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KEEP KIDS SAFE AMID TAAL EVACUATION – GATCHALIAN

As residents near Taal Volcano face the combined threats of COVID-19 and a possible explosive volcanic eruption, Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the Department of Health (DOH), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), and local government units (LGUs) to ensure the welfare and safety of children amid evacuation efforts. Aside from the establishment of […]

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2 PAGCOR EVACUATION CENTERS TO RISE IN BATAAN

Two multi-purpose evacuation centers funded by the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor) at P50 million each will soon rise in Bataan. Pagcor and local officials carried out the groundbreaking recently in Barangay Gugo in Samal and Barangay Mulawin in Orani. Governor Albert Garcia thanked Pagcor chair and chief executive officer Andrea Domingo for choosing […]

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EVACUEES NEED COVID-19 MASS TESTING – GORDON

Senator Dick Gordon is urging the Department of Health (DOH) to map out plans for the mass testing of evacuees who have to be temporarily sheltered at evacuation centers around the country during calamities to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Thousands of evacuees in some provinces of Luzon are now camped out […]

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PRC CONTAINS COVID-19 IN BICOL EVACUATION CENTERS

Aside from providing relief and other humanitarian assistance to families affected by Super Typhoon Rolly, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) has also taken steps to ensure health and sanitation of thousands of families forced to stay in evacuation centers in Bicol. Senator Dick Gordon, PRC chair and CEO, pointed out that with more than 100,000 […]

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125 EVACUATION CENTERS READY TO HOUSE COVID-19 PATIENTS – VILLAR

To augment health facilities nationwide, Department of Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar announced that 125 evacuation centers are ready to be converted as exclusive facilities for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients. “110 evacuation centers have been completed with access to both power and water. We are now facilitating power and water connection to […]

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RED CROSS TO SHIFT TAAL OPERATIONS TO REHAB PHASE – GORDON

With the Philippine Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) lowering the alert status of Taal Volcano to Level 3, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) is set to shift its operations in the area to rehabilitation phase. Senator Dick Gordon, PRC chairman and CEO, after a discussion with Batangas Governor Hermilando Mandanas, instructed PRC Chapter Administrator Ronald Generoso […]

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UNILEVER PARTNERS WITH RED CROSS FOR DISASTER RESPONSE – GORDON

Senator Dick Gordon, Chairman of the Philippine Red Cross (PRC), met recently with Unilever Philippines Vice President for Sustainable Business and Communications Ed Sunico, and Senior Manager for Sustainable Business Rondell Torres to discuss the PRC’s partnership with Unilever in responding to disasters. Unilever donated 1,000 hygiene kits, with each kit containing a body wash, shampoo […]

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APPOINT A DISASTER CZAR IN BATANGAS – VILLANUEVA

Senator Joel Villanueva is calling on the government to appoint a disaster czar to oversee the relief efforts in Batangas for residents displaced by the eruption of Taal Volcano. Villanueva broached the idea after reports showed that relief goods such as food and hygiene packs, among others, were unevenly distributed to various evacuation centers where […]

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CREATE PERMANENT EVACUATION CENTERS – ZARATE

A bill seeking to establish a disaster-resilient, climate change-adaptive evacuation center in between every two or three contiguous barangays nationwide has been recently filed at the House of Representatives. Bayan Muna Representative Carlos Zarate filed House Bill 5259 following the 6.6 magnitude earthquake that rocked many parts of Mindanao. “It is imperative that evacuation centers […]