Go distributes aid to residents affected by Typhoon Jolina in Marinduque

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Senator Christopher “Bong” Go dropped by in Boac, Marinduque to personally provide assistance to 557 Typhoon Jolina victims as he appealed to his fellow public servants to continue working hand-in-hand in order to overcome the crisis as one nation.

The distribution activity was held at Marinduque State University Gymnasium where they handed out grocery packs, meals, masks, face shields, and vitamins to the beneficiaries while the Department of Health gave them health kits.

Go gave new pairs of shoes and bicycles to selected recipients, as well as computer tablets intended for education under the blended learning setup.

“Edukasyon ang puhunan natin sa mundong ito. Sa mga kabataan, sasaya ang inyong magulang kapag nakapagtapos kayo ng pag-aaral. Lahat po tayong mga magulang, gusto natin makapagtapos ang ating mga anak,” said Go.

Go also appealed to the public to get vaccinated against COVID-19. He assured that once the country attains population protection leading to herd immunity, the government can consider relaxing more economic restrictions.

To further help them recover from the calamity and sustain their basic necessities, the Department of Social Welfare and Development gave financial assistance to the typhoon victims in a separate distribution.

Senator Go, who also serves as the Chair of Senate Committee on Health and Demography, urged the public to prioritize their health as he offered assistance to address their medical concerns.

Go also thanked the local officials including House Speaker Lord Allan Velasco, Governor Justice Presbitero “Presby” Velasco Jr., Mayor Armi Carrion, Vice Mayor Sonny Paglinawan,among others for their support to the affected residents.