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The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) continues to provide clean and potable water in the province of Lapu-Lapu, months after Typhoon Odette (International name: Rai) struck the Visayas and Mindanao region. PRC staff and volunteers were deployed and distributed 30,000 liters of water in Brgy. Mactan, Brgy. Soong, and Brgy. Pusok last February 28, 2022.

Simultaneously, PRC also conducted hygiene promotion to 600 individuals in Brgy. Mactan, 500 individuals in Brgy. Soong Mactan, and Brgy. Pusok to help raise awareness on access to clean and safe water to the residents affected by the typhoon. PRC continues to restore the lifelines in the area, as water is still a necessity for the residents who still don’t have access.

“Hindi natin papabayaan ang mga naapektuhan ng bagyong odette, buwan na ang lumipas ngunit patuloy ang Red Cross staff at volunteers sa pagtulong sa mga labis na naapektuhan ng bagyo. Maipapakita rito ang dedikasyon ng bawat isa na bumubuo sa Red Cross upang maibalik ang dignidad sa tao at makatayo uli sa sariling mga paa,” CHairman Gordon said.

As part of the Red Cross’ commitment to serving the most vulnerable, PRC has already distributed more than 11, 709, 633 liters of clean and potable water and promoted proper hygiene to 220,075 individuals since the start of PRC Odette Operations.

Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Chairman and CEO Sen. Dick Gordon ordered the continued deployment of water tankers in Cebu to provide 13,500 liters of clean and potable water last March 03, 2022.

PRC distributed 3,500 liters of water in Sitio Talisay and 3000 liters in Sitio Acacia, Barangay Arbor, Boljoon, and 3,500 liters each in Purok 1 and Purok 4 in Barangay Gawi, Oslob.

The continued deployment of water tankers is part of Chairman Gordon’s vision to restore the lifeline in the province to alleviate human suffering and uplift the dignity of the people.

Since the start of Typhoon Odette operations, PRC has distributed more than 12 million liters of water to the affected residents. Along with the distribution of water, PRC also conducted hygiene promotion to 221, 792 individuals to educate the people on the importance of access to clean and safe water.

“Hindi namin kayo papabayaan. Nagpapasalamat ako sa aming mga partners at donors para mapagpatuloy ang Typhoon Odette operations sa mga apektadong lugar. Narito ang Philippine Red Cross hanggang kayo ay makabangon at makatayo sa sariling mga paa,” Gordon said.

PRC also handed out sleeping kits and tarpaulins to 308 families in Brgy. Sta. Rita at the Municipality of Cagdianao, Surigao del Norte.

In celebration of Valentine’s Day 2021, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) continues to provide clean and potable water in Negros Oriental as it distributed 15,000 liters of water in Brgy. Campus, Manjuyod last February 14, 2022. PRC also conducted a mobile blood donation and collected 39 blood units in Guihulngan.

Two months after Typhoon Odette battered the provinces in the Visayas and Mindanao region, local PRC chapters continue to conduct humanitarian interventions to aid the most vulnerable affected by the typhoon. PRC also conducted house-to-house validations in Cabanlutan, Bais City, and coordinated with the LGUs for shelter assistance in Bais City.

“Hindi natin papabayaan ang mga apektado ng bagyo. Narito lagi ang Red Cross handang tumulong sa mga nangangailangan sa panahon ng bagyo, kalamidad, at pandemya. As we abide to our motto of being always first, always ready, and always there,” PRC Chairman and CEO Sen. Dick Gordon said.

Since the start of Odette operations in Negros Oriental, PRC has provided 3,911 face masks, 2,926 food packs, 6,289 hot meals, and distributed 1,039,318 liters of water.


Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Chairman and CEO said that the humanitarian organization continues its operations to assist Super Typhoon Odette affected families by restoring the lifelines in the province on January 31, 2022.

PRC distributed 4,000 liters of water in Balisong, Argao, 10,000 liters of water in Tabon, Dalaguete, Cebu, and 5,000 liters of water in Arbor and El Pardo, Boljoon, Cebu with a total of 31,000 liters of clean and potable water to the residents.

