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Assistance given to hundreds of vulnerable residents in San Fernando, Pampanga

The Office of Senator Christopher “Bong” Go distributed assistance to residents from vulnerable sectors in San Fernando City, Pampanga on Friday, April 23. During a relief activity conducted in batches and under strict health protocols, Go’s staff distributed meals, vitamins, masks and face shields to a total of 300 indigent residents.

A relief activity last Friday, April 23rd, saw residents from vulnerable sectors in San Fernando City, Pampanga receive aid and assistance from the office of Senator Christopher “Bong” Go. The relief activity was conducted in batches and under strict health protocols, where Go’s staff distributed meals, vitamins, masks and face shields to a total of 300 indigent residents.

“Alam ko po, mahirap ang panahon ngayon, nasa pandemya pa po tayo. Magtulungan lang po tayo, malalampasan rin natin itong krisis na ito bilang nagkakaisang mamamayang Pilipino,” Go said in his video message to the residents.

Meanwhile, the Department of Social Welfare and Development also provided each beneficiary with financial assistance and food packs in a separate distribution during the same activity. The Department of Health, in turn, gave away additional medicines and vitamin supplements. The Department of Agriculture also provided vegetables to the beneficiaries.

With COVID-19 posing a greater threat to the sick and elderly, Go offered to assist beneficiaries or their loved ones who are in need of medical care. He also urged other Kapampangans with health concerns to visit the recently opened Malasakit Center located at the Jose B. Lingad Memorial Regional Hospital or at the Rafael Lazatin Memorial Medical Center in Angeles City.

“Kung kailangan niyo po ng tulong sa pagpapagamot, mayroon na tayong 102 na Malasakit Center sa buong Pilipinas. Batas na po ‘yan, isinulong ko noon,” Go explained.

The Malasakit Center is a one-stop shop where particularly poor and indigent patients may conveniently avail of medical assistance from the relevant government agencies, namely, the DOH, DSWD, Philippine Health Insurance Corporation and Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office.

As the Chair of the Senate Committee on Health, Go encouraged the residents to be informed about the COVID-19 vaccines and vowed that poor and vulnerable sectors will also be given access in accordance with the national vaccination prioritization list.

“Tandaan natin, minsan lang tayo dadaan sa mundong ito. Kung ano po’ng kabutihan o tulong na pwede nating gawin sa ating kapwa tao, gawin na po natin ngayon dahil hindi na tayo babalik sa mundong ito,” said Go.

“Kami po ni Pangulong Duterte, patuloy kaming magseserbisyo sa inyong lahat dahil para sa amin ang serbisyo sa tao ay serbisyo po ‘yan sa Diyos. Maraming salamat, mahal namin kayo,” he ended.

On April 21 and 22, an outreach team from Go’s office also distributed assistance to indigenous peoples from the Aeta communities in Porac and Floridablanca towns of Pampanga whose lives had been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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