The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) has taken the Filipino tradition of giving “aguinaldo” during the Christmas season to a higher level as it provided cash grants on top of relief items to families hit by Typhoon Vinta (Tembin), which affected over 500,000 individuals in 23 provinces.
To further alleviate the suffering of families displaced by mudslides and flashfloods, the PRC initially distributed P3,000 cash grants to 134 families in Lanao Del Norte, where more than a hundred homes were wiped out.
Amidst the Christmas celebration, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) staff and volunteers continue to work double time, even if it means not spending Christmas with their respective families, to provide humanitarian assistance to those affected by the two recent storms Vinta and Urduja that devastated the Visayas and Mindanao.
PRC Chairman and CEO Richard Gordon said staff and volunteers from the 31 chapters in Mindanao and its National Headquarters are currently responding and closely monitoring the situation as Tropical Storm Vinta traverses the country.
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.
Amid access dangers and difficulties, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) deployed a humanitarian caravan that will provide much-needed assistance to Biliran province, one of the areas worst hit by Tropical Storm Urduja.
PRC Chairman Dick Gordon said it’s Christmas in a few days but its staff and volunteers are working hard to bring water and relief items to affected communities in the province.
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) Health Services together with the PRC Cebu Chapter launched the Community Health and Hygiene Promotion Project (CHHP) in Northern Cebu on June 16, 2017 at Ala Mercedes Gold Course, in Medellin, Cebu.
The project seeks to continually address the need to improve access to public health service delivery for the most vulnerable communities to create healthier, safer and resilient communities.
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) handed over a Php 2 Million check to the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) today, at the BSP Complex in Malate Manila.
PRC Chairman and CEO Richard Gordon received the donation from BSP Governor Nestor Espenillas Jr. “Thank you Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas for your trust in the Philippine Red Cross. PRC assured the BSP that their contribution shall go a long way in fulfilling its mission to alleviate human suffering and help the most vulnerable through its quality of volunteers, logistics, and information technology,” said Gordon.
To continue delivering humanitarian services, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) with the support from the International Federation of the Red Cross Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (IFRC DREF), an emergency operation was conducted to provide immediate assistance to the Filipino returnees from the state of Sabah in Malaysia.
As of July 14, 2017, more than 3,000 returnees have arrived in Zamboanga City since the crisis started on February 15. Most of the returnees are from the eastern part of Sabah such as Semporna, Tawau, Lahad Datu, Kunak, Sandakan-Romero and Sandakan-Kumunak.
The Israel Embassy officially turned over one million worth of basic equipment, medicines, and supplies to the Philippine Red Cross (PRC), to support immediate needs of those affected by the Marawi conflict.
PRC, set up a basic health care unit in (BHCU) in Balo-i Lanao del Norte on June 8. Since basic health services are a major priority in the communities and evacuation centers affected by the conflict, the PRC has provided basic, preventive, and health care emergency treatment and medical supplies.
The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) is appealing for donations to help more families affected by the ongoing armed clashes in Marawi City, which have displaced thousands of people.
According to PRC's Operations Center, 96 barangays have been affected by the clashes, causing more than 29,000 individuals to leave their homes and seek temporary comfort and safety in evacuation centers. Infrastructures such as houses, a school, church, and jail have also been damaged.
The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) has stepped up its relief efforts for the people who have been displaced by the recent armed clashes in Marawi City. To date, PRC has provided hot meals and clean water, as well as other humanitarian aid such as psychosocial support, first aid, blood supply, and tracing services.
Eight evacuation centers in Lanao Del Norte and Iligan City are currently occupied by more than 2,000 families from Marawi City.
The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) has deployed ambulances, 6x6 truck, rescue vehicle, generator sets, Welfare teams, food and medical and family tents as part of its emergency and relief efforts for the magnitude 5.6 and 6.0 earthquakes that shook Mabini, Batangas, and nearby towns at 3:07 p.m. and 3:09 p.m., respectively, on April 8, 2017, Saturday.
Four days prior, on April 4, the province also experienced an earthquake, a magnitude 5.5 tremor with epicenter in Tingloy.
Philippine Red Cross (PRC) has helped a thousand individuals so far, including 75 OB maternal and 20 post-surgery patients, in its swift relief and rescue response to the magnitude 5.6 and 6.0 earthquakes that shook Mabini, Batangas, and nearby towns at 3:07 p.m. and 3:09 p.m., respectively, on April 8, 2017, Saturday.
PRC was first on the scene and has since stepped up its relief and assistance efforts for yesterday’s twin disasters, as well as for affected population of the magnitude 5.5 earthquake that hit nearby Tingloy, Batangas, on April 4, Tuesday.
The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Welfare Services and medical teams were first on the scene to give relief and rescue assistance to the people of Batangas after a magnitude 5.5 earthquake shook the province on Tuesday, April 4.
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.”
Marie’s husband, a construction worker, was working in Surigao City when the magnitude 6.7 earthquake hit the city on the night of Feb. 10, 2017. She tried calling him to check on him, but he didn’t answer.
The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) provides without letup relief assistance for and psychosocial support to the victims of the 6.7 magnitude earthquake that hit Surigao City on Feb. 10.
The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) emergency responders and medical teams are stepping up efforts to help the people of Surigao City after a magnitude 6.7 earthquake shook the province.
PRC Chairman and CEO Richard Gordon said the Red Cross has already sent assistance to the families and communities affected by the earthquake.
More help is on its way.
10 days after Typhoon Nina (international name Nock-ten) hit provinces in Bicol, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) continues to deploy teams to help in the relief distribution in the hardest hit provinces as part of the emergency operations.