The Office of Senator Christopher “Bong” Go made Christmas a little merrier for the communities affected by Typhoon Ulysses in Catanduanes by sending meals, relief goods and other forms of aid.
“I was in Catanduanes one month ago. We continue to go around the country to go back to communities that has not yet received assistance. We need to help each other during these trying times so we can get through this pandemic and other crisis in the future,” the Senator said in a video call in Filipino.
His team distributed meals, food packs, vitamins, masks and face shields to a total of 3,583 beneficiaries from December 15 to 17. The activities were carried out at the municipal covered court in Baras, Bato Central Elementary School in Bato, San Andres Multi-Purpose Hall in San Andres, MDRRMO Bldg. in San Miguel and Plaza Gym in Virac.
The activities were carried out in strict compliance with health and safety protocols.
Selected beneficiaries were given bicycles and others received tablets so their children could take part in the online classes.
Go expressed his hope that this holiday season would be one of recovery for many typhoon victims, and offered his office’s assistance to all beneficiaries and their loved ones who are in urgent need of medical treatment and health services.
He informed them that they can conveniently avail medical assistance from government through the Malasakit Center at the Bicol Regional Training and Teaching Hospital in Legazpi City, Albay.
The Senator also reassured that the poor and vulnerable sectors, including the typhoon victims in Catanduanes, would be among the first to be immunized once a vaccine for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) is approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
As part of government’s recovery efforts, the Department of Social Welfare and Development gave beneficiaries emergency shelter assistance as well as financial assistance especially to those doing community projects, such as repair and reconstruction of damaged houses and community facilities, and clean-up and garbage collection.For their tireless service to the people during and after the typhoon, the Senator recognized and expressed his gratitude to Governor Joseph C. Cua, AKO BICOL Party-list Representative Elizaldy S. Co, Baras Mayor Jose Paulo P. Teves III and Vice Mayor Rico T. Tating, Bato Mayor Juan T. Rodulfo, San Andreas Mayor Peter C. Cua and Vice Mayor Leo Z. Mendoza, San Miguel Mayor Francisco T. Camano Jr. and Vice Mayor Angelita A. Taule, and Virac Mayor Sinforoso M. Sarmiento Jr. and Vice Mayor Arlynn H. Arcilla. SOVEREIGNPH