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Bong go provides assistance to 1,573 public market vendors in Bohol

1,573 public market vendors in Ubay, Bohol received assistance from Senator Christopher “Bong” Go in three separate assistance distributions held from October 23 and 24 at Ubay Municipal Gym.

1,573 public market vendors in Ubay, Bohol received assistance from Senator Christopher “Bong” Go in three separate assistance distributions held from October 23 and 24 at Ubay Municipal Gym.

The distribution was conducted while complying with necessary health and safety protocols to avoid the further spread of COVID-19.

The first batch of public market vendors, consisting of 400 recipients, were given assistance on the first day, and the other 1,173 recipients received similar assistance in two separate distribution activities on the next day.

“Ngayon sa panahon ng pandemya, mahirap ang maghanapbuhay, lalo na ang mga market vendors na naghihirap maiangat ang kanilang kabuhayan. Kung kaya’t patuloy ang ating serbisyo sa mga mahihirap at pinaka-nangangailangan,” he said.

The Senator’s staff provided meals, food packs, masks and face shields. Due to limited transportation and the need to commute to work, they also gave away bicycles to selected recipients. They also distributed tablets to another set of chosen beneficiaries for their children’s use for online classes under the blended learning set up.

“Mayroon pala akong ipinadala dyan na tablets para magamit ng mga estudyante. Gamitin ninyo ‘yan. Para sa mga bata, pakiusap ko lang na mag-aral kayo ng mabuti. Puhunan natin sa buhay ang edukasyon,” Go said addressing to the children of the tablet recipients.

Representatives from the Department of Social Welfare and Development separately provided financial assistance to the beneficiaries through their existing programs that aim to assist individuals in crisis situations.

“Bukod po sa tulong mula sa aking opisina, nandyan rin ang mga kasamahan natin sa gobyerno para magserbisyo po sa inyo. Hindi kami titigil na tulungan kayo, lalo na sa panahon na kailangan nating mas lalong magbayanihan at magmalasakit sa kapwa upang malampasan ang krisis na ito,” he told Ubay Public Market vendors.

The Senator also informed the beneficiaries that they may avail of medical and financial assistance for their health care needs from the nearest Malasakit Center located at Don Emilio del Valle Memorial Hospital in Ubay which recently opened on October 23.

The Malasakit Center is a one-stop shop where all four government agencies, namely the DSWD, Department of Health, Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office and PhilHealth, are already under one roof, with special lanes for senior citizens and PWDs.

“Huwag po kayo mawalan ng pag-asa. Kami ni Presidente Duterte, patuloy kaming magseserbisyo sa inyong lahat. Mga taga-Bohol, huwag po kayong mahiyang magsabi o manghingi ng tulong sa amin dahil trabaho namin ang magsilbi sa inyo,” Go said.

Despite the ongoing public health crisis, the Senator continues to reach out and extend much needed assistance to Filipinos in crisis situations.

“Patuloy akong tutulong, lalong-lalo na sa mga mahihirap at mga pinaka-apektado ng krisis. Bisyo ko po ang magserbisyo sa inyo. Tuloy dapat ang serbisyo lalo na sa panahong hirap na hirap na ang mga kapwa nating Pilipino. Gagawin po natin ang lahat sa abot ng ating makakaya para magbigay ng tulong at mag-iwan ng ngiti sa oras ng inyong pagdadalamhati,” Go said.

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