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Thursday, October 13, 2005

PNRC sends 3 volunteers to Pakistan

The Philippine National Red Cross on Thursday sent a three-man humanitarian team to Pakistan to help in the rescue and rehabilitation efforts for the victims of earthquake there.

PNRC chairman and Sen. Richard Gordon identified the three volunteers as Raul Galganera, Eric Salve and Carmelo Caagbay. They will be staying in Pakistan to help earthquake victims for a month.

Gordon said the three-man team will be PNRCs advance team and it will be sending more members to Pakistan.

An earlier Reuters report said Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf asked the world and his people to send more money and aid quickly.

There are at least 2.5 million people rendered homeless by the 7.6 earthquake that hit Pakistan Saturday. The official death toll stood at 23, 000 but is expected to rise. Officials in Pakistan expects the death toll to rise as high as 40, 000.

ABS-CBN Interactive