Justin Bieber prays for Yolanda victims

Teen superstar Justin Bieber is the latest addition to the long list of international celebrities who expressed solidatiry for the victims of super typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan). Through his Instagram account, Bieber posted a picture of himself while praying in front of a graffiti showing two hands  clasped in prayer.

“We all can help,” the Canadian heartthrob wrote. The image has been “liked” by nearly 600,000 users as of writing time. View the original post here.

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Justin Bieber appeals for help for ‘Yolanda’ survivors (Credits: http://instagram.com/p/g1s3cSAvkP)

A few days ago, photos of Bieber’s supposed  visit to typhoon survivors in Leyte province circulated on the Internet. However, it was eventually revealed later on that the photos were taken in Guatemala.

Interestingly, Bieber received intense flak from Filipino netizens last December when he posted two images via Instagram that mocked boxing legend Manny Pacquiao after losing via sixth round knockout to Mexican fighter Juan Manuel Marquez. Take a trip down the memory lane by reading this post.




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Mark Madrona is a prize-winning blogger, online journalist, and educator from the Philippines. Previously a book editor, he is now teaching communication subjects for two public universities in Manila. His blog The Filipino Scribe won 3rd place in a blog competition organized by the Affiliated Network for Social Accountability in East Asia and the Pacific (ANSA-EAP). In 2015, it was one of the finalists in the 2015 Lasallian Scholarum Awards for Best Online Feature Article in Youth and Education. He also won the Best Blog Award during the 2011 Population and Development Media Awards, the youngest recipient of that recognition. Know more about him here: http://www.filipinoscribe.com/about/.

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