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Days after Severe Tropical Storm Paeng (international name: Nalgae) exited the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), the trail of massive flooding, rain-induced landslides, and displacement it left across vast areas of the country has affected over two million individuals or 510, 222 families. STS Paeng caused damage to livelihood and disrupted food and water supplies. The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) has been sending its fleet of food trucks to vulnerable communities in hard-hit areas to alleviate hunger and reduce the food security concerns of affected families.

“The nutrition of people in areas hardest hit by Paeng could be affected because the access to food and safe water in typhoon-affected towns and cities is usually disrupted. We at Philippine Red Cross (PRC) will continue boosting our efforts to address the nutrition needs of our kababayans in vulnerable situations,” said PRC Chairman and CEO Richard J. Gordon.

As of 04 November, PRC has served hot meals to 28,029 individuals in cities and towns affected by STS Paeng: Maguindanao, Zamboanga, Tawi-Tawi, Aklan, Negros Oriental, Negros Occidental, IloIlo, Northern Samar, Antique, Cebu, Masbate, Romblon, Palawan, Bataan, Cagayan, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Batangas, Catanduanes, Laguna, Zambales, Aurora, Pangasinan, Kalinga, Quezon, Nueva Viscaya, Marinduque, Isabela, Bulacan, Manila, Marikina, Rizal, Muntinlupa, Valenzuela, and Pasig-Pateros. PRC also distributed 2,499 bottled water in Cagayan.

Meanwhile, Gardenia Bakeries, a long-time food donor of PRC, donated bread loaves — these were distributed to 1, 455 affected families in Laguna and Pampanga. During his first term as a senator in 2009, Chairman Gordon authored the Republic Act No. 9803 (RA9803) or the Food Donation Act of 2009, which aims to address the country’s growing hunger problem and bring dignity back to the most vulnerable simultaneously.

Since 28 October, PRC has positioned relief assets and equipment, such as payloaders, water tankers, and food trucks to Paeng-affected communities. PRC staff and volunteers are monitoring the affected families’ further needs for food, safe water, clothing, shelter, hygiene, sanitation, and medical and psychosocial care.

Philippine Red Cross Covid-19 Vaccination

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC), in partnership with local governments, has administered more than 30,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines and boosters in Bohol from 2021 to 2022. It has fully vaccinated 5,501 persons as of March 28, 2022.

The vaccinations are part of the PRC’s COVID-19 response throughout the country. As of March 28, 2022, PRC has administered 1,115,101 doses of COVID-19 vaccines and boosters. It has fully vaccinated 361,790 persons. Other PRC vaccination sites in Visayas include Negros Occidental-Bacolod City, Capiz. Aklan, Bogo, and Roxas City.

The Department of Health reports on its website Dashboard that 63,992,620 complete doses have been administered in the whole country as of March 9, 2022. The figure represents 59% of the total population of the Philippines of 109,035,343 as of May 1, 2020. 

“Ang Philippine Red Cross ay hindi tumitigil na labanan ang COVID-19,” PRC Chairman and CEO, Senator Dick Gordon, said.

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) deploys its Bakuna Buses in Cagayan, Aklan, Capiz, and Lucena on November 05, 2021, and targets to inoculate 1,065 individuals belonging to the A3-A4 categories.

The Bakuna Bus, operated by PRC staff and volunteers, reached the province of Bouquet, Cagayan to vaccinate 180 individuals, Manika, Aklan vaccinating 100 individuals, 200 individuals in BJMP, Los Banos, Laguna, 250 individuals at Ponteverde, Capiz, and 335 individuals in Dupa, Quezon-Lucena.

“Tuloy-tuloy ang ating pagbabakuna sa ating kababayan. Ang ating mga bakuna Bus ay naka-deploy sa iba’t ibang sulok ng ating bansa upang mapabilis ang ating pagbabakuna, sa tulong ng mga local government unit,” PRC Chairman and CEO Sen. Dick Gordon said.

PRC continues to deploy its bakuna buses to vaccinate more people in the coming weeks to ensure the safety of the individuals, despite the lowering of cases.

Chairman Gordon strongly reiterates the importance of vaccination and continuous testing to prevent COVID-19. According to Sen. Gordon, “This is not the time to be complacent and keep our guard up as COVID-19 can still be easily transmitted to unvaccinated individuals.”

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) assisted in the province of Aklan through its Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) Prevention project in Kalibo, Aklan, on October 29, 2021.

The SGBV project is in partnership with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the British Red Cross, which aims to assist 250 families under Household Livelihood assistants of SGBV survivors and support six community-managed livelihood projects.

The event was attended by PRC Chairman and CEO Sen. Dick Gordon, PRC Secretary General Elizabeth Zavalla, Acting Head of the Delegation of IFRC Gopal Mukherjee, Aklan Vice Governor oHn. Reynaldo Quimpo, Kalibo Mayor Hon. Emerson Lachica, Nabas Mayor Hon. James Solano-Mayor, and other executives of PRC and local government unit of Aklan.

This event also assisted 130 households with initial business capital of PHP 6,000 for the first tranche, and PHP 4,000 to help the chosen beneficiaries to recover in this time of the pandemic.

“Walang maiiwan lalo na sa panahon ngayon. Kailangan natin tulungan ang mga SGBV survivors at ang mga community na higit na nangangailangan. Our duty in the Red Cross is to bring hope and uplift the dignity of the most vulnerable. Maraming Salamat sa IFRC at sa British Red Cross for this partnership to be bearers of hope to those in need,” Sen. Dick Gordon said.

RED CROSS BAKUNA BUS DRIVES TO AKLAN

The Philippine Red Cross(PRC) Aklan Chapter continues to drive their Provincial LGU Bus around Aklan to support the National Vaccination Program of the government vaccinating 400 individuals in Ibajay, Aklan last October 27, 2021.

According to the PRC Aklan Chapter, they have administered 2,766 doses as of October 27, 2021, and have now fully vaccinated 668 individuals ever since we first deployed our Bakuna Bus last September 16, 2021.

As of October 27, 2021, the humanitarian organization has vaccinated 366,392 individuals in their 25 Bakuna Centers and 17 Bakuna Buses. PRC staff and volunteers have administered over 253,539 doses in the Bakuna Centers, and over 112,853 doses in the Bakuna Buses.

“Patuloy ang aming serbisyo upang mapaigtingin pa ang pabakakuna lalo na sa mga malalayong komunidad upang makamit ang herd immunity sa bansa,” said Chairman and CEO Senator Dick Gordon.

To register for vaccination, call 1158 or email [email protected]

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Since October 28, 2022, #PaengPH has brought incessant heavy rains causing floods and flash floods in different parts of the Philippines, claiming several lives of our kababayans. As Philippine Red Cross mobilized our volunteers and help through rescue operations, medical assistance, #PRCHotMeals, and other interventions, we are appealing for donations IN KIND OR IN CASH to effectively support the most vulnerable. Together, let's save lives and help those in need.

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