SEN. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go
SEN. Christopher Lawrence ‘Bong’ Go helped victims of the fires in Taytay, Rizal as he urged those in need of medical help to come to the Malasakit centre.
The senator’s office provided emergency aid to residents of Barangay Dolores in Taytay after a major fire broke out in the village on May 28.
“Let’s help each other and we will overcome this crisis as united Filipino citizens,” Go said in a video call.
His team held the relief activity at the Golden City Indoor Field on June 2.
They provided food parcels, vitamins and shirts to a total of 77 families. They also distributed masks to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
Selected residents received new pairs of shoes and bicycles for their commuting needs.
Tablet computers were also given to children to study better as part of the blended learning approach, while some received basketballs, volleyballs and watches.
Representatives of the Department of Social Welfare and Development provided separate financial assistance as part of the national government’s relief measures for those affected by crisis situations.
Meanwhile, the National Housing Authority has been assessing who is eligible for its housing schemes.
As chairman of the Senate Committee on Health and Demographics, Go pledged to continue to work closely with the government to protect the health and well-being of Filipinos by expanding access to health care. affordable health.
He encouraged the sick and the elderly to go to the nearest Malasakit center where they can easily avail the medical assistance programs offered by the government.
He said the main objective of the Malasakit center is to reduce a patient’s hospital bill to the lowest possible amount by covering various services and expenses.
There are currently 151 centers nationwide, the closest of which are located at Schedule 4 of the Antipolo City Hospital System, Casimiro A. Ynares Sr. Memorial Hospital in Rodriguez, Municipal Hospital of Bagong Cainta and Margarito A. Duavit Memorial Hospital in Binangonan.