#NOCHILLPHILIPPINES</a></p>&mdash; Julia Vinzon (@annenamour) <a href=”https://twitter.com/annenamour/status/579178288775503873″>March 21, 2015</a></blockquote>
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{source}<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p>BA&#39;T PALAGI NA LANG &quot;WE LOVE YOU MANILA&quot; ANG SINASABI NG NAGCO-CONCERT DITO SO KUNG HINDI PARTI NG MANILA HINDI MAHAL. <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/NOCHILLPHILIPPINES?src=hash”>#NOCHILLPHILIPPINES</a></p>&mdash; harry (@babycreamharry) <a href=”https://twitter.com/babycreamharry/status/579178897545170944″>March 21, 2015</a></blockquote>
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{source}<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p>TANG INA GUYS LANGHAPIN NIYO NA YUNG PUTA TOTOO NA TO ANDITO NA SI KULOT PUCHA TUMBLING NA <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/WelcomeToManilaHarryStyles?src=hash”>#WelcomeToManilaHarryStyles</a></p>&mdash; Manila Wants Zayn (@PJacqueline14) <a href=”https://twitter.com/PJacqueline14/status/579168059727835138″>March 21, 2015</a></blockquote>
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{source}<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p>OMYFG ARE THEY HERE ALREADY CAUSE IM ALREADY CRYING AS FCK&#10;&#10;<a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/NOCHILLPHILIPPINES?src=hash”>#NOCHILLPHILIPPINES</a></p>&mdash; rona | team bahay (@keharrybels) <a href=”https://twitter.com/keharrybels/status/579170907303759872″>March 21, 2015</a></blockquote>
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{source}<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p>DI KO NA KAYA MGA TOL <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/OTRATMNL?src=hash”>#OTRATMNL</a> <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/NOCHILLPHILIPPINES?src=hash”>#NOCHILLPHILIPPINES</a></p>&mdash; team bahay ol da way (@derpingpaynes) <a href=”https://twitter.com/derpingpaynes/status/579174081775292416″>March 21, 2015</a></blockquote><script async src=”//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js” charset=”utf-8″></script>{/source}

{source}<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p>ISUSUPOT KO YUNG HININGA NILA. MASAKIT TALAGA EH. HAYSSSS. <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/OTRATMNL?src=hash”>#OTRATMNL</a> <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/NOCHILLPHIILIPPINES?src=hash”>#NOCHILLPHIILIPPINES</a> <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/TEAMBAHAYTWITTERPARTY?src=hash”>#TEAMBAHAYTWITTERPARTY</a></p>&mdash; TEAMBAHAY AKO PUTA (@Multifandom_Gal) <a href=”https://twitter.com/Multifandom_Gal/status/579170223716052992″>March 21, 2015</a></blockquote>
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{source}<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p>Woah. Did the air here in NCR got hotter or is that just me? <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/OTRATMNL?src=hash”>#OTRATMNL</a></p>&mdash; 1D &amp; 5SOS Updates (@1D_5SOSAcc) <a href=”https://twitter.com/1D_5SOSAcc/status/579169987765489664″>March 21, 2015</a></blockquote>
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{source}<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p>HIS FANCY BOOTS WILL TOUCH THE LAND OF PHILIPPINES <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/WelcometoManilaHarryStyles?src=hash”>#WelcometoManilaHarryStyles</a></p>&mdash; OTRAMNL ☽ (@laicliffxrd) <a href=”https://twitter.com/laicliffxrd/status/579167293860548609″>March 21, 2015</a></blockquote>
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{source}<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p>&quot;<a href=”https://twitter.com/exquisitemalik_”>@exquisitemalik_</a>: THE FANDOM AT THIS MOMENT&#10;&#10;<a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/NOCHILLPHILIPPINES?src=hash”>#NOCHILLPHILIPPINES</a> <a href=”http://t.co/X7Jx9hLdBi”>pic.twitter.com/X7Jx9hLdBi</a>&quot;</p>&mdash; 1D IN MANILA (@AngelouSantos21) <a href=”https://twitter.com/AngelouSantos21/status/579175761774555136″>March 21, 2015</a></blockquote>
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{source}<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p><a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/NOCHILLPHILIPPINES?src=hash”>#NOCHILLPHILIPPINES</a> YUNG MGA AJAN SA STADIUM AT AIRPORT, UMAYOS KAYO, MAY PAGKAKATAON NA NGA KAYONG MAKITA 4/5 YAYABANG PA NUNG IBA JAN</p>&mdash; Kendall (@JemMMXII) <a href=”https://twitter.com/JemMMXII/status/579176938205376512″>March 21, 2015</a></blockquote>
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{source}<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p>KUNG KELAN AKO MALILIGO TSAKA NANDYAN NA DAW MGA BEBE QOUH MGA PAKYU&#10;<a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/NOCHILLPHILIPPINES?src=hash”>#NOCHILLPHILIPPINES</a></p>&mdash; TEAM BAHAY FOREVER (@nxrryxslays) <a href=”https://twitter.com/nxrryxslays/status/579177417626910720″>March 21, 2015</a></blockquote>
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{source}<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p>OMYFG ARE THEY HERE ALREADY CAUSE IM ALREADY CRYING AS FCK&#10;&#10;<a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/NOCHILLPHILIPPINES?src=hash”>#NOCHILLPHILIPPINES</a></p>&mdash; rona | team bahay (@keharrybels) <a href=”https://twitter.com/keharrybels/status/579170907303759872″>March 21, 2015</a></blockquote>
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However, fans did not forget to tweet their messages of love for Zayn, who will not be joining the boys in the concert, after it was announced that he quit the tour and returned to the UK.

Here’a a Vine video of fans going in-ZAYN (Warning: your ears will hurt):

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{source}<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p><a href=”https://twitter.com/zaynmalik”>@zaynmalik</a> hope you&#39;re here babe but we understand that you need a break 🙂 we love you zayn no matter what 🙂 xx <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/OTRATMNL?src=hash”>#OTRATMNL</a></p>&mdash; ZAYN :(( (@Zayntastiicx) <a href=”https://twitter.com/Zayntastiicx/status/579171779488428032″>March 21, 2015</a></blockquote>
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The boys will be performing at the Mall of Asia Open Concert Grounds on March 21 and 22, as part of their “On The Road Again” tour.

 

English boyband One Direction was formed on the 7th season of X Factor UK. The boys first auditioned as solo acts on the show, but failed to qualify for the Boys category. However, then-guest judge and Pussycat doll Nicole Scherzinger suggested that the boys band together, and they did, qualifying for the Groups category.

The group soon gained a lot of traction on the show, and finished in 3rd place.

Their first album Up All Night came out in September 2011, with hit single “What Makes You Beautiful.”

They have since released 3 more albums: Take Me Home, Midnight Memories, and most recently, Four, which debuted at number one on the Billboard hit chart. They are also the first group to enter at number one with their first 4 albums.

Other prominent singles from the band include “Gotta Be You,” “One Thing,” “Live While We’re Young,” “Kiss You,” “Story of My Life,” “Best Song Ever,” and “Steal My Girl.” – Rappler.com

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