Help victims of Haiyan, says Enrique

MADRID - Grammy-winning Spanish singer Enrique Iglesias, whose mother is from the Philippines, on Tuesday urged his fans to give money to help victims of the devastating Typhoon Haiyan.

"Help the Philippines! People in the Philippines need our help right away! Please consider donating to Haiyan disaster relief. You'll feel good that you did," the 38-year-old wrote on his official website, beside a link to the webpage of the American Red Cross.

Iglesias, whose hits include Hero and Cuando Me Enamoro, is currently on tour in the United States.

He is the third and youngest child of veteran Spanish singer Julio Iglesias, and socialite and magazine journalist Isabel Preysler, who moved to Madrid from the Philippines when she was a teenager.

Preysler, dubbed "The Pearl of Manila" by Spain's gossip magazines, and Julio Iglesias split in 1979 after a seven-year marriage.

The United Nations fears the typhoon may have killed over 10,000 people. It estimates that more than 11.3 million Filipinos have been affected, with 673,000 made homeless, since Haiyan - one of the most powerful typhoons to date - smashed into the nation's central islands on Friday.