President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. will lead this year’s “Family Week” celebration of the hundreds of employees under the Office of the President (OP), other OP agencies and their family members.
The President himself will speak to and interact with his OP family at the Kalayaan grounds in Malacañang this weekend, December 2-3, 2023, Recognizing the importance of caring for the well-being of the nuclear family as well as the extended OP Family, three key projects championed by the President Marcos and First Lady Marie Louise “Liza” Araneta Marcos are being offered to employees. These are LAB 4 All, Serbisyo Fair and Kadiwa ng Pangulo.
LAB 4 All includes basic laboratory services (CBC, blood chemistry, urinalysis, ECG and ultrasound), specialized tests (cervical cancer and renal disease screening), vaccinations, dental and optical services.
Serbisyo Fair delivers basic government services from agencies such as Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) for passport applications; Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) for birth certificates; Land Transportation Office (LTO) for drivers licenses; clearances from the Philippine National Police (PNP), National Bureau of Investigation (NBI); benefit claims from the Social Security System (SSS), Government Service Insurance System (GSIS), Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), Philippine Health (PhilHealth) coverage as well as free legal advice from Public Assistance Office (PAO) lawyers.
On the other hand, the Kadiwa ng Pangulo booth will showcase fresh and affordable produce straight from the farms to Malacañang’s doorstep. These stores will also be open to the surrounding community.
A Bagong Pilipinas bus is also on hand to heighten awareness about the Marcos administration’s governance branding prior to its official launch later this month.
To extend the festivities to the general public, a free concert featuring acclaimed artist Bamboo will be held along Mendiola starting at 6 p.m. on December 2.
The OP Family Week is an annual event dedicated to fostering a sense of community and family among its employees. Usually held in the last week of September, in line with the establishment of Family Week by then-President Fidel V. Ramos in 1992.
This year’s OP Family Week was moved to December to ensure the maximum participation of employees and the delivery of services, and to evoke the spirit of generosity and community that the Christmas season brings. PND