By Ernie Reyes
MANILA — After providing aid to typhoon victims recently, Senator Christopher “Bong” Go continued his efforts to more of his fellow Davaoeños as he and his team conducted another batch of aid distribution activities for 2,751 beneficiaries, composed of members of the LGBT community, indigents, and additional typhoon victims, in Davao City last Saturday, December 4.
Go’s team organized three separate activities at the respective gymnasiums of Barangays Santo Niño and Alambre, and People’s Park where they grouped the beneficiaries into smaller batches to ensure their safety and in compliance with COVID-19 health protocols.
The team proceeded to distribute food and masks to the beneficiaries. In addition, they gave grocery packs to the LGBT members and typhoon victims. Go’s outreach team also gave away new pairs of shoes, bicycles, and computer tablets to some beneficiaries.
Furthermore, the Department of Social Welfare and Development separately provided financial assistance to help struggling residents with their daily needs.
The Department of Trade and Industry and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, in turn, conducted an on-site assessment where qualified recipients will be given the opportunity to join their respective livelihood and scholarship programs.
Meanwhile, the Department of Health raised awareness on key health concerns such as HIV/AIDS and COVID-19. The team from DOH also gave away additional supplies of masks, shields, and medicine packs.
Lastly, the Department of Labor and Employment assessed beneficiaries and provided them with livelihood assistance through its Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers.