Bong Go seeks stricter fire prevention laws

March 04, 2019

IN observance of  Fire Prevention Month, former Special Assistant to the President (SAP) and aspiring senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go said he would give due attention to fire prevention issues if he wins a seat in the Senate.

“Since March na po and Fire Prevention Month na po, isusulong ko ang pagkakaroon po natin ng mas epektibong fire protection and prevention laws pati na rin ang updated building code regulations para ligtas po tayo sa ating mga tahanan at mga pinapasukan,” Go told the crowd at the covered court of Golden Horizon Subdivision in Trece Martires City in Cavite.

The former SAP went to Trece Martires City to address volunteers of Lingap Kalikasan, a series of clean-up drives organized by the Cavite provincial government.

Go plans to support a massive fire prevention awareness drive, particularly in informal settlements, where accidental fire incidents often take place.

He also plans to review and enhance guidelines used by the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) in the issuance of permits as well as exercise oversight over the strict implementation of the guidelines.

Go spoke about helping put up safe, reliable, and permanent evacuation centers that various communities may use when fires or other natural calamities occur.

He said the victims would also be given a chance to move to relocation sites that are complete with public markets, terminals, day care centers, and health centers.

Go’s legislative agenda includes programs focusing on agriculture, accessible housing, improved health service delivery, free education, long-term sports development, localized peace talks, anti-drug and crime drive, anti-corruption drive, barangay welfare, creation of a Department of OFWs as well as establishing a senior citizens commission.