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Go gives fire victims aid amid enhanced community quarantine

March 30, 2020 - Monday 6:03 PM by MDM

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As Senator Christopher Lawrence Go continues to comply with the enhanced community quarantine protocols due to the COVID-19 emergency in the country, the Senator’s office still made efforts to provide immediate assistance to fire victims of Wawa Uno in Barangay Zapote V, Bacoor City, and Talon Village, Las Piñas City.

“Sa panahon ng krisis, hindi pwedeng ipagpaliban ang tulong sa kapwa Pilipino, tuloy-tuloy tayong magseserbisyo,” Go said, adding the government as a whole should continue to do its job in a manner that will not put the health of others at risk.

On different occasions spanning five days beginning March 25, Go made sure each affected family is given enough support and help to get through their current ordeal on top of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Through the delivery of food, groceries and financial assistance, the team was able to successfully provide immediate relief assistance to those who have lost their homes.

“Tiniyak natin na mabibigyan ng tulong ang mga nasunugan sa Bacoor at sa Las Piñas. Lalong lalo na ngayon na may enhanced community quarantine, doble dapat ang ating pagtugon sa mga nasunugan dahil sila ay wala nang bahay na pwedeng uwian para magself-quarantine,” Go said.

The distribution of groceries, food, hygiene kits, masks and financial assistance was done in accordance with enhanced community quarantine protocols which include social distancing.

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“Nabigyan sila ng groceries, pagkain at financial assistance para pantawid nila ngayon sa kanilang pinagdadaanan. Hindi madali ngayon ang magkasakit, lalong hindi madali ang mawalan ng tirahan at ari-arian,” Go said. 

A total of 304 families have lost their homes in Bacoor due to fire. In Las Piñas, 119 families also lost their homes in another fire.

Go, who has made it an advocacy to go around the country to visit and aid fire victims, is currently following the enhanced community quarantine measures and is in self-quarantine. Hence, his visits to fire victims have to be halted temporarily. 

“Gusto ko man puntahan at yakapin ang aking mga kababayan, lalo na ang mga nangangailangan, mga nasunugan, kailangan kong sumunod muna sa umiiral na polisiya ngayon para mabilis nating makontrol at masugpo ang pagkalat ng COVID-19 sa bansa,” he said.

The Senator added that it is also for the welfare of the country that everyone stays at home and out of crowds to prevent transmission of the deadly COVID-19 virus.

According to the local government of Bacoor, the fire victims are housed in different public schools as temporary evacuation centers. Meanwhile, fire victims in Las Piñas were evacuated to Las Piñas East National High School-Talon Village Annex. MDM