THE Office of Senator Christopher “Bong” Go continues to work with various government agencies to mitigate the adverse effects of previous natural disasters and fire incidents by giving assistance to affected individuals and sectors nationwide.
On August 24 and 25, Go’s team conducted relief operations in Bais City, Negros Oriental for Typhoon Odette victims and fire victims in Tanjay City, assuring them of the government’s continuing commitment to provide them all available support.
He also urged local government officials to supplement such efforts, emphasizing the critical role they play in meeting the needs of their residents.
“Mga kababayan, magtulungan, magmalasakit at magbayanihan tayo sa ating kapwa. Huwag tayo mawalan ng pag-asa dahil nandito ang gobyernong palaging nagmamalasakit sa inyo,” Go said in a video message.
“Pakiusap ko sa mga mayor at kapitan, huwag niyong pabayaan ang mga kabarangay niyo, lalung-lalo na ‘yung mga mahihirap, dahil kayo lang ang matatakbuhan nila,” he stressed.
Go’s team provided snacks and masks to 1,000 typhoon victims at the Cultural and Heritage Center in Bais City and to the five families affected by the fire incident at the barangay hall of Brgy. 9 in Tanjay City. In addition, the fire victims received grocery packs. The team also gave select individuals new pairs of shoes or computer tablets for their children’s educational needs.
In a separate distribution, personnel from the Department of Social Welfare and Development extended financial aid.
In addition to the assistance given, Go offered to help those in need of medical care. The senator also encouraged the beneficiaries to visit Negros Oriental Provincial Hospital in Dumaguete City and avail the services of its Malasakit Center.
“Mayroon na tayong 151 na Malasakit Center sa buong Pilipinas. Ang Malasakit Center ay one-stop shop. Nasa loob na ng ospital ang apat na ahensya ng gobyerno, ang Philhealth, PCSO, DOH at DSWD, tutulungan kayo ng Malasakit Center hanggang maging zero balance, wala na kayong babayaran sa inyong pagpapaospital.”
“Lapitan niyo lang po ang opisina na may karatulang ‘Malasakit Center’. Huwag po kayong mag-aalala sa babayaran niyo sa ospital, tutulungan ho kayo ng Malasakit Center hanggang maging zero balance ang inyong billing,” he explained.
Ending his message, Go gave recognition to all of the local officials for efficiently leading and serving their constituents. He further appealed to them to remain steadfast in providing necessary support for the most vulnerable until their community fully recovers from the global health crisis.
“Mga kababayan ko, patuloy akong magseserbisyo po sa inyong lahat sa abot ng aking makakaya. Kayo po ang nagbibigay lakas sa akin na makapagserbisyo pa po sa inyong lahat. Maraming salamat po sa inyong lahat,” he reaffirmed.
Go has also supported various projects in the province that aim to improve the delivery of public service. These include the rehabilitation of roads in the cities of Bais and Tanjay.
He also supported the acquisition of ambulance units for local hospitals in Dumaguete City, Siaton, Mabinay, Bayawan City and Guihulngan City; road rehabilitation in Amlan, Ayungon, Bayawan City, Bindoy and Santa Catalina; construction of various infrastructure projects, including the Super Health Center in Guihulngan City; and multipurpose buildings in Guihulngan City, Vallehermoso and Pamplona.