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20 Sep 2018 description

Pledges of monetary and logistical support have started pouring in after the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) issued an appeal for assistance in its sworn mission to “provide hope to the most vulnerable” communities affected by Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut).

20 Sep 2018 description

Even though Typhoon Ompong has left the country, the Philippine Red Cross remained on the ground to rescue and provide relief to communities devastated by the typhoon’s path.

Richard Gordon, chairman of the country’s foremost humanitarian organization, said there would be not letup even after the Philippines is now out of harm’s way.

As of 7 a.m., Tuesday, PRC provided 8,394 individuals with hot meals and rendered psycho-social support to 1,687 persons. Biscuits were handed out to 3,726 individuals and bottled water to 89 individuals.

24 Jul 2018 description

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC)’s rescue and relief teams remain on the ground to provide assistance in areas affected by flooding and landslides due to monsoon rains and tropical depression Josie, which has now exited the Philippine Area of Responsibility.

PRC Chairman Richard Gordon directed staff and volunteers to remain on high alert as heavy rainfall continues to affect Metro Manila, Zambales, Pampanga, Tarlac, Batangas, Bataan, and Cavite.

02 Feb 2018 description

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) will provide temporary learning facilities for the students of Albay to address the need for temporary learning spaces as Mayon Volcano eruption continues to threaten and disruptclasses in the province.

PRC Chairman Richard Gordon announced it during the turnover and demonstration set up of the tents that will serve as temporary classrooms, which were donated by the Turkish Red Crescent Society (TRCS)on Thursday at the PRC Multipurpose Hall and Logistics Center.

30 Jan 2018 description

As the number of individuals displaced by Mayon’s looming eruption rises, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) continues to provide humanitarian assistance, such as the construction of latrines in evacuation centers, to ensure the safety and well-being of affected families.

The PRC has begun the construction of 10 latrines in various evacuation centers in the municipalities of Guinobatan and Malilipot to maintain proper hygiene and sanitation amid the ongoing unrest of Mayon volcano, which remains placed under Alert Level 4.

14 Jan 2018 description

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) led by its Chairman and CEO Richard Gordon held a consultative meeting with the European Union (EU) ambassadors to discuss how they can contribute to save and uplift the lives of those suffering from recent disasters that hit country.

Gordon toured the EU ambassadors at the PRC Operations Center and highlighted the priority needs of those suffering from recent disasters such as the destructive storm Vinta, which hit Mindanao and Palawan last month.

24 Dec 2017 description

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.

24 Dec 2017 description

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.

20 Dec 2017 description

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.

17 Jul 2017 description

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.

30 May 2017 description

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.

29 May 2017 description

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.

14 Mar 2017 description

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.”

20 Feb 2017 description

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.

13 Feb 2017 description

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.

08 Nov 2016 description

Operational overview

The Philippine Red Cross together with the Movement partners, guided by a coordinated approach and the Movement-wide framework, has supported thousands of households across different provinces affected by the strongest typhoon to make landfall in country’s recorded history.

The emergency relief operation was launched immediately to provide assistance to the people affected across the Central Visayas region. Food, water, clothes and emergency shelter materials were dispatched and more than 8,000 volunteers were mobilized.

15 Oct 2016 description

Nearly three years after Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) wrecked havoc in the central part of the country on November 2013, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Typhoon Haiyan Recovery Program in Iloilo comes to an end, having completed projects that gave thousands of Ilonggos new or rehabilitated, disaster-resilient homes, sustainable sources of livelihood and significant community infrastructure.

22 Mar 2016 description

Philippine Red Cross (PRC) joined other stakeholders in promoting awareness on the global water crisis and the importance of handwashing for children who usually fall prey to water-related diseases, during the Presidential Conference on WASH in Schools, organized by Rotary International last March 18-19, 2016 at the Marriot Hotel in Pasay City.

17 Dec 2015 description

Philippine Red Cross (PRC) has started to provide assistance to those who were badly affected by typhoon Nona. As of date, PRC provided hot meals to almost 1,000 families in the provinces of Oriental Mindoro, Marinduque, Catanduanes, Masbate, and Occidental Mindoro.

Welfare desks were also established to provide assistance to the affected individuals and families in Western Samar, Batangas, Masbate, Bataan, Laguna, Marinduque, Romblon, Oriental Mindoro, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Albay, Catanduanes, Aklan, and in Valenzuela.

29 Aug 2014 description

Basey, Samar -- After viewing the progress of communities in the areas hit by typhoon Yolanda, the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross said that the partnership with the Philippine Red Cross in implementing the recovery efforts can be modeled and used in other places in the world.

ICRC President Peter Maurer told a gathering of volunteers and staff of the Philippine Red Cross during a visit to Samar that “ our partnership is highly inspiring, and for which, I am extremely grateful."