prc Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Chair and CEO Richard Gordon led the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the new PRC Bacolod branch in San Carlos City.

PRC expands services in Visayas, adds 3 more branches

June 3, 2022 People's Tonight 81 views

CELEBRATING its 75th founding anniversary, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) announced the approval of additional three branches on May 12, 2022.

The announcement was management’s implementation of the directive of the Board of Governors to set up the Alang-alang Branch in Leyte Chapter and La Carlota City and San Carlos City Branches in Negros Occidental-Bacolod City Chapter.

The newly established branches in the Visayas fulfill the PRC’s mandate to support the government by bringing its services and programs closer to the most vulnerable communities.

In coordination with the Leyte Chapter in Tacloban City and Alang-alang Municipality the Alang-alang branch has scheduled its mobile blood donation to make blood more accessible to the community.

The new La Carlota City and San Carlos City branches have started providing blood services to their communities.

In addition, these branches have ongoing recruitment for Red Cross 143 and Red Cross Youth Council members.

“Sa paggunita natin ng ating ika-75 anibersaryo, handog ng Red Cross ang mga bagong branches para sa ating mga kababayan sa Visayas. Makatitiyak ang ating mga kababayan na mas malapit na ang mga serbisyong ating ibabahagi sa kanila,” Chairman and CEO (Chief Executive Officer) Richard Gordon said.

The PRC has 102 active chapters with 40 branches nationwide that are always first, always ready, and always there to provide sustained and effective humanitarian services.