Tuesday, May 19, 2015

One Blood, One Nation held successfully

From left: OAAP vice president Ramil Gutierrez, Philippine Red Cross rep, Philippine Red Cross OIC manager Edmundo Marra, OAAP president Rod Guevarra

OAAP’s bloodletting activity, One Blood, One Nation, was successfully held on May 12, 2015 at the Multi-Purpose Center of PNP National Headquarters, Camp Crame in Quezon City.

There were 95 registered participants and 48 successful blood donors coming from the OAAP and the PNP.

Special guest was  Atty. Lorna Patajo-Kapunan, Governor of the Philippine Red Cross and who happens to also be OAAP legal counsel.
Representatives from the Philippine National Police included Police Senior Superintendent Randolf Yapyapon Balonglong, Officer-in-Charge, Chief Directorial Staff, Police Community Relations Group (PCRG) and Police Superintendent Job Russel Maddul Balaquit, Acting Chief, Community Assistance and Development Division.

Mr. Edmundo Marra, OIC Manager of the Philippine Red Cross, supervised the bloodletting.

OAAP officers present at the occasion included president Rod Guevarra, vice president Ramil Gutierrez, board secretary Ed Acosta, PRO Nato Agbayani and board director Jane Canlas-Laranjo.

OAAP thanks the following project partners:

Philippine National Police - for providing the use of venue and blood donors
Philippine Red Cross - for providing facilities and medical equipments
Aliw Media Group - Pilipino Mirror, Business Mirror, CNN, DWIZ and Home Radio (for publicity and promotion)
Divine Livelihood of Don Bosco Makati - for providing snacks (congee and bottled water)
Luneta Advertising - for printing the backdrop
Mr. Melvin M. Oloris - for donating 300 eggs
Mr. Bobot Sto. Domingo - for the layout
OAAP President Rod Guevarra in his message during the event said, "..the OAAP stakeholders are not only focused on their respective businesses and income-generating activities, but we also do CSR projects and noble activities such as the bloodletting project."

With this, the OAAP is very much thankful and grateful to each and everyone who became part of our first bloodletting activity.  And we thank God for making us an instrument to save the lives of other people.

OAAP and PNP officers with Atty. Lorna Kapunan
OAAP vice president Ramil Gutierrez, OAAP president Rod Guevarra and OAAP secretariat head Weng Reyes making sure that preparations are all-systems-go

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