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First Lady leads  ‘LAB for ALL’ Caravan  in Baguio City

BAGUIO CITY (PIA) - - First Lady Louise “Liza” Araneta – Marcos led the “LAB for ALL” Caravan at the Baguio Convention and Cultural Center Tuesday (May 23)  that provided  free consultation,  laboratory and   medicines to the people in the city.

In partnership with the City Government of Baguio and other national government agencies and private partners, the “LAB for ALL” provided health care services to over a thousand people, mostly senior citizens and indigent population.

Through the Department of Social Welfare and Development, 1,100 family food packs were also distributed to pre-identified indigent family beneficiaries.

First Lady Louise "Liza" Araneta - Marcos assures that the LAB for ALL will continue to move around the country to bring in free consultation, laboratory and medicines to the Filipino people. (CCD/PIA CAR)

The First Lady, in her message, outlined that as promised by   President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., essential health care services  will  made accessible to the  Filipinos down to their communities.

“In his SONA last year,  President Marcos said  we must bring medical services to the people and not wait for them to come to our hospitals and health care centers.  So,  I am here today to fulfill his promise.”

 “This Lab for All project hopes to provide free laboratory, free consultations and free medicines to our kababayans. You will no longer have to spend your precious time and money to get in line to see a doctor or undergo lab tests or to stand in line to purchase medicines. In time, I bring this to you as the President promised,” she said.

“My husband would always say that it is important that we prioritize health care. The government must bring health care to the people. We should make it easy for them because a healthy community is a productive community,” Marcos stressed.

Meanwhile, Vice Mayor Faustino Olowan, in behalf of the city government of Baguio,  expressed gratitude to the First Lady and all of the partners and volunteers in the LAB for ALL caravan.

 “In behalf of the officialdom of the City Baguio, we want to express our heartfelt appreciation to our guest of honor and speaker, the First Lady of the Philippines madam Liza Araneta – Marcos. Your commitment to the betterment of our society and your relentless pursuit of ensuring quality health care for all are truly commendable,” Olowan said.

First Lady Liza Araneta - Marcos is briefed by Baguio City Health Officer Dr. Celiaflor Brillantes during her tour of the LAB for ALL health care services. (CCD/PIA CAR)

Department of Health Assistant Secretary Dr. Gloria Balboa and Food and Drug Administration  Director-General Dr. Samuel Zacate also expressed statement of support to the health care program of the First Lady. (JDP/CCD-PIA CAR) 

People lined up to avail of free laboratory services from the mobile bus laboratories of LAB for ALL. CCD/PIA CAR)
Beneficiaries of Family Food Packs from DSWD - CAR lining - up after getting their free consultation, laboratory services and medicines. (CCD/PIA CAR)

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Carlito Dar


Cordillera Administrative Region

Information Officer II at PIA Cordillera

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