In a series of relief distribution from November 24 to 26, Senator Bong Go has delivered assistance to 5,488 families in six areas in Cagayan province who were adversely affected Typhoon Ulysses.
“Pumunta kami ni Pangulong Duterte diyan mismo sa Solana at Tuguegarao, sa Cagayan noong nakaraang linggo. Nangako kami na babalik kami para magpadala po ng kaunting tulong para sa inyo,” he added.
The first distribution activities on Tuesday were held at Damurug Barangay Hall in Alcala town, and in Bitag Grande Barangay Hall in Baggao town. The team went last Wednesday to distribute assistance to families in Pacac Grande Barangay Hall in Amulung, and in Linao West Barangay Hall in Tuguegarao City. The last distribution activities on Thursday were held in Linao East Barangay Hall and Linao Norte Barangay Hall, both in Tuguegarao City.
“May pinadala po ako sa inyo na mga groceries. May pinadala rin po akong vitamins, inumin niyo po ito, pampalakas ng resistensya. May pinadala rin akong mask, face shield. Tandaan na nandiyan pa po ang Covid-19 kaya mag-social distancing tayo, maghugas ng kamay, at huwag munang umalis ng pamamahay kung di kailangan,” Go said.
In an interview, Linao West Barangay Chairman Gerry Quilang expressed his gratitude towards the relief efforts done by the Senator and President Rodrigo Duterte for the typhoon-affected victims.
The same sentiment was expressed by Linao Norte Barangay Chairman Rey Narag in the interview, saying, “Maraming salamat po, Pangulong Duterte, kayo po ang kauna-unahang dumating sa amin upang tumulong sa aking kabarangay. Pati kay Senator Bong Go. Sobrang suporta ang dinala niyo sa amin.”
As the Chair of the Senate Committee on Health, Go also assured families that once a vaccine for Covid-19 becomes available in the market and approved by the Food and Drug Administration, he and President Rodrigo Duterte will prioritize the poor and the vulnerable.
“Ingat po muna tayo, sumunod tayo sa gobyerno. Huwag kayong mag-alala, kapag mayroon nang safe na vaccine, uunahin namin ni Pangulong Duterte lahat ng mahihirap,” he assured.
The Senator also provided bicycles to selected recipients for their commute to work as public transportation remains limited while others received tablets for their children’s use in online classes as part of their blended learning being implemented in schools.
“Sa mga estudyante, mag-aral kayo ng mabuti, ‘yan lang po ang puhunan natin sa mundong ito, edukasyon. At ‘yan po ang konsuwelo ng ating mga magulang na halos nagpapakamatay na magtrabaho para lang po mapag-aral ang kanilang mga anak,” he advised.
In addition to the assistance distributed by Go to all beneficiaries, personnel from the Department of Social Welfare and Development also provided food packs and financial assistance to the typhoon victims through their existing program that aims to assist individuals in crisis situations.
Personnel from the Department of Trade and Industry were also present during the distribution activities to assess potential beneficiaries under their livelihood packages. (SOVEREIGNPH)