PRC also conducted hygiene promotion to 1,020 individuals in Brgy. Arbor, Boljoon. An ambulance is also on standby to maintain the safety of the residents during the entire operation.

“Patuloy ang ating pagtulong sa mga kapatid natin na cebuano. Narito lagi ang Philippine Red Cross upang tulungan kayo upang makaahon sa epekto ng Typhoon Odette,” Chairman Gordon said.

PRC Cebu Chapter continues to provide water production in areas in Argao, Dalaguete, Oslob, and Boljoon.


“With the current Omicron surge, there is a rising need to ramp up vaccination rates. We should do all we can to boost up vaccinations,” said Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Chairman Senator Dick Gordon as he tells the public that PRC will be partnering with Lazada, Southeast Asia’s leading eCommerce platform. The partnership aims to boost vaccination rates through Lazada’s donations of Php 2.2 million, enabling PRC to support its Bakuna Bus Deployments up to May 2022. 

According to Senator Dick Gordon, “This donation will be able to help more communities in the fight against COVID-19. The Philippine Red Cross is very grateful for your efforts in helping us reach out to the most vulnerable.”

In partnership with Lazada, the PRC will deploy Bakuna Bus to Brgy. Gulod, Nova, Quezon City administering 500 booster shots in the community beginning January 26, 2022, Wednesday. 

PRC will also administer primary doses to Lazada Riders and 300 clients at the Lazada Hub in Cabuyao Laguna. 

As of January 24, 2022, the PRC has administered 884,279 doses while fully vaccinating 328,605 individuals in their 26 Bakuna Center, 17 Bakuna Buses, and Bakuna Teams nationwide.

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Philippine Red Cross (PRC) distributed more than four million liters of clean water to Typhoon Odette (International name: Rai) affected residents in Cebu, Bohol, Negros Occidental, Negros Oriental, Surigao del Norte, Siargao, Palawan, Agusan del Norte, and Iligan.

PRC Chairman and CEO Sen. Dick Gordon said that it is important to provide swift assistance in water distribution to places with limited to no supply of clean water to prevent waterborne diseases such as diarrhea, cholera, typhoid fever, and other diseases caused by dirty water. 

Through PRC’s Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) unit, PRC can promote hygiene, provide access to water, and sanitation facilities in long-term programming. 

PRC reported that it distributed 4,472,242 liters of water to 200,793 individuals since the start of Typhoon Odette Operations. Chairman Gordon said that water collected by PRC is cleaned in the water treatment unit before being loaded into the water tankers for distribution and public consumption.

“We need to restore the lifelines immediately in every area na naapektuhan ng Bagyong Odette. Hanggang ngayon, marami pa rin ang walang access sa malinis na tubig kaya naman patuloy ang Red Cross sa pamamagitan ng 16 water tankers na nakadeploy upang patuloy ang pagibigay ng tubig,” Chairman Gordon said.

“Full force ang ating water tankers.  Mayroon kami sa Negros Occidental, isa sa Negros Oriental, lima sa Cebu, tatlo sa bohol, dalawa sa Surigao, mayroon din kami sa Siargao, Palawan, at Southern Leyte. Magpapadala pa muli tayo ng dalawa pa sa Surigao upang mas marami ang ating matulungan,” Gordon added.

PRC distributed 1,173,250 liters of water in Cebu, 810,000 liters in Bohol, 564,894 liters in Negros Occidental, 364,038 liters in Negros Oriental, 393,760 liters in Surigao del Norte, 449,369 liters in Siargao Island, 338,000 liters in Palawan, 5,340 liters in Agusan del Norte, and 13,610 liters in Iligan.

PRC water tankers are vital to the country’s need to promote proper hygiene and provide access to clean water to prevent diseases like cholera, diarrhea, dysentery, hepatitis A, and typhoid. To date, PRC has 22 water tanker units nationwide, ready to provide clean and potable water in times of disaster, calamity, and conflict.

Through the initiative of Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Chairman and CEO Sen. Dick Gordon to provide an immediate response to the Visayas and Mindanao region affected by the recent Typhoon Odette (international name: Rai), PRC Hot Meals on Wheels provided free ready-to-eat meals to 75,141 individuals, since the beginning of Typhoon Odette operations.

