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EU vows P9.2 million for flood victims in PH

Aug 08, 2018 - 12:30 PM

The European Union is extending this aid even as President Rodrigo Duterte lambasts them for supposedly interfering in his bloody anti-drug campaign

FLOODED. Residents brave knee-high flood along Antero Soriano Highway in General Trias, Cavite, due to Tropical Depression Josie and the southwest monsoon on July 22, 2018. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

LIST: Philippine Red Cross first aid stations at Nazareno 2018

Jan 05, 2018 - 10:03 PM

The Philippine Red Cross is deploying 2,000 staff and volunteers, 44 ambulances, an emergency medical unit, 4, plastic boats, a 6x6 truck, a fire truck, and a rescue truck for devotees who will need medical attention

NAZARENO. Devotees converged around Quiapo Church in Manila for the Thanksgiving Procession ahead of the feast of the Black Nazarene on January 9. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

#ReliefPH: Philippine Red Cross to accept cash donations for Vinta victims

Dec 27, 2017 - 11:01 AM

Read this to know how you can help victims of Severe Tropical Storm Vinta through the Philippine Red Cross

China donates P5.1 million for Urduja-hit areas

Dec 20, 2017 - 8:30 PM

Counsellor Sun Yi of the Chinese embassy in the Philippines turns over the humanitarian aid to the Philippine Red Cross

The Catmon Bridge in Biliran is impassable after it was destroyed when Typhoon Urduja ravaged some parts of Eastern and Western Visayas as it made its landfall on December 16, Saturday. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte then visited the hard-hit areas on December 18, 2017. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Groups provide relief aid to Urduja-hit Biliran

Dec 20, 2017 - 1:27 PM

The Philippine Red Cross and Caritas Philippines respond to the needs of those affected by Urduja in Biliran

LIST: Hotlines, social media accounts during emergencies

Dec 19, 2017 - 6:50 PM

Bookmark this page for a handy list of emergency hotlines you can call or text, plus Facebook and Twitter accounts to contact

Millennial heroes: stories of service

Nov 28, 2017 - 10:16 AM

Sometimes we’re guilty of living inside bubbles. Minding our own problems can seem enough of a cross to carry. But we need to take several steps back to realize that the universe is bigger than us. The following millennials have made it their mission to help others. What can you do to make your stay in this world worthwhile?

PRC: Trillanes' allegations based on misleading, outdated facts

Nov 09, 2017 - 6:00 PM

Philippine Red Cross Secretary-General Oscar Palabyab says the issues against the organization are 'now being sensationalized to the prejudice of the PRC'

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, November 8, 2017

Nov 08, 2017 - 12:46 PM

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday.

APPEAL DENIED. The Ombudsman denies the appeal of former president Benigno 'Noynoy' Aquino III in connection to graft charges over the Mamasapano operations. Malacanang file photo

Trillanes files plunder complaint vs Gordon over P193M pork to Red Cross

Nov 08, 2017 - 11:15 AM

(UPDATED) The opposition senator rehashes accusations that Red Cross funds were used for Gordon's 2010 and 2013 electoral campaigns

SENATOR VS SENATOR. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV  arrives at the Office of the Ombudsman to file a plunder complaint against fellow senator Richard Gordon on November 8, 2017. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Philippine Red Cross first aiders, ambulances ready for Undas

Oct 31, 2017 - 6:27 PM

In case of emergency, contact Red Cross hotline 143 or the operations center: 790-23-00 loc. 199-204 or 0917-806-8513

ALL GEARED UP. The Philippine Red Cross has prepared 130 staff and volunteers to ensure security and provide medical help to the public this coming Undas. Photo courtesy of the Philippine Red Cross

Red Cross holds Million Volunteer Run on October 21

Oct 12, 2017 - 6:00 PM

Register for the fun run until Thursday, October 19, at 7 pm

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Sep 28, 2017 - 8:04 PM

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Trillanes to file plunder complaint vs Gordon

Sep 28, 2017 - 12:02 PM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV cites Senator Richard Gordon's alleged anomalies in the Philippine Red Cross

VIRAL: Uber driver turned blood donor inspires netizens

Sep 27, 2017 - 5:19 PM

Good Samaritans like Uber driver Andrew Lebardo are not rare in the Philippines but blood supply still falls short of the target

5 dead as trailer truck crushes van in Nasugbu

Sep 20, 2017 - 4:55 PM

The retrieval operation takes 15 hours as rescuers had to use machines to lift the truck, which landed onto the van as they plunged into a ravine

CRASH. A trailer truck rams a van in Nasugbu, Batangas on September 19, 2017. All photos from Richard Gordon (@DickGordonDG) Twitter page

Blood needed: With PH blood supply below target, patients seek help online

Sep 03, 2017 - 9:00 AM

With the Philippines blood supply still falling short of the target patients in need of blood turn to online networks to look for kind hearted strangers willing to donate

Philippine Red Cross to hold benefit concert for Marawi

Aug 06, 2017 - 4:25 PM

The Rebuilding Life in Marawi concert is set for Thursday August 10 at the Mall of Asia Arena

