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Rappler's latest stories on MOA Arena


Philippine Red Cross to hold benefit concert for Marawi

Aug 06, 2017 - 4:25 PM

The Rebuilding Life in Marawi concert is set for Thursday August 10 at the Mall of Asia Arena

FUNDRAISER. The Philippine Red Cross will hold a fundraising concert on August 10 at the Mall of Asia Arena.

MOA Arena gets high grades from FIBA for Olympic Qualifiers

Mar 16, 2016 - 3:11 PM

The Manila hosting of the Olympic Qualifiers will be big not only for Philippine basketball but also for Asia as well says FIBA s Asian Competitions Manager

From left: Bernie Atienza, Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas Domestic Competitions Manager, Yoon Wai Sun, FIBA IT and Asian Competitions Manager, and Ramon Martelino, LOC Deputy Event Coordinator. Photo by Rick Olivares/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: LeBron James rocks MoA Arena

Aug 21, 2015 - 7:12 PM

Relive LeBron James chilling entrance and marvelous dunks through these photos

FLAMING ENTRANCE. LeBron James stretches out his arms as he makes a chilling entrance inside the Mall of Asia Arena. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

All systems go for UFC Fight Night Manila

May 16, 2015 - 1:22 PM

UFC fighters weigh in a day before their fights

Manila gears up for UFC Fight Night

May 14, 2015 - 9:03 PM

The heat is on for the UFC s first fight card in Manila

UFC partners with Mall of Asia Arena

Jan 26, 2015 - 4:47 PM

Details of the agreement could be disclosed at a later date

Blessing Baby Brandon: 'Miracles' of Francis

Jan 20, 2015 - 10:46 AM

It was a meeting that was never supposed to happen but Pope Francis’ encounter with 3 year old Brandon gives hope and comfort to his parents and maybe even the rest of the world

HELLO, BRANDON. Pope Francis blesses Brandon Emmanuel Lao during his meeting with families at the Mall of Asia Area on January 17. Rappler photo

Pope in Manila, Al Qaeda vs ISIS, Google Glass gone | The wRap

Jan 16, 2015 - 8:43 PM

Pope Francis talks about corruption to Filipino politicians Revival of Al Qaeda ISIS rivalry? And goodbye Google Glass

FAST FACTS: Mall of Asia Arena

Jan 16, 2015 - 5:26 PM

Pope Francis meets Filipino families at one of the biggest indoor arenas in the country

MALL OF ASIA. After the Manila Cathedral mass, Pope Francis goes to the Mall of Asia Arena to meet families. Image courtesy of WikiCommons

Families wait outside MOA Arena for 'rockstar' Pope

Jan 16, 2015 - 2:53 PM

Families from all walks of life gather outside the MOA Arena to wait for the Pope They say seeing him is worth the wait

Pope to hear Filipino families' stories

Jan 16, 2015 - 2:15 PM

Pope Francis meets with select Filipino families during his 2nd day in the Philippines – his first close interaction with the public

Pope requests 'eye contact' with Filipino families

Dec 12, 2014 - 4:18 PM

Organizers of the Pope s visit relay his request that no one should be seated behind him when he meets with Filipino families at the Mall of Asia Arena on January 16

EYE CONTACT. Pope Francis, who stresses the need to show compassion 'in the flesh,' wants at least 'eye contact' with the families he will meet in the Philippines. File photo by Vincenzo Pinto/AFP

Bruno Mars' upcoming concert: 3 things we're looking forward to

Mar 20, 2014 - 9:00 PM

Fresh from an explosive Superbowl performance he is set to perform for his Filipino kababayans this Saturday

BACK IN MANILA. Bruno Mars is about to take Manila by storm – again. Fresh from an explosive Superbowl performance, he is set to perform for his Filipino Kababayans this Saturday. Photo from Max's Restaurant

R is for attitude: Rihanna in Manila

Sep 20, 2013 - 11:14 AM

The pop and R and B superstar shines bright like a you know what in her Manila show

COMFY ENSEMBLE. Rihanna in her 'first' outfit of the night that would be reduced to a one-piece later on. All photos by Jasper Lucena

