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Bong Go sends assistance to more typhoon victims in Bulacan; vows to continue addressing the needs of Filipinos in crisis situations

November 20, 2020 - Friday 7:11 PM by MDM

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The office of Senator Christopher “Bong” Go provided emergency assistance to the victims of Typhoon Ulysses in Bocaue, Bulacan on Thursday, November 19. This is the third activity carried out by his office for typhoon victims in the province after the nearby towns of Calumpit and Marilao were also aided early in the week. 

Go’s outreach team led the distribution of much needed meals, food packs, vitamins, masks and face shields to 365 beneficiaries at the Bocaue Municipal Court. The activity was carried out in strict compliance with the health and safety protocols against COVID-19. 

“Marahil ay sinusubukan po tayo ng Panginoon sa ating pananampalataya […] Tingnan ninyo po ang ginawa sa atin ng COVID-19, sa buhay natin, binaligtad ‘yung mundo. Kailangan nating paigtingin ang ating pananampalataya sa ating Panginoon,” Go lamented in a video call. 

Selected beneficiaries were provided with bicycles which they could use to safely commute to work given the limited options for public transportation as a result of the pandemic. Others were given tablets so their children could participate in the online classes being implemented by schools under the new blended learning approach. 

“Mga kabataan, mag-aral kayong mabuti. Alam ninyo ba na ang inyong mga magulang ay nagpapakamatay para lang mapag-aral kayo? Bilang kunswelo sa kanila, sana ay mag-aral at magsipagtapos kayo,” he continued. 

Representatives from the Department of Social Welfare and Development were also present to provide separate financial assistance to the beneficiaries whose homes were damaged by the typhoon.

In his speech, the Senator expressed his gratitude to the local government officials of Bocaue for responding to the needs of their constituents. He committed that his office, as well as national agencies, will help them recover from the disaster. 

He also offered his assistance to any beneficiary who required urgent medical care. Go informed them that they may avail of medical assistance from concerned government agencies housed at the nearby Malasakit Centers at the Bulacan Medical Center in Malolos City and Rogaciano M. Mercado Memorial Hospital in Sta. Maria town. 

Go reminded the public to always cooperate with authorities and follow the necessary health and safety protocols, including wearing the masks and face shields in public as a way to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. 

Moreover, he vowed that government, under the leadership of President Rodrigo Duterte, would prioritize poor and vulnerable sectors once a safe and effective vaccine against the virus becomes available. 

“Magtulungan tayo, lalo na sa panahon ngayon. Basta kami ni Presidente Duterte, magseserbisyo kami para sa inyo sa abot ng aming makakaya,” Go vowed. 

“Magbayanihan at magmalasakit tayo sa kapwa para malampasan natin ang mga pagsubok na ito. Sino pa ba ang magtutulungan kundi tayo ring mga kapwa Pilipino?” he ended.

Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Go continues to respond to the needs of Filipinos in crisis situations. 

“Bukod sa tulong, gusto ko silang mapasaya. Kahit saang sulok ng Pilipinas — nasunugan, tinamaan ng lindol, apektado ng pagputok ng bulkan, nabahaan, lahat ng klaseng krisis — pupuntahan ko kayo para pakinggan ang inyong hinaing, makapagbigay ng tulong o solusyon sa inyong pang-araw araw na suliranin, at mag-iwan ng ngiti sa oras ng inyong pagdadalamhati,” Go assured.