Speaker Romualdez gets smitten by 'Lab for All' project, thanks First Lady

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  • The public servant in House Speaker Martin Romualdez was swept off his feet by the First Couple's "Lab for All" project.

IMG-5cdd7a64c34f2732d5dde023732e4fb6-V.jpgSpeaker Martin Romualdez (rightmost) delivers his message during the launch of the First Lady Louise "Liza" Araneta-Marcos' (leftmost, seated) "Lab For All" program at People's Center in Tacloban City on Thursday morning. (Speaker’s office)








The public servant in House Speaker Martin Romualdez was swept off his feet by the First Couple's "Lab for All" project. 

Speaker Romualdez was on hand for the launch of the unique service caravan Thursday, July 4 in his native of Tacloban City in Leyte. 

The leader of the House of Representatives says Lab for All provides free health services to the poor, especially those in the provinces. 

The launch was spearheaded by First Lady Liza Araneta-Marcos, whom Speaker Romualdez thanked for visiting the city and delivering health services to his constituents. 

"Lab" in this case stands for Libreng Laboratoryo, Konsulta at Gamot Para sa Lahat (Free laboratory, consultation, and medicine for all). 

The Speaker urged his constituents in Tacloban City and Leyte to take advantage of the First Lady’s health services delivery project. 

“Mahal naming First Lady, tunay ngang nakakataba ng puso ang inyong malasakit at pagsusumikap na magbigay ng mas maayos na kalusugan sa ating mga kababayan,” he said. 

(Our beloved First Lady, your compassion and efforts to provide our countrymen better health is truly heartening.) 

“Ang Lab for All caravan ay isang mahalagang inisyatiba ng ating mahal na Pangulong Ferdinand Marcos Jr. at ng ating masipag na First Lady. Layunin ng proyektong ito na maghatid ng libreng konsultasyon, X-ray, laboratory tests, at gamot sa mga komunidad na nangangailangan,” the House leader told his province mates. 

(The Lab for All caravan is an important initiative of our beloved President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and our hardworking First Lady. The project aims to provide free consultations, X-ray, laboratory tests, and medicines to the communities that need it.) 

“Ang proyekto pong ito ay may malalim na epekto at kahalagahan para sa ating mga kababayang Pilipino. Marami sa ating mga kababayan, lalo na sa mga malalayong lugar, ang walang sapat na access sa mga serbisyong medikal. Dahil dito, madalas na napapabayaan ang kanilang kalusugan,” he said. 

(This project has deep effect and significance for our Filipino countrymen. A lot of our countrymen, especially those in far-flung areas, don't have enough access to medical services. This is one reason why they neglect their health.) 

The First Lady, Speaker Romualdez and other officials, including Rep. Yedda Marie Romualdez of Tingog Party-list, later assisted in the distribution of P4.2 million in financial aid under the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged at Displaced Workers (TUPAD) program of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) at the Leyte Normal University. 

The Speaker also accompanied President Marcos at the Leyte Convention Complex in Palo, Leyte where the latter distributed aid package including P10,000 in cash aid to qualified residents of Leyte, Southern Leyte and Biliran provinces whose livelihood was adversely affected by the El Nino phenomenon through the Presidential Assistance to Farmers, Fisherfolks and Families (PAFF) program.