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Go visits typhoon victims in San Mateo, Rodriguez

IN the aftermath of the Typhoon Ulysses, Senator Christopher “Bong” Go personally visited and assisted flashflood victims in San Mateo and Rodriguez towns in Rizal province.

During two separate distribution activities, Go provided food packs, masks, face shields, vitamins and free meals to a total of 1,313 families. They were conducted at the San Mateo National High School and Eulogio Rodriguez Elementary School.

Go’s office made sure that the activities were done in compliance with necessary health and safety protocols to avoid the further spread of COVID-19 and other diseases.

Alam ninyo, noong unang panahon, ‘di pa po ako senador, umiikot ako sa mga nasunugan. Alam namin ang problema sa baba. Kahit saang sulok kayo sa Pilipinas, kapag naging biktima kayo ng sunog, baha, lindol o anumang sakuna, pupuntahan ko po kayo at magbibigay ng tulong sa inyo,” Go said.

Hindi lang po tulong ang gusto namin dalhin sa inyo, nais namin makapag-iwan man lang ng konting ngiti sa panahon ng inyong pagdadalamhati. Gusto ko lang po kayong sumaya kahit papaano. Magtulungan lang po tayo, magkaisa po tayo. Sino ba naman ang magtutulungan kundi tayo ring mga kapwa Pilipino,” he added.

Go also emphasized that he will remain consistent with his promise to prioritize serving Filipinos in crisis situations.

Noong araw ng aking proklamasyon, dumiretso pa ako sa mga nasunugan. Mas pinili ko na magserbisyo, makipag-boodle fight, at makasalamuha ang ordinaryo nating mga kababayan na aking pinagsisilbihan,” he also shared.

Selected beneficiaries were also provided bicycles that they could use to commute to work given the limited public transportation options caused by the pandemic. Others were given tablets to help their children in their blended learning being implemented in schools.

Go also reminded victims with injuries or illness to go to their nearest Malasakit Center to avail of services from the medical assistance programs of the government.

Inyo po ‘yan, sa Pilipino po ‘yan, lalo na para sa poor and indigent patients. Batas na po ‘yan ngayon. Hindi ninyo na kailangang magpalaboy-laboy pa sa iba’t ibang ahensya ng gobyerno para humingi ng tulong, nasa loob na ng ospital, sa iisang kwarto,” he added.