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LGU provides free medicines for elderlies

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LGU provides free medicines for elderlies
Samal Vice-Mayor Ronnie Ortiguerra lead distribution of medicines to the elderly. Photo by Ernie Esconde

SAMAL, Bataan — The local government unit here on Thursday continued
distributing free medicines mostly for senior citizens in all the 14 villages in the
agricultural town.

Vice-Mayor Ronnie Ortiguerra and members of the sangguniang bayan led in the
distribution of maintenance medicines provided by Mayor Alex Acuzar from his
own fund.

Ortiguerra said they were rounding all the 14 barangays to bring the medicines.
“Bibigyan ng gamot lalo na ang mga senior citizen na nagme-maintain bilang
handog ng aming punongbayan Mayor Alex Acuzar kasama ang sangguniang
bayan.”

Ortiguerra said that from now on, the free medicine distribution will be held
monthly by the Office of the Mayor and the SB.

Councilor Erval Flores, committee on health chair, and the other SB members
were very grateful to Mayor Acuzar. “Makakaasa po kayo na tuloy-tuloy ang
pamimigay ng libreng gamot especially sa ating mga senior citizen buwan-
buwan,” Flores said.

Punong barangay Hector Forbes of Sta. Lucia and members of the barangay
council said the free medicine project of the mayor and the Samal SB will be of big
help to senior citizens.

Rural health midwife Lolita Elvambuena Poblete showed the lists of beneficiaries
of the program. “Handa na ang listahan at ibibigay agad ang mga gamot house-to-
house.”

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