Malasakit aids Negros

Coming at the heels of his outreach to locals from Sipalay City and Hinoba-an the previous day, Senator Christopher “Bong” Go continued to provide assistance to struggling Filipinos, as his team conducted another series of relief operations to a total of 5,237 more underprivileged residents in Hinoba-an, Negros Occidental, from 5 to 6 September.

Go reaffirmed to the public that the government is striving to achieve population protection quickly as they strengthen vaccination efforts to ensure more Filipinos get inoculated against the coronavirus.

He assured the Duterte administration is exerting all efforts to make sure no Filipino is left behind toward recovery.

Senator Go, who is also the Chair of Senate Committee on Health, appealed to residents to comply with health guidelines while the government continued to balance economic and health issues to make sure that the economy recovers.

“The vaccines are coming. What’s important is that they get deployed and inoculated so that everyone is protected,” Go said.

To ensure the safety of the beneficiaries, they were grouped into smaller batches and adhered to necessary health protocols while they received meals, masks, face shields and vitamins.

Some residents also got new pairs of shoes, computer tablets, and bicycles that they can use to conveniently commute given the limited transportation options.

Representatives from the Department of Social Welfare and Development, meanwhile, provided financial assistance to the residents, while the Department of Agriculture gave a 30-foot boat to the municipality for the fishing sector.

Meanwhile, the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority and the Department of Trade and Industry each conducted their assessment where qualified individuals will be given the opportunity to participate in their respective scholarship and livelihood programs.

Senator Go then reached out to locals with health concerns as he encouraged them to avail of medical assistance programs that are conveniently accessible in the Malasakit Center located at Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital in Bacolod City.

A one-stop shop, the Malasakit Center is designed to help particularly poor and indigent patients to reduce their medical expenses by covering various patient services and expenses.

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