The Philippine Star

Go aids Bulacan typhoon victims

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Sen. Bong Go went to the towns of Pandi and Norzagaray in Bulacan earlier this week to lead the distributi­on of immediate assistance to victims of

Typhoon Ulysses and reassure them that the government is doing everything to assess the damage and extend the appropriat­e assistance.

The senator’s team distribute­d packed meals, food packs, vitamins, face masks and face shields to 1,421 typhoon victims at Pandi Residences 3 and Camp Praise Valley in Norzagaray with strict observance of health and safety protocols against COVID-19.

Selected beneficiar­ies were given bicycles so they can travel with ease despite limited public transporta­tion. Others received tablets so their children can participat­e in educationa­l activities under the blended learning program.

As part of government’s response to disasters, national agencies, such as the Department­s of Social Welfare and Developmen­t, Agricultur­e and Trade and Industry as well as National Housing Authority, were present to extend other forms of assistance.

In his speech, Go said families with medical concerns could apply for government assistance at Malasakit Centers at the Bulacan Medical Center in Malolos City or Rogaciano M. Mercado Memorial Hospital in Sta. Maria town.

As chairman of the Senate committee on health, he offered the assistance of his office to those who cannot afford medical treatment and services.

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