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Safe sa Singapore! Lea Salonga announces she won’t perform at SEA Games opening ceremony

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As blunders plague the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, Lea Salonga announced Monday (November 25) that she will not be performing at the opening ceremony of the athletic meet.

Salonga tweeted that she will be flying to Singapore Tuesday (November 26) for the theatrical run of “Sweeney Todd,” where she plays the character Mrs. Lovett.

“Leaving on a jet plane for Singapore tomorrow and will begin our 14-show Sweeney run on Thursday night. This means I will not be performing at the SEA Games opening ceremonies on Saturday. I won’t be back home til after Sweeney is done,” she said.

Salonga sang the 30th SEA Games’ theme song, “We Win As One.”

According to a breakdown of the SEA Games budget which leaked online, she received a talent fee of P1.4 million.

The opening ceremony of the SEA Games will be held on November 30 at the Philippine Arena in Bulacan.

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