Black Eyed Peas star APL.DE.AP has flown to the flooded Philippines to stage a benefit concert and deliver aid to the storm-stricken residents.
The rapper, who is of Filipino ancestry, was shocked when he saw TV footage of the devastation caused by Typhoon Ketsana last month (Sep09).
The storm dumped heavy rains on the country, triggering landslides which killed 712 people and caused more than £30 million (£20 million) in damage.
Apl.de.ap - real name Allan Pineda Lindo - vowed to help, and flew to the Philippines to put on a charity show on Thursday (15Oct09) to raise money for the affected communities.
The star staged a hip-hop gig, flying in artists from abroad and recruiting local musicians to entertain the crowd at the Skydome in Manila.
He says, "It’s important for me to go back to help out. I donated money and also we bought a couple of boxes of food, canned goods and stuff like that. I just want to tell everybody that my heart goes out to you guys and I will try my best to help out."