FUNDRAISER. The Philippine Red Cross will hold a fundraising concert on August 10 at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Media orgs, private groups partner with Red Cross for blood donation

Jul 13, 2017 - 8:20 PM

The partnership ensures there is enough supply of safe and quality blood for anyone who needs it

BLOOD DONORS. Over 60 organizations signed a memorandum of agreement with the Philippine Red Cross allowing their staff to donate blood yearly. Photo by Marian Plaza/Rappler

Rappler, Philippine Red Cross ink tie-up on disaster preparedness

Jul 09, 2017 - 10:49 AM

The project aims to educate a wider range of audience in disaster preparedness and risk reduction by publishing content of relevant topics on social media

Philippine Red Cross Senator chairman Richard Gordon during Day 2 of the AGOS Summit on Disater Preparedness at the SM Aura Samsung Hall in Taguig on July 8, 2017. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Gordon likens preparing for disasters to ‘symphony orchestra’

Jul 08, 2017 - 4:42 PM

Senator Richard Gordon Philippine Red Cross chairman says effective disaster preparedness requires meticulous planning a wide arsenal of equipment and vehicles and committed volunteers

Philippine Red Cross Senator chairman Richard Gordon during Day 2 of the AGOS Summit on Disater Preparedness at the SM Aura Samsung Hall in Taguig on July 8, 2017. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Israel gives medicine, equipment to crisis-hit Marawi residents

Jun 24, 2017 - 2:45 PM

The Israeli Embassy in Manila turns over the humanitarian aid to the Philippine Red Cross

HUMANITARIAN AID. Israel ambassador Ephraim Ben Matityau together with his wife Lizia Lu turns over medical supplies to Philippine Red Cross Chairman Richard Gordon. Photo by the PRC

Over 55,000 people forced to flee homes in Marawi

May 28, 2017 - 7:15 PM

The Department of Social Welfare and Development says it will provide assistance even to evacuees staying in their neighbors or relatives houses

Internally displaced persons passed thru a checkpoint in Iligan City on May 24, 2017, following armed clashes between the Maute group and government forces in Marawi City.

FAKE: 4 women plotting suicide bombings at Metro Manila malls

May 25, 2017 - 6:42 PM

The chain message supposedly confirmed by the PNP chief and spread by Red Cross is not true

Red Cross taps small cell technology for emergency communications

May 19, 2017 - 12:23 PM

The equipment utilizes small cellular technology that will power the Philippine Red Cross SOS cellular network even when lines are down

PORTABLE. The emergency communications equipment can be mounted on emergency vehicles and deployed anywhere. Photo from PRC

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, May 8-14, 2017

May 14, 2017 - 2:29 PM

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WATCH: Duterte commissions Red Cross humanitarian ship

May 10, 2017 - 6:38 AM

M V Amazing Grace can complement government forces in providing immediate relief assistance during emergency and crisis situations says President Rodrigo Duterte

M/V AMAZING GRACE. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is accompanied by Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Chairman Senator Richard Gordon for a tour on the M/V Amazing Grace during its launching at the Philippine Navy Headquarters in Manila on May 9, 2017. Malacañang photo

PH Red Cross names new humanitarian ship 'Amazing Grace'

May 08, 2017 - 3:56 PM

M V Amazing Grace can function as a mobile command center cargo transport vessel and evacuation ship

Philippine Red Cross raises P37-M as it celebrates its 70th anniversary

Apr 27, 2017 - 2:04 PM

On May 13 the humanitarian group will stage the 4th Million Volunteer Run across the country completing its extensive network of one million volunteers

THANK YOU. PRC Chairman Richard Gordon (r) and Sec. Gen. Oscar Palabyab (l) are flanked by volunteers from the Philippine Red Cross. Photo credit: PRC

Philippine Red Cross sends help to Batangas after earthquake

Apr 08, 2017 - 8:47 PM

The PRC says it has sent out tents and generator sets to its chapter in Batangas

AFTERMATH. The damage caused by twin earthquakes in Batangas at the Mabini General Hospital on April 8, 2017. Photo by Bernard Datinguinoo as posted on the Philippine Red Cross Facebook page

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 6, 2017

Apr 06, 2017 - 10:42 AM

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WATCH: #NameThatRedCrossShip, PH's first humanitarian vessel

Apr 06, 2017 - 6:41 AM

On its 70th founding anniversary the PRC launches its first disaster response ship in the Philippines From April 1 15 2017 help name that vessel

Philippine Red Cross prepares for the 'Big One' with shake drill

Mar 09, 2017 - 6:56 AM

At the end of March PRC will conduct an earthquake simulation involving PRC chapters in cities that lie near the West Valley Fault

Emergency hotlines for #Nazareno2017

Jan 09, 2017 - 7:33 AM

Contact the following emergency hotlines for urgent medical needs and other critical reports

