Chris Brown Barred From Leaving the Philippines Over Concert Dispute

7/22/2015 5:16 AM PDT

Chris Brown -- Barred From Leaving the Philippines Over Concert Dispute

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Chris Brown couldn't get into Canada earlier this year and now he can't get OUT of the Philippines ... all because he allegedly skipped out on a concert gig there.  

Brown played a show in the country Tuesday night, but when he tried to leave Wednesday morning for his next show in Hong Kong ... he was blocked from doing so by the Philippine Department of Justice, reports the Philippines News Agency. 

The issue at hand ... Brown was allegedly supposed to play a show last New Year's Eve, but never showed. The promoters of that gig were granted an order to bar Brown from leaving the country in order to get him to pay back money they say they are owed.

Back in February, Brown had to cancel a show in Canada because he was denied entry into the country due to his criminal background.