Bruno Mars donates P4M to youth victims of 'Yolanda'

Posted at 03/21/14 11:17 PM

MANILA - Grammy-winning artist Bruno Mars donated $100,000 (around P4 million) to the youth victims of super typhoon "Yolanda."

During a press conference held at Solaire Resort and Casino on Friday, the Filipino-American singer personally handed his donation to Bantay Bata Foundation spokesperson Tina Monzon Palma.

Also at the event were Bantay Bata board member and ABS-CBN Head for Integrated News and Current Affairs Ging Reyes and program director Dr. Luisa Puyat.

Mars, who first visited the children of the foundation in April 2011, explained that his last visit to the country was "life-changing," which is why he decided to help out this time around.

"I'm really happy to be back. Last time I was here, it changed my life. Mabuhay, maraming salamat," the 28-year-old singer said.

Mars, best known for the hits "Just the Way You Are" and "Marry You," is scheduled to perform at a sold-out concert at the SM Mall of Asia Arena on Saturday (March 22) as part of his "Moonshine Jungle" tour. Report from Ginger Conejero, ABS-CBN News