Kuya Bong: Stay away from vices

Go reminded the public to keep their homes safe by following fire safety precautions recommended by the government. File photo

Senator Christopher Lawrence ‘Bong’ Go has recently called on the youth to finish their education, participate more in sports activities, and avoid illegal drugs and other forms of vices that may hinder them from achieving a better future.

The senator’s statement comes after his team — in partnership with the world-renowned Chef Valerie Castillo-Archer — mounted a distribution activity for 350 students at Payatas B. Elementary School in Quezon City.

Go underscored the need for the government to empower the youth and provide them better access to quality education as they play a vital role in nation-building.

“We will continue to support the youth sector in the best way we can. The more we empower our youth, the brighter the future would be for our nation,” Go said.

The lawmaker’s staff handed out snacks to the students and gave away shoes, bicycles, cellular phones, and balls for volleyball and basketball to select beneficiaries.

“I continue to encourage our youth to stay away from illegal drugs. This is what I’ve been telling them, and I believed that the Marcos administration will continue the program against illegal drugs,” said the lawmaker.

Meanwhile, Go likewise encouraged the eligible youths to participate in the national inoculation drive. He also reminded them to remain compliant with the recommended health protocols to further avoid the spread of the Covid-19 virus.

As part of his commitment to look after their well-being, Go offered additional assistance to families with health concerns as he encouraged them to seek the services of any of the 11 Malasakit Centers in the city.

Primarily authored and sponsored by Go, the Malasakit Center is a one-stop shop that streamlines the provision of medical assistance by bringing together concerned agencies under one roof, such as the Department of Social Welfare and Development, Department of Health, Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, and Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office.

Currently, there are 151 Malasakit Centers nationwide.


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