CITY OF MALOLOS- Senator Bong Go delivered the much-needed help of Typhoons Rolly and Ulysses’ victims along with some national agencies as part of the holistic approach to address the casualties and immediate needs of 250 families in Calumpit and 356 in Marilao today.
Go handed bags of groceries, food packs, vitamins, face masks and face shields, 20 bicycles and 20 tablets for students from his office for each town and initiated that some of the national agencies also give their part to visit the areas and personally assess and deliver assistance.
“Nandito kami hindi lang para makapagbigay ng konting tulong kundi makapag-iwan ng konting ngiti. ‘Wag po kayong magpasalamat sa amin dahil trabaho namin ang magserbisyo sa inyo. Importante po ang buhay, ang pera kikitain ‘yan, minsan lang tatayo sa mundong ito kung ano mang tulong ang pwede nating gawin, gawin na natin dahil ‘di na tayo babalik dito,” the senator reminded.
He also said that apart from these, the residents can also avail of the Balik Probinsya Program, free operation/surgery and the Malasakit Center aids.
In addition, he announced that President Rodrigo Duterte has already approved to allocate one percent of the Internal Revenue Allotment of provinces who were badly hit by the recent typhoons.
Affected families in each of the two towns also received P5,000 worth of financial assistance through the Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation (AICS) program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development; 100 cavans of rice from the National Food Authority; 25M bangus fry and 1 million tilapia fingerlings, and canned goods from the Department of Agriculture and Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources; and livelihood assistance from the Department of Trade and Industry.
Also, the National Housing Authority has promised to supply construction materials for the reconstruction of houses after they have conducted their evaluation or assist them if they wish to relocate to a low-cost housing and the Department of Public Works and Highways will also assess the bridges in the province for immediate repair.
Meanwhile, Gov. Daniel R. Fernando, Vice Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado, Congressman Jose Antonio Sy-Alvarado, Calumpit Mayor Jessie De Jesus, and Marilao Mayor Ricky Silvestre thanked the national government for helping the province.
“Nagpapasalamat po kami sa tulong na ibinibigay ng pamahalaang nasyunal dahil ito pong panahon na ito ay talagang napakaraming pagsubok sa atin. Sa mga kababayan ko, lagi po tayong magdasal at kami po sa pamahalaan ay patuloy na mag-iisip ng paraan para makatulong,” Fernando said. ###