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More than 1,400 typhoon victims in Cainta, Rizal receive aid from office of Bong Go

November 23, 2020 - Monday 4:11 PM by PNA

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The Office of Senator Christopher “Bong” Go delivered aid to the victims of Typhoon Ulysses in Cainta, Rizal on Saturday, November 21. The distribution activity conducted by Go’s team was held at the San Roque Covered Court in Cainta where a total of 350 families or 1,410 individuals gathered and received assistance from the Senator.

Go’s team distributed  meals, food packs, vitamins, masks and face shields to the families during the activity while strictly complying with the necessary health protocols to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 and other disease amid ongoing pandemic.

“Nabalitaan ko diyan sa Cainta ay bumaha din po. Galing po ako noong Lunes sa Marikina, noong Huwebes po sa Rodriguez, sa San Mateo. Dinalaw rin namin ang mga nabahaan sa Bulacan, at sa Cagayan rin po,” Go said in a video message to the victims.

“Iniwan ko po ang aking mga staff diyan para patuloy pong umikot at makapagbigay ng tulong,” he added.

Some selected beneficiaries were also provided bicycles that they could use to commute to work given the limited public transportation options due to the typhoon and the ongoing pandemic.

Among the recipients of the bicycles, Gema Rose Bulabog, 50, said that her child can use it as an alternative form of transportation. Bulabog said she will also use it for her daily commute from Cainta, Rizal to Pasig City. 

“Nahihirapan po kami dahil nangungupahan lang kami ng bahay. ‘Yung anak ko pong isa, hindi makapag-aral ng maayos dahil walang pambili ng gadget,” Bulabog during her interview.

“Maraming salamat po sa bisikletang binigay po ninyo sa amin. Para po sa anak ko, makakatulong po ito sa kanya, sa amin. Lalung lalo na po minsan, nilalakad ko lang ang Cainta hanggang Pasig. Napakalaking bagay po nun,” she added.

Aside from bicycles, others were given tablets to help their children in their blended learning being implemented in schools.

“Sa mga bata diyan, mag-aral kayong mabuti, 'yan lang po ang puhunan natin sa mundong ito, edukasyon. ‘Yan po ang nagpapasaya sa mga pamilya o magulang natin,” he added.

Representatives from the Department of Social Welfare and Development were also present during the distribution to provide additional assistance to the victims.

Go also urged residents with medical concerns to go to the nearest Malasakit Center located at the Antipolo City Hospital System Annex IV, Margarito Duavit Memorial Hospital in Binangonan and Cainta Municipal Hospital in Cainta to seek government medical assistance. 

The Senator explained that the Malasakit Center is a one-stop shop where government agencies with medical assistance programs are under one roof to help poor and indigent patients. 

The agencies present in these hospital hubs are the Department of Health, DSWD, Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office and Philippine Health Insurance Corporation.

“Huwag po kayong mag-atubiling lumapit sa amin, dahil trabaho po namin 'yan at pangalawa, mayroon kayong Malasakit Center diyan sa Cainta sa bagong Cainta Municipal Hospital, mayroon din sa Antipolo, mayroon din sa Margarito... sa Binangonan,” Go said.

With the aim of reducing to the lowest amount possible the hospital bill balance of those seeking government help, the center provides medical assistance that covers patient services and expenses, such as laboratories, medicines, surgeries or operations, with the exemption of professional fees and private room accommodation. Senior citizens and persons with disabilities will also be prioritized in the centers through an express lane.

The Senator, then, reminded the beneficiaries to continue complying with health protocols to prevent the further spread of COVID-19.

“Sumunod muna kayo sa gobyerno. Suot kayo ng masks, face shield, social distancing at hugas ng kamay at kung hindi po kailangan, huwag muna pong lumabas ng inyong pamamahay dahil delikado pa po ang panahon,” Go advised.

He also reaffirmed his commitment to ensure the availability, accessibility, and affordability of the COVID-10 vaccine, especially for the poor and vulnerable sectors.

“Huwag po kayong mag-alala, kapag mayroon na pong vaccine na safe, uunahin po namin ang mga mahihirap at mga vulnerable para makabalik na kayo sa dati nating pamumuhay kung saan puwede natin mayakap natin ang ating kapwa. 'Yun ang inaasam ko,” he added.

Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Go said that he and President Rodrigo Duterte will continue to respond to the needs of Filipinos in crisis situations. 

“Kaunting tiis lang po, alam ko nahihirapan na kayo, kami rin po ni Pangulong Duterte nahihirapan din po kami. Kayo ang nagbibigay lakas sa amin para magtrabaho pa po ng mabuti,” he said. 

Before heading to Cainta, Go’s team also visited typhoon victims in San Mateo and Rodriguez, Rizal as well as Marikina, Bulacan and other affected communities where they distributed similar assistance.

“Kahit saang sulok ng Pilipinas — nasunugan, tinamaan ng lindol, apektado ng pagputok ng bulkan, nabahaan, lahat ng klaseng krisis — pupuntahan ko kayo para pakinggan ang inyong hinaing, makapagbigay ng tulong o solusyon sa inyong pang-araw araw na suliranin, at mag-iwan ng ngiti sa oras ng inyong pagdadalamhati,” Go reiterated. 

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

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