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Beckham cheers up Tacloban City

David Beckham flashes a wide grin with joyous kids of Tacloban City as they show a large Valentine card to city folk. (PHOTO/CHONA YU, RADIO INQUIRER)

Publication Date : 13-02-2014


David Beckham spread cheers to Tacloban City Thursday after he visited the refugees as a Unicef Ambassador.

He arrived at the Tacloban Convention center early Thursday afternoon and entertained the children.

The children gave a presentation by singing “Ako ay Pilipino” and also presented him with Valentine’s gifts.

Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr, who was in the city for an inspection of bunkhouses, said in a press conference that he personally thanked Beckham for lifting the spirits of the people of Tacloban City.

“I introduced myself and thanked him for coming all the way here just to bring joy to the children,” Marcos said.

“I told him, ‘look at all these children, you have made them very happy at a time when they have very little to smile about’,” he said.

Beckham is an Ambassador for the United Nations Children’s Fund.


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