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Bong Go assures relentless support, assistance to individuals in crisis situations as he personally aided Typhoon Ulysses victims in Meycauayan, Bulacan

November 26, 2020 - Thursday 4:11 PM by PNA

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Senator Christopher “Bong” Go personally visited and delivered various forms of assistance to the victims of Typhoon Ulysses in Meycauayan, Bulacan on Wednesday, November 25. Meycauayan is the sixth town assisted by Go’s office in Bulacan after nearby towns of Bocaue, Calumpit, Marilao, Hagonoy and Bustos were previously aided.

The distribution activities attended by the Senator extended assistance to a total of 758 families. He also distributed meals, food packs, vitamins, masks and face shields to the families during the activity.

In his message to the victims, Go thanked the Bulakenyos for their continuous support and trust. He assured them that he and President Rodrigo Duterte will continue to serve the Filipinos and fight for their welfare. 

“Sa totoo lang, wala na akong ibang hihingin pa. Binigay na po ng Panginoon sa amin ni Pangulong Duterte ang lahat ng pagkakataon na magsilbi sa inyo. Ibabalik po namin ang serbisyo sa inyo,” he said.

“Patuloy po akong magseserbisyo. Huwag kayong magpasalamat sa amin ni Pangulong Duterte dahil trabaho namin ‘yan. Kami po ang dapat magpasalamat sa inyo dahil binigyan n’yo kami ng pagkakataon na magserbisyo sa inyong lahat,” he added.

Meanwhile, despite the decreasing numbers of new COVID-19 cases in the country, the Senator continues to remind Filipinos to comply with health protocols to prevent the further spread of COVID-19.

“Mayroon rin po akong ipinadala sa inyong mga mask at tsaka face shield. Pakiusap lang po, suotin n’yo po ito dahil delikado pa po ang panahon. At kung maaari po, huwag munang lumabas ng bahay dahil delikado po, parating maghugas ng kamay at mag-social distancing po,” Go reminded them.

“Talagang mahirap ang panahon ngayon. Marami pang bawal. Kailangan natin sumunod sa ating gobyerno dahil para naman po ito sa inyong kapakanan,” he added.

Some selected beneficiaries were also provided bicycles that they could use to commute to work given the limited public transportation options due to the ongoing pandemic. Aside from bicycles, others were given tablets to help their children in their blended learning being implemented in schools.

“Mayroon rin po akong ipinadalang tablets po, magagamit po ‘yan ng estudyante sa eskwela. ‘Yan po ang tablet…Pakiusap po sa mga bata, mag-aral kayong mabuti, ‘yan lang po ang maigaganti natin sa ating mga magulang, ang makapagtapos kayo ng pag-aaral, konsuwelo na po nila ‘yan,” he said.

Among the recipients of the tablets were Rosalinda Milan dela Vega and Rodolfo Soriano who mentioned that the gadgets will be useful for the studies of their children.

“Sana po marami pa po kayong mapuntahang lugar at madami pa kayong matulungan. Huwag kayo magsawa na tumulong,” dela Vega told the Senator. Meanwhile, Soriano thanked Go and wished him the best, saying “Napakalaking pagpapasalamat namin sa inyo, butihing senador. Mag-iingat po kayo at gabayan kayo ng Diyos.”

Representatives from the Department of Social Welfare and Development were also present during the distribution to provide additional assistance to the victims.

“Salamat, DSWD, sa inyong sipag at serbisyo, kailangang kailangan ang tulong na ipinapamahagi ninyo sa panahong ito,” Go said during the event. 

Go also urged residents with medical concerns to go to the nearest Malasakit Center located at the Bulacan Medical Center in Malolos City and Rogaciano M. Mercado Memorial Hospital in Sta. Maria where they can conveniently seek government medical assistance. 

The Senator explained that the Malasakit Center is a one-stop shop where government agencies with medical assistance programs are gathered under one roof to help poor and indigent patients. 

 With the aim of reducing to the lowest amount possible the hospital bill balance of those seeking government help, the center provides medical assistance that covers patient services and expenses, such as laboratories, medicines, surgeries or operations, with the exemption of professional fees and private room accommodation. Senior citizens and persons with disabilities will also be prioritized in the centers through an express lane.

He also reaffirmed the government’s commitment to ensure the availability, accessibility, and affordability of the COVID-19 vaccine, especially for the poor and vulnerable sectors.

“Huwag ho kayong mag-alala, kapag mayroon na hong safe na vaccine, uunahin namin ni Pangulong Duterte ang mga mahihirap. Uunahin namin kayong mga vulnerable ‘pag mayroon na pong safe vaccine,” Go said.

Ending his message, he reminded residents to continue helping each other and fostering the spirit of bayanihan so the country could immediately recover from the recent calamities and the current pandemic.

“Patuloy po tayong magbayanihan at magmalasakit sa kapwa para sa ikabubuti ng ating kapwa Pilipino,” he said.