SENATOR Christopher “Bong” Go continues to extend help to more pandemic-affected communities nationwide as his team mounted a three-day distribution activity in San Fernando City, Pampanga from August 1 to 3.
In his video message, Go reaffirmed that he remains committed to providing assistance to the vulnerable sectors and promoting the welfare and interests of the Filipino people during these challenging times.
“Mga kababayan ko, gagawin ko po ang lahat sa abot ng aking makakaya na makapagbigay ng tulong at makapag-iwan ng ngiti sa oras ng inyong pagdadalamhati. Kung may kinakailangan po kayo, huwag po kayong mahiyang magsabi dahil ang bisyo ko po talaga ay magserbisyo,” Go reassured.
The senator also renewed his call for stricter adherence and vigilance to the health preventive measures as he reminded the public not to be complacent amid the continuing threat of COVID-19, saying, “Patuloy po ang ating pagbabakuna kaya kung eligible na po kayo at hindi pa po kayo bakunado, nakikiusap po ako na magpabakuna na po kayo. At kung bakunado na po kayo, huwag pa rin po kayo maging kumpiyansa dahil andiyan pa rin po ang COVID-19.”
“Tulungan niyo po ang gobyerno at ang ating mga medical frontliners na ma-attain ang herd immunity. Ang bakuna po ang tanging susi sa ngayon upang makabalik tayo sa normal nating pamumuhay,” he added.
Senator Go’s team distributed meals and masks to a total of 2,500 indigents at the Heroes Hall in San Fernando City. In addition, they gave away bicycles, phablets and shoes to select individuals.
Meanwhile, the Department of Social Welfare and Development extended financial assistance to the residents to help them sustain their daily needs while they recover from the challenges caused by the pandemic.
To make certain that their medical concerns are addressed, Go, who continues to serve as Chair of the Senate Committee on Health and Demography, encouraged those with health issues to avail of the services available in the Malasakit Centers located in Jose B. Lingad Memorial Regional Hospital in the city and Rafael Lazatin Memorial Medical Center in Angeles City.
Primarily authored and sponsored by Go, the law provides particularly poor and indigent Filipinos convenient access to quality healthcare services by bringing all concerned agencies in one office, including the DSWD, Department of Health, Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, and Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office. To date, there are 151 Malasakit Centers nationwide
In the end, Go praised the local leaders for prioritizing the welfare of their constituents, especially amid the pandemic.
“Ngayon po na bago na ang ating administrasyon, huwag po natin kalimutan na patuloy lang po ang ating pagseserbisyo sa ating mga kababayan. Suportahan po natin ang bagong administrasyon habang pinagpapatuloy natin ang serbisyong tatak Duterte upang tuluy-tuloy ang ating pag-angat mula sa krisis na ito,” expressed Go.
“Mag-iingat kayo palagi at magdasal tayo lagi at hindi tayo pababayaan ng Diyos basta magtulungan lang tayo. Sino pa ba ang magtutulungan kung hindi tayo lang din na magkababayan,” he ended.
Go previously joined former president Rodrigo Duterte in the inspection of the first-ever Overseas Filipino Workers Hospital in San Fernando City and the groundbreaking for the Pampanga Provincial Hospital-Clark in Mabalacat City last May 1, as part of the government’s interventions to improve the country’s healthcare system.