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Beat COVID-19 by complying with health guidelines, Bong Go advises public as he continues to aid typhoon victims in Carmen, Surigao del Sur

May 03, 2021 - Monday 12:05 PM by MDM

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The Office of Senator Christopher “Bong” Go distributed aid on Wednesday, April 29, to 2,301 beneficiaries in Carmen, Surigao del Sur who were affected by Typhoon Auring in February.

In a distribution activity held in batches, Go’s team distributed meals, food packs, masks, face shields, vitamins, and medicines to the beneficiaries in three different venues, namely Carmen Municipal Gym, Antao Gym, and Hinapuyan Gym.

Go’s team ensured that the relief activities were conducted in batches while complying with necessary health and safety protocols to avoid the further spread of COVID-19.

During the event, Go reminded the public to comply with the health guidelines imposed by the government so the country can swiftly recover from the pandemic. 

“Pakiusap lang, sumunod po tayo sa gobyerno. Gamitin ninyo itong mask, face shield, at mag-social distancing. Magtulungan po tayo. Maghugas lagi ng kamay. Alalahanin ninyo po at sundin ang mga paalala ng gobyerno dahil delikado pa ang panahon,” the Senator reminded.

Some beneficiaries were provided with pairs of shoes and selected others were also given bicycles for their commute to work as public transportation remains limited amid the ongoing pandemic. Others were provided computer tablets for their children to use in their classes under the new blended learning approach.

“Mag-aral kayong mabuti dahil ‘yan lang po ang puhunan natin sa mundo, ang edukasyon at ang makapagtapos kayo ng pag-aaral. Kahit nasa distance learning tayo ngayon, mag-aral kayo nang mabuti. Pakunswelo na lang sa inyong mga magulang na patuloy na nagtatrabaho at nagpapakamatay para lang mapag-aral ang kanilang mga anak,” he reminded the students.

Go also offered assistance to those who need medical operations, such as heart surgeries. He urged them to also seek medical assistance in the nearby Malasakit Center located at the Butuan Medical Center in Butuan City. 

“Magdasal tayo palagi at kung mayroong mga pasyente na kailangan pa ng tulong, kausapin niyo kami dahil tutulong ako sa pagpapa-ospital, pagpapa-opera sa puso, o kahit ano pa ‘yan doon sa Davao o Manila,” Go said. 

According to the Senator, the Malasakit Center is a one-stop shop where the Department of Social Welfare and Development, Department of Health, PhilHealth and Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office are housed under one roof. 

Meanwhile, representatives from the DSWD provided financial assistance to the typhoon victims. The Department of Trade and Industry conducted an assessment on potential beneficiaries for their livelihood programs. 

Additionally, the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority also profiled beneficiaries for their seminars and livelihood training while the Department of Agriculture distributed vegetable seeds.

Before he ended the video call, Go also thanked the local government officials led by Mayor Jane Plaza and Vice Mayor Daniel Tejol for their continuing support to their constituents.

“Tandaan natin, isang beses lang tayo dadaan sa mundong ito. Kung anuman ang kabutihan na puwede natin maitulong sa ating kapwa tao, gawin na natin ngayon dahil hindi na tayo babalik sa mundong ito,” Go said.

“Kami ni Presidente Duterte, patuloy kami na magseserbisyo sa inyong lahat dahil para sa amin ang serbisyo sa tao ay serbisyo sa Diyos,” he ended.

On the same day, Go’s team also visited the town of Bislig in Surigao del Sur and distributed similar assistance to 1,991 victims of Typhoon Auring in the town.

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