Bong Go provides support to rebuilding efforts of typhoon and flood victims in various towns in Cotabato

Bong Go provides support to rebuilding efforts of typhoon and flood victims in various towns in Cotabato

THE Malasakit Team of Senator Christopher “Bong” Go mounted a two-day relief effort from April 4 to 5 for typhoon victims in various towns in North Cotabato, including Makilala, Pikit, and Pigcawayan.

In his video message, Go reaffirmed his continued efforts to push for a more disaster-resilient nation, considering the country’s vulnerability to calamities.

He renewed his appeal to enact his filed Senate Bill No. 188 to establish a Department of Disaster Resilience. The proposed measure seeks to create a highly specialized agency that would unify and streamline all disaster preparedness and response responsibilities, which are presently scattered across various departments and offices.

The relief activities were held at Makilala Municipal Hall, and the respective Mayor’s Office of Pikit and Pigcawayan for a total of 27 victims. They all received grocery packs, snacks, shirts, and balls for basketball and volleyball from Senator Go.

Meanwhile, through Go’s initiative, the National Housing Authority extended its Emergency Housing Assistance Program (EHAP) to the qualified beneficiaries.

“Itong programang EHAP, isa ako sa nagsulong nito noon. Ngayon, ito ay aking sinusuportahan para maipagpatuloy, para may maibili ng housing materials tulad ng pako, yero at iba pa ang mga nabahaan o nasunugan,” Go explained.

In line with his commitment to look after the well-being of Filipinos, Go, who chairs the Senate Committee on Health and Demography, he encouraged those with health concerns to visit the Malasakit Center at Cotabato Provincial Hospital in Kidapawan City.

Currently, 161 Malasakit Centers nationwide have assisted more than ten million poor and indigent Filipinos. The Malasakit Centers Act was principally authored and sponsored by Go to ensure Filipinos can conveniently access medical assistance programs from concerned agencies.

Go added that the province will soon have 14 Super Health Centers to help decongest hospitals and bring primary care, medical consultations and early disease detection services closer to communities. Through the collective efforts of Go, the Department of Health (DOH) led by Secretary Teodoro Herbosa, local government units, and fellow lawmakers, sufficient funds have been allocated for the construction of over 700 Super Health Centers nationwide.

“Patuloy kaming magseserbisyo sa inyo dahil bisyo ko na ang magserbisyo at ako ay naniniwala na ang serbisyo sa tao ay serbisyo ‘yan sa Panginoon,” underscored Go who is known as Mr. Malasakit for his compassionate service to Filipinos in need.

Go, as vice chairperson of the Senate Committee on Finance, has also supported several infrastructure projects in the province, including the construction of various bridges in Alamada, Arakan, Kabacan, Makilala, Pikit, and Tulunan; concreting of farm-to-market roads in Alamada, Banisilan, Libungan, Makilala, Midsayap, and President Roxas; construction of multi-purpose buildings in Kidapawan City, Arakan, Pigcawayan, and Makilala; construction of drainage canals in Kabacan and Pikit; construction of public market buildings in Arakan and Pigcawayan; construction of a slaughterhouse in Arakan; construction of a Liga ng Barangay Office in Makilala; and construction of a perimeter fence for the City Government Complex in Kidapawan City.

Additionally, he has supported road concreting initiatives in Kidapawan City, Banisilan, President Roxas, and Midsayap; rehabilitation and improvement of the Pikit Main Drainage Canal in Pikit; and construction of potable water system facilities in Tulunan.


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