"What this Country needs is not a change OF men but a change IN men" March 1980

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Red Cross Sends Rescue Team To Pakistan

Senator Richard Gordon, Chairman of the Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC), briefs the 3-man team, all experts in collapsed structure rescue, bound to Pakistan to lead the Southeast Asian Regional Delegation who will help recover and relocate survivors of the recent earthquake that hit South Asia. The team consists of (L-R) Raul Garganera, Carmelo Caagbay, and Eric Salve. Gordon said this is the first time that Filipinos will lead other Southeast Asian volunteers to help South Asia. The PNRC has been actively providing assistance not just in the Philippines but also to other countries recently struck by disasters. It started to become a donor society when it sent monetary assistance to the victims of the tsunami that hit South and Southeast Asia in December of last year and recently to the victims of Hurricane Katrina in the US.