Bo­hol groups back Bong Go

The Philippine Star - - NEWS -

TAGBILARAN CITY – Mem­bers of the Sang­gu­ni­ang Ka­bataan and Liga ng mga Barangay of Bo­hol have pledged their sup­port for Spe­cial As­sis­tant to the Pres­i­dent Christo­pher “Bong” Go, urg­ing him to run for se­na­tor in the up­com­ing 2019 midterm elec­tions.

Both or­ga­ni­za­tions is­sued res­o­lu­tions call­ing for Go’s can­di­dacy.

The Liga ng mga Barangay ng Pilip­inas-Tagbilaran said it be­lieves hav­ing Go in the Se­nate will be good for the coun­try as he would then have a “plat­form to push for laws that would ben­e­fit the Filipino peo­ple.”

In their res­o­lu­tion, they said Go can best help the Philip­pines if he is given the op­por­tu­nity to ”make laws suited to the present sit­u­a­tion of the coun­try.”

This sen­ti­ment is also shared by the Sang­gu­ni­ang Ka­bataan Pan­lung­sod sa Ped­erasyon ng Tagbilaran, which said Go em­bod­ies the kind of un­selfish lead­er­ship needed in the Se­nate. “His at­tributes as a leader re­flect his ad­vo­ca­cies and goals in achiev­ing a bet­ter na­tion.”

Go was in Bo­hol for the launch­ing of the 11th Malasakit Cen­ter in Gov. Ce­lestino Gal­lares Me­mo­rial Hos­pi­tal, Tagbilaran City.

Malasakit Cen­ters are on­estop shops meant to has­ten the de­liv­ery of med­i­cal ser­vices and give poor pa­tients ac­cess to free medicine.

Un­der the pro­gram, pa­tients are as­sisted on how to avail of ser­vices and fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance pro­vided by the Philip­pine Char­ity Sweep­stakes Of­fice, Philip­pine Amuse­ment and Gam­ing Corp., De­part­ment of Health and the De­part­ment of So­cial Wel­fare and Devel­op­ment.

Pooled to­gether, the as­sis­tance can push the pa­tient’s med­i­cal bill, in­clud­ing medicine, to the low­est pos­si­ble amount.

Go also said that Bo­hol and the rest of Cen­tral Visayas will ben­e­fit from the devel­op­ment projects of the Duterte govern­ment, es­pe­cially from the Build, Build, Build pro­gram. “Pres­i­dent Duterte and I will be back in the com­ing months for the open­ing and in­au­gu­ra­tion of Panglao air­port. This will in­crease in­com­ing pas­sen­gers for the im­prove­ment of tourism in the area.”

He also men­tioned plans to build bridges to con­nect the var­i­ous is­lands in the Visayas like Leyte to Bo­hol and Bo­hol to Cebu.

Go said that with the im­proved in­fras­truc­ture in the re­gion, tourism will in­crease, more jobs will be avail­able and goods can be moved eas­ier to and from the province to ben­e­fit more Filipinos in Cen­tral Visayas.

Go also turned over con­struc­tion ma­te­ri­als to as­sist Mar­cos “Mackoy” Sieras whose hous­ing woes re­cently went vi­ral on Face­book. This in­cluded ce­ment, ply­wood and gal­va­nized iron sheets, among oth­ers.

Sieras, who is suf­fer­ing from po­lio, sought help in re­build­ing his home. The post got over 40,000 shares, with many netizens com­ment­ing that they hope some­one will help.

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