Justin Bieber Arrives in the Philippines to Bolster Haiyan Relief Work

Pop star calls on 'Beliebers' to raise funds for victims of last month’s supertyphoon

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Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber performs during his "Believe" concert tour at the Rommel Fernandez stadium in Panama City October 24, 2013.

After an antics-filled year that included abandoning a monkey in the Munich airport and allegedly desecrating the Argentinian flag, Justin Bieber has turned his attention to nobler pursuits as 2013 draws to a close.

On Tuesday, the pop star arrived in Manila for the final date of his “Believe” world tour and called on his legions of loyal fans to donate cash to a campaign he kickstarted that provides assistance to Filipinos affected by Supertyphoon Haiyan.

The mammoth storm killed nearly 6,000 and displaced millions as it devastated large swathes of the archipelago nation last month. On his twitter feed earlier Tuesday, Bieber referred to his Philippines show as the “most important one of the tour.”

“The moment I heard about the tragedy a few weeks back, I knew I could count on you guys to make a difference, ” the 19-year-old tells a video post on fund-raising outlet Prizeo. According to Bieber, donors who contribute could win the chance to hang out in the studio next year while he works on a new album.