Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Today in Philippine History: The Philippine Red Cross (PRC)

APRIL 15, 1947
 The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) was inaugurated in Malacanang after President Manuel A. Roxas signed Republic Act No. 95 with Aurora Aragon Quezon (February 19, 1888 – April 28, 1949) as the first Chairman. Dona Aurora was the wife of Commonwealth President Manuel L. Quezon who established an independent Red Cross in 1934. That time, the Philippines was not granted recognition by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) because it was a U.S. territory and then a Commonwealth. At present, Richard Gordon sits as the PRC Chairman.

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