In anticipation of Holy Week, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) will be on hand to assist the public, Chairman Richard Gordon said.
“The PRC will start its operations on Wednesday, April 16, by setting up first aid stations and welfare desks and deploying volunteers and ambulances in public areas,” Gordon said.
Bus terminals, such as the one at Ali Mall in Quezon City, and seaports are strategic areas as huge volumes of people go through them during the start of Holy Week, he said.
The Red Cross will mobilize ambulances and volunteers in gasoline stations, highways, major roads, churches, parks and other major crowded areas to offer motorist assistance and emergency response readily on standby, Gordon added.
Meanwhile, PRC Secretary General Gwendolyn Pang advised the public to keep safe and be wary of accidents during the Holy Week.
Pang said they are coordinating their Lenten deployments with Shell, Petron, Caltex / Chevron and Total gasoline stations at the north and south expressways and STARTOLL and TPLEX expressways to gain visibility among commuters who may need assistance.