The Office of Senator Christopher “Bong” Go extended additional support to the residents of Quezon, Nueva Vizcaya to help them cope with the adverse effects of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. These beneficiaries are also recipients of the Sustainable Livelihood Program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development.
Go’s team held the distribution in Quezon town on Wednesday, May 12, where they provided meals, vitamins, masks, and face shields to a total of 54 beneficiaries. The activity was conducted under strict compliance with the necessary health and safety protocols.
In his video message to the recipients, Go urged them to maximize the provided assistance by using it to rebuild their livelihoods and to support their community.
“Mga kababayan ko, magtulungan lang po tayo. Salamat po sa DSWD sa programang SLP-LAG. Bibigyan po kayo ng puhunan at tuturuan po kayo magnegosyo. Palaguin niyo po ito at dalhin niyo po ang kita sa inyong pamilya. Siguraduhin niyo lang pong gagamitin niyo po sa tama,” urged Go.
“Mas masarap po sa pakiramdam kapag pinagpawisan at pinagpaguran po natin ang ating kinikita. Dalhin niyo po ito sa inyong pamilya, lalung lalo na po sa panahon ngayon, hirap po ang lahat,” reminded Go.
During the activity, a selected beneficiary also received a pair of shoes, while another received a bicycle. Another recipient was given a computer tablet for the children to use in the blended learning set-up implemented in schools.
Additionally, the Senator informed the beneficiaries in need of urgent medical care that they may seek assistance from his office. He also advised them to visit the Malasakit Center at the Region II Trauma and Medical Center in Bayombong through which they can conveniently avail of medical assistance from the government.
Since the program’s initiation in February 2018, there have already been 111 Malasakit Centers in the country, in which the latest opened on May 14 in Zamboanga Del Sur. Primarily authored and sponsored by Senator Go, this program was institutionalized through the Malasakit Centers Act of 2019 and was signed into law last December 2019.
The Senator went on to recognize the local government officials, led by Governor Carlos M. Padilla, Vice Governor Jose Tomas, Sr., Representative Luisa Lloren Cuaresma, Mayor Dolores Binwag and Vice Mayor Virgilio Savedra, for their untiring service to their constituents.
The Senator shared some of the ongoing projects in Quezon which he supported for allocation of budget this year, including the procurement of a dump truck and a multipurpose vehicle for the community.
“Maraming salamat po. Tandaan ninyo, minsan lang po tayo dadaan sa mundong ito. Kung ano pong kabutihan o tulong na puwede nating gawin sa ating kapwa Pilipino, gawin na po natin ngayon dahil hindi na po tayo babalik sa mundong ito,” said Go.
“Kami ni Pangulong Duterte, patuloy ho kaming magseserbisyo sa inyo dahil para sa amin, ang serbisyo po sa tao ay serbisyo po ‘yan sa Diyos,” he ended.
On May 6, Go extended aid to typhoon-hit residents of Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya as part of the Senator’s ongoing efforts to facilitate recovery of communities affected by Typhoon Ulysses that hit Cagayan Valley last year.