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Bong Go commits to continue PRRD’s goal of helping fellow Filipinos

May 13, 2022 - Friday 7:05 PM by GDM

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On Wednesday, May 11, Senator Christopher “Bong” Go sent assistance to hundreds of struggling residents in Naval, Biliran as part of his commitment to uplift the lives of those in need amid the global health crisis. 

“Kami naman po sa gobyerno, walang humpay ang aming paglilingkod. Pinag-aaralan natin ang lahat ng posibleng paraan na maaaring makapagpabilis sa daloy ng serbisyo at makatulong sa ating mga kababayan,” Go said in his video message. 

“Para naman sa amin ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte, basta kapakanan ng mga mahihirap, lalo na ‘yung mga walang matakbuhan, ipaglalaban namin 'yan hanggang sa huli,” he added. 

Go’s staff distributed meals, and masks to 306 beneficiaries at Civic Center Capitol. They also gave shoes, phablets, and a bicycle to select recipients. 

In a different distribution, the Department of Social Welfare and Development provided livelihood assistance grants through its Sustainable Livelihood Program. 

Meanwhile, the Department of Trade and Industry and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority then assessed potential individuals for their respective livelihood and scholarship programs. 

Continuing his message, Go, as Chair of the Senate Committee on Health and Demography, urged the residents to continue following health preventive measures even if COVID-19 cases are declining. 

He then underscored the importance of availing the vaccines against the coronavirus to speed up the country’s return to normalcy. He also assured that the government continuously rolls out vaccines to more far-flung areas to ensure that no one is left behind towards recovery. 

“Sa aking mga kababayan, palagi po natin unahin ang ating kalusugan dahil andiyan pa rin po ang banta ng COVID-19. Panatiliin pa rin pong sumunod sa mga health protocols para hindi na po ulit tumaas ang mga kaso,” Go appealed. 

“Hindi po namin kayang mag-isa po ito. Kailangan nating magbayanihan, kailangan po nating magmalasakit po sa ating kapwa Pilipino,” he added. 

The senator also reached out to those with health concerns and other medical conditions to seek assistance from any of the 151 Malasakit Centers across the country, including the one at the Biliran Provincial Hospital.

First established in Cebu City in 2018, the Malasakit Center brings together DSWD, Department of Health, Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, and Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office, under one roof to provide particularly poor and indigent patients the convenient access to medical assistance to cover their hospital and medical-related expenses. 

As the Vice-Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, Go aims to boost the town's development amid pandemics. He extended his support for several projects, including road improvements in Barangay Villa Consuelo and the construction of flood control structures in Brgys. Calumpang, Caraycaray, and Larrazabal, and construction of multipurpose buildings in Brgys. Capinahan, Haguikhikan, Calumpang, and Larrazabal.

On March 17, he also personally witnessed the ceremonial turnover of financial assistance from the Office of the President for the development of the health sector in the provinces of Biliran, Leyte, Southern Leyte, Samar, Eastern Samar, and Northern Samar at the New Capitol Building in Palo, Leyte. 

“Makikita mo po ang Pilipino po ‘pag nagtutulungan kakayanin po nating malampasan itong krisis na ating kinakaharap. Hindi po namin kaya ni Pangulong Duterte ito. Kailangang namin ang tulong ng bawat Pilipino,” Go ended. 

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