“Kahit ilang buwan na ang nakalipas mula nang humagupit ang Super Typhoon Odette, hindi pa rin titigil and Philippine Red Cross sa pagpapadala ng tulong sa ating mga kababayan,” Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Chairman and CEO Senator Dick Gordon said.
Since starting its response to Typhoon Odette in Lapu-Lapu City and Cordova town, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) has now distributed more than one million liters of water to affected residents of Lapu-Lapu City and the municipality of Cordova. Lapu-Lapu City and Cordova were among those hardest hit by Super Typhoon Odette (international name: Rai), which made landfall in the Philippines on December 16, 2021. Super Typhoon Odette affected 353 cities and municipalities, destroying or damaging more than one million houses in the Philippines.
PRC continues its assistance to Lapu-Lapu City and Cordova. As of March 31, 2022, it has conducted hygiene promotion activities among 65,966 individuals. It has also served hot meals to 3,166 persons and given jerry cans, mosquito nets, and tarpaulin to 451 families, among other forms of assistance.
Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan, on the city’s Public Information Office Facebook page, said the city’s doors are now open to welcome everyone, both local and foreign tourists, as long as they are vaccinated.
As the Philippine Red Cross(PRC) Bakuna Buses continue to bring vaccines closer to your doorstep, one of the humanitarian organization’s buses returned to Lapu-Lapu City last October 28, 2021, to vaccinate more than 400 individuals from the COVID-19 priority group A4 or essential workers.
According to PRC Cebu Chapter, one of the Bakuna Buses provided by UBE Express drove to the Mactan Economic Zone in Barangay Pusok, Lapu-Lapu City vaccinating over 424 individuals from Lear Corporation. By the end of the day, over 335 got their first dose, while 89 received their second dose.
“Kailangang unahin ang pagbabakuna ng mga COVID-19 priority groups, kasama na rin dito ang mga essential workers dahil sila ang mga most at risk. Kaya naman patuloy ang mga volunteers at staff ng Red Cross na sumisikap araw araw upang mailapit ang bakuna sa inyong komunidad. Layunin namin pagsilbihan ang mga mamamayan, lalo na ang mga nangangailangan. Walang dapat iwanan,” PRC Chairman at CEO Senator Dick Gordon.
Apart from the Mactan Economic Zone in Lapu-Lapu City, the humanitarian organization has also opened a Bakuna Center in the Light Industry Science Park II (LSPI II). This Bakuna Center, established by the PRC Laguna Chapter, was opened last September 17, 2021, and is located at Barangay Real, Calamba City, which also targets COVID-19 priority group A4 or essential workers.
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