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8 stalls destroyed in fire

A TOTAL of P300,000 worth of surplus appliances were destroyed in a fire that gutted eight stalls in Port Area, Manila, on Monday. Fortunately, the blaze that started at 11:30 a.m. did not spread to the supplies warehouse of the Philippine Red Cross which was located nearby. Manila fire marshal Supt. Kaime Ramirez said the fire started at the stall owned by Khadi Rasid on Roberto S. Oca Street. The flames then spread to adjacent stalls with some vendors claiming they heard an explosion before the fire broke out. Although the stall owners lost their wares after the blaze spread to the warehouse behind their stalls, the fire did not reach the Red Cross-owned warehouse beside it. Arson investigators reported no injuries or deaths in the fire although damage to property was estimated at almost P300,000. The cause, on the other hand, remained under investigation. Maricar B. Brizuela

Posted: April 22nd, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

CHR denounces use of landmine by NPA in Davao del Sur attack

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Commission on Human Rights Chairwoman Loretta Ann Rosales. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

The Commission on Human Rights on Tuesday condemned the roadside blast allegedly perpetrated by the New People’s Army in Davao del Sur.

Posted: March 4th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Procession injuries hit 1,686

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Filipino Catholic devotees help a devotee after the latter was able to touch and kiss the image of the Black Nazarene in an annual procession to celebrate its feast day Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 in Manila, Philippines. Hundreds of thousands of Filipino Catholics began a raucous religious procession in Manila Thursday to honor a centuries-old black statue of Jesus Christ in an annual event that organizers say was being held partly to pray for the victims of a monster typhoon that devastated the central Philippines last year. AP

The number of injured in the daylong Black Nazarene procession has breached the 1,000 mark, the Department of Health (DOH) said Thursday.

Posted: January 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Lost ‘Yolanda’ boy reunited with mother

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A typhoon survivor stands on rubbish in Tacloban, central Philippines on  Dec. 8, 2013. AP FILE PHOTO

Ten days before Christmas, Gabriel Manatad was sitting on a pile of debris and filth on a deserted road in Tacloban City.   The 5-year-old boy appeared to have been abandoned, seemingly forgotten amid the ruins of a once progressive city left utterly destroyed by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” in early November.   A Red Cross volunteer, [...]

Posted: December 31st, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Mike: ‘A place of love, caring’

Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama yesterday led the opening of Tent City for typhoon evacuees, saying the city and Red Cross were  “opening a place of love, a place of caring, a place of serving.” By Monday,  December 23, the remaining 38 families staying at the Tinago barangay gym will be taken there except for [...]

Posted: December 21st, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

‘Yolanda’ victims get shelter kits

A typhoon survivor takes a bath beside donated tents at typhoon-ravaged Tolosa town, Leyte province, on Dec. 9, 2013. The International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, assisted by the Philippine Red Cross, handed over an initial donation of 500 shelter kits to Supertyphoon “Yolanda” survivors of Barangay Maya, DaanBantayan, Northern Cebu, to help families rebuild their homes.  AP

The International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), assisted by the Philippine Red Cross (PRC), handed over an initial donation of 500 shelter kits each containing handsaw, rope, nails, shovel, hoe, machette, shears, tie wire, claw hammer, polyethelene bag and cardboard fold to Supertyphoon “Yolanda” survivors of Barangay (village) Maya, DaanBantayan, Northern Cebu, to help families rebuild their homes.

Posted: December 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

ICRC: Families displaced by Zamboanga siege to receive cash aid

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A soldier takes his position as residents abandon their homes during the second day of the standoff between the Muslim rebels and Philippine government forces. AP FILE PHOTO

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and a local chapter will distribute on Wednesday cash assistance to 5,000 families displaced by the Zamboanga City siege in September, Inquirer Radio 990AM reported.

Posted: December 17th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Telco backs Red Cross youth nat’l conference

SMART Communications Inc. lent its support to the 18th National Youth Congress of the Philippine Red Cross held in Lapu-Lapu City recently with the theme “Stronger Red Cross Youth for Stronger Philippine Red Cross.” The youth congress was organized by the Philippine Red Cross National Youth Council, in cooperation with the Volunteer Services Department. It [...]

Posted: December 13th, 2013 in CDN - Community,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Red Cross: Fired staff spreading ‘malicious campaign’ vs execs

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The Philippine Red Cross on Wednesday denied allegations that their secretary general Gwendolyn Pang had misused P200-million worth of aid funds.

Posted: December 11th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Coin banks in Metro stores to accept donations

VICSAL Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of Metro Gaisano, has installed coin banks in all Metro stores nationwide to accept donations for victims of supertyphoon Yolanda. The proceeds will be turned over to the Red Cross and Habitat for Humanity. Proceeds will be used to rehabilitate homes of typhoon survivors.      

Posted: December 10th, 2013 in CDN - Community,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

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HAVING helped affected families through relief goods, the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) will now conduct a study to map out a detailed rehabilitation plan for the areas affected by supertyphoon Yolanda.

Posted: December 8th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Red Cross run moved to Nov. 24

THE RED Cross 143 Lapu-Lapu Marathon for Humanity originally scheduled tomorrow will be moved to Nov. 24.

Posted: November 9th, 2013 in CDN - Sports,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Comelec: Red Cross may work with gov’t, other aid groups

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Comelec chair Sixto Brillantes: No basis. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Friday rejected the Philippine Red Cross’ (PRC) request to take over the entire process of distribution of aid to residents of earthquake-hit Bohol during the election period in the province.

Posted: October 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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