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DOH OPENS HOSPITAL COMMAND CENTER IN VISAYAS

The Department of Health (DOH) unveiled the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC) Command Center, the first among its hospitals in Visayas to be fully equipped to respond to health emergencies and manage disasters, in Cebu City recently. DOH Undersecretary for Universal Health Care – Health Services Cluster Area III (Visayas) Gloria Balboa, DOH Central […]

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PH RED CROSS VAXXES 15,600 BARMM KIDS VS MEASLES

In addition to its wide-scale measles vaccination efforts in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Chairman and CEO Dick Gordon directed the intensification of community-wide vaccination education in Mindanao.  “Parents’ hesitancy towards childhood immunization is a health threat to our communities and one of the factors that prevent Filipino […]

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GORDON WELCOMES 5,000 PRC VOLUNTEERS FROM QC

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC), through its Quezon City Chapter, welcomed over 5,000 volunteers from QC, including students and the elderly. The mass oath taking ceremony coincided with the celebration of the 77th founding anniversary of the Philippine Red Cross recently.  The ceremony was led by PRC Chairman and CEO Dick Gordon, PRC Secretary-General Dr. […]

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Politics

LONGER PRISON TERM FOR ‘HOODLUMS IN UNIFORM’ URGED

National Unity Party (NUP) president LRay Villafuerte is eyeing tougher action against so-called “hoodlums in uniform” by slapping a higher penalty against law enforcers and other persons of authority proven to be involved in covering up heinous crimes. In House Bill (HB) No.7972, Villafuerte wants to amend Article 19 of the Penal Code by imposing […]

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PH RED CROSS SENDS WATER TANKER TO ZAMBOANGA CITY

Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Chairman and CEO Dick Gordon ordered the immediate deployment of an additional water tanker to help residents of Zamboanga City without access to clean water. At the request of the PRC local chapter in Zamboanga City and the Zamboanga City Water District, Gordon sent an additional 12,000-liter water tanker to augment […]

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PH RED CROSS TO PUBLIC: STAY SAFE VS HEAT STROKE

Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Chairman and CEO Dick Gordon instructed Filipinos to be safe against heat-related emergencies, particularly heat stroke which is very common with high heat indices in recent days. “Mga kababayan, with the high heat indices, there are three simple things to remember to protect yourself and your loved ones against heat-related emergencies, […]

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Government

DOH: PERTUSSIS IS CURABLE, PREVENTABLE

The Department of Health (DOH) continues to monitor and act on Pertussis (Filipino: Ubong Dalahit, o Tusperina) in the country.  National data show 28 new cases recorded from March 10 to 16, bringing the total to 568 from January 1 to March 16, 2024. Forty Pertussis deaths have been reported. The total number of cases […]

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GORDON OPENS RENOVATED PRC BOHOL CHAPTER OFFICE

Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Chairman and CEO Dick Gordon and Secretary-General Dr. Gwen Pang, along with representatives from the local government unit of Bohol, celebrated the completion of renovations made to its Bohol Chapter office, which sustained structural damage during the onslaught of Typhoon Odette in 2021. The renovations, amounting to over P2.7 million, was […]

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PRC TURNS OVER 71 ‘SOLAR’ HOMES TO CEBU RESIDENTS

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) turned over 71 full shelters with solar-powered panels amounting to P30 million for families that lost their homes due to Typhoon Odette (Rai) in Barangay Poblacion, Alegria, Cebu. “As I’ve said, PRC stands for hope and we are always […]

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PH RED CROSS TAKES ACTION VS MEASLES OUTBREAK

Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Chairman and CEO Dick Gordon expressed concern on the situation of Filipino children following reports that cases of measles increased significantly in recent weeks. “The US expressed deep concern on the news that 45 children in a certain state had measles. With that, should we not be more concerned that there […]