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Go aids displaced workers, small business owners

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TO help Filipinos get through the health crisis, especially those who have lost their jobs due to the pandemic, Senator Christopher “Bong” Go provided assistance to 22 displaced informal sector workers in San Juan City.

The distribution was held at San Juan City Hall in strict compliance with health protocols.

Go’s staff provided meals, food packs, masks, face shields and vitamins.

Magtiis lang muna tayo ngayon. Alam kong hirap na kayo, mga kababayan ko. Kami rin po hirap na hirap na. Ngunit ang nagpapalakas ng loob namin ni Pangulo ay kayo. Kahit nahihirapan na sa sitwasyon, pero kung makita niya ang mga Pilipino, kayo po ang nagbibigay lakas sa aming makapagtrabaho pa po ng maigi para sa kabutihan ninyong lahat,” he added.

The senator also assured that once the vaccine against COVID-19 is made available, the poor and the vulnerable will be prioritized and given access.

Personnel from the Department of Labor and Employment were also present during the distribution activity to provide government assistance through its existing programs to the displaced workers.

DOLE gave away bicycles through their Bisikleta Pangkabuhayan, Free Bisikleta Livelihood Project. They also provided each beneficiary an assistance package for their livelihood needs.

The Senator also urged the beneficiaries to go to the nearest Malasakit Center located in San Juan Medical Center for their medical needs and other health-related concerns.

Pumunta lang po kayo sa Malasakit Center dahil tiyak na tutulungan kayo pagdating sa pangangailangan ninyong pangkalusugan. Pera ninyo po iyan, ibinabalik lang sa inyo sa pamamagitan ng mabilis, maayos at maaasahang serbisyo para sa bawat Pilipino,” he explained.

Despite the ongoing public health crisis, the Senator continues to reach out and extend much needed assistance to Filipinos in crisis situations.

On Tuesday, an outreach team from Senator Christopher “Bong” Go’s office also distributed assistance to 83 small business owners from throughout the province of Bataan who had been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

His staff provided selected recipients with bicycles so they can travel easily amid limited public transportation. Others were gifted with tablets for their children for use in the online classes carried out by schools under the new blended learning approach.

Mga estudyante, alam ninyo ba nagpapakamatay ang mga magulang ninyo para lang makapag-aral kayo? Bilang ganti, mag-aral kayong mabuti para sila ay sumaya,” he told them.

The Department of Trade and Industry likewise distributed livelihoods kits through their Pangkabuhayan sa Pagbangon at Ginhawa program.

In his message, the Senator thanked Governor Albert Raymond Garcia, Congresswoman Geraldine Roman, Congressman Jose Enrique Garcia III, Mayor Francis Anthony Garcia, and Brgy. Captain Corazon Gonzales, among others, for their support and dedication to serve the people.