The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) provides assistance to the Cagayan province after being hit by severe tropical storm Maring (Kompasu) leaving PHP 46,000,000 in damages.
PRC Cagayan chapter will conduct psychological first aid to children and other nulnerable individuals in Brgy. Tabbac, Buguey, Cagayan. In addition, the chapter will also distribute ready-to-eat meals and face masks to 300 individuals.
“Tuloy-tuloy pa rin ang assistance ng Philippine Red Cross sa iba’t ibang sulok ng bansa na apektado ng TS Maring. We are always first, always ready, and always there where help is needed,” PRC Chairman and CEO Sen. Dick Gordon said.
Red continues its humanitarian interventions in the province through Bakuna Bus vaccination, Hot Meals distribution, and Isolation facility to serve asymptomatic patients to help stop the spread of the virus.
The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) assisted Palawan, through the deployment of staff and volunteers to distribute face masks and serve Hot Meals to 150 individuals at the evacuation center in Brgy. Malinao, Narra, which was affected by Tropical Storm (TS) Maring, causing waist to chest deep flood.
An estimate of 300 families are affected in various municipalities in the South of Palawan. PRC Palawan chapter will continue to provide humanitarian interventions in the different affected areas.
“Sa panahon ng sakuna, laging nariyan ang Philippine Red Cross upang tumulong sa mga nangangailangan. Nakaalerto ang buong Philippine Red Cross kasama ang ating mga chapter’s upang mas mabilis ang paghahatid ng tulong sa mga naapektuhan ng TS Maring,” PRC Chairman and CEO Sen. Dick Gordon said.
PRC already provided assistance to affected communities by TS Maring, conducting rescue operations in flooded areas in Santa Ilocos Sur. PRC will continue to monitor and provide humanitarian interventions as TS Maring causes severe flooding in the different areas of Northern Luzon.
The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) National Head Quarters, through the directive of the PRC Chairman and CEO, sends a humanitarian caravan to provide immediate assistance to the Tropical Storm (TS) Maring affected residents in La Union.
PRC deploys ten manpower including 6×6 truck, rescue boat, command post, rescue vehicle, food truck, Food-items such as ten 35kg rice, one hundred pcs canned sardines, one hundred pcs beef loaf, and one hundred pcs of canned tuna. PRC Humanitarian Caravan is one of PRC’s first responses to provide immediate assistance to affected communities by typhoons, disasters, calamities, and conflicts.
“Help is on the way! Agad natin ipinadala ang PRC Humanitarian Caravan upang magbigay tulong sa mga naapektuhan ng TS Maring. Isa sa ating layunin sa PRC ay makapag hatid ng pag-asa at magbigay dignidad sa mga taong lubos na naapektuhan ng matinding pagbaha,” Sen. Dick Gordon said.
PRC, through the different PRC chapters, continues to assist affected communities by TS Maring.
The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) mobilized its staff and volunteers in preparation as Tropical Storm Maring made landfall, placing parts of Northern Luzon to Signal No. 2.
PRC Cagayan Chapter conducts pre-emptive evacuation to 42 families from zone 7 in landslide-prone areas in Baggao, Cagayan. Twenty-two families in Pamplona were also evacuated, due to the rising water levels.
“Patuloy ang ating pagtulong sa panahon ng bagyo. 24/7 naka tutok ang ating PRC Operation Center sa iba’t ibang lugar na apektado ng TS Maring nang sa gayon ay mabilis ang ating pag responde kapag nagka emergency,” PRC Chairman and CEO Sen. Dick Gordon said.
PRC continues to monitor TS Maring for possible evacuation of the residents. Despite the ongoing pandemic, PRC deploys its staff and volunteers to be of service to the most vulnerable, truly abiding by its mantra to be always first, always ready, and always there.