THE Office of Senator Christopher “Bong” Go extended additional aid to residents of the Leon Garcia community in Agdao, Davao City after their houses were damaged during a fire which spread through the area late last year.
“Mga kababayan ko, huwag po tayong mag-alala dahil hindi kayo pababayaan ng gobyerno. Mag-cooperate lang tayo, magtulungan at magbayanihan. Malalampasan rin natin ang lahat ng pagsubok na ating hinaharap sa panahong ito. Handa kami ni Presidente Rodrigo Duterte, Mayor Sara, Vice Mayor Baste, Congressman Paolo Duterte at Congressman Vincent Garcia na magserbisyo sa inyo sa abot ng aming makakaya,” said Go.
A total of 66 beneficiary families were given meals, food and medicine packs, vitamins, medical-grade masks, and face shields during an activity conducted by the senator’s team at the Leon Garcia Sr. National High School.
Selected recipients were provided new shoes or bicycles. Others were given computer tablets to help their children participate in the classes being carried out under the blended learning approach.
As part of ongoing government efforts to deliver assistance to communities recovering from crisis situations, personnel from the National Housing Authority were also present to assess households in need of financial support to repair their damaged houses.
The Departments of Health, and Social Welfare and Development had previously distributed hygiene kits with medicines as well as cash assistance and food packs, respectively.
“Malaki ang aking pasasalamat dahil nakatanggap ako ng bicycle at ng iba’t iba pang assistance. Salamat talaga, Senator Bong, para sa tulong ninyo sa aming mga nas7unugan!” said Cesar Agabon.
“Nagpapasalamat rin kami sa NHA dahil sa wakas makakapagpatayo na kami ng aming mga bahay! Maraming salamat rin kay Senador para sa dinala niyang tulong dito sa aming lugar,” added Amelita Malata.
As vice-chair of the Senate Committee on Public Order, Go committed to push for the enactment of a measure which will enhance the response capabilities of the Bureau of Fire Protection and help minimize the risk of similar accidents from reoccurring.
Go also extended assistance to 26 families comprising 62 victims of a fire incident that happened on February 20, 2021 in Barangay Tangos South in Navotas City.
“Ingat po kayo parati. Sumunod tayo sa gobyerno. Magsuot ng mask at face shield, mag-social distancing, maghugas ng kamay at, kung hindi naman po kailangan, ay huwag munang umalis ng inyong mga pamamahay,” Go advised as new COVID-19 cases have soared drastically in the National Capital Region.
“Huwag ho kayong mag-alala, unti-unti na pong dumarating ang mga bakuna. Inuuna lang po ang mga frontliners. Susunod naman po kayong mahihirap. Sinisigurado ng ating gobyerno, ni Pangulong Duterte, na makakaabot po iyan sa inyo,” said Go.
The distribution of assistance was conducted at the City Social Welfare and Development Office in Navotas in batches to comply with minimum health standards in order to avoid the spread of COVID-19. Necessary health protocols were also in place throughout the activity.
“Bukas po ang aming opisina na handang tumulong po sa inyo sa abot po ng aming makakaya. Lumapit lang po kayo,” said Go.
In 2019, Go visited the same barangay and provided assistance to fire victims in a separate fire incident.