Pangasinan Chapter 2023 Blood Services Cordiality Day:
Virgen Milagrosa University Foundation (VMUF) as The Third-Highest Contributor of Blood Units
In a heart-warming display of solidarity and compassion, Virgen Milagrosa University Foundation (VMUF) emerged as the third-highest contributor of blood units under the Abig Award, generously donating an astounding 502 blood bag units. This remarkable feat was honored with the prestigious "Abig Award” which is the second highest category at the Biskeg ya Dala Awards 2023, an event that took place on August 2nd, 2023, at Cinema 2 of Robinsons Place Pangasinan.
The event, which bore the theme "Biskeg ya Dala awards: Pangasinan Chapter 2023 Blood Services Cordiality Day," was orchestrated by none other than the venerable Philippine Red Cross (PRC). The occasion was a resounding testament to the spirit of volunteerism and the pivotal role blood donors play in sustaining and saving lives.
As the event unfolded, the air was charged with anticipation and appreciation. Following the welcoming remarks, Hon. Maria Theresa R. Peralta, the Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Philippine Red Cross, took the stage to share her heartfelt message. Her words echoed with gratitude for the selfless individuals and organizations that stand as pillars of support in the noble cause of blood donation.
The true highlight of the evening was the "Biskeg ya Dala awarding ceremonies," where the invaluable contributions of various organizations were celebrated and honored. The members of the PRC Board of Directors, standing as symbols of dedication and commitment, proudly presented the awards to the deserving recipients. Among these recipients, VMUF stood tall as a beacon of hope and compassion.
A notable figure in this collective effort is Maria Christina B. Ortega, the Red Cross adviser of VMUF. Her guidance and leadership have undoubtedly played a pivotal role in inspiring and mobilizing the VMUF community to participate actively in this life-saving endeavor. The "Abig Award" bestowed upon VMUF isn't just a recognition; it is a testament to the university's commitment to serving humanity. Blood donation isn't merely an act; it is a gift of life. VMUF's remarkable contribution of 502 blood bag units sends a resounding message that every drop of blood donated can potentially save a life, and that collective efforts can lead to a significant impact.
The Biskeg ya Dala Awards 2023 transcends being a mere event; it is a celebration of compassion, unity, and the relentless pursuit of giving. Through this event, the Philippine Red Cross sheds light on the beauty of kindness and reminds us that our shared humanity is stronger when we stand together to make a positive difference.
As the echoes of the award ceremony resonate in the hearts of all those who were present, it serves as an inspiration for individuals, communities, and organizations to embrace the spirit of giving and embody the profound essence of the "Abig Award." VMUF's accomplishment stands as a testament to the potential within each of us to be a lifeline for those in need, a beacon of hope in times of distress, and a symbol of unity in a world that thrives on compassion.