In the immediate aftermath of any disaster, access to food is usually disrupted, with displaced families unable to prepare their food. This threatens the health, nutrition, and well-being of affected communities. The “Hot Meals on Wheels” program seeks to address this by having a fleet of food trucks that could be easily mobilized to provide food relief within 24 hours of a disaster.

PRC’s Hot Meals on Wheels first started in 2005, through the vision of PRC Chairman Dick Gordon to provide food to the most vulnerable. PRC acquired its first food truck when Chairman Gordon donated his personal funds to procure a food truck and distributed it to the different PRC chapters in the National Capital Region. 

As of this writing, PRC’s food trucks have catered to over a million people, responding to disasters like Bohol Earthquake and Zamboanga Siege in 2013, Mindanao Earthquake in 2019, Typhoon Rolly and Ulysses in 2020, and throughout the entire COVID-19 operations. 

When the COVID-19 pandemic happened in the Philippines, imposing a lockdown in the country, Thousands of Filipinos lost their jobs, their source of livelihood, and have restricted access to food. Through PRC Hot Meals on Wheels, the humanitarian organization can provide food to the most vulnerable individuals such as senior citizens, persons with disabilities, pregnant women, and children greatly affected by the pandemic.

To intensify PRC’s covid response in providing Hot Meals to lockdown affected residents, PRC procured seven food trucks last July 2021, and an additional five more last October 2021, making it a fleet of 28 food trucks. 

This initiative by PRC is in response to the imposition of strict community quarantine measures that restrict the residents to their access to food and other basic needs. 

The food trucks are one of the first responses of PRC in emergencies and are currently stationed in key-strategic areas nationwide to hasten relief operations.

Each food truck is fully-equipped with an industrial-size rice cooker, warmers, oven, and burners. It is designed to provide on-site meals for the victims of disasters and calamities with no access to their homes or cooking facilities. Addressing the need for food is an immediate concern for these unfortunate persons.

“Sa panahon ng sakuna, isa sa pinaka mahalaga sa tao ay ang pagkain. Mahalaga ang mga Food Trucks dahil ilalapit na natin ito sa mga naapektuhan. Hindi na nila kailangan lutuin at kakainin nalang nila ito. May mga volunteer chefs at nutrionist din ang Red Cross upang masiguradong ligtas, masustansya, at masarap ang mga pagkain na ibabahagi sa affected communities,” Sen. Dick Gordon said.

PRC’s Food truck has played a vital role in emergency responses through hot meals distribution in evacuation centers, making it one of the first responses by the humanitarian organization to affected communities in times of crisis, disasters, and conflicts.

The hot meals on wheels is just one of the developments seen, as Gordon leads the Philippine Red Cross modernization program.

PRC Chairman and CEO Sen. Dick Gordon continued his 2nd day of visit in the Visayas and Mindanao region to personally assess the situation to address the current needs of the Typhoon Odette (international name: Rai) affected residents.

Chairman Gordon will head first to Brgy. Punta Bilar, Surigao City and led the distribution of Jerry cans, Sleeping kits, Tarpaulin, and Hygiene Kits to 300 families. The donation is in partnership with Australian Aid.

Chairman Gordon will continue its route to Brgy. Jubang, Municipality of Dapa, Siargao Island to lead the distribution of food items, which contain soy sauce, salt, sugar, five cans of sardines, 25 kg rice, and 2 liters of cooking oil. Target beneficiaries for the food pack distribution are 250 families. The distribution is in partnership with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

“ALL OUT TAYO SA SURIGAO! Ito Pangalawang araw ng aking paglilibot sa mga naapektuhan ng Bagyog Odette. Personal ko na pinuntahan upang makita ko kung ano pa ang mga pangangailangan ng tao upang mabigyan ng agarang aksyon,” Gordon said.

Recently, Chairman Gordon deployed two medical tents with 30 cot beds to support Siargao District Hospital due to the increasing number of diarrhea cases in the area. Chairman Gordon will also visit the medical tents and will turn over 20 boxes of Intravenous (IV) fluid.

