Philippine Red Cross was admitted to the IFRC in 1948. In 2015, it counted 83,340 active volunteers (. 236,237 in 2010).

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The Bayanihan to Heal as One Act has been signed into law last March 23, 2020 to ramp up efforts to fight COVID-19, including social safety nets and PhilHealth medical assistance to health workers and volunteers who risk their own lives in order to sav …

30 March 2020

More than 8,440 cases of measles – including 136 deaths from the disease – have been recorded in several regions of the Philippines, including the capital city Manila. In response, the authorities are working with the Philippine Red Cross and the World …

20 February 2019

By Mary Joy Evalarosa James Dean Dait, 22, was on duty as a Philippine Red Cross volunteer when Typhoon Mangkhut hit very early on 15 September. Just hours before it made landfall, he had attended a pre-disaster meeting at the Ilocos Norte chapter on t …

23 September 2018

By Mary Joy Evalarosa If there’s anything good about a typhoon, it’s that people have time to prepare and responders are primed to act. In the days and hours before Typhoon Mangkhut swirled its deadly path towards Luzon – home to nearly 50 million peop …

20 September 2018

Red Cross teams are at the highest level of alert as communities in Northern Luzon in the Philippines brace for Typhoon Mangkhut (known locally as Ompong), expected to make landfall Saturday morning.

14 September 2018

A new initiative announced on 1 September 2018 will boost the local disaster preparedness and response capacity of nine national Red Cross and Red Crescent societies in Asia Pacific.

2 September 2018
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