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Flashflood and fire victims, market vendors get Go aid

Bong Go
Bong Go send aid to Flashflood victims in Lucena, fire victims in Mandaue, market vendors in Cainta

VictimsSENATOR Christopher “Bong” Go continued to bring emergency assistance to Lucena City residents who were affected by a flashflood incident after Iyam and Dumacaa Rivers overflowed caused by heavy rains in Quezon province.

On October 15, 1,000 beneficiaries were given aid carried out by the senator’s team in strict compliance with health protocols. Follow up distribution activities were done on October 16, where an additional 1,000 flashflood victims were given assistance. All beneficiaries received meals, food packs, masks, and face shields.

“Nakikiusap lang po ako sa inyo na suotin ninyo ito, sumunod tayo sa paalala ng gobyerno sa pagsuot ng mask, face shield, pati ang paghugas ng kamay, at social distancing,” Go said.

The senator earlier distributed assistance to 150 flashflood victims on October 13.

The senator also gave away bicycles to selected recipients. These bicycles can help the beneficiaries in their commute to work given the limited public transportation due to community quarantine restrictions.

Go also gave away tablets to select recipients for their children to use while adapting to blended learning implemented in schools.

“Ang mga magulang natin nagpapakamatay sa pagtatrabaho para po may maipagpaaral lang sa mga anak. At bilang ganti po, kayong mga bata, mag-aral kayong mabuti bilang kunswelo sa inyong mga magulang na nagtatrabaho para sa inyo. ‘Yun lang po ang magpapasaya sa bawat magulang na mag-aral po nang mabuti ang kanilang mga anak,” Go explained.

“‘Wag po kayong mag-atubiling lumapit sa amin ni Pangulong Duterte dahil trabaho po namin ang magserbisyo sa inyo. Magbayanihan at magmalasakit po tayo sa kapwa nating Pilipino para umayos muli ang ating kabuhayan at makabalik na tayo sa normal na pamumuhay,” he added.

Meanwhile, Go also sent assistance to fire victims in two barangays in Mandaue City, Cebu whose homes were burned down in a fire on October 9.

Under strict health protocols, Go’s team distributed meals, medicines, financial assistance, food packs, masks and face shields to 73 families, comprising 283 individuals, from Barangays Paknaan and Labogon.

“Pakiusap po, magtiis muna po tayo. Hindi po kayo pababayaan ng gobyernong ito. Patuloy lang tayong magbayanihan at magmalasakit sa kapwa upang malampasan itong pagsubok na ito bilang isang nagkakaisang bansa,” he added.

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

On Friday, October 16, the office of Sen. Go distributed free meals, food packs, masks, and face shields to 980 public market vendors at One Arena Cainta in Cainta, Rizal as the pandemic continues to disrupt their livelihood.

“Malapit sa puso ko ang mga nasa palengke. Papaalalahanan ko lang kayo na ingat po tayo parati. Sumunod po tayo sa health protocols dahil delikado pa po ang panahon ngayon,” Go said.

Prior to his visit to the Cainta vendors, Go also attended that same day the launch of the country’s 87th Malasakit Center in Bagong Cainta Municipal Hospital in the said municipality.###