Yolanda victims receive support from Pope and celebrities worldwide

When in Manila and disaster strikes, it helps to know we’re not alone. People from all over the globe have been sending their support in the aftermath of super typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan), which last week ripped through Central Philippines, wiping out entire neighborhoods and killing thousands.

First on the list of international figures to send out prayers and support to Yolanda victims? No less than the Pope, who tweeted:






Half-Filipina American Idol Season 11 runner-up Jessica Sanchez also tweeted her support.






Taiwanese F4 Member and Meteor Garden Star Ken Chu (Zhu Xiao Tian) meanwhile praised our ability to smile despite all the storms like Yolanda that come our way.




South Korean actor/singer Lee Min Ho heard about the damage caused by  typhoon Yolanda and couldn’t help but tweet about it.






Fall Out Boy’s lead singer Patrick Stump’s tweet was short but sweet.






Aside from Fall Out Boy, other musical acts tweeted out their support, like Rihanna






One Republic






and The Script.






One Republic just performed at the Smart Araneta Coliseum last week, Rihanna had a concert in Manila last Sept. 19, while the Script performed here in March.

Even boxing star Floyd Mayweather, Jr. set aside his rivalry with Filipino boxing champ Manny Pacquiao and sent out a tweet of support to Yolanda‘s victims.




Indiana Pacers’ General Manager Kevin Pritchard also tweeted his support and asked how he can send help to the victims of Yolanda.






The Pacers had their first-ever preseason game against the Houston Rockets in SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay last month.


When in Manila, let’s not dwell on our grief in times like this. Let’s learn from Yolanda, and help each other get up. We, as a nation, can get through this. If they, including these celebrities, believe in us, what could be our reason not to support each other?


Yolanda victims receive support from Pope and celebrities worldwide