The Malasakit rally has extended aid anew to the margins in Eastern Samar, replete with Senator Christopher “Bong” Go’s reassurance that the country will get through the crisis through public cooperation.
“Sa mga kapatid kong Bisaya at Waray, pakiusap, mag-cooperate tayo sa gobyerno. Ginagawa natin ang lahat na ito para sa kapakanan ninyo. Patuloy tayong magtulungan dahil ang maayos na kalusugan at ligtas na komunidad ang pinaka-importanteng maipapamahagi natin sa ating mga mahal sa buhay.”
“Huwag kayong mawalan ng pag-asa dahil patuloy kami ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte na magseserbisyo sa inyong lahat. Huwag kayong mahiyang manghingi ng tulong dahil trabaho namin ang magsilbi sa inyo”.
The senator’s team provided meals, vitamins, masks and face shields to a total of 2,000 residents of Dolores and Taft municipalities.
The team also gave new pairs of shoes and bicycles to select residents. They also gave away computer tablets for children to use while studying at home under the blended learning approach.
As part of an ongoing government effort to assist those financially impacted by Covid-19, personnel from the Department of Social Welfare and Development handed out financial assistance. The Department of Trade and Industry and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority also assessed potential recipients for their respective assistance programs.
As Chair of the Senate Committee on Health, Go reminded everyone to continue taking the necessary precautions and strengthen their immune system to protect themselves and those around them. He also advised them to visit the Malasakit Center at the Eastern Samar Provincial Hospital in Borongan City for their medical assistance needs.
The Malasakit Center is a one-stop shop which houses the government agencies which offer medical assistance programs, namely the DSWD, Department of Health, Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, and Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office. The program was institutionalized under Republic Act No. 11463, also known as the Malasakit Centers Act of 2019, which Go principally authored and sponsored.