Football icon Beckham 'humbled' by Tacloban trip, visits Tanauan | Inquirer Sports

Football icon Beckham ‘humbled’ by Tacloban trip, visits Tanauan

/ 07:04 PM February 14, 2014

David Beckham AP FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — International football icon David Beckham said that he was humbled by his trip to Tacloban, the worst-hit town by super typhoon “Yolanda” on Thursday.

Beckham, who flew halfway across the world to mingle with the Yolanda survivors, was moved by the Filipinos’ resilient spirit amid the widespread destruction there.


“I was humbled to visit Tacloban and see how people are still so full of spirit despite the devastation they have suffered,” Bckham said in a post on his official Facebook account.

Beckham, who suited up for prestigious clubs in Europe in his illustrious career, is a Goodwill Ambassador of the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef).


“As a Unicef Goodwill Ambassador, seeing how children are being given a sense of normality amidst the rubble of their communities has been amazing,” he said on the same post.

“I want to show people around the world how their generous donations have had an enormous impact on children and their families and how thankful people here are for their kindness.”

After his visit to Tacloban, the laid-back Beckham proceeded to Tanauan, Leyte, on Friday where he was seen playing a fun game of football with the kids.


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