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Philippine Red Cross to deploy first aid stations, ambulances for EDSA commemoration

MANDALUYONG CITY, Philippines – The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) will deploy ambulances, personnel, and first aid stations for the commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the People Power Revolution today.
PRC will set up a total of five first aid stations for the event. Three first aid stations will be located at Camp Aguinaldo, one near the Philippine Oversees Employment Administration (POEA), and one at Bautista Street corner White Plains Avenue. PRC national headquarters and four PRC chapters (Quezon City, Pasay, Rizal and Manila) will be involved in the operation. The same chapters will provide first aiders and welfare desks.
“We may anticipate a larger crowd this year because it’s the 30th anniversary of the EDSA Revolution,” said PRC Chairman Richard J. Gordon. “A larger crowd means a larger risk for injuries like cuts and fainting. We have prepared all the necessary equipment and manpower in anticipation of any danger or threat that may arise.”
PRC will also deploy seven ambulances which will be stationed at the following: inside Camp Aguinaldo, Bautista Street corner White Plains Avenue, Ortigas Avenue (La Salle Greenhills), beside Robinsons Galleria, Col. Boni Serrano (Santolan) corner EDSA, Guadix Avenue corner EDSA, and along EDSA between Gate 3 and Gate 4 of Camp Aguinaldo.
The PRC will also deploy an ambulance and three first aid stations tomorrow, February 26, at Camp Aguinaldo for those who will be visiting the People Power Experiential Museum.

Criselda Cabangon David, a happy mother of two kids, is a full-time Sociologist at the City Government of Lucena, Quezon Province. She is currently the Managing Editor of Ang Diaryo Natin Sunday News, a weekly local community newspaper in the Philippines and an active member of the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines.