MANILA, Philippines — Sen. Bong Go visited families affected by a fire in Port Area, Manila on Tuesday.
Go’s team led the distribution of meals, financial assistance, food packs, vitamins, masks and face shields to a total of 1,200 families or 2,960 individuals at the Manila South Harbor. The beneficiaries were divided into small batches to ensure all health and safety protocols were strictly observed throughout the activity.
Selected recipients were given new pairs of shoes and bicycles. The team also gave away computer tablets to help students cope with the blended learning set-up implemented by schools.
Go urged community leaders to raise awareness and educate their constituents on fire safety.
Go pledged to assist burn victim, Jaime Padrigone, 71, so he can receive the necessary medical treatment at the East Avenue Medical Center. His team also provided prescribed medicines, including burn creams and dressing kits.
Meanwhile, representatives from the Department of Social Welfare and Development also provided separate financial assistance and food packs while the Department of Agriculture gave away vegetable supplies.
The Department of Health provided medicine packs and additional vitamins and the Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor handed out hygiene kits. Personnel from the Department of the Interior and Local Government donated separate food supplies and diapers.
The National Housing Authority assessed residents for their relocation and emergency housing programs. The Department of Labor and Employment, Department of Trade and Industry, and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority likewise committed to provide further aid to qualified beneficiaries.