Young professionals who, lost their jobs in Alang-Alang, Leyte, received face masks, face shields and supply of vitamins from Senator Bong while others in dire need were given shoes, bicycles and compouter tablets.
The Department of Social Welfare and Development distributed financial assistance, while Department of Labor and Employment also gave away Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers packages.
The Department of Trade and Industry and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority will also train qualified beneficiaries.
Bong Go reminded those who need meducal assistance to go to the closest Malasakit Center in Leyte. There are already four in the province.
They can be found at the Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center sa Tacloban City, Ormoc District Hospital sa Ormoc City, Leyte Provincial Hospital, and the Schistosomiasis Control and Research Hospitallocated in the town of Palo.
He admonished his audience not to lose hope, be compassionate and assist others in the spirit of Bayanihan.
Meanwhile, the 113th Malasakit Center was launched last May 20 at the San Pablo City General Hospital in Laguna province.
The senator said, that “Mahirap ang magkasakit, lalo na kung hindi alam ng kababayan natin kung saan kukunin ang perang pambayad sa ospital at pambili ng gamot. “
These centers serve as a one-stop shop to expedite the extension of medical assistance for patients who live in the province, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic.