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Alicia Keys visits Yolanda refugees at Villamor

November 26, 2013 9:42am

US singer Alicia Keys visits Yolanda survivors at Villamor Airbase
US singer Alicia Keys visits Yolanda survivors at Villamor Airbase . Grammy-winning singer Alicia Keys (left) talks to survivors of Typhoon Yolanda at Villamor Airbase in Pasay City on Monday. Keys is in the country for a one-night concert at the SM MOA Arena on November 25. AFP/PAF
Grammy-winning singer Alicia Keys visited Villamor Air Base Monday to bring cheer to hundreds of evacuees from eastern provinces wracked by Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan).
 
The American singer distributed crayons and coloring books to children at the Villamor Air Base grandstand, where evacuees from eastern Leyte and Samar provinces arrive via C-130 planes.
 
Social Welfare Department officer Jane Abello says Keys stayed for about half an hour to chat with evacuees.
 
The R&B star was in Manila for a concert Monday at the seaside MOA Arena.
 
The Philippine Star earlier quoted her as saying that "music has a way of lifting your spirit and that's what I hope to do for the Filipino people."
 
Keys tweeted three days after the Nov. 8 typhoon: "To the people of the Philippines my heart is with you."
 
She also encouraged fans around the world to donate to the typhoon victims. Associated Press




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