During the entire distribution, PRC mobilized its food truck and water tankers to simultaneously distribute hot meals and clean water to the residents in the said areas.

“Mula umaga, hanggang gabi, Tuloy tuloy ang Red Cross sa pagbibigay ng tulong sa mga nangangaialangan. Laging Red Cross ang Una, Laging handa, at Laging Nandyan kung saan kami kailangan,” Gordon said.

One month after Typhoon Odette (international name: Rai) pummeled 325 cities and municipalities across the Visayas, Mindanao, and Palawan region affecting more than 7.8 million individuals, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) continues to provide humanitarian relief to different areas greatly affected by Typhoon Odette.

Typhoon Odette, hailed as one of the strongest typhoons recorded on earth in 2021, is similar to Typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan), which brought torrential rains, strong winds, floods, and storm surges, affecting everything that comes through its path. 

Although Typhoon Odette is not as powerful as Typhoon Yolanda, Typhoon Odette damage is comparable to one of the most destructive storms to hit the Philippines.

According to the infographic published by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA), 1.36 million houses are damaged, displacing 2.9 million individuals.

PRC Chairman and CEO Sen. Dick Gordon said that the humanitarian organization continues to provide non-food items which include 2,240 sleeping kits, 1,008 shelter tool kits, 3,698 tarpaulins, 1,190 mattresses, 706-bed sheets, and 157 blankets to individuals who were displaced by the Typhoon.

“Kaagad tayo namahagi ng mga non-food items kagaya ng mga sleeping kits, shelter tool kits, at mga tarpaulin upang maging temporary shelters sa mga nawalan ng tahanan. Kahit papaano ay malagyan ng bubong ang kanilang mga sarili,” Chairman Gordon said.

last January 13, 2021, Chairman Gordon appealed for more donations from the international community as the humanitarian organization continuously responds to Typhoon Odette-hit communities. Part of the appeal is to provide homes to the most vulnerable families who lost their homes.

Chairman Gordon highlighted that PRC has provided homes to over 151,000 families as part of the recovery process of families affected by typhoons.

Through the leadership of Chairman Gordon, Red Cross provided 80,207 houses to displaced families with the help of the international community and partner national societies.

“Noon pa tayo tumutulong upang mabigyan ng bahay ang mga apektado ng mga nagdaang bagyo. We dont just build houses, but we build hope to the most vulnerable na kahit anong mangyari hindi kayo papabayaan ng Philippine Red Cross,” Gordon said.

Despite the ongoing surge of COVID-19 cases in the country, Red Cross continues to be of service to the Filipino people. PRC is all out against the pandemic response manning the isolation facilities, emergency tents, vaccination centers, and testing centers.

“This should not be a forgotten disaster. A lot of our fellow Filipinos are still struggling from the onslaught of Typhoon Odette. The Red Cross will continue aiding the most vulnerable until they get back on their feet,” Gordon added.


Chairman and CEO Senator Dick Gordon appeals to the public to continue donating to the PRC fund for Typhoon Odette. The fund not only delivers immediate relief, it also goes towards long term recovery efforts to help more affected families rebuild their lives. 

“You can count on the PRC to use your funds properly in providing a lifeline to hapless Filipinos affected by Odette.  We were prepared days before the disaster struck and were first to respond as it made landfall.  We need your help.. The aftermath of typhoon Odette is a difficult challenge that will go on for the next several months, and only together we can save more lives,” said Gordon.

Urgent response for Super Typhoon Odette continues in Surigao del Norte as PRC volunteers and staff members work tirelessly.  Already, the PRC distributed more than 55,000 liters of water in Barangays Oslao, Dias, Honrado, Banbanon in Municipality of San Francisco, and Barangay Rizal, Surigao City. 

The team also distributed ready-to-eat meals,(lankets, mosquito nets, plastic mats, tarps, and collapsible jerry cans to 405 families in the hard-hit community of  Barangay Honrado. 

Altogether, as of January 13, 2022, the PRC provided 13,621 hot meals and has distributed 253,000 liters of water in Surigao de Norte. 

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