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.
After super typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan) battered Visayas, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) has deployed assessment, rescue and relief teams to evaluate the damage and to support rescue efforts.
Staff and volunteers from local chapters are now deployed in different affected areas. Three teams from the National Headquarters will be deployed in Samar, Leyte and Capiz together with the Water Search and Rescue Teams of Olongapo Chapter.
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.