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Bong Go lauds awarding of land titles to 41 residents in Taytay, Rizal
Gives additional aid to support pandemic recovery
SENATOR Christopher “Bong” Go congratulated 41 new land title holders from Taytay, Rizal during a turnover ceremony led by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources on Friday, March 4.
Twenty 100-square meter lots in Lupang Arenda, Barangay Santa Ana were distributed to the informal settlers and members of the Samahang Masigasig Tapayan Homeowners Association (SAMATHOA). The move marks the latest demonstration of the Duterte Administration’s commitment to solve land ownership issues in the country.
“Natutuwa ako sa araw na ito dahil matutupad na ang pangarap ng ilan nating SAMATHOA members na magiging may-ari ng kanilang sariling lupain. Ang mga lupa na ito ay handog ng gobyerno sa inyo na bungad din ng inyong pakikinegosasyon sa ating pamahalaan,” Go said in a video message.
“Nawa’y magbigay inspirasyon ito para pangalagaan niyo ang mga lupain at paunlarin ito. Asahan ninyo na nandito kami ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte kasama ang ating buong pamahalaan na laging handang tulungan kayo sa inyong pagsisikap … na magkaroon ng isang masagana at magandang buhay,” he continued.
To express his solidarity with the beneficiaries, Go’s team distributed meals after the ceremony at the Quarantine Facility, along C6 Road in Taytay.
In a separate distribution, representatives from the Department of Social Welfare and Development extended financial support under the Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation component of its protective services for the poor, marginalized and vulnerable.
Concluding his remarks, the senator pledged to continue advocating for the people of Rizal as an adopted son of the CALABARZON region. He swore to push for similar programs, projects and initiatives that will benefit more communities, especially the underrepresented segments of the population.
“Bilang inyong kuya Bong Go, gagawin ko rin ang lahat ng aking makakaya upang isulong ang mga programa, proyekto at inisyatibo na makakatulong sa kapakanan niyo at magpapaganda ng estado ng ating bansa. Kami po ni Pangulong Duterte ay naririto handang magserbisyo sa inyong lahat sa abot ng aming makakaya,” ended Go.
The senator has already assisted thousands of indigent residents, displaced workers, typhoon and fire victims, and other vulnerable groups in Antipolo City, Angono, Cainta, Rodriguez, San Mateo, Taytay and Teresa in 2021 alone. More recently, his team assisted 3,352 residents in Rodriguez on February 25 and 26.
The lawmaker has also successfully pushed for the establishment of Malasakit Centers at the Antipolo City Hospital System Annex IV, Bagong Cainta Municipal Hospital, Casimiro A. Ynares Sr. Memorial Hospital in Rodriguez, and Margarito A. Duavit Memorial Hospital in Binangonan.
Meanwhile, as Vice Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, he supported the construction of the Taytay Sports Complex and numerous other infrastructure initiatives to create new jobs and improve the delivery of public services in the province.
Major initiatives include the construction of the Justice Building in Antipolo City; improvement of the road and drainage system in Angono; construction or improvement of new roads and a multipurpose building in Baras; rehabilitation of a road, drainage system, slope protection and flood control structures as well as the construction of the Batangas Medical Center Annex in Rodriguez; and purchase and installation of street lights in San Mateo.
The ceremony was also witnessed by DENR Acting Secretary Jim Sampulna, Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development Secretary Eduardo del Rosario, National Irrigation Administration Senior Deputy Administrator and former Environment Undersecretary Benny Antiporda, Mayor George Gacula II, and other local officials.