MANILA, Philippines (CelebrityAccess) — The government of The Philippines has imposed a bond of nearly $5,000 on two members of UK boy band One Direction to ensure that they do not promote illegal drug use during their upcoming concert in Manilla.
Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson were hit with the sanction following pressure from a local anti-drug advocacy group, following the circulation of a viral internet video last year that purported to show both of the One Direction members apparently smoking marijuana.
"Malik and Tomlinson are required to post 200,000 pesos ($4,470) bond and 20,000 pesos ($447) processing fee each through their producer," Immigration Bureau spokeswoman Elaine Tan told the Associated Press on Tuesday.
The advocacy group has also requested that the members of the group be tested for drugs before performing and requested access for Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency personnel and advocacy groups members to 'monitor' the band.
One Direction is slated to perform at the seaside Mall of Asia Concert Grounds as part of their "On The Road Again" tour. – Staff Writers