Bong Go

Bong Go joins PDP-Laban proclamation rally in Samal Island

March 29, 2022 People's Journal 387 views

Bong Go‘Tuloy lang po ang ating pagtutulungan’

SENATOR Christopher “Bong” Go reaffirmed his commitment to uplift the lives of Filipinos as he showed his support to the local candidates under the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban), who he hopes can continue the Duterte legacy of providing a more comfortable life for all.

Go personally joined the PDP-Laban’s proclamation rally on Saturday, March 26, at the Babak Gymnasium in the Island Garden City of Samal, Davao del Norte, wherein he expressed optimism that the party’s candidates will be able to continue the positive changes brought by the Duterte Administration.

The senator then encouraged the Samaleños to support candidates who have showed their dedication to public service.

“Magtulungan lang tayo…Makikiusap lang ako sa inyo na tulungan ninyo ang ating kandidato sa PDP-Laban. Nakita niyo naman ang resulta ng kanilang serbisyo noong nakaraang mga taon, mas maganda ang magkakasama, iisa ang direksyon,” he remarked.

“‘Yan ang linya na pinili ni (Samal) Mayor Al David Uy, magkasama naman kami sa PDP-Laban at kung sino ang kanyang pinili ay ating tulungan lahat,” he added, pertaining to the PDP-Laban local slate.

As senator, Go assured that he will continue to exert great efforts to ensure that the programs and initiatives to boost the development of Samal Island will push through even amid the pandemic and other crises.

“Ako, kung ano ang ikakaayos at maitutulong dito sa Samal, dapat hindi mabitin ang Samal talaga, kung anong ikakaunlad, mga proyekto, mga kalsada tutulong ako hangga’t kaya pa, tutulong talaga ako dito sa inyo sa Samal hanggang sa aking makakaya,” Go pledged.

“Huwag kayong mag-alala… lalo na sa mga pasyente at mga mahihirap, ‘yung walang matakbuhan, magsabi lang kayo. Hindi ako pulitiko na magsasabi sa inyo na kaya ko itong gawin. Magsusumikap talaga ako. Ang sa akin ay public service lang talaga. Ang bisyo ko ay magserbisyo,” he stressed.

As Vice Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, the senator was instrumental in the road improvements, water system projects and construction of multipurpose buildings in several barangays in the city. He also supported the acquisition of an ambulance unit for the local government of the island.

Meanwhile, as part of his commitment to bring quality healthcare services to more Filipinos, Go encouraged those with health concerns to visit any of the 151 Malasakit Centers established nationwide, particularly those nearby in Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) in Davao City or at Davao Regional Medical Center in Tagum City where poor and indigent patients can conveniently access medical assistance programs from the government.

“Ano ba itong Malasakit Center? One-stop shop, nasa loob na ng ospital ang apat na ahensya ng gobyerno. PhilHealth, PCSO, DOH, at DSWD. Tutulungan kayo hanggang maging zero balance at para wala na kayong babayaran sa inyong pagpapaospital, tutulungan namin kayo,” Go explained.

“Huwag kayong mag-alala pati pamasahe ninyo papunta ng Davao… at pagpapaospital doon sa SPMC. At pati na rin ang bayarin ninyo sa pagkain, sasagutin na namin hanggang makauwi kayo dito sa Samal, tutulungan namin kayo,” he reassured.

To date, there are 151 Malasakit Centers that have assisted over three million Filipinos across the country. Go is the principal author and sponsor of the Malasakit Centers Act of 2019.

Also serving as the Chair of the Senate Committee on Health and Demography, Go concluded his remarks by urging the public to remain vigilant and continue following the health protocols against COVID-19 especially during the campaign season.

He urged those eligible to participate in the national vaccination drive and emphasized that getting inoculated would significantly contribute to the faster economic recovery of the country.

“Mga kababayan mayroon lang akong isisingit sa inyo..magpabakuna na kayo kung hindi pa kayo bakunado libre naman itong bakuna at mayroon na tayong 240 million na doses na dumating sa ating bansa. Libre lang ito pinagsikapan ito ng gobyerno,” Go appealed.

“Nakabalik na sa hanapbuhay ang ating mga mangingisda dahil ‘yan ay bakunado na tayo. Pakiusap lang namin ni Presidente (Rodrigo) Duterte sa inyo pakiusap lang magpabakuna na kayo,” he urged.

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