Marcos marks 66th birthday with outreach missions

PRESIDENT Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. marked his 66th birthday celebration on Wednesday with various activities such as tree planting, feeding, and medical and dental mission organized by the “LAB For All – Lingap at Alagang Bayanihan” in several areas in the country. It is spearheaded by First Lady Louise Araneta Marcos.

LAB For All conducted tree planting activities in 45 locations with over 25,000 seedlings planted by volunteers and partners from the One Movement Inc. and different local government units (LGUs).

The LAB For All also partnered with the City Environment Management Office of Bago in Negros to conduct a coastal cleanup, where 200 stakeholders including cash-for-work program recipients, members of various fisherfolk associations, and LGU personnel joined the initiative.

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) also participated in the activities along with the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) and other attached agencies from the rail sector, airports/aviation, and road sector, among others.

Medical and dental missions were held in 69 locations in the Philippines where 62,130 beneficiaries participated. These were co-organized 21 LGU-partners as well as 70 partners from the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO), which provided free medicines and multivitamins.

The feeding program was launched in 23 locations, feeding 28,500 beneficiaries while “milk letting activities” were also held at three different locations with 150 beneficiaries.

The group also donated sewing machines to its identified 43 beneficiaries as part of the celebration.

At the Presidential Action Center (PACe), clients were treated with food packs, brought from North Star and Lola Nena’s.

From North Star, some 2,000 food packs consisting of barbeques and rice were distributed. Some1,000 food packs consisting of pancit canton and toasted siopao, and another thousand mini boxes of cheese donuts were brought from Lola Nena’s and distributed.