Bong Go sends emergency aid to addt’l 2,000 Lucena City flash flood victims
October 23, 2020 - Friday 12:10 PM by PNA
The Office of Senator Christopher “Bong” Go distributed much-needed assistance to more flash flood victims in Lucena City.
In four separate distribution activities conducted from October 20 to 21, Go’s team provided food packs, masks, face shields, and free meals to over 2,000 recipients from various barangays in Lucena City. This is on top of the previous 2,000 affected residents aided last week.
As of this writing, Go’s team is continuously providing emergency relief to calamity victims in other areas in Quezon province.
The series of distribution activities were conducted in compliance with necessary health and safety protocols to avoid the spread of COVID-19 and other diseases.
“Noong nabalitaan ko na nabahaan diyan sa Lucena, tinulungan natin agad sila sa abot ng ating makakaya — kung ano ang ating maitutulong sa kanila, ibibigay natin. Sabi ko sa local officials, dapat ang venue ay maayos at may social distancing. Kaya per batch po kayo,” Go said in his video message to the beneficiaries.
“Nagpadala ako kaagad ng pagkain, mask at face shields. Gamitin ninyo ito para maiwasan natin ang pagkalat ng sakit. Delikado ang panahon ngayon kaya doble ingat tayo,” he reminded the residents.
Aside from the said assistance, Go also provided bicycles to chosen recipients as public transportation remains limited due to the pandemic. He also gave away tablets to another set of recipients for their children to use for online classes as part of their blended learning being implemented in schools.
“May bisikleta rin akong ipinadala para sa inyong pag-commute sa trabaho at mga tablet naman para sa inyong mga anak na magagamit sa digital learning nila. Sa mga bata, mag-aral nang mabuti dahil nagpapakamatay ang inyong mga magulang para sa inyong kinabukasan,” he said.
Personnel from the Department of Social Welfare and Development also distributed financial assistance to the flash flood victims.
Meanwhile, Lucena City Mayor Roderick Alcala expressed his gratitude for the relief operations and efforts done by the Senator to help his constituents. In a letter addressed to Go, Alcala stated that the citizens of Lucena City extend their deepest gratitude to Go for immediately addressing their needs following the recent typhoon and flooding incidents.
In addition, Alcala’s letter also mentioned that the city is grateful for Go’s unrelenting support, especially in helping Lucena City avail of other development projects and social programs benefitting an estimated 300,000 constituents of the city.
“Magbayanihan lang po tayo. Huwag kayo mawalan ng pag-asa dahil nandito ang gobyernong palaging nagmamalasakit sa inyo. Hindi po kayo pababayaan ni Pangulong Duterte at ng administrasyong ito,” he said.
“Magkaisa po tayo para sa ikabubuti ng ating mga kababayan. Sinu-sino pa ba ang magtulungan kundi tayong mga kapwa Pilipino,” he added.
Despite the ongoing public health crisis, the Senator continues to reach out and extend much-needed relief to Filipinos in crisis situations.
“Para naman sakin, bisyo ko ang magserbisyo at gagawin ko ang lahat sa abot ng aking makakaya na makapagbigay ng tulong at mag-iwan ng ngiti sa oras ng inyong pagdadalamhati kahit saan mang parte kayo ng bansa,” he assured.
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