MANILA, Philippines – Members of Irish boy band Westlife said Filipino boxing champ Manny Pacquiao will not be able to make it to their concert at the Araneta Coliseum on Thursday.
Pacquiao’s ongoing training in preparation for his upcoming bout with Juan Manuel Marquez made it impossible for him to take part in the group’s second Manila show.
Nicky Byrne explained, “Unfortunately, it’s not gonna happen. I spoke to his secretary this morning and he can’t get out of his training camp at the moment. Freddie Roach won’t let him.”
Aside from Pacquiao, Westlife members have shown interest in working with international singing sensation Charice Pempengco.
Mark Feehily has praised Pempengco’s singing prowess.
“We’re a big fan of her, and I talking to her on Twitter, she said she’s also a Westlife fan. She’s got a phenomenal voice, world class,” he said. –Report from Gretchen Fullido, ABS-CBN News