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15 Sep 2008 description

BAYAMBANG, Pangasinan - Close to 100 families from this town's Barangay Topok received from the Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Sen. Richard J. Gordon 300 pieces of "jerry cans" or water containers, a mobile water filtration tank and anti-cholera kits late Sunday afternoon a few days after 57 people were reported to have contracted Cholera in three municipalities in the province.

Hundreds of residents of Barangay Topok braved the bad weather to attend the ceremonies.

11 Aug 2008 description

Doctors and nurses fear going to the far-flung, possibly cholera-stricken town of Palimbang in Sultan Kudarat due to skirmishes in North Cotabato between the military, para-military forces and Muslim rebels, the Red Cross chief said.

"We now have 21 volunteers, including seven doctors and 11 nurses.