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Over 200K elementary school students in Leyte will receive vitamins.

On Wednesday, the Department of Education (DepEd) field office said that over 200,000 elementary students registered in all schools in the province of Leyte would receive PHP40 million worth of vitamins this academic year.

Every student at more than 1,500 public and private elementary schools in the province will receive a 60 ml bottle of vitamin C and a 120 ml bottle of multivitamins as part of the “Pangakong Proteksyon, Immunity for All Kids” program.

Superintendent of the DepEd Leyte schools division Manuel Albao said that the vitamins offered by the pharmaceutical company Unilab would aid in recouping the learning deficits suffered by youngsters throughout the two-year distance learning program.

In an interview, Albao remarked, “We are extremely glad because we have this initiative that seeks to solve the health challenges of our kids.

We appreciate the province of Leyte’s ongoing assistance to DepEd and Unilab, and we hope that this is not the only collaboration we have. For the benefit of our students, we hope to keep working together.

According to brand manager Chester Ivan Cruz, the project was introduced in the province of Leyte on August 31 as a component of their nationwide campaign and the Unilab Pediatrica 50th anniversary celebration.

The first group of students who received the vitamins was those from Palo I Central School in Palo town, Tanauan I Central School in Tanauan town, Daniel Z. Romualdez Elementary School in Tolosa town, Alangalang I Central School in Alangalang town, and Babatngon Central School in Babatngon town.

Unilab plans to provide its vitamins to 10,000 schools across the country.

Especially now that face-to-face classes have begun, Cruz added, “We want to enhance the help that we provide to schools by delivering and giving vitamins to youngsters.”

The company wants all the kids who receive the vitamins to be prepared, safe, and immune when they attend class daily.

The gift was made in response to the governor of Leyte, Carlos Jericho Petilla, who asked Unilab to give children vitamins to help them eat better.

The province administration urged parents to ensure their kids regularly take vitamins and get the right nutrition for their age.

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