THE Latter-day Saint Charities (LDSC), which is the humanitarian arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, donated part of its P10 million worth of vaccine storage and cards to the Department of Health (DOH)-Northern Mindanao.

DOH Regional Director Dr. Jose Llacuna Jr. received four cold storage transport boxes, each worth P120,000, and 30,000 vaccine cards, worth P30,000, for Northern Mindanao.

According to Llacuna, the cold storage transport boxes will be used in other immunization programs of the health department such as polio, measles, and others.

"Kini, dako kaayo nga tabang sa amo. And I really appreciate this kind of donations nga in kind. Ako, personally, I like that. I don't like to have the freedom to spend the money they give us kay again from one region to another naay mga issue kay dili pareho ang presyo," Llacuna said.

"If there are other donations in the future, I would prefer in kind. We will appreciate it so much," he added.

Ronald Aban, Welfare and Self-Reliance (WSR) manager of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, for his part, said the donation was contributed by the members of the church.

He added that the church is helping in DOH's National Immunization Program (NIP). The goal of the NIP is to vaccinate 1.5 million children.

The DOH-Northern Mindanao is one of the 17 DOH regional offices that will receive these donations from the LDSC.