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Tag: Maguindanao

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) heads to the Municipality of Datu Anggal Midtimbang, Maguindanao to distribute PHP 3,500 Multipurpose Cash Grant (MPCG) to 699 families, as part of the Peace and Development in BARMM project, on December 13, 2021.

PRC partners with the Spanish Red Cross, German Red Cross and is funded by the European Union which aims to reduce the impact of COVID-19 and address the immediate needs to foster the public healthcare system and socio-economic development of Bangsamoro Autonomous Religion in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).

The MPCG event was attended virtually by PRC Chairman and CEO Sen. Dick Gordon and physically by Midtimbang, DAM Mayor Maryjoy Estephanie Uy, Vice-Mayor Datu Jomar U. Midtimbang, PRC Cotabato City – Maguindanao Chapter Chairwoman Ms. Bai Fatima Sinsuat, Chapter Administrator Rose Gayong, and executives from the local government unit and PRC local chapter.

Recently, PRC provided 3,500 cash assistance to 1,500 families, 10,000 livelihood assistance to 800 families, and skills training for youth to 100 individuals in Lanao Del Sur. Through the leadership of Sen. Gordon, PRC was able to provide PHP 10,000 livelihood assistance to 2,307 families during the Marawi Armed Conflict in 2018, provided emergency shelters to 3,792 families in the municipality of Saguiaran, Balo-i, Wawalayan Calocan, Guimba, and Bubong, Marawi.

“Tuloy tuloy ang ating pagtulong sa mga Muslim brothers sa Muslim Mindanao. Layunin natin ay maabot ang mga malalayong lugar upang matulungan ang mga most vulnerable groups. Kamakailan lang ay binuksan natin ang Cotabato Molecular laboratory, upang mapalakas ang ating laban kontra COVID-19,” Sen. Gordon said.

PRC will continue to be of service to serve the most vulnerable, truly abiding by its mantra to be always first, always ready, and always there.

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Cotabato City-Maguindanao molecular laboratory received its License to Operate from the Department of Health on November 11, 2021, after passing its efficiency test set by the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine last October 01, 2021.

PRC, Cotabato City – Maguindanao is the 14th molecular laboratory in the country, which will begin its operation on November 12, 2021. The new molecular laboratory is in partnership with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). It is equipped with two polymerase chain reaction (PCR) machines and one ribonucleic acid (RNA) extractor capable of conducting 2,000 tests a day, which will serve Maguindanao, North Cotabato, South Cotabato, and Davao City.

“Layunin ng Philippine Red Cross na mas marami pa ang ating ma-test upang maiwasan natin ang hawaan ng COVID-19. Sa ngayon ay 200 test per day lamang ang capacity ng Cotabato Regional and Medical Center, at sa pamamagitan ng bagong molecular laboratory ay mas mapapabilis natin at mapapalakas ang COVID-19 response sa mga lugar na nasasakupan nito,” PRC Chairman and CEO Sen. Dick Gordon said.

It is through the leadership of Sem. Dick Gordon to establish the molecular laboratories in strategic areas to make it more accessible for the people who want to get tested for COVID-19. PRC tested a total of 4,870,989 as of November 11, 2021. Of over 281 molecular laboratories in the country, PRC has the biggest output of any organization representing 21% of the national testing output.

PRC also is ramping up vaccination efforts nationwide to get more people vaccinated as soon as possible through the Bakuna centers and PRC bakuna busses, having inoculated over 393,617 individuals.

Philippine Red Cross

Born officially in 1947, but with roots that traces back to the revolutionary days, the Philippine Red Cross has truly become the premier humanitarian organization in the country, committed to provide quality life-saving services that protect the life and dignity especially of indigent Filipinos in vulnerable situations.

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