Davao City – To further help fire victims of Brgy. Ilang in Davao City whose houses were burned down in an incident last April 29, 2020, the Office of Senator Christopher “Bong” Go distributed food packs, masks, face shields, meals, and medicines to 47 beneficiaries on Wednesday, October 14.
“Mayroon akong ipinadala diyan na mga food packs, masks at face shields. Pakiusap lang, suotin ninyo ang mga ‘yan dahil delikado pa ang panahon sa ngayon. Pakiusap lang din, kung maaari ay mag-social distancing at maghugas kayo ng kamay,” Go stated.
The Senator also gave away bicycles to selected recipients to help them in their daily commute to work. He also distributed tablets to chosen beneficiaries to help their kids with their blended learning implemented in schools.
“May ibibigay rin akong mga tablets para sa anak ninyo. Sa mga anak, mag-aral kayo nang mabuti. Ito lang ang kasiyahan ng inyong mga magulang at sukli sa lahat ng kanilang paghihirap. Nagtatrabaho sila para sa kinabukasan ninyo,” the Senator added.
Meanwhile, the Department of Trade and Industry has awarded 23 sari-sari store negosyo kits, 21 rice retailing negosyo kits, and three egg retailing negosyo kits to the victims through the Pangkabuhayan sa Pagbangon at Ginhawa program of the government during the follow-up distribution of aid.
“’Wag kayo mag-alala, kapag mayroon ng vaccine, uunahin namin ang mga mahihirap para makabalik na tayo sa normal natin na mga pamumuhay. ‘Yan ang panalangin namin ni Pangulong Duterte, na makabalik na tayong lahat sa normal na pamumuhay, ‘yung pwede na natin yakapin ang ating kapwa tao,” he added.
Go had already given initial relief assistance on May 6, days after the fire incident happened in the area. Other government agencies, such as the Department of Social Welfare and Development, Department of Health, Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office, and Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation have already provided their assistance to the fire victims.
(Mindanao Daily Mirror | OIC Michael Manguhig, RPN DXKT Davao)