Go visits residents displaced by fire in QC as Mayor Belmonte lauds his genuine ‘malasakit’ to the people

Go visits residents displaced by fire in QC as Mayor Belmonte lauds his genuine ‘malasakit’ to the people

By Ernie Reyes

MANILA — Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go emphasized that the government will continue to step-up its efforts in addressing fire-related incidents to reduce fatalities and losses, especially in poor communities, as he personally commiserated with fire victims in Barangay Manresa, Quezon City on Wednesday, November 24.

Go authored and co-sponsored the bill which eventually became Republic Act No. 11589 or the Bureau of Fire Protection Modernization Act, which directs the Bureau of Fire Protection to implement a modernization program.

Signed into law by President Rodrigo Duterte on September 14, the said measure is expected to enhance the bureau into a world-class institution by mandating the implementation of a modernization program that will include, among others, the recruitment of more firefighters, provision of specialized training, and upgrade and acquisition of new fire equipment.

“Ang importante po sa akin ay sana walang masaktan. Parati po akong pumapasyal dito sa Quezon City… Minsan po madaling araw (pa lang ay) pinupuntahan ko (na) ‘yung mga bahay habang pinapatay pa ang apoy. Ingat tayo dahil bawat bahay na nasusunog, minsan nadadamay po ang kapitbahay,” Go cited in his speech.

“Sa mga nasunugan po, huwag po kayong mag-aalala, magtulungan lang po tayo. Ang importante po ay buhay tayo. Ang pera po ay kikitain, ang gamit po ay nabibili pero ‘yung pera na kikitain ay hindi po nabibili ang buhay. A lost life is a lost life forever kaya mag-ingat po kayo,” he continued. (ai/mtvn)

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