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Kuya Bong aids Samar residents




SENATOR Christopher ‘Bong’ Go attended the virtual launch of the 92nd Malasakit Center at Benguet General Hospital in La Trinidad on Friday. It was the third in the Cordillera Administrative Region. / PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF BENGUET PIO

The office of Senator Christopher “Bong” Go provided aid to the beneficiaries of the Retooled Community Support Program (RCSP) in the towns of Basey, Marabut and Sta. Rita, Samar last week.

The RCSP is one of several mechanisms by the government to put an end to the local armed conflict. It places emphasis on strengthening and bringing aid to conflict-affected communities.

Meals, food packs, masks and face shields were distributed by batch to 1,162 beneficiaries at Basey Elementary School, Marabut Municipal Hall, and Barangay Manuca Covered Court in Sta. Rita.

The senator’s office also provided bicycles to selected beneficiaries as alternative modes of transportation amid the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. Others received tablets for their children’s online learing.

“Please wear your masks and face shields. The coronavirus is still around. Avoid going out unless necessary,” Go reminded.

Personnel from the Department of Social Welfare and Development distributed financial and relief assistance through their aid to individuals in crisis programs while the Department of Trade and Industry will provide livelihood packages for qualified beneficiaries under the Pangkabuhayan sa Pagbangon at Ginhawa program.

Go likewise attended online the launch of the 92nd Malasakit Center at the Benguet General Hospital in La Trinidad on Friday.

It was the third Malasakit Center in the Cordillera Administrative Region, the other two located in Baguio City.

Malasakit Center is a one-stop shop where government agencies with medical assistance programs are under one roof to help poor and indigent patients.

The law authored by Go and signed by President Duterte in December last year mandates all hospitals under the Department of Health to have a Malasakit Center.