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PRC INTENSIFIES BRGY-BASED RC 143 VOLUNTEER SYSTEM

Amid the COVID-19 global pandemic, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Valenzuela Chapter held its 8th Biennial Chapter Assembly at the PRC Valenzuela City Chapter Building, ALERT Center Compound, Malinta, Valenzuela City, with the theme “Embracing the new normal towards a resilient community.” PRC Chairman and CEO Dick Gordon, in his address to the Assembly participants, […]

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PRC HOLDS FEEDING PROGRAM FOR MANILA’S SENIORS

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC), through its Manila Chapter, conducted a feeding program for the most vulnerable senior citizens. Donated meals from Novotel Araneta such as rice, longanisa, hamonado, beef steak, scrambled egg, fish filet, roasted chicken, pansit guisado, and tinapay were served to 38 senior citizens at Barangay 658 Intramuros, Manila recently. “Ang Philippine […]

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PRC RESPONDS TO FLOOD VICTIMS IN DAVAO DEL SUR

Philippine Red Cross Chairman and CEO Dick Gordon directed staff and volunteers of the premier humanitarian organization in the country to provide the immediate needs of the families affected by the Low Pressure Area (LPA) and Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) in Mindanao. PRC volunteers and staff served hot meals to 1,691 internally displaced persons (IDPs) […]

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PRC GIVES 15,000 COVID-19 VAX DOSES IN MARAWI CITY

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) administered 15,249 doses of COVID-19 vaccines and boosters in Marawi City through the PRC Mobile Bakuna Team, fully inoculating 7,657 persons from 2021 to 2022. The PRC Bakuna Team supported the city government’s vaccination efforts at the City Hall Gym in Barangay Bangon, Marawi City. PRC Chairman and CEO Dick […]

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Master Plan Needed to Maximize Potential of Infrastructures – GORDON

  To stimulate economic development in the whole country, Senator Dick Gordon pointed to the need for a master plan that would maximize the potential of infrastructures in the country. While commending the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) for allocating trillions of pesos for different infrastructure projects nationwide, Gordon stressed that infrastructure projects would […]

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Ways Needed to Ensure Continuous Pension Fund Viability – GORDON

  The Senate Committee on Government Corporations and Public Enterprises conducted a hearing on bills seeking to amend Republic Act No. 8282 to give the state-run Social Security System (SSS) more powers to enable it to grow their funds. Senator Dick Gordon, committee chair, noted that the fund life of the SSS was shortened by […]

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Convert Lake Lanao as Tourist Attraction – GORDON

  To enable Marawi City to rise from the ashes of war once the armed conflict ends and at the same time spur the development of Mindanao, Senator Richard Gordon proposes to convert Marawi City and the other municipalities around Lake Lanao into tourism attractions. Gordon pointed out that as the best natural asset and […]

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Remove Restrictions in Agricultural Free Patents – GORDON

  Senator Richard Gordon called for the immediate passage of a consolidated bill which aims to remove the restrictions in agricultural free patents. Gordon, chairman of the Senate Committee on Justice and Human Rights, said the measure is expected to spur the development of the agricultural sector because it will unleash about two to three […]

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Strengthening Military Capability Will Address Insurgency and Terrorism – GORDON

  Senator Richard Gordon pressed the need to strengthen the country’s military capability to more effectively address the decades-long insurgency problem and terrorism, as well as defend the country from foreign threats. Gordon said the government must allocate the funding for the purchase of equipment, supplies and other logistical requirements to fortify the capability of […]

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The Threat to Humanity of Nuclear Weapons Is Beyond Imagination – GORDON

  With North Korea’s state-controlled media warning that America’s “military provocations” risked triggering nuclear conflict, Senator Richard Gordon has called on the Senate to support the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement’s bid to achieve a world without nuclear weapons to protect humanity as an obligation towards future generations. Gordon filed Senate Resolution No. […]