Your date list: Aug 31-Sept 7

Aug 31, 2013 - 7:15 AM

Thinking of where to go this coming week? Here are our recommendations

Tickets almost gone for FIBA Asia playoffs

Aug 09, 2013 - 4:45 PM

Tickets to the FIBA Asia playoffs have sold like hotcakes

IN PHOTOS: Ms PH Earth coronation night

May 20, 2013 - 2:19 PM

Relive the splendor of the night with these exclusive photos

REIGNING QUEENS. Miss PH Earth 2012 Stephany Stefanowitz leads the rest of last year's winners in thanking their supporters for their one-year reign. All photos by Andrew Robles

HIGHLIGHTS: Ms PH Earth 2013 coronation

May 20, 2013 - 4:25 AM

Rappler live blogs the event as it happens at the SM Mall of Asia Arena

MISS PHILIPPINES EARTH 2013. Who will be the new face of beauty and substance? Graphic by Dave Salazar/

Avicii in Manila: Believe the hype

May 18, 2013 - 10:03 AM

More than simply playing an EDM show Avicii delivered a sublime musical experience for his legion of Pinoy fans

'WOW MANILA THAT WAS INCREDIBLE! Thank you everyone for all the love and hope to see you again soon!' Photo from the Avicii Facebook page

Modern English, The Alarm wow new wave fans

Apr 29, 2013 - 3:25 PM

It may have been an ’80s phenomenon yet for fans of these two bands new wave is forever

ARE YOU ‘CHONG’? The poster for the May 3 ‘Back to the ’80s’ concert. Image by DMC Philippines

Avicii concert moved to May 15

Apr 03, 2013 - 10:22 AM

All tickets and table reservations will be honored on the new date

MUCH-NEEDED REST. Avicii aka Tim Bergling's Manila concert has been moved from April 4 to May 15 at the SM MOA Arena. Photo from the Avicii Facebook page

NBA in the Philippines: Big, big, big

Mar 07, 2013 - 8:32 AM

The NBA finally found the perfect partner in SM and this only means good and BIG things for Filipino basketball fans

NBA's Rockets, Pacers to battle at MOA Arena?

Feb 14, 2013 - 12:47 PM

An NBA pre season game in the Phiippines just might happen with MOA Arena teasing hoops fans that big things are coming

HIGHLIGHTS: Ateneo-La Salle volleyball match

Feb 09, 2013 - 1:54 PM

Archrivals Ateneo and La Salle battle as UAAP volleyball makes it debut at the world class Mall of Asia Arena

Rappler Preview: Ateneo, La Salle clash at MOA Arena

Feb 09, 2013 - 8:34 AM

Rappler previews Saturday s titanic battles between Ateneo and La Salle and UST and NU

T’was a JLo good show

Dec 04, 2012 - 4:27 PM

Memories of Jennifer Lopez’s jolly good show on Manila soil linger happily in the attendees’ minds one week later

NICE, FIRM… Jennifer Lopez, still curvy after all these years, as we saw last week. Photo by Magic Liwanag

SHOWBITZ: Zanjoe, Bea at JLo

Nov 30, 2012 - 4:31 PM

We spotted the lovebirds at one of the biggest concerts this year

HAPPY TOGETHER. In a recent interview at 'The Buzz,' 24-year-old Bea Alonzo said she hopes to be married in 5 years to 30-year-old Zanjoe Marudo. Photo by Rappler

No stranger in the land of Keane

Oct 18, 2012 - 5:07 PM

Keane rocked the SM MOA Arena with their own brand of pure music

KEANE LEAD VOCALS TOM Chaplin sings his heart out. Photo by Paul John Cana

Blood on the dancefloor

Oct 01, 2012 - 8:32 PM

Dance aholics unite The Frenchman is coming to get feet stomping and bodies shaking

NOTHING COMPARES TO GUETTA's beat. Image from EMI/Polyeast


Sep 29, 2012 - 6:49 PM

RAPPLER s Kai Magsanoc live blogs straight from the SM Mall of Asia Arena

A PHOTO OF ZAC Efron ATV-ing up the lava flow of Mayon Volcano that the actor posted on his Facebook page

David Guetta’s ‘alien’ music

Sep 28, 2012 - 5:24 PM

If you’ve been in a dance club in recent years for at least 5 minutes chances are you’ve heard a David Guetta song playing

CLUB CAN'T HANDLE HIM. French DJ and producer David Guetta will rock Manila on Oct. 10. Image from Facebook