Fire help no poll gimmick for Go

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GO finds fulfillment in comforting people who badly need help. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Regardless of whether he makes it to the Senate or not, former Special Assistant to the President (SAP) and aspiring senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go vowed to continue his advocacy of helping fire victims and other people in need of help.

“Wherever fate would lead me, I would venture into the narrowest of streets and every nook and cranny of the country just to be able to extend help to the needy, particularly the victims of tragedies,” Go said Tuesday while attending two events in Pampanga to mark the start of the 2019 midterm election campaign period

Go spoke about how he went to the province of Rizal days ago to aid fire victims coping with the loss of property and lives. He also talked about how, despite making preparations to kick off the official campaign period, he set aside time to visit Mati City in Davao Oriental to give cheers to fire survivors of Barangay Central.

During the proclamation rallies of the Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HnP) in San Fernando and Angeles, Pampanga, Go asked to be excused as he still has to rush to Pasay City to assist fire survivors there.

When pressed as to why he continues this practice despite his busy schedule, Go said he really does see the need to provide immediate help to them.

“This is the time that they need help the most. All they want is a shoulder to cry on and this is the time that we can cheer them up, help them and give them hope,” he said.

In Pasay, Go and his supporters gave away grocery items, food packs and financial assistance to affected families. He also listened to the concerns of the families affected by the fire. He and his team then proceeded to Angeles City for another engagement of HnP.

A senatorial candidate endorsed by HnP in the 2019 elections, Go has a legislative agenda that has programs for agriculture, housing, education, improved delivery of healthcare services, long-term sports development, anti-drugs and crime drive, anti-corruption drive, localized peace talks, fire safety and prevention, creation of a Department of OFW, as well as senior citizen concerns.

In the proclamation rally, Go spoke about the wealth of work experience he has in the public sector, working by the side of former Davao City Mayor and now President Rodrigo Duterte.

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