ANGELES CITY — Senator Imee Marcos said that Angeles City, under the leadership of Mayor Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin, Jr. is leading the way when it comes to nutrition programs for kids.
“Angeles City po ang nangunguna pagdating sa nutrisyon,” Marcos shared during the distribution of Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situations (AICS) to 1,447 indigents here on Feb. 7, 2024.
She cited Mayor Lazatin’s Pusong Mamon project, the city’s own version of healthy buns made of malunggay.
“Natutuwa po ako na natutuloy po ang ganitong programa, na sinimulan ng aking ama,” Marcos added.
The presidential sister visited Angeles City to distribute the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s AICS to beneficiaries, where she was assisted by Mayor Lazatin, Vice Mayor Ma. Vicenta Vega-Cabigting, City Social Welfare and Development Officer Edna Duaso, and President of the Association of Barangay Councils Dan Nacu.
Mayor Lazatin thanked the Senator for visiting the city. Apart from the cash assistance from the DSWD amounting to ₱4.3 million, Marcos also distributed 1,000 nutribuns and ₱1 million worth of Medical Assistance to Indigent Patients (MAIP) of the Rafael Lazatin Memorial Medical Center.
“Buong puso po akong nagpapasalamat sa ating butihing Senadora sa kanyang walang sawang pagbibigay ng tulong sa siyudad,” Lazatin said.
To recall, the city government launched the Pusong Mamon malunggay bun in 2022, where the malnourishment rate in the city decreased by 63%.
The creation of Pusong Mamon is being supervised by Lazatin’s Chief Adviser IC Calaguas and Executive Assistant IV Reina Manuel, in partnership with Giada’s Bakery.
Also present during the distribution are Calaguas, Manuel, RLMMC Chief Medical Doctor Froilan Canlas, Gender and Development Head Mina Cabiles, Angeles City Economic Development Investment and Promotions Office Head Irish Bonus-Llego, Information and Communication Technology Division Head Michael Lising, Angeles City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office Head Rodolfo Simeon, Angeles City Traffic Development Office Head and concurrent Officer-in-Charge of Environmental Management System Francis Pangilinan, City Nutrition OIC Francis De Guzman, Barangay Pampang Council headed by Carlos Dela Cruz, and Barangay Sta. Teresita Council headed by Joel Sanchez.