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Bong Go sends more aid to residents still recovering from recent typhoons in Sorsogon

March 06, 2021 - Saturday 4:03 PM by MDM

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The Office of Senator Christopher “Bong” Go provided assistance to 1,052 of typhoon victims from different parts of Sorsogon in a three-day distribution activity held from March 2 to 4. Go sent his team to help locals recover and build back better.

“Alam ko mahirap ang panahon ngayon, lalo na’t meron tayong pandemya at tinamaan naman tayo ng bagyo…pero malalampasan din natin itong lahat. Nariyan ang aking staff para mamahagi ng tulong sa inyong lahat,” Go said in a video message.

Go provided meals, food packs, vitamins, masks, and face shields to a total of 748 beneficiaries which were composed of typhoon victims from Bulan, Magallanes and Irosin towns in a distribution activity held at Freedom Park in Bulan, Sorsogon on the first day of distribution activity. 

Around 192 beneficiaries from the municipalities of Matnog and Sta. Magdalena were assisted at the Sta. Magdalena Covered Court on the second day of distribution.

Lastly, 112 beneficiaries from Castilla were assisted on the last day of distribution activity held at Castilla Municipal Building.

The distribution activities were carried out in strict compliance with the health and safety protocols against COVID-19. 

“Kung may maitutulong pa kami, magsabi lang kayo sa amin. Patuloy kami ni Pangulong [Rodrigo] Duterte na magseserbisyo sa inyo sa abot ng aming makakaya. Kahit bagyo, baha o lindol, pupuntahan at tutulungan namin kayo,” Go said in a video call.  

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

Selected beneficiaries were also given new pairs of shoes. Others were provided with bicycles, an alternative and convenient mode of transportation amid the pandemic. Those with children studying at home under the blended learning approach also received computer tablets. 

As Chair of the Senate Committee on Health, he reminded them to take the necessary precautions against the COVID-19 and to strengthen their immune system as protection for themselves and their loved ones. He advised beneficiaries to use the masks and face shield, observe social distancing, and the washing of hands.

The Senator vowed that as the government has received more shipments of vaccines, it will uphold the commitment of prioritizing the poor and vulnerable sectors alongside frontliners.

“Mag-ingat tayong lahat. ‘Wag po kayo mag-alala dahil kasalukuyan na pong nag-uumpisa ang pagbabakuna. Kapag natapos na po ang frontliners, susunod na po ang mga indigent, mga senior citizen at susunod na rin po kayo,” Go said.

“Unti-unti na po ang distribution ng bakuna. Magtiwala lang po tayo sa ating gobyerno na tanging bakuna lang po ang susi natin para unti-unti na rin po tayong makabalik sa normal natin pamumuhay,” he added.

Go also emphasized that those who require urgent medical treatment may apply for medical assistance from the government at the nearby Malasakit Center at the Dr. Fernando B. Duran, Sr. Memorial Hospital in Sorsogon City. 

As part of the government’s ongoing efforts to assist those affected by calamities and other crisis situations, representatives of the National Housing Authority provided housing assistance to the residents whose homes were destroyed by the storm. Additionally, the Department of Social Welfare and Development provided separate financial assistance to the typhoon victims.

“Kami ni Pangulong Duterte ay patuloy na magseserbisyo sa inyo dahil para sa amin ang serbisyo sa tao ay serbisyo rin sa Diyos,” pledged Go. 

In January 28, Go personally visited Sorsogon City to provide assistance to thousands of victims of Typhoon Tisoy. His team then continued to provide relief to another set of beneficiaries on January 29 and 30. The beneficiaries composed of thousands of residents from Casiguran and Pilar who were affected by the same calamity.

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