Milk feeding aims to boost immunity of frontliners, vulnerable sectors in Bukidnon against COVID-19

The Philippine Carabao Center at Central Mindanao University (PCC@CMU) initiated distribution of carabao’s milk to senior citizens, pregnant women, children and frontliners (PNP, BFP, DOH & other LGU officials) to boost their body immunity against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

The center started distributing 200-ml sachets of pasteurized carabao’s milk to the beneficiaries last March 17 and will continue until April 12, 2020.

PCC@CMU Center Director Dr. Lowell Paraguas said helping each other overcome this pandemic with our respective means will go a long way.

Irah Jae S. Oledan, Nurse II at LGU-Maramag, said the kindness of PCC boosts their morale to continue working on the frontlines despite the risks of being exposed to the virus.

“We commend and appreciate PCC’s effort. This gesture only shows how much our efforts are valued and we feel even more inspired and fulfilled at work,” Oledan added.

Valencia City Police Executive Master Sergeant Deogracias Villarin Gulayan, who is assigned as a team leader in a checkpoint placed between the Valencia and Maramag border, expressed his words of gratitude to the PCC@CMU center director for the initiative.

“I hope that other agencies of the government will do the same because in this time of crisis, we need all the help to keep going,” PEMS Gulayan said.

Meanwhile, PCC@CMU CBED Coordinator Dr. Elena Paraguas said this activity also coincides with the agency’s celebration of its 27th anniversary.

“Instead of having a big festivity, we decided to extend our services, with social distancing measures, to the communities that we serve. We hope that by doing this, we contribute to ending this pandemic the best way we know how. In this situation, I believe that simple acts of kindness somehow strengthen each one of us,” Dr. Paraguas said.