Chairman Richard Gordon’s vision to modernize the Philippine Red Cross (PRC)’s Operations Center (OpCen) and fleet of rescue vehicles gets a needed push after the successful visit of President Rodrigo Duterte to the organization’s Israeli counterpart, Magen David Adom (MDA) last September 4.
The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) intensifies its advocacy to shift information dissemination to proactive involvement and action by empowering communities, schools and workplaces to be prepared ahead, as well as reminds the public to be equipped with necessary lifeline kits to cope with the increasing number of natural and man-made disasters.
The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) will be using weather forecasts and early action measures to mitigate the impacts of increasing hydrometeorological hazards in the country.
This was announced during the conduct of a national dialogue on the program called “Forecast-Based Financing (FbF) and Emergency Response Preparedness for Climate Risks,” which was jointly led by the PRC together with the World Food Programme during the celebration of the Climate Change Consciousness Week.
The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) launched a 5-year developmental project in three of PRC chapters in Capiz, Antique and Aklan (CA- ANAK) to reduce health and disaster risks within its communities.
The project that kicked off on April 1, 2017 was spearheaded by the PRC’s Disaster Management and Health Services with the support from the Canadian Red Cross.
The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) and Rappler sealed its partnership with a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signed during the Agos Summit on Disaster Preparedness on July 8, 2017 at SM Aura, Taguig.
From disaster consciousness to disaster resilience.
The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) has stepped up its programs and activities promoting disaster resilience as the country observes National Disaster Resilience Month this July. On June 28, President Rodrigo Duterte signed Executive Order No. 29, shifting the focus of the month-long event from disaster consciousness to disaster resilience.
At the culmination of Philippine Red Cross’ (PRC) month-long 70th anniversary celebration on May 9, the organization proudly announced yet another milestone: the use of “small cellular” technology to power PRC’s SOS cell network, which will enable people to call, text, and connect to the Internet in calamity areas.
Rubb Halls, ambulances, emergency field hospitals, rescue trucks, pay loaders, water tankers, generators, and thousands of doctors, emergency medical technicians (EMTs), surgeons, trained first aiders, and Red Cross 143 volunteers—the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) has mobilized its entire system in anticipation of the “Big One.”
The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) and the Philippine Medical Association (PMA) signed a partnership agreement to enhance PRC's emergency and disaster response capabilities. The cooperation agreement signing between PRC and PMA was held on December 13, 2015 at the PRC Tower in Mandaluyong.
The agreement between PRC and PMA aims to strengthen ties between the two parties and will enable the PRC to tap the services of PMA members in case of mass casualty incidents (MCIs), emergencies, disasters, and emergency field hospital (EFH) deployment.
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.
Manila, Philippines -- As typhoon Mario (international name Fung Wong) weakens and exits the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) continues to be in full swing in assessing and responding to the immediate needs of thousands of families in various areas affected by the storm.
Manila, Philippines – The Philippine Red Cross (PRC), together with the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), is hosting a three-day workshopfrom August 19 to August 21 to address issues of growing disaster threats to urban populations.
Philippine Red Cross Chairman Richard Gordon said that the ever rising incidence and severity of natural disasters exerts pressure on the global community to address the threats to urban populations everywhere, most especially in Southeast Asia.
Philippine Red Cross Chairman Richard Gordon led Sunday relief distribution of food items in areas worst hit by typhoon Pablo in Davao Oriental and Compostela Valley to personally witness and assess the situation on the ground and talk to affected families about their priority needs and how the Red Cross can help.
"It is important to talk to people to feel their sufferings and comfort them the best way we can," Gordon said.
The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) is on full alert, ready to roll out its disaster action plan, as the country braces itself for the fury of typhoon Butchoy (international code name Guchol) that has threatened the country and likely to hit Eastern Visayas and Northern Luzon.
PRC Chairman Richard J. Gordon, has directed PRC operation center at the PRC headquarters and all chapters affected to monitor the situation round the clock, preposition all their emergency response vehicles and equipment, as well as relief supplies, and alert their Red Cross 143 volunteers on the ground.
The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) will turn over basic rescue equipment and first aid kits worth more than PHP 500,000 to six barangays in Agusan Del Sur and six barangays in Surigao Del Norte over the weekend.
The turn over of rescue equipment is part of the PRC 5-year community capacity building project which started last year in partnership with Netherlands Red Cross, funded by Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, amounting to a total of PHP 75.6 million.
The Philippine Red Cross is set to reduce the impact of disasters, climate change, public health emergencies, illnesses and other situations of violence for affected families and communities within the next five years beginning this year.
This is the goal of the Red Cross for 2012-2016 as it defines its strategic direction towards its vision to be the foremost humanitarian organization in the Philippines, in services provided and number of people served.
The Philippine Red Cross relief goods are underway for disaster-stricken families in Mindanao as situation assessment goes on in various affected areas and the number of casualty continues to rise with death toll placed at 652.
Three days after Tropical Storm Sendong (Washi) ravaged Mindanao with massive flashfloods, affected families struggled to pick up the pieces from whatever is left of their belongings.
The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) has appealed for more volunteer blood donors to meet the gap of 400,000 units of blood needed for 80,000 patients. This is based on the estimate of the Department of Health that per patient usually needs an average of five units of blood.
PRC Secretary General Gwendolyn Pang said, the country's total blood collection last year was about 550,000 units. The national requirement is 950,000 units representing 1% of the country's population based on international standard.