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How Justin Bieber ended up in Tacloban
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Yesterday I woke up with Maria Ressa’s tweet that Justin Bieber had arrived in the Philippines, on his way to Tacloban.

Unreal, I thought. I grew up seeing only has-beens visit the country. Never in the height of the career.
Of course things have changed since the last few years. Justin Bieber has been here but not One Direction.
Madonna still hasn’t been here and she’s past her prime (sorry Grace!).

The rest of the day, Twitter was all about Bieber in Tacloban.
Based on accounts, Bieber and his group landed in Manila around 5 AM via private plane.
He arrived through the help of TV5, PLDT, SMART, and MVP, whom he reached out to for assistance in his #GiveBackPhilippines advocacy.

Bieber expressed that he wanted to personally visit Tacloban and meet Yolanda survivors. His team didn’t want to announce his arrival and make it commercial. They asked that it be low-key and no-frills.
With that, PLDT and SMART arranged a private plane for his to visit Tacloban. The plane used is owned by gameshow host Willie Revillame (check out the tail).

Justin Bieber arrives in Tacloban
Justin Bieber arrives in Tacloban

After resting in Manila, Justin arrived in Tacloban around 2 PM, assisted by UNICEF on ground.
He sang “a series of Christmas songs and some of his hits as well, including Baby,” said Kate Donovan, a spokeswoman for UNICEF.



Justin gave away T-shirts to the kids of Tacloban and played street basketball, including a one-on-one with Coach Chot Reyes of Gilas Pilipinas.

Justin Bieber in Tacloban
Justin Bieber in Tacloban
Justin Bieber in Tacloban
Justin Bieber in Tacloban
Justin Bieber in Tacloban

His manager, Scooter Braun, said it was a very touching and emotional day for Justin, as you can see in these photos provided by SMART.

Justin Bieber in Tacloban
Justin Bieber in Tacloban
Justin Bieber in Tacloban
Justin Bieber in Tacloban
Justin Bieber in Tacloban

He returned to Manila in the evening and met with executives and endorsers of SMART, TV5 and PLDT at the Edsa Shangri-La Hotel.
His manager, Scooter Braun took time to thank those who made the visit possible.

The meet and greet lasted for about 30 minutes, very quickly. No time to make chika. Those who had a chance to take photos with Bieber were in and out within a minute.
Justin Bieber with SMART executives Ramon Isberto, Olan Pena, Tina Mariano and the SMART engineers who were among the first responders to rebuild network and communication lines in Tacloban after Yolanda.

Justin Bieber at Edsa Shang

With SMART Broadband Team and endorsers Anne Curtis, Kobe Paras and Rico Blanco

The Smart Broadband Team with Justin Bieber and endorsers Anne Curtis, Kobe Paras and Rico Blanco

L-R: Mikyle Quizon, Dani Barretto, Justin Bieber, Claudia Barretto, and Juliana Gomez

Justin Bieber with Digital Ambassadors Mikyle Quizon & Dani Barretto with Julianna Gomez and Claudia Barretto

With SMART endorser Jasmine Curtis-Smith

Justin Bieber with Smart endorser Jasmine Curtis

and Billy Crawford

Justin Bieber with Smart endorser Billy Crawford

The Smart Postpaid Team with endorser Anne Curtis thanked Justin Bieber for extending his help to Yolanda-stricken areas in the Philippines.

The Smart Postpaid Team and endorser Anne Curtis thanked Justin Bieber for extending his help to Yolanda-stricken areas in the Philippines

To know more about Justin’s #‎GiveBackPhilippines‬ campaign, click HERE.

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magman8523

He’s Canadian after all.

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guest Reply:

By what do you mean of this?

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guest

By what do you mean of this?

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coffeeandpiegeneration

Two things: Anne looks laspag and super haggard. Billy Joe needs to stop wearing tights as pants.

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Lara

Hmmm. Can he just change his outfit? Feeling ko if he is not sikat muka lang syang mga jeje dito sa pinas.

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Chris

I wonder why Angelina Jolie hasn’t done charity work in Tacloban yet. She managed to visit Syria during the height of the war there. [Reply]jabez Reply:December 12th, 2013 at 10:44 PMi am more curious if that private plane only carried justin bieber to tacloban. i mean, it could have helped in the relief operations and transporting people in and out of tacloban. [Reply]Wew Reply:December 13th, 2013 at 10:33 AMShut up. Go rent your own plane [Reply]jabez Reply:December 13th, 2013 at 7:11 PMWilly, is that you? I don’t know what ticked you off – I just said I’m curious – you’re… Read more »

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jabez

i am more curious if that private plane only carried justin bieber to tacloban. i mean, it could have helped in the relief operations and transporting people in and out of tacloban.

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Wew

Shut up. Go rent your own plane

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jabez

Willy, is that you? I don’t know what ticked you off – I just said I’m curious – you’re the one who had put malice in that statement. Pathetic.

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Wew

boo hoo

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pringle

The US had done more than enough of their fair share in Tacloban. How much more do you want?

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KUMAGCOW

Awesome exclusives ms C! 🙂

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divasoria

HAHA! #Madonna4EVA

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joelcruise Reply:

She may be no spring chicken, but she’s definitely a goose with golden eggs… hehe

Material Girl: Madonna tops Forbes’ highest-paid musicians list

http://www.firstpost.com/living/material-girl-madonna-tops-forbes-highest-paid-musicians-list-1283061.html

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joelcruise

She may be no spring chicken, but she’s definitely a goose with golden eggs… hehe

Material Girl: Madonna tops Forbes’ highest-paid musicians list

http://www.firstpost.com/living/material-girl-madonna-tops-forbes-highest-paid-musicians-list-1283061.html

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CJ Aguilar

And why is he pointing at Billy’s crotch? Lol.

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wtf_edu Reply:

because it’s funny-lookinglol

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wtf_edu

because it’s funny-lookinglol

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Good for him. A lot of celebs talk about helping, donating, etc. but he put his money where his mouth is and actually went to Tacoblan. I can’t imagine how happy he made the kids, and even the adults. I’m sure it was a very welcome distraction from they are still going through.

Shifting gears to more shallow things… What’s with the outfit at the meet and greet?

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CVS Reply:

lol. i just realized he wears that hat to make him look taller (check photo to Jasmine Curtis Smith)

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oh_fudge

guwapo naman nung manager! eouh pouh! muztah pouh keiouh?! lol

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jo Reply:

lakas makagwapo ng balbas niya hahaha!

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jo

lakas makagwapo ng balbas niya hahaha!

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