PHILIPPINE RED CROSS SOCIETY
Born officially in 1947, the Philippine Red Cross serves as an auxiliary to the government to provide relief, health and welfare assistance to the most vulnerable people in the country.
The National Society adopts a holistic approach to its humanitarian work and offers a wider array of services from preventive medicine to therapeutic counselling, to youth leadership. The National Society works in partnership with non-government agencies and with private groups to achieve effective networking and implementation of its services.
Launched in 2009, its ambitious volunteer programme, ‘Red Cross 143’, aims to train 1.8 million volunteers nationwide in community based disaster preparedness and response, as well as in first aid.
Philippine Red Cross Society
Philippine Red Cross rolls out training on disaster law for Chapters | 27-29 November 2017 | Tacloban, Philippines27 November , 2017 8:00 am - 29 November , 2017 5:00 pm UTC+7
Philippine Red Cross steps up service to Filipino migrants through new info system27 November , 2017 8:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC+7
143 on 143; 20 Days of Advocacy | 14 Nov – 3 Dec 2017 | Philippines14 November , 2017 8:00 am - 3 December , 2017 5:00 pm UTC+7
PASSA Youth Training of Trainers (ToT) | 6 – 10 November 2017 | Manila, Philippines6 November , 2017 8:00 am - 10 November , 2017 5:00 pm UTC+7
Philippines Disaster Law Training for Philippine Red Cross Chapters | 20-22 September 2017 | Philippines20 September , 2017 8:00 am - 22 September , 2017 5:00 pm UTC+7
Roundtable Discussion on Housing, Land and Property (HLP) Regulatory Barriers to Shelter & Settlements: Philippine Red Cross Experience | 22-23 November 2016 | Manila, Philippines22 November , 2016 8:00 am - 23 November , 2016 5:00 pm UTC+7
Disaster Law Orientation Session | 28 April 2016 | Philippines28 April , 2016
Red Cross Red Crescent Manila Conference on Labor Migration | May 2015 | Manila, Philippines12 May , 2015 8:00 am - 13 May , 2015 5:00 pm UTC+7
Urban Disaster Management Workshop | 18-21 August 2014 | Manila, Philippines18 August , 2014 8:00 am - 21 August , 2014 5:00 pm UTC+7
ASEAN Pandemic Preparedness 2013 | 9-11 January 2013 | Philippines9 January , 2013 8:00 am - 11 January , 2013 5:00 pm UTC+7
Branch Offices: With a total of 86 chapters and 16 sub chapters (totalling 103 chapters nationwide) the Philippine Red Cross is represented across all provinces
Date Established: Formed and recognised by the ICRC and IFRC in 1947.
Funding: Philippine Red Cross, through its various fund campaign programs and special events, relies on public and private individual and corporate support to sustain its humanitarian efforts.
IFRC Country Delegation? Yes
Key Persons Chairman: Mr. Richard Gordon. Secretary General: Atty. Oscar Palabyab
Legal Status: The consolidation of the Senate Bill 3285 and House Bill 6509 was signed by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and is now known as Republic Act No. 10072 or The Philippine Red Cross Act of 2009. The Act reaffirms the country’s “conformity with the Geneva Conventions of 1949 and their additional protocols, and the Statutes of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement,” as well as a confirmation of Philippine Red Cross’ stand as a “voluntary, independent and autonomous nongovernmental society auxiliary to the authorities of the Republic of the Philippines in the humanitarian field.” According to the Act, the Philippine Red Cross is exempt from real property taxes, direct and indirect taxes, duties and fees that emerge from its operations and its exclusive importations and purchases.
Major Partners: International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
Partners: German, Japanese, American, Australian, Netherlands, China, Swiss, Spanish, Norwegian and Finnish Red Cross Societies, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
People reached: The number of people reached by the long-term services and development programmes was 1,639,247 in 2015.
Volunteers: 249,127 active volunteers, as of 31 March 2017, composed of 143 volunteers from Red Cross, Red Cross Youth, Red Cross Action Team (RCAT), Red Cross Youth (RCY), and First Aiders
Community-Based Disaster Management
- Philippines: Typhoon Haiyan Three-year progress report (November 2016)
- Flyer: Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) of Philippine Red Cross
- Guidelines for Implementing The Integrated Community Disaster Planning Model (ICDPM)
- Community Based Early Warning System Training Manual (2010) (American Red Cross, Philippine Red Cross, ADPC, RIMES)
- Preparing for disaster: A community based approach
- Institutional Capability Building Program: Disaster Management Training Guidebook
- Community Based Health and First Aid Flipcharts for RC 143 Community Health Team
- Philippines Red Cross: How Communication can Save Lives in the Aftermath of Typhoon Bopha
- How to Prepare and Protect Your Family in Landslides
- How to Survive Flash Floods
- How to Protect Yourself from Fire and its Hazards
- How to Prevent Dengue Fever
- How to Prevent Malaria in Your Community
- How to Prevent Diarrhea in Your Community
School Based Resources
Get Ready for Disasters series:
- Get Ready for Disasters: Workbook for Primary Students [English] [Filipino]
- Get Ready for Disasters: Workbook for Intermediate Students [English] [Filipino]
- Get Ready for Disasters Flip Charts for Teachers: Philippine Red Cross [English] [Filipino]
- Get Ready for Disasters Flip Charts for Volunteers: Philippine Red Cross [English] [Filipino]
Educational board game that deals with multi-hazard disaster preparedness and prevention
Rules of the game
Question spaces (Tarsier) and explanations (see details in Rules)
Surprise spaces (Eagle) and explanations (see details in Rules)
What to Do with Disasters series [Filipino]
- Participatory Hygiene and Sanitation Transformation (PHAST) – Disease Transmission (Exercise)
- Participatory Hygiene and Sanitation Transformation (PHAST) – How to run a voting activity
- Participatory Hygiene and Sanitation Transformation (PHAST) – Three-pile sorting exercise
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