Senator Christopher “Bong” Go’s outreach team distributed to five hundred beneficiary families in the typhoon-hit towns of Kawit and Rosario in Cavite last November 26 and 27, respectively.
The families were provided with meals, food packs, vitamins, masks and face shields during an activity held at the Tangulan Arena in Kawit.
In a related activity an additional 500 marginal fisherfolk were given similar assistance at the Rosario National High School.
Participating via video call, Senator Go said “Kung ano pong pwede naming maitutulong ay magsabi lang kayo. ‘Wag kayong mag-atubiling lumapit sa amin dahil trabaho namin ‘yan. Kami ni Pangulong [Rodrigo] Duterte, sa abot ng aming makakaya ay handa kaming magserbisyo sa inyong lahat.”
His team also provided selected beneficiaries with bicycles so they may commute to work with ease despite limited public transportation options. Others received tablets for their children to use for educational purposes while under blended learning approach.
In addition to the aid provided by the Senator’s office, representatives from the Department of Social Welfare and Development also distributed financial assistance.
In the end, Go recognized the efforts of the local government units and their respective leaders who quickly responded to the needs of the individuals and families affected by the typhoon.
Among those he mentioned were Vice Governor Ramon B. Revilla III, Rosario Mayor Jose M. Ricafrente Jr. and Vice Mayor Jose Voltaire V. Ricafrente, and Kawit Mayor Angelo Emilo G. Aguinaldo.
The Senator informed families with patients that they may seek aid for their health concerns at the Malasakit Center at the General Emilio Aguinaldo Memorial Hospital in Trece Martires City.
The center is a one-stop shop where indigent patients can apply for medical assistance from the Department of Health, DSWD, Philippine Health Insurance Corporation and Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office.
“At kung may kailangan pong magpa-opera, check-up o kung ano pa man, magsabi lang kayo. Tutulong ang opisina ko para sa pampa-ospital ninyo,” he told the rest of the beneficiaries.