Skip to main content
  1. News
  2. Top News

David Beckham completes two-day tour of the Philippines

See also

In partnership with UNICEF, soccer icon David Beckham completed a two-day tour of the Philippines Friday posing for pictures later posted on his Facebook page, just over three months after the strongest super-typhoon to hit the planet devastated the archipelago.

“Very humbled to have spent the last few days in the Philippines with UNICEF meeting those affected by Typhoon Haiyan,” he said via his Facebook page. “A big thank you to everyone who donated all over the world – you have made a huge difference that I have been able to witness first hand.”

This was Beckham’s second visit with UNICEF to the storm-ravaged republic since 2011, when he visited a shelter in Manila even playing in an exhibition soccer game.

Super Typhoon Haiyan devastated central Philippines with over 6,000 people reported dead and another 1,785 others still reported missing after the storm ripped through coastal areas on November 8.

The UN said recently that close to 14 million people were affected overall.

Although the country has recovered quickly, much works needs to be done.

The Philippine Department of Tourism crafted a “Thank You” campaign on February 8 highlighted by billboards and print ads to be displayed in cities across the world as a thank-you from the Filipino people.

The ads will be displayed in several cities around the world including Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto and New York’s Times Square.

Advertisement

News

  • Gaza conflict
    Israel official: Ceasefire and expanding Gaza conflict are both being discussed
    Video
    Video
  • Air Algerie crash
    Conflicting reports about the Air Algerie disappearance begin to emerge
    Top News
  • Arizona execution
    A Senator familiar with torture denounces Joseph Wood's botched execution as such
    US News
  • Ray Rice suspended
    Ravens' running back Ray Rice is suspended for two games for a domestic violence arrest
    Sports
  • Amazon tribe falls ill
    An Amazonian tribe catches influenza after making first contact with the developed world
    Headlines
  • CIA prison in Poland
    Poland is declared guilty of human rights violations for hosting a secret CIA prison
    Video
    Video

Related Videos:

  • 232 teeth removed from teen's mouth in rare tumor condition
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518338813" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=518338813&autoStart=true"></div>
  • Thousands support Bunch O Balloons, device that fills 100 water balloons at once
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/N-S5ObRlICQ?VQ=HD720&amp;allowfullscreen=true&amp;autoplay=1"></iframe>
  • Artificial Intelligence and the impact on future employment
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518318121" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=518318121&autoStart=true"></div>