Philillipine National Red Cross

Posted: 08/22/2011 in Helping Hand

Born officially in 1947, Philippine Red Cross (PRC), a member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, has roots that trace back to the revolutionary days. It is committed to provide quality life-saving services that protect the life and dignity especially of indigent Filipinos in vulnerable situations. The Philippine Red Cross is made of men and women from all walks of life. It is the tale of hundreds of thousands of ordinary people who devoted their time and resources to help the poorest of the poor. They are professionally trained to lend a helping hand to those in need – whoever, whenever and wherever they may be. The PRC has been established 60 years ago. Before, the PRC used to be involved only in providing blood and in disaster-related activities and short-term pallatives. Now it also focuses on a holistic approach to uplift the condition of the most vulnerable, and a wider array of humanitarian services.

At present, the PRC provides six major services: Blood Services, Disaster Management, Safety Services, Community Health and Nursing, Social Services and the Volunteer Service. All of them embody the fundamental principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement – humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality. These values guide and inspire all Red Cross staff and volunteers, to whom being a Red Crosser is more than just a philosophy but a way of life.


Apolinario Mabini encouraged the Malolos Republic to form a national Red Cross organization. On February 17, 1899, the Malolos Republic approved the Constitution of the National Association of the Red Cross.. The Republic appointed Mrs. Hilario del Rosario de Aguinaldo as President of the Association.

Felipe Agoncillo, Filipino diplomat, met with Gustave Moynier, an original member of the Committee of Five and ICRC President on 29 August 1900. He sought recognition of the Filipino Red Cross Society as well as the application of the First Geneva Convention during the Philippine–American War.


  1. friends you may want to donate your blood to Philippine National Redcross to help other victims that in need of blood. you may proceed to any of the following red cross chapter.

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