DA-PCC at DMMMSU shares the love under ‘LAB for All’

The DA-Philippine Carabao Center at Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University (DA-PCC at DMMMSU) supported the program of First Lady Atty. Marie Louise “Liza” Araneta-Marcos “LAB for All” by providing 500 bottles and sachets of chocomilk and 700 packs of Karabun (bun with carabao’s milk) at La Union Convention Center, Sevilla, City of San Fernando, La Union on February 6, 2024.

Said program is in accordance with the Universal Health Care (UHC) Law, also known as Republic Act No. 11223, which aims to bridge the health disparity gap for poor communities and those living in remote areas who are unable to afford their medical bills by increasing access to quality health care and providing free medical consultations, laboratory services, and medication distribution.

Vilma C. Gagni, center director of the DA-PCC at DMMMSU, said the center supports Marcos’ advocacy for bringing medical services closer to the people, particularly the less fortunate Kaprobinsyanihan.

“DA-PCC shares with the purpose of advocating for Healthy Pilipinas, Bawat Buhay Mahalaga tungo sa Bagong Pilipinas. One of the products of DA-PCC is milk, which is also considered a complete food because it contains all the essential nutrients needed by our body to become healthy,” she added.

On the other hand, LUcals (LU locals) who were able to attend the event relished dairy products produced by DA-PCC at DMMMSU’s assisted co-op.
LAB (Lingap at Alagang Bayanihan) is a mobile health service program that offers free health services, consultations, and checkups, such as laboratory testing, X-rays, consultations with specialists, and free medications.