The Office of Senator Christopher “Bong” Go on Tuesday provided assistance to fire victims in Malolos City, Bulacan, and 20 other indigents who are in need of medical assistance.
His team reportedly distributed meals, food packs, masks, and face shields to the indigent residents and additional financial assistance to a family victimized by a fire incident.
The distribution activity, held at the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Provincial Extension Office in Malolos City, was conducted in batches and under strict health protocols to prevent the further spread of COVID-19.
“Alam niyo, napakahirap ng buhay natin ngayon. Ganon pa man, ‘wag sana kayong mag-alala, mga kababayan. Kami ni Presidente [Rodrigo] Duterte, sa abot ng aming makakaya, ay tutulong kami sa inyo,” Go said in a statement.
“Ang importante ay buhay tayo. Magtulungan tayo at malalampasan rin natin itong krisis na ating kinakaharap,” he added.
A certain beneficiary was given a pair of shoes, while another received a bicycle for his daily work commute amid limited public transportation options. Another beneficiary was given a tablet to help his children study and access educational materials at home under the blended learning approach.
As chair of the Senate Committee on Health, Go pledged to assist any indigent beneficiary in need of medical treatments or services.
One of the beneficiaries, Benjamin Cabral, told the Senator that the financial aid he received will be helpful in treating his diabetes.
“May sakit po akong diabetes. Gagamitin ko po ito. Kaya po ako nagpapasalamat kay Senator Bong Go sa tulong niya sa akin,” he shared.
Go added that the beneficiaries may also conveniently avail of medical assistance from the government through the Malasakit Center at the Bulacan Medical Center in Malolos City and Rogaciano M. Mercado Memorial Hospital in Santa Maria town, all in Bulacan.
The Malasakit Center is a one-stop-shop that houses desk representatives from the Department of Health, Department of Social Welfare and Development, Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, and Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office. Go principally authored the Malasakit Centers Act of 2019.
“Trabaho po namin na magserbisyo sa bawat Pilipino at, gaya ng ipinangako ko noon, kahit saang sulok kayo ng Pilipinas ay pupuntahan ko po kayo hanggang kaya ng aking oras at katawan,” the Senator said.