The curious case of Maribojoc Mayor Leoncio Evasco Jr.—the Bohol mayor who confronted the Philippine Red Cross about the way it distributed its relief packages in his earthquake-battered municipality—is a fable for our cynical times. Instantly vilified on news and social media, Evasco on closer look has turned out to be that rare breed: a politician of both conviction and competence.
By Ramon Farolan
On Sunday, Feb. 10, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) will be staging a fun run in key cities around the country. In Metro Manila, there will be two venues: one beginning at the CCP Complex in Pasay City and ending in the Quirino Grandstand in Manila; the other starting at the Elliptical Road at the Quezon Memorial Circle continuing down Commonwealth Avenue and back to the Memorial Circle.
This is a comment on the letter of Gwendolyn Pang of the Philippine Red Cross (Inquirer, 7/30/12) about the “administrative fee” to recover some costs in the handling of donated blood for transfusion.