Over 5,000 Caloocan residents benefit from 'Lab For All' medical program | Inquirer News

Over 5,000 Caloocan residents benefit from ‘Lab For All’ medical program

/ 04:54 PM August 29, 2023

Over 5,000 Caloocan residents benefit from 'Lab For All' medical program

Mayor Along Malapitan and First Lady Liza Araneta-Marcos join Caloocan residents for a photo during the “Lab For All” Program’s free medical and laboratory services event. (Caloocan City PIO)

MANILA, Philippines–Over 5,000 Caloocan residents received free medical and laboratory services as part of the “Lab For All” Program, a health initiative spearheaded by First Lady Liza Araneta-Marcos.

The event took place on Tuesday at the Caloocan City Sports Complex in partnership with the City Government of Caloocan, according to a statement released by the city’s Public Information Office.


Residents had access to an array of complimentary laboratory tests, including complete blood count (CBC), fasting blood sugar (FBS), electrocardiogram (ECG), and x-ray.


This comes after a three-day medical mission conducted in various barangays leading up to the main event, the information office said.

Mayor Dale Gonzalo “Along” Malapitan conveyed his gratitude to both First Lady Liza Araneta-Marcos and President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos.

“First and foremost, as the mayor of Caloocan City, I am grateful to those who are here today, especially to our First Lady for bringing the ‘Lab For All’ here in Caloocan,” Along said.

“Now, the people of Caloocan can see and feel the actions and concerns of President BBM and our First Lady, along with the entire national government,” he added.

Future services are slated to benefit the community, including a breastfeeding lecture, oral health check-ups, and a nutrition and diet planning workshop, the statement said.

Reiterating his commitment to public health and safety, Along emphasized the continuous health and infrastructure projects in motion.


“Just recently, we’ve launched a series of programs and infrastructure to prioritize the health of our citizens. All of these are aimed at realizing a better life for you, the youth of Caloocan,” he said.

Beyond health assistance, approximately 2,000 individuals facing crises were given financial support, complimentary meals, and grocery packages by the Department of Social Welfare and Development.

The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, meanwhile, offered optional free skills training to those interested.


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