Categories
Hobbies & Advocacies

PRC OFFERS DONATED BLOOD FOR FREE – GORDON

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) offers donated blood to patients undergoing, pregnancy complications, dengue, accident injuries, and surgical and cancer treatment for free. PRC Chairman and CEO Dick Gordon clarified that donated blood is free because it comes from blood donors, but to ensure that donated blood will be safe for transfusion, the PRC needs reagents […]

Categories
Hobbies & Advocacies

PRC FIREFIGHTERS LAUDED FOR QC FIRE RESPONSE

On February 1st, Philippine Red Cross (PRC) firefighting teams from the PRC National Headquarters responded to a big fire that reached the 3rd alarm in Brgy. Masambong in Quezon City and rescued four members of the Ceazar family. The Ceazar family found themselves trapped in their own homes as the fire ravaged a compound where […]

Categories
Government

DOH PUSHES HEALTH SECTOR STRATEGY IN PDP 2023-2028

The Department of Health (DOH), through Officer-in-Charge Secretary Dr. Maria Rosario Singh-Vergeire, joined the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) Philippine Development Plan (PDP) Forum for 2023-2028 recently to show strong support on the launching and implementation of the PDP 2023-2028. Vergeire discussed in the panel the DOH’s Health Sector Strategy 2023-2028, which outlines the agency’s key […]

Categories
Hobbies & Advocacies

GOV’T AGENCIES BACK PRC MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM

Various government agencies and corporations have endorsed the Philippine Red Cross’s (PRC) Membership Program to all its employees, attached agencies, regional/provincial offices, students, partners, and members of the community.  The following agencies/corporations have released these endorsements: Department of Education, Department of the Interior and Local Government, Department of Labor and Employment, Department of Science and […]

Categories
Hobbies & Advocacies

PRC GIVES AID TO 8,000 FLOOD VICTIMS – GORDON

The combined forces of a low-pressure area and the shear line, brought incessant rains and fatal floods, and caused humanitarian emergencies in Southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. In addition to intense rescue operations and other humanitarian assistance, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) scaled up its food assistance and served hot meals to 8, 434 flood […]

Categories
Hobbies & Advocacies

PH COAST GUARD JOINS PRC BLOOD DRIVE

To help replenish blood reserves in the country, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) collaborated with the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and the Man is Brother Unto Man Organization in holding a bloodletting activity at Manila’s Port Area. The blood drive, which generated a whopping 247 blood units, was organized by PRC Governor Jennifer Ann Munar […]

Categories
Hobbies & Advocacies

PRC BACK IN AKLAN TO HELP PAENG-HIT FAMILIES

The Philippine Red Cross returned to Aklan to provide food items and jerry cans, or water containers, to families affected by Severe Tropical Storm (STS) Paeng. Aklan was among the provinces severely affected by Paeng, which made landfall on October 29 and inundated several parts of the country, causing landslide and displacement. 500 families from […]

Categories
Government

DOH CONCLUDES 1ST NATIONAL STAFF MEETING

In accordance with the directives of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to improve access to primary and specialty healthcare for all Filipinos, the Department of Health (DOH) conducted the first National Staff Meeting (NSM) with its Central Office Bureaus, Centers for Health Development (CHD), DOH Hospitals, as well as attached agencies recently. The NSM served as […]

Categories
Government

‘WELLNESS MOVEMENT’ FOR HEALTH WORKERS LAUNCHED

The Department of Health (DOH), with the support of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Australian Government, launched “The Wellness Movement,” an initiative that aims to support over 3,000 healthcare workers across the Philippines in improving their mental health and well-being. Based on the global report of the WHO in October 2022, 23% to […]

Categories
Hobbies & Advocacies

PRC RELIEF OPERATIONS IN FLOOD-HIT AREAS ONGOING

Floods caused by shear line-driven heavy rains which began last Christmas weekend have displaced hundreds of families and affected the provision of basic services including drinking water, food and health in affected communities. In line with this, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) ramped up its relief operations, alongside its rescue preparations, to assist flood-hit families […]