Jessica Sanchez arrives in Manila


Filipino-Mexican singer Jessica Sanchez. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—American Idol (AI) sensation Jessica Sanchez is back in Manila early Sunday, radio reports said.

Sanchez arrived at 6 a.m. Sunday at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) 2, aboard Philippine Airlines flight 103, said the reports.

Sanchez is scheduled to perform in a major solo concert on February 14 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, Cubao, Quezon City.

Titled “Jessica Sanchez Live In Concert!” the show has fellow AI season 11 finalist Colton Dixton as special guest.

The reports said Sanchez has prepared Filipino songs for her fans.

Sanchez was in Manila for the first time in September last year for a series of commitments.

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  • Echuserang_Froglet

    ppppppppwwwweeeehhh kadiri eeeeewwwwwww

  • GA

    LOL that picture is from when she arrived LAST year

  • NoWorryBHappy

     The reports said Sanchez has prepared Filipino songs for her fans.
    I recommend “Ikaw Lang Ang Mamahalin” sung by Joey Albert;
    “Ikaw” by Sharon Cuneta; “Paano Kita Lilimutin” by Ric Manrique;
    “Stay” by Ric Segreto and, of course, “Lupang Hinirang” by Julian Felipe.
    Okey, ngarud !

  • Cherrie

    ENJOY your stay in your mother’s brthplace, Jessica!

  • dumbestseni

    WELCOME HOME Jessica!!!

    The first Filipino who first set his
    foot to the foreign land many years ago,
    had a big dream and a vision; that by
    helping family back home will help the
    country’s economy.

    Today, there are Millions of Filipinos 
    abroad who have followed his footsteps.

    If only he is alive today, he will be
    extremely proud of Filipinos abroad
    (whom he referred to as his
    grandchildren and great grandchildren)
    who are gaining huge success and  
    recognition on the world class stage.

    Jessica Sanchez is just one of the many
    product of that one great idea, coupled 
    with his courage and sacrifices

    So please welcome Jessica home with an
    open mind, open arms and loving hearts.



  • Noel

    Welcome Jessica.  Go away Charice.

    • dumbestseni

      hi Noel, only time will tell, these two super stars might team up and do something really cool to promote charity works in the Philippines.  Wish for the best for our poor Kababayans.

      • alexjasonrob22

        katrina velarde of AKA JAM is way way way better than charice.. she’s in the league of jessica sanchez.. disregard their fame.. vocal prowess perse only

      • dumbestseni

        i am glad you are not one of those who were posting nasty words about Jessica S.  this is what i told them:  
        you guys who are posting very nasty comments here about Jessica Sanchez, are actually, indirectly destroying Charice’s career. You have to remember that her Manager made a mistakes with that comments, and it affected Charice ever since. Although Charice is a very rich girl, ( if you Google Charice Pampengko net worth, she is $16 million girl) her manager should not be too confident, her silly comment will still affect Charice’s good image, if not financially.highly intellectual individuals, should notice the difference how David Foster and Charice manager handled the situation. David Foster saw it as another big talent that can be promoted; he invited Jessica to sing to one of the Charity that he and George Clooney are supporting. Charice manager on the other hand, saw it as a threat and a competition to Charice.

        What we were actually expecting for Charice and those celebrities whom we supported when they came abroad, was for them to welcome Jessica, because it was their best chance to give back; as this is a pinay daughter from abroad who is now a celebrity as well. bigayan lang diba? just give and take…ika nga

  • alexjasonrob22


    • dumbestseni

      you are right, she is amazing!  shw could have approach Jessica, or tweet with her you tube link.  we have so much talented singers in Pinas. Have you seen that Lil’ Jessica Sanchez of the Philippines, i tried to tweet that to Jessica and her fans, i hope one day they will see each other.

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