LINGAP SA MASA. Secretary Judy M. Taguiwalo of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) interviews a client seeking medicine assistance through Libreng Gamot Para Sa Masa at Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) on Monday.

Lingap Sa Masa is a medicine assistance program of the Office of the President implemented by DSWD in partnership with six government hospitals throughout the country. It aims to provide free medicines to indigent Filipinos needing current treatment for illness or injuries.

DSWD regions NCR, 3, 6, 7 and 11 currently undertake the Php 1 billion medicine assistance program. DSWD Davao Region has been allotted Php 150 million to carry out the program with SPMC and DRMC (Davao Regional Medical Center) in Tagum City. (DSWD)