NDA Northern Mindanao celebrates World Milk Day at a public elementary school

Written by: Debbie de San Miguel

 Around 750 pupils, teachers and parents gathered on June 1, 2018 at Lumbia Central School (LCS) in Cagayan de Oro City to participate in the World Milk Day celebration spearheaded by the National Dairy Authority - Northern Mindanao Department (NDA-NMD).

Turnover of hygiene kit and school supplies to the LCS Principal Dr. Marichelle F. Saga

who expressed her appreciation in behalf of the student recipients of LCS.


The event aimed to highlight the importance of milk in everyone’s daily diet and promote the regular consumption of milk and proper personal hygiene among pupils.

Northern Mindanao Department staff distribute free milk and snack packs to the participants of the World Milk Day held at Lumbia Central School (LCS), Cagayan de Oro City

Together with the Northern Mindanao Federation of Dairy Cooperatives (NMFDC) and its marketing arm, the Highland Fresh Dairy Products, the NDA representatives introduced the agency’s dairy programs and services as well as promoted the consumption of local milk and milk products.

Highland Fresh Manager Bismela M. Lancin campaigns for local milk consumption and commits to co-sponsor again for the provision of milk on the next World Milk Day celebration.


The LCS is an upland rural public school with a student population of 2,600, the smallest among the central schools in Cagayan de Oro City, but ranks number one as the best performing school in the city district.

Northern Mindanao Department leads the milk toast during the World Milk Day celebration

The World Milk Day coincides with the school’s culminating event for the Brigada Eskwela Adopt-a-School Program and with the preparatory event to mark the start of classes. It was a timely and momentous event as the LCS is celebrating also its 100th Anniversary this month of June.