Go urges fire victims to utilize free services of Malasakit Center
October 19, 2019 - Saturday 6:10 PM by MDMSenator Christopher Lawrence Go interacts with fire victims in Novaliches, Quezon City.
Right after the opening of the 46th Malasakit Center at the Novaliches District Hospital, Senator Christopher Lawrence Go proceeded to an evacuation site in Novaliches where victims of a recent fire are temporarily located.
Go distributed food packs, groceries, cash assistance, and construction materials to 27 affected families. He also offered school supplies and uniforms to students so they could attend back to their classes right away.
“Nang malaman kong may mga biktima ng sunog dito sa Novaliches, hindi ko na pinalampas ang pagkakataong punta agad dito pagkatapos ng pagbukas ng ika-46 na Malasakit Center dito rin sa Novaliches,” he said.
“Tutulong din po ako na mabigyan kayo ng assistance para makagawa muli kayo ng bagong bahay at magkaroon ng tahanan na agad-agad niyong malipatan ulit,” he added.
Go also brought with him representatives of different government agencies, such as the Department of Health (DOH) and Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). These agencies will assess and provide the needed assistance to the fire victims.
Go urged to the fire victims to have themselves checked at the Novaliches District Hospital and avail themselves of the free services through the Malasakit Center.
The senator has also been pushing for the institutionalization of the Malasakit Center through the Malasakit Center Act of 2019 he filed earlier this year in the Senate.
“So, nandodoon po yung apat na ahensya ng gobyerno: DSWD, DOH, PCSO, PhilHealth at kung may balanse po kayo, babayaran ng Malasakit Center para wala na kayong babayaran. Pera niyo po yan, binabalik lang po sa inyo,” he said, adding that an express lane for senior citizens and people with disabilities is already in place.
The senator said he will support those who need assistance for their special health cases.
“Kung sinong gustong magpagamot sa Maynila na kailangan ng espesyalista, kailangan ng operasyon sa puso o meron kayong opera sa mata, ako na magpapa-opera sa inyo. Ako na mamamasahe hanggang makabalik kayo dito, magsabi lang po kayo kay Kapitan ha. Ilista niyo lang po,” he said
Go also offered to pay the fare of those who want to go home to their provinces where life is better. He encouraged them to do so because of congestion in Metro Manila.
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