Red Cross vows to continue pour in services in Panay Island

Published November 28, 2021, 10:00 PM

by Tara Yap

ILOILO CITY — Even with the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) assured it will continue its services in Panay Island.

“We have always been strong in responding to COVID-19,” said Senator Richard “Dick” Gordon, who is also PRC’s Chairman and CEO.

One of the Bakuna Buses deployed by the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) in Iloilo province. (PRC Iloilo/Manila Bulletin)

“Through our local chapters, we expedited our services in responding to those who are affected with the pandemic and even local disasters. I salute all our staff and volunteers,” Gordon said.

Last January, the COVID-19 Molecular Laboratory opened at the PRC Regional Logistics and Disaster Management Training Center in Passi City, Iloilo province. Since its opening, it has tested almost 22,000 specimens for COVID-19 from across Panay Island.

PRC also backed local government units (LGUs) in the COVID-19 vaccination programs by deploying the Bakuna Buses in three provinces of Panay Island.

PRC has also administered COVID-19 vaccinations for 12,729 persons in Iloilo province; 6,247 persons in Capiz province; and 5,574 persons in Aklan province.