February 15, 2016
MANILA, Philippines – Hundreds of cops and military personnel on Sunday donated blood in the Valentine’s Day bloodletting activity of the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) held inside its headquarters at Camp Karingal in Quezon City.
QCPD director Chief Supt. Edgardo Tinio said at least 500 personnel of the QCPD and 30 from the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ Joint Task Force-National Capital Region became blood donors.
Held at the camp’s covered court, the activity dubbed “Alay Dugo at Gamutan sa Araw ng mga Puso” was facilitated by the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Quezon City Chapter and assisted by the QCPD Health Service.
The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO), on the other hand, facilitated the needed pharmaceuticals for the bloodletting.
“The activity is one way of expressing love of the QCPD and its military counterpart to the people they are serving, as they literally give blood for future recipients who are in need of it,” Tinio said.
Aside from the bloodletting activity, doctors and nurses of the QCPD Health Service simultaneously provided free medical and dental consultations and treatments for QCPD personnel, dependents, and people residing around its headquarters.
Attendees were also treated to a free spa, facial treatment, and massage from health and wellness establishments invited by the QCPD Health Service.
All women present in the activity also received red roses from QCPD officials led by Tinio.