Red Cross team from Zamboanga Chapter quickly responded to the scene of a bomb blast in Guiwan, Zamboanga City after an explosive device went off and killed one person and injured 52 more on January 23, 2015, according to report gathered by the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Operations Center (as of 8am, January 24, 2015).
Not contented with the help it had provided following the onslaught of super typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), the Philippine Red Cross is now set on strengthening the disaster management capacity of its chapters in the Western Visayas by opening a regional warehouse and training center in Passi City, Iloilo.
On December 29, 2014 another typhoon hit the Philippines affecting Visayas and Mindanao Region. The eye of Typhoon Seniang (Jangmi), the strongest storm to hit the country this year, passed to the Bakulin, Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur at 3:45 AM, 29 December 2014.
Seven (7) affected provinces by Typhoon Seniang with 39 Municipalities, 143 Barangay and 15,358 families or 54, 981 persons also affected by the tropical storm Seniang.
As part of Philippine Red Cross' rehabilitation efforts on Typhoon Pablo (internation name Bopha) core shelters and water and sanitation facilities were turned over today in Compostela Valley.
PRC Chairman Richard Gordon and Secretary General Gwendolyn Pang turned over 350 core shelter units to family beneficiaries in municipality of New Bataan and Monkayo today.
Through funding support of 70,000 php per shelter from the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) hundreds of families can now live in decent homes.