Liozo hails Celso’s Sandugo feats PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 28 July 2011 17:05

Zamboanga Red Cross Administrator Vic Liozo Jr. has expressed jubilation over Mayor Celso Lobregat’s latest feat in the National Sandugo Awards stressing it is a big boost to the blood program of the local Red Cross.

“We are very happy”, Liozo, who attended the awarding rites Tuesday afternoon at the Diamond Hotel in Roxas Boulevard, Manila, proudly declared.
Mayor Lobregat was conferred by the Department of Health (DOH) the National Sandugo Award for Outstanding Local Government Executives for the 6th straight year, elevating him to the Hall of Fame for the 4th time. He was the only local chief executive in the region given the award because of his consistent support and commitment to the National Voluntary Blood Services Program (NVBSP).

Since 2004, Lobregat has been aggressively supporting the plans and programs of the Philippine Red Cross and these come in the form of trainings and resources to ensure the smooth operation of the blood bank. Lobregat is a national governor of the PRC.

Liozo said Mayor Lobregat serves as a model to other local government units as well as a “living model in the promotion of blood services”. “He is one active leader who knows the value of blood donation, he is the reason why we have a very active blood program in our city”.

The National Sandugo Award for Local Government Executives, now on its 13th year, is a joint undertaking of the DOH,  the Philippine Blood Coordinating Council and the Philippine Red Cross. It is bestowed on a provincial governor, city mayor, municipal mayor or barangay captain who gave outstanding support, commitment and active involvement in the promotion of voluntary blood donation towards the achievement of the vision of Republic Act 7719 otherwise known as the “National Blood Services Act of 1994”. — Sheila Covarrubias