Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go extended aid to 69 victims of the recent fires in Barangays San Ignacio, Doongan and Dumalagan in Butuan City, Agusan del Norte.
Despite not being physically present, the lawmaker made sure his staff distributed the food packs, cash assistance, masks, face shields, vitamins and medicines, and ready-to-eat meals to the victims to help tide them over.
Go’s team also handed out bicycles to select recipients to help them in their daily commute to and from work. Others were given tablets to be used by their children in their distance online learning.
“I also sent bicycles you can use to and from work. There are also tablets for your children to use. To the students, study hard because this will make your parents happy and fulfilled,” the senator said in his video message.
The National Housing Agency (NHA) also identified 52 out of the 69 displaced residents who have qualified for its Emergency Housing Assistance Program, where they can either be given money to buy materials to rebuild or repair their homes. Also present were Department of Health (DoH) personnel who gave out hygiene kits, vitamins, food packs, and containers. The Department of Social Welfare and Development also distributed financial assistance to the beneficiaries.
In addition, the Departments of Trade and Industry, Labor and Employment and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority profiled and assessed potential beneficiaries for their Pangkabuhayan sa Pagbangon at Ginhawa Program, Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers Program, and Training and Scholarship, respectively.
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