SENATOR Christopher “Bong” Go provided bicycles, shoes, and computer tablets to Wowowin participants, upon the request of TV host Willie Revillame. Go expressed that he continues to provide any assistance or support he can for Filipinos most affected by the pandemic.
In a video clip from the television show, host Willie Revillame expressed gratitude to the Senator for the gifts he donated, which will be given away by Wowowin.
“Napadala po (ni Senator Bong Go) sa Will Tower ‘yan. Sabi n’ya, kung kulang pa, ang naisip ko riyan, ‘yung mga kababayan natin, kasi nga ECQ, walang pamasahe, ipamigay natin sa mga nagta-trabaho,” Revillame said.
“Kapag kulang pa rin po, mamimigay pa po tayo kaya maraming salamat kay Senator Bong Go,” he added.
In a prior statement, Go noted that due to social distancing measures, public transportation remained a difficulty for many Filipinos in many parts of the country.
It is for this reason that, during his teams’ visits to fellow Filipinos in crisis situations, Go has been distributing bicycles to help some of the beneficiaries commute with ease during the pandemic.
In the past, he has also encouraged local government units to establish bicycle lanes with correct lane markings, road safety signs, and lighting, among other safety measures, in coordination with concerned government agencies.
“This is both to encourage more people to use bicycles as an active mode of transportation and to ensure their safety, particularly those plying busy streets in big cities,” Go said.
The Senator also urged commuters to consider bicycles as a good alternative form of active transportation.
“Basta siguraduhin po dapat na ligtas ito para sa mga nagbibisikleta at pati rin sa ibang nasa kalsada,” Go advised, particularly after some sectors called for the installation of sufficient lighting along bicycle lanes.
Go has also been distributing computer tablets to children to help them access educational materials and participate in blended learning classes being implemented in schools.
“Pakiusap ko sa mga anak ninyo, sana ay mag-aral silang mabuti. Mga kabataan, kayo ang kinabukasan ng bayang ito. Napaka-importante na makapagtapos kayo—bagama’t blended learning ngayon–dahil edukasyon ang tanging puhunan ninyo,” Go would emphasize in his visits.
Moreover, Go has been providing shoes to less fortunate individuals even before he became Senator. He emphasized that not all Filipinos are privileged enough to buy their own footwear and that providing such to underprivileged individuals can help them be more productive in uplifting their lives and livelihoods.
“Magseserbisyo at tutulong ako kahit saang sulok ng Pilipinas. Iyan po ang ipinangako ko sa inyo. Gusto ko pong makapagbigay ng solusyon sa inyong mga problema at makapag-iwan po ng kaunting ngiti sa panahon ng inyong pagdadalamhati,” Go assured.
Throughout the pandemic, Go continues to provide support to vulnerable groups, essential workers, indigents, and underprivileged communities to help them cope with the adverse socio-economic impact of the crisis.
“Sisiguraduhin po natin na walang maiiwan sa ating muling pagbangon. Para sa mga manggagawang Pilipino, alam kong mahirap ang panahon ngayon, pero kailangan nating magtulungan. Buo ang aming dedikasyon para maprotektahan kayo dahil kayo rin ay isa sa mga frontliners na patuloy na nagseserbisyo sa inyong mga komunidad,” he told economic frontliners.
And even before the pandemic, Go consistently responds to communities in crisis situations such as fires and calamities.
“Habang nilalabanan natin ang COVID-19, may mga kababayan rin tayong may hinaharap na iba’t ibang krisis. Kahit anumang problema ang inyong hinaharap—sunog, lindol, baha, pagputok ng bulkan o kahit anong klaseng krisis—handa kaming tumulong at magserbisyo sa inyo sa abot ng aming makakaya. Huwag kayo mawawalan ng pag-asa dahil hindi kayo pababayaan ng gobyerno na palaging nagmamalasakit sa inyo,” Go said.