On the occasion of the World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day this year, Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Senator Richard J. Gordon recognized the significant role and work of volunteers and staff of the 191 national societies of the Red Cross who are tirelessly working and fighting the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that already afflicted more than 3.8 million individuals worldwide as of Thursday, May 7.
“There is a lot of reasons why we must applaud, not because we’re tapping ourselves in the back, but we recognize the strenuous effort of vision, the values that we have, the volunteerism that we excel in. And that creates solidarity so powerful that we know, we can prevail,” Gordon said.
In the Philippines, the PRC continues to be at the forefront in addressing COVID-19 and it has been actively helping the government to stop the spread of the virus since it was first detected. One of the major efforts of the PRC is the establishment of its own molecular laboratory located at its headquarters in Mandaluyong City.
“We have to keep on clapping because we want to give hope to one another, we want to gain strength from one another, and above all, we must make sure that the hope and the strength that we have translates to hope and strength for the people we serve,” said Gordon.