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Go vows to help spur Mindanao development

August 19, 2019 - Monday 3:08 PM by MDM

Article Banner Image Senator Christopher Lawrence Go is greeted by Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) interim Chief Minister Ahod “Murad” Ebrahim at the 72nd Founding Anniversary celebration of Sultan Kudarat in Maguindanao.

SULTAN KUDARAT, Maguindanao – Senator Christopher Lawrence Go over the weekend said both he and President Rodrigo Duterte are focused on delivering key programs that will help sustain continued development in Mindanao.

“Sa ngayon, nakatutok ang Pangulo, ang gobyerno nakatutok dito sa Mindanao, sa iba’t ibang proyekto,” Go said in an interview during the 72nd Founding Anniversary celebration of Sultan Kudarat in Maguindanao.

He said the Build, Build, Build program of the current administration has already accomplished milestones all over the country and that the Mindanao’s railway transportation system is already in the pipeline.

“’Yung Build, Build, Build program natin, kita niyo naman ang mga highways natin ngayon, pati ‘yung mga tulay, and hopefully po ‘yung Mindanao railway,” he said.

Go said he is also determined to pursue the institutionalization of the Malasakit Center initiative by filing Senate Bill No. 199, also known as the  Malasakit Center Act of 2019, last July 2.

“Ako naman, tuloy-tuloy naman ang expansion ng Malasakit Centers at (isinusulong ko ang institutionalization) ng Malasakit Centers all over the country,” he said.

Go said there are already 40 Malasakit Centers in the country, including the ones in Cotabato and Zamboanga cities in Mindanao.

He also confirmed that a plan to have one in Maguindanao is already in the works. 

“Magkakaroon din po kayo rito sa probinsya ng Maguindanao at, rest assured po, sisiguraduhin kong mapalapit sa inyo ang mabilis, maayos at maaasahang serbisyong medikal,” he said.

The particular bill, backed by several members of the Congress already, provides that there is no need for patients or their families to go out of the hospital and find ways to pay for hospital bills.

The Malasakit Center bill seeks to put together all government agencies offering financial assistance to indigent and poor patients in just one office in public hospitals in the country.