Red Cross delivers aid to Nina-hit areas

Dec 31, 2016 - 10:23 PM

The humanitarian organization deploys 10 trucks containing tool kits and relief goods to typhoon hit provinces

New Zealand, PRC inaugurate relief warehouse in Tacloban

Dec 15, 2016 - 2:34 PM

The center is part of New Zealand s P159 million donation to the Philippine Red Cross for disaster recovery

WILLING TO HELP. New Zealand Ambassador to the Philippines David Strachan (L) and Philippine Red Cross Secretary-General Oscar Palabyab (R) officially open the new disaster logistics warehouse in Tacloban. Photo by Jazmin Romero/ Rappler

Philippine Red Cross marks 69 years, looks to the future

Apr 16, 2016 - 10:48 PM

The Philippine Red Cross recounts what it has done over the years and strives to further live up to its vision of providing service to humanity

WATCH: #FirstAidPH app: Life-saving tips at your fingertips

Apr 16, 2016 - 5:12 PM

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

WATCH: Philippine Red Cross launches #FirstAidPH app

Apr 15, 2016 - 10:15 AM

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

Red Cross to hold biggest humanitarian run in PH

Feb 01, 2016 - 4:57 PM

The Philippine Red Cross is organizing a fun run to raise funds for its disaster preparedness and response projects

FUN RUN. Participants of the Philippine Red Cross' 3rd Million Volunteer Run will help provide funds for the organization's projects and equipment. Image courtesy of the Philippine Red Cross

1.5M devotees join 20-hour Black Nazarene procession

Jan 10, 2016 - 7:05 AM

UPDATED The religious procession takes an estimated 20 hours from the Quirino Grandstand where it started off before 6 am Saturday January 9

BACK HOME. The Black Nazarene returns to Quiapo Church early Sunday, January 10. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Black Nazarene 2016

Jan 09, 2016 - 11:33 PM

UPDATED Starting from the Quirino Grandstand at the Luneta minutes before 6 am the procession is expected to end close to 2 am Sunday January 10

REACH. Filipino devotees jostle to touch the statue of the Black Nazarene during the procession next to a mosque in Manila on January 9, 2016. Photo by Mark R. Cristino/EPA

2 Nazareno devotees die at sidelines of procession

Jan 09, 2016 - 12:51 PM

8th UPDATE The two devotees die of cardiac arrest The procession is expected to end at around 1:52 am on Sunday January 10 with the procession crowd smaller at over 500 000 as of 1 am

INJURED. Medical volunteers rush an injured man during a Black Nazarene procession in Manila on January 9, 2016 Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Authorities preparing for Black Nazarene procession

Jan 07, 2016 - 6:19 PM

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council is going on heightened alert

Workers from the local government of Manila installs added security features at the vicinity of the Quirino Grandstand in Manila to ensure the safety of the millions of devotees that will attend the annual procession of the Black Nazarene on Decemebr 9. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

How Red Cross managed to build 66k houses 2 years after Yolanda

Nov 07, 2015 - 8:17 PM

Philippine Red Cross chairman Richard Gordon reveals how the humanitarian organization accomplished the feat

RISING FROM HAIYAN. Philippine Red Cross chairman Richard Gordon during the Typhoon Yolanda 2nd year anniversary press conference at the PRC National Headquarters in Mandaluyong City. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

What can Grace Poe's senatorial bets offer?

Oct 30, 2015 - 9:00 AM

The 12 persons on Grace Poe s Senate slate vow to fight for lower taxes and more jobs in the Philippines among other advocacies

THE FINAL LINEUP. Independent candidates Francis Escudero and Grace Poe announce their senatorial slate for the 2016 elections at Club Filipino in San Juan on Thursday, October 29. Photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

Widespread flooding brings fears of dengue in Lando-affected areas

Oct 21, 2015 - 3:22 PM

Local health officials have expressed concern about the spread of mosquito borne diseases such as dengue which has reached record levels this year in provinces around Manila

FLOODED. A man looks at the rising water level of the Magat River caused by continuous rains of Typhoon Koppu at Bayombong, Nueva Viscaya, on October 18, 2015. Photo by IFRC

Rescuers help deliver baby boy in flooded Cabanatuan

Oct 19, 2015 - 10:06 AM

UPDATED At the height of Typhoon Lando a stranded mother gives birth to a baby boy on the floor of a rescue truck

VOLUNTEER. Dr Ted Esguerra poses with his "help banner" and his emergency bag, which he brings everywhere.

Stopping dengue: Don't let your guard down

Oct 06, 2015 - 2:00 PM

In the fight against dengue it s important to disrupt the mosquitoes egg laying habitats and not to be complacent

UN OCHA, humanitarian orgs launch #ShareHumanity

Aug 25, 2015 - 12:59 PM

The campaign commemorates World Humanitarian Day 2015 and celebrates inspiring stories of humanitarian workers all over the world

A DAY FOR HUMANITARIANS. Philippine Red Cross Secretary-General Gwendolyn Pang delivers her opening remarks during the World Humanitarian Day Celebration.  Jay Agonoy/Rappler