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The Philippine Red Cross (PRC), through its Bakuna Bus and Bakuna Center, vaccinated 868 individuals belonging to the A1- A4 category in Batangas before the start of the holidays last October 27-29, 2021.

PRC, led by its Chairman and CEO Sen. Dick Gordon, continues to find ways to make vaccines available to the most vulnerable in far-flung areas. With the help of the local government unit, PRC sent out its Bakuna Bus to reach the municipality of San Luis and Padre Garcia, vaccinating 552 individuals.

“Kailangan tuloy tuloy pa rin ang ating pagbabakuna lalo na malapit na ang pasko. Hindi natin ineencourage na mag social gathering, ngunit ang dapat natin gawin ay magpabakuna at continues pa rin ang testing upang masiguradong ligtas ang ating pamilya at mga mahal sa buhay,” Sen. Dick Gordon said.

PRC encourages everyone to get vaccinated to keep you safe from COVID-19. Meanwhile, PRC remains at full force in its vaccination program, has vaccinated more than 350,000 individuals through its Bakuna Centers and Bakuna Buses, catering to the most vulnerable in this time of the pandemic.

Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Rizal Chapter is full force in handling COVID-19 response. The chapter is one of the biggest chapters of PRC which operates in the areas of Rizal, Mandaluyong, Makati, Muntinlupa, Pasig-Pateros, Taguig, Paranaque, San Juan, and Las Pinas.

PRC Rizal chapter established various initiatives under the leadership of PRC Chairman and CEO Sen. Dick Gordon in handling the Covid-19 pandemic throughout the jurisdiction of Rizal chapter.

“Tuloy tuloy ang ating pagtulong sa mga most vulnerable groups under the Rizal chapter. Ang goal natin sa Red Cross ay mabigyan tulong ang mga taong nasasakupan nito, upang makapagbigay pag-asa sa ating mamamayan. We need to act fast to defeat this invisible enemy. Together we can win our war against COVID-19,” PRC Chairman and CEO Sen. Dick Gordon.

PRC Rizal chapter established a Bakuna Center in Arcovia Pasig in partnership with Pasig local government unit and Megaworld Corporation and San Lorenzo Mall Makati Bakuna Center. These bakuna centers vaccinated 21, 076 and 29, 389 respectively.

Aside from the Bakuna Centers, PRC Rizal chapter also rolled out its Bakuna Busses to Antipolo, Tanay, Cardona, and Taytay, and have vaccinated over 3,400 individuals.

The Bakuna Bus will be deployed inSan Juan City to support LHU in vaccination centers and Paranaque City to vaccinate 24 senior citizen sisters from the daughters of charity.

The chapter also deployed food trucks to Rizal province, Muntinlupa, Taguig and Paranaque, where the PRC provided ready-to-eat meals to 3,000 residents.

More than COVID-19 response, PRC Rizal chapter continues to provide other humanitarian services like psychosocial support to Pasig LGU frontliners weekly, provision of portable hand washing units in public spaces, provision of cleaning kits in health/quarantine center, and promoting hygiene activities to individuals under PRC RIzal chapter.

“Ang layunin natin sa Philippine Red Cross (PRC) ay mabigyan ng bakuna ang mga tao na lubos na nangangailangan lalo na sa malalayong lugar at yung mga walang access sa bakuna,” PRC Chairman and CEO Sen. Dick Gordon said.

PRC continues to deploy its Bakuna Busses to vaccinate people in far-flung areas due to the inaccessibility of Bakuna Centers in their proximity. With the help of the local government unit (LGU) of Laguna, PRC can reach and provide vaccination programs in their areas.

PRC Bakuna Bus first started its deployment on July 1, 2021, to inoculate residents in the metro. Since then, PRC Bakuna Busses have been stationed in different parts nationwide, providing vaccination to over 61 337 individuals. 

PRC is set to roll out its Bakuna Bus in Bagong Silangan ES, Caloocan, Alitagtag Batangas, Brgy. Gairan, Bogo City Cebu, and Summer Point, Imus Cavite.

Philippine Red Cross (PRC) vaccinated 204 individuals at the Bulacan State University (BSU) last September 21, 2021. This event is under the directives of PRC Chairman and CEO Sen. Dick Gordon to vaccinate BSU employees with Moderna for free, in response to the request of the Bulacan Red Cross Youth advisers and BSU to conduct vaccination for its employees.

PRC Bulacan Chapter, under the leadership of Chapter Administrator Ricardo Villacorte also partners with the local government unit of Malolos local health unit to conduct a vaccination program every Thursday at the BSU Gymnasium.

“Mahalagang mabigyan agad ng agarang aksyon ang pagbabakuna sa ating mga guro para sila ay maging ligtas kontra COVID-19. Sa pamamagitan ng pagbabakuna at regular testing ay mapapabilis na natin ang pagbubukas ng mga eskwelahan at makakapasok na sa kani kanilang trabaho, at mas mabilis mabubuksan ang ating ekonomiya,” Sen. Dick Gordon said.

PRC Bulacan chapter also continues its saliva testing in its two locations at Robinsons Malolos and the chapter premises every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 AM – 2 PM. The chapter also records the highest production of saliva collection in the entire Region III, having tested 7,993 specimens since it started its Saliva RT-PCR testing last February 2021.

PRC Bulacan Chapter continues blood donation drive through a partnership with Jollibee despite the ongoing pandemic to provide safe and quality blood. 

PRC Bulacan Chapter also conducts fund-generating activities to support its goal to establish a PRC Blood Center in San Jose del Monte to serve the entire Region III in need of blood.

Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Chairman and CEO Sen. Dick Gordon had the vision to implement PRC’s vaccination program nationwide in partnership with the different local government units (LGU) and provide access to the vaccination for the most vulnerable.

