Go sends help for Davao fire victims
(The Philippine Star) - September 15, 2020 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — Sen. Bong Go has expressed concern for his fellow Davaoeños who lost their property in a recent fire that broke out in Barangay Leon Garcia Señor located in Agdao district, Davao City.

In a virtual message, Go urged Filipinos to cooperate and show compassion to each other in the spirit of bayanihan as the country continues to overcome the pandemic.

“How are you, my fellow Davaoeños? Help is onthe way. I sent face masks, face shields and other things for you. Do not worry. What matters is no one was hurt or had died,” Go said.

Aside from livelihood assistance, Go’s team distributed food packs, face masks, face shields, financial help, medicine and bottles of alcohol to 126 families or 350 individuals displaced by the fire.

The senator distributed bicycles to select beneficiaries to promote the use of a safe alternative mode of transportation during the current health crisis.

He advised them to take extra precaution when using bicycles.

Representatives from various agencies, such as the departments of social welfare and development, health, and labor and employment as well as National Housing Authority, Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp., TESDA or Technical Education and Skills Development Authority and city social services and development office provide additional assistance to the families.

Health protocols such as social distancing and wearing of face masks were followed by attendees and officials to avoid the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 in the community.

Go said the poor and vulnerable sectors would be given free face masks by the government.

He said President Duterte committed to prioritize the poor and the vulnerable in the provision of vaccines against COVID-19 once these are available.

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