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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A New Red Cross Vehicle

Mayor James “Bong” Gordon. Jr. announced the acquisition of a new service vehicle for the Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC) Olongapo Chapter during the Flag Raising Ceremony of government employees on January 19, 2009.

The Mayor also commended the local PNRC chapter, headed by Administrator Eduardo Bueno, Jr. in its continuous effort to help and reach out to the public.

According to Bueno, PNRC Olongapo Chapter used its accumulated savings over the years to purchase the said vehicle. The vehicle will be used to bring services to all areas that they can reach. The existing vehicles of the PNRC, a Hilux Pickup, is used mainly for local official travels in their efforts to solicit more funds for the PNRC. The other, an ambulance, is reserved mainly to respond to emergency situations.

With the addition of a Toyota Innova, Mayor Gordon is confident that “Philippine National Red Cross Olongapo Chapter will be able to provide more services to the public and be more aggressive in the implementation of its programs and more efficient in the mobilization of its groups.”

This January, PNRC Olongapo Chapter is facilitating a Basic First Aid Training program for the 13 barangays of Olongapo, starting with Gordon Heights, Barretto and West Tapinac. Upon completion of the training, the participants will serve as volunteers and are expected to respond to emergency calls in their respective barangays. “We are targeting the completion of the trainings for all 13 barangays by the end of 1st quarter of this year,” according to Bueno.

Aside from the regular Blood-Letting Program, the chapter is also keen in promoting Disaster Awareness & Prevention and Livelihood Programs. They are also encouraging private entities to avail of the trainings they are offering.

PNRC Olongapo Chapter Office is located at the Old Hospital Road, East Tapinac, Olongapo City. For inquiries, call (047) 222-2181. For emergency, dial 143.

Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC) Olongapo Chapter recently purchased a new service vehicle. Mayor James “Bong” Gordon, Jr. congratulates Eduardo Bueno, Jr., PNRC Olongapo Chapter Administrator and his staff.

PAO/ chay

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