In line with Sen. Dick Gordon’s vision to hasten the vaccination and beat COVID-19, Chairman Gordon mobilized PRC Iligan City Chapter to open a Bakuna Center at the La Salle Academy Gymnasium and inoculate 1,300 individuals per day.

“We are at war against COVID-19, isa sa ating plano sa Red Cross ay magbigay ng bakuna sa mga nangangailangan. Mas maraming mababakunahan, mas mabilis natin matatalo ang COVID-19, dahil sa tumataas na kaso ng COVID-19, Inaanyayahan ko ang lahat na magpabakuna dahil ito ay ang pinakamabisang paraan upang maiwasan ang severe na kaso,” Sen. Dick Gordon said.

PRC Iligan City Chapter provides volunteer doctors to man the bakuna center and shoulders all operating expenses. PRC is also the first to open a Bakuna center in Mindanao.

Apart from the Bakuna Centers, PRC Iligan Chapter has been very active in assisting the LGU’s covid-19 response. 

Due to the rising cases of COVID-19, with 1k active cases reported, PRC Iligan City Chapter augments two medical tents stationed at the Gregorio T. Lluch Memorial Hospital. The medical tent is a 16-bed capacity serving as a triage for the isolation facility of the hospital.

To date, PRC has vaccinated 211,408 individuals in their 16 Bakuna Buses and 20 PRC Bakuna Centers nationwide and will continue to operate and vaccinate more people until everyone is vaccinated.

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) received PHP 5,245,000 million donations from Procter & Gamble to help vaccinate 15,000 vulnerable individuals in 150 communities in CALABARZON through PRC’s Bakuna Bus.

A virtual turnover was held on September 14, 2021, and was virtually attended, by PRC Secretary General Elizabeth Zavalla, P&G President and General Manager Raffy Fajardo, and other executives from PRC and P&G.

P&G is a long-time partner of PRC in fighting the pandemic with the mission to step up as a force for good. P&G, guided by its principles and priorities in providing support to front liners and communities, has been one of the primary focuses at the start of the pandemic.

P&G will provide assistance to PRC’s Bakuna Bus for their operations to inoculate people from the most vulnerable groups. PRC already has 16 mobile vaccination bus and vaccinated over 40,604 individuals. The donations of product and cash support are significant and will continue to increase as P&G works with communities worldwide to support their efforts to help people through this crisis.

“I would like to thank P&G for their generous donation to the Red Cross to help in alleviating human suffering and uplifts the dignity of the people. P&G is a long-time partner of PRC in providing aid to the communities greatly affected by COVID-19 and disaster. May we continue to be partners in helping the most vulnerable as we help them through this crisis,” PRC Chairman and CEO Sen. Dick Gordon said.

P&G recently donated monetary donations responding to disaster and covid-19 operations amounting to over PHP 3,000,000, along with in-kind donations of P&G products.

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) started to roll out its bakuna bus last September 06, 2021, in Isabela province, a total of 800 individuals were vaccinated and received their first dose, which was made possible through the PRC mobile vaccine.

PRC Bakuna Bus was initiated by PRC Chairman and CEO Sen. Dick Gordon and conducted its first deployment during the vaccination of children against polio, measles-rubella. In this time of the pandemic, Sen. Gordon again initiated to convert buses from Victory Liner, Ube Express, and Ceres bus to a mobile vaccination clinic to inoculate more people in far-flung areas.

Sen. Gordon quickly mobilized the PRC Isabela chapter to spearhead the vaccination initiative in Isabela, having administered 478 doses in Tumauini Community Center, 186 in Lanna Community Center, and 135 in Fugu Sur Community Center. These areas are identified through the PGI-IHPO as high risked areas of Tumaini, Cabagan City of Ilagan and Cauayan City.

“Nagawa natin ito noong pagbabakuna kontra polio at measles. Magagawa din natin kontra COVID-19. Through these bakuna buses, we will be able to reach areas where help is needed. We need to do it fast to beat the invisible enemy,” Sen. Dick Gordon said.

PRC Isabela Chapter also conducted livelihood programs for 450 families greatly affected by COVID-19. PRC provided 10,000 cash assistance to help the local community farmers, and other residents jumpstart their lives and get back on their feet.

“Dignity is what we give to these people. This assistance will help them stand up on their feet and go on with their lives,” Sen. Gordon added.

GORDON: DO NOT LET YOUR GUARD DOWN

Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Chairman and CEO Sen. Dick Gordon strongly advises the public to always keep their guard up as COVID-19 cases in the country continue to rise. The Department of Health (DOH) recorded the third single-day tally with 20,019 new covid cases that bring the country’s caseload to 2,080,984.  In addition, the entire NCR, except for Manila, is at Alert Level 4 as the Delta variant is detected across all areas.

PRC is going above and beyond to beat the pandemic by deploying Bakuna Buses nationwide, vaccinating thousands of Filipinos daily. PRC also established different Bakuna Centers nationwide, continues operation of its emergency field hospital and isolation facilities, and leads the country for COVID-19 testing, having conducted over 4 million tests with an average additional tests of 8,000 daily

“We need to protect ourselves from this virus. Dapat lahat tayo ay magpabakuna in order to protect not just ourselves, but also the people around us. Importante din na tayo ay regular na magpatest, dahil through testing dito natin malalaman kung tayo ay positive o hindi,” Dick Gordon said.

As the premier humanitarian organization, PRC has been working tirelessly as an auxiliary to the government in its fight against COVID-19.

Since the declaration of a public health emergency, PRC has been at the forefront of the COVID-19 response program to alleviate human suffering and uplift the dignity of the people.

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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