About 1,000 Tarlaqueños received free consultation, laboratory services, and medicines as part of the Laboratoryo, Konsulta, at Gamot para sa Lahat (Lab for All) project.
The said program was initiated by First Lady Marie Louise “Liza” Araneta-Marcos, in partnership with the Department of Health, Department of the Interior and Local Government, Department of Social Welfare and Development, Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, and the Provincial Government of Tarlac.
In her message, the first lady underscored that health is among the priorities of the Marcos administration that was addressed during the President’s State of the Nation Address in 2022.
“My husband said we must bring medical services to the people instead of waiting for them to come to our hospitals and healthcare centers. That is why I am here today to fulfill his promise. The Lab for All project hopes to provide free laboratory consultation and medicines to everyone in the Filipino community,” she said.
Tarlac is the third province to benefit from the medical mission after Batangas and Baguio City.
This is also in line with the province’s 150th founding anniversary.
For her part, Governor Susan Yap expressed her gratitude to the first lady for choosing Tarlac as one of the pilot beneficiaries of the project.
“Health is one of our biggest programs here in the province. Hence, we are most grateful for your visit and for holding this medical mission for Tarlaqueños,” Yap said.
Aside from the free consultation and medicines, the beneficiaries also received family food packs from the DSWD.