AC gov’t distributes Vitamin C, facemasks to PDLs

ANGELES CITY — The city government here has conducted an information drive regarding the importance of nutrition and distributed Vitamin C supplements with facemasks at the Angeles City District Jail. 

Mayor Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin, Jr. said this is to ensure the welfare of Persons Deprived of Liberty, underscoring that even PDLs should not be deprived of proper nutrition. 

“Tuloy-tuloy po ang ginagawa nating tulong programa sa mga PDLs natin,” Lazatin assured.

“Yung mga female PDLs po natin noon may mga hygiene kit, nilapit din po natin ang bakuna kontra Covid-19 sa mga jails natin,” Lazatin shared. 

The City Nutrition Office headed by Jermaine Jam Aguila led the conduct of information drive and distribution.

According to Aguila, some of the agenda discussed during the information were 10 Kumainments and Pinggan Pinoy.

Aguila explained that the10 Kumainments is a campaign to promote the Nutritional Guidelines for Filipinos and to live a healthy lifestyle, aiming to address and prevent the malnutrition.

This, she said, is being supported by the Lazatin administration. 

In fact, aside from the initiative to look out for the welfare of PDLs, the city also launched the Pusong Mamon malunggay bread of the city. 

This healthy bread is being given to malnourished kids with milk supplement. 

This program is Mayor Lazatin’s way to complement the national government’s feeding program.

Lazatin’s Chief Adviser IC Calaguas and Executive Assistant IV Reina Manuel spearheaded the launching of these healthy buns last July. 

Aguila said the CNO is in strict monitoring of the target kid beneficiaries of the project.