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Sen. Go sends assistance to Calamba City workers

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The Office of Senator Christopher “Bong” Go distributed aid to workers in Calamba City in Laguna on Friday, October 22.

With necessary safety and health protocols strictly observed, Go’s staff provided meals, vitamins, masks, and face shields to a total of 450 beneficiaries at the Laguna Provincial Capitol Extension Office.

In a video message, Go urged the beneficiaries, composed of barbers, beauticians and displaced workers, to participate in the national vaccination program to ensure that they are protected from COVID-19.

“Mga kababayan ko, unti-unti na pong dumarating ang mga bakuna. Magtiwala ho kayo sa bakuna. ‘Pag nasa priority list na ho kayo, magpabakuna na po kayo para po protektado kayo at ang inyong pamilya. Nasa datos naman po, ‘pag kayo po ay bakunado, mas protektado po kayo sa pagkasakit ng COVID-19 o ito pong grabeng pagkasakit ng COVID-19 at maiwasan po ang pagkamatay ‘pag kayo po ay protektado,” said Go.

“Ang bakuna lamang ang tanging susi o solusyon sa ngayon upang unti-unti tayong makabalik sa ating normal na pamumuhay. Ang atin pong gustong makamit ngayong taong ito ay population protection kapag 50% na po ang nabakunahan, at herd immunity naman po kapag 70% na po ang bakunado sa inyong komunidad,” he added.

Meanwhile, aside from the aforementioned aid, Go also gave selected residents computer tablets. He also gave away shoes and bicycles to help with necessary travel amid the limited public transportation options.

As part of an ongoing government effort to alleviate the impacts of the pandemic on vulnerable sectors, personnel from the Department of Social Welfare and Development provided financial assistance to the beneficiaries.

Meanwhile, the senator offered additional assistance to the beneficiaries and their loved ones in need of medical attention. He advised them that they may conveniently seek medical care at San Pablo City General Hospital in San Pablo City or Laguna Medical Center in Sta. Cruz where there are Malasakit Centers ready to assist them with their hospital and other medical-related expenses.

Established in 2018, the Malasakit Center is a one-stop shop which brings together the DSWD, Department of Health, Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, and Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office under one roof to provide particularly poor and indigent patients with convenient access to medical assistance programs.

“Mayroon na ho tayong 144 na Malasakit Center sa buong Pilipinas na handang tumulong po sa mga poor and indigent patients, zero balance po ang target po ng Malasakit Center,” said Go.

Ending his remarks, Go commended the local officials for supporting their constituents during these challenging times, saying, “Salamat po sa inyong tulong sa panahong ito. Huwag niyo pong pabayaan ang ating mga kababayang mahihirap po.”

To improve access and create more economic opportunities in the said communities, Go supported various infrastructure projects throughout Laguna, including the construction of the farm-to-market road along Sitio Sta. Ana, Barangay Ermita and the construction of a multi-purpose covered court at Brgy. Ibaba del Norte in Paete; the construction of drainage canal at Brgy. Banaybanay in Cabuyao City; and the acquisition of an ambulance unit for Brgy. Macabling and the repair of the primary road inside Fort Sto. Domingo in Sta. Rosa City.

He likewise supported the construction of multi-purpose buildings in Cavinti, Liliw, Lumban, Majayjay, Pagsanjan, Pila, Sta. Cruz, and Sta. Maria; acquisition of ambulance units in Calamba City, Liliw, Magdalena, and Nagcarlan; acquisition of a multi-purpose vehicle in Magdalena; installation of street lights in Lumban, and Magdalena; construction of slaughterhouses in Mabitac, Nagcarlan, and Pagsanjan; and the construction of public markets in Liliw, Nagcarlan, Pagsanjan, and Rizal.

In 2019, Go was declared an adopted son of the CALABARZON region in a manifesto issued by the governors of Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon.

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