Chris Brown Still Stuck In The Philippines, May Be Charged With Estafa

Chris Brown Still Stuck In The Philippines, May Be Charged With Estafa
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R&B artist Chris Brown remains stuck in the Philippines and beseeches President Barack Obama to help him leave. He posted a video on his Instagram account and entitled it with “Obama.”


On that video, he was on his knees and his hands clasped in prayer, and said, “Please, please, let us leave, please, please.” Then he made a backflip before he uttered “please” thrice.

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Brown went to the Philippines for a scheduled concert on Tuesday and was supposed to leave for Hong Kong the following day when they were told to secure clearance from the Department of Justice. It appeared that a lookout bulletin order (LBO) from Justice Department was issued, barring him and his team from leaving the country.

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To be allowed to leave the Philippines, the singer must secure clearance from that department. In a report from a local paper, the 26-year-old rapper boycotted commitment to perform for New Year’s Eve at Philippine Arena in 2014 organized by local sect Iglesia ni Cristo (INC). His excuse for non-show was that he lost his passport.

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The LBO was in connection to his alleged breach of agreement. In a report from Rappler, Chris Brown is among the “subjects of an estafa complaint” which Glicerio Santos IV—legal counsel for local church INC and COO of Maligaya Development Corporation (DMC)—requested Justice Secretary Leila de Lima to institute.

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In the letter written by Santos, the singer was paid $1 million for his supposed performance and made representations for it, but failed “to the damage and prejudice of MDC.”


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A video posted by @chrisbrownofficial on Jul 23, 2015 at 8:45am PDT