Pacquiao fighting to inspire devastated Philippines

People walk through debris in a particularly badly damaged area of town near the Cathedral of Our Lord's Transfiguration Parish, Palo church which has been converted into a shelter for those displaced people on November 17, 2013 in Leyte, Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan, which ripped through Philippines on November 9, has been described as one of the most powerful typhoons ever to hit land, leaving thousands dead and hundreds of thousands homeless. Countries all over the world have pledged relief aid to help support those affected by the typhoon, however damage to the airport and roads have made moving the aid into the most affected areas very difficult. With dead bodies left out in the open air and very limited food, water and shelter, health concerns are growing.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

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Earlier this month, Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines. More than 3,600 people died and around 2 million were rendered homeless when the storm hit land.

Manny Pacquiao is using his bout against Brandon Rios as a rallying point for his countrymen.
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