The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) expressed its gratitude to the Chinese Embassy in the Philippines for its humanitarian aid amounting to USD 100,000 or P5.1-million that will benefit the families devastated by the recent Tropical Storm Urduja in the Visayas.
PRC Secretary General Atty. Oscar Palabyab personally received the donation from Chinese Embassy to the Philippines Counsellor Sun Yi at the PRC National Headquarters in Mandaluyong City on Wednesday.
Amidst the Super-Typhoon Yolanda that plagued our country the past month, the Chinese are ready and willing to support their neighbor country with the help of the Philippine Red Cross (PRC).
The Chinese Embassy, through Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Ma Ke Qing donated three (3) brand new payloader trucks to the PRC, in great hopes that these trucks can help the humanitarian organization in its busy operations on the ravaged Visayan region.
The Philippine National Red Cross spearheaded by Chairman And CEO, Senator Richard J. Gordon humbly donates a sum of 30,000.00 U.S Dollars for the victims of Cyclone Nargis that ravaged Myanmar and the massive earthquake that struck Central China. During the ceremonial turn-over of donations held last June 20, 2008 at the PNRC National headquarters which was also witnessed by the Board of Governors, PNRC Chairman Richard J. Gordon presented two checks amounting to US $15,000.00 each to Mr. Deng Xijun, Deputy Chief of Mission and Political Counselor and Mr.
Straight from attending the 17th Governing Board Meeting of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in Geneva, Switzerland, PNRC Chairman Senator Richard J. Gordon will head directly to Yangoon, Myanmar to lead the Philippine delegation in the ASEAN-UN International Pledging Conference for thousands of cyclone victims on May 25.
"Even as our own country comes to grips with the aftermath of typhoon Cosme, we must count ourselves fortunate that we are still in a position to help disaster victims in Myanmar and China.
The Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC) has offered to help China in the rescue and in extracting people buried under the debris after powerful earthquake struck last Monday, its chairman, Senator Richard Gordon said.
Gordon, in his letter to Chinese Ambassador to Manila Song Tao, said "the PNRC offers to send China a rescue truck complete with the equipment capable of extracting people buried under debris, as well as doctors, nurses and other emergency personnel,"
"We can only hope that our offer of assistance may help to ease the suffering and pain of your people …