WATCH: Philippine Red Cross launches #FirstAidPH app
WATCH: Philippine Red Cross launches #FirstAidPH app
The app gives you instant access to critical information needed to handle common first aid emergencies

MANILA, Philippines – Got a medical emergency? Don’t panic. Tips to save lives are now at your fingertips. 

On Friday, April 15, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) will officially release the First Aid PH app for iOS and Android. 

The application gives you instant access to critical information needed to handle common first aid emergencies.

Watch the First Aid PH app launch event here on Rappler’s page for Agos, a collaborative platform that combines top-down government action with bottom-up civic engagement to help communities mitigate risks and deal with climate change, natural hazards, and other emergencies.


10:00 – 10:10 am Message 

Richard Gordon

Chairman, Philippine Red Cross 

10:10-10:20 am 

Memorandum of Understanding signing:

Philippine Red Cross and Rappler’s Agos

10:20-10:30 am

Technology, social media, and emergency response:

The Philippine Red Cross and Agos partnership

Voltaire Tupaz

Editor, MovePH

10:30 – 11:00 am

Conversation with Gwen Pang, Secretary General, Philippine Red Cross; and Margaret Stansberry, Country Representative, American Red Cross
(Anchored by Maria Ressa, Rappler CEO and executive editor)

Gwen Pang

Secretary General, Philippine Red Cross


Margaret Stansberry

Country Representative, American Red Cross


Omar Abou-Samra

Senior Advisor, Programs and Partnerships, Global Disaster Preparedness Center




Video: The Philippine Red Cross First Aid PH app

  Applying the app: How First Aid PH works  


Download the app now

The First Aid PH app is available as a free download on the iTunes App Store and the Google Play Store.

The app has the following features:

  • Simple step-by-step instructions guide you through everyday first aid scenarios 
  • Fully integrated with 143 so you can call EMS from the app any time
  • Videos and animation make learning first aid fun and easy
  • Safety tips for every type of emergency that we may encounter
  • Preloaded content gives you instant access to all safety information at any time, even without Internet connection
  • Interactive quizzes allow you to earn badges that you can share with your friends and show off your lifesaving knowledge

Download  First Aid PH  now and let us know what you think in the comments section or on X. –


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