The Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte through the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office, spearheaded the distribution of Vitamin C (Sodium Ascorbate) to Senior Citizens in the municipalities to help prevent catching a cold and flu at this time of the year by boosting their immune system.

Provincial Governor Imelda ‘Angging’ Quibranza-Dimaporo expressed deep concern for the health and safety of the Senior Citizens that are considered immunocompromised and at greater risk of contracting bacterial and viral infections, particularly in these cold months. With this, the Provincial Governor considering the health threat posed by COVID-19, instructed PSWDO Officer, Ms. Annabelle S. Mendez, to initiate a program that would address such concern.

Beginning October in line with the celebration of Senior Citizen’s Month, that could not be publicly observed due to the current health crisis, PSWDO delivered Vitamin C to Senior Citizens of the municipalities through their respective Chapter Presidents in coordination with the Municipal Social Welfare and Development Offices, except for Sapad and Salvador due to the implementation of community lockdown.

The Chapter Presidents of each Barangay expressed their heartfelt appreciation to the kindness of Governor Angging for always looking after their welfare by actively assisting the needs and concerns of the Senior Citizens Association of the Province of Lanao del Norte. PIO-LDN