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Parañaque City Mayor Florencio Bernabe, Jr. (second from left) is awarded a water-themed painting by Artist Ivan Acuña; the MWSI Special Partnership Award; and a plaque of recognition from Maynilad officials (from left) President and CEO Victorico P. Vargas, Chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan, Chief Operations Officer Herbert M. Consunji and Chief Finance Officer Randolph T. Estrellado during the 5th Anniversary Celebrations of the Maynilad Water Services Inc. which was held recently at the SM Mall of Asia. The Special Partnership Award was given in recognition of the contribution of the Parañaque City Government and Mayor Jun Bernabe for the continued expansion of MWSI water services in the city. (Photo By: Jun Budlat)
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PIA Press Release
Saturday, January 14, 2012

P’que Red Cross receives $43K training grant

PARAŇAQUE CITY, Jan. 14 (PIA) –- The Paranaque Red Cross Chapter recently received a grant worth $43,892 from logistics giant UPS.

The grant, amounting to almost P2 million, will be used for training 143 Red Cross volunteers in 16 barangays and 31 public elementary and high schools in the city.

Red Cross Parañaque branch chairman Anson Ong thanked the UPS Foundation led by Ken Stenard.

“PRC is really glad about the grant, this is a big help in the realization of our organization’s thrust to be always first, always ready, and always there when the need arises,” said Ong.

He added that the grant will focus on Red Cross campaigns to build a nation of disaster response volunteers to promote the spirit of volunteerism.

The grant covers the training on Disaster Preparedness and First Aid trainings of over 2,000 Red Cross volunteers. It also includes provision of first aid kit for each organized and trained RC 143 team.

Meanwhile, Stenard said UPS Foundation is committed to support meaningful programs that make a meaningful difference in communities.

“We are proud to support Philippine Red Cross’ efforts to build a nation of disaster response volunteers in order to promote volunteerism to serve humanitarian interest,” added Stenard.

Established in 1951, the UPS Foundation identifies specific areas where its backing clearly impacts social issues.

In support of this strategic approach, the foundation has identified the following focus areas for giving: non-profit effectiveness, economic & global literacy, encouraging diversity, community safety and environmental sustainability. (P’que-PIO/RJB/JEG-PIA NCR)

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