Go remains steadfast in helping Filipinos in crisis as he aids fire victims in Manila

Go remains steadfast in helping Filipinos in crisis as he aids fire victims in Manila

By Ernie Reyes

MANILA — Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go stays committed to bringing necessary aid to disadvantaged communities that have been adversely affected by the ongoing pandemic and other crisis situations.

“Sabi nila alalay ako ng Pangulo, hindi lang po ako alalay ng Pangulo (pero) alalay po ng kapwa Pilipino po. Handa po akong umalalay para po sa inyong lahat. Iisa lang naman layunin namin ni Pangulong Duterte — magserbisyo po sa inyong lahat at maiahon lang po kayo sa problema natin sa COVID-19,” he reassured.

On Friday, December 10, the senator, along with his outreach team and other officials, personally expressed his concern to the 195 fire victims whose houses were blazed by a recent fire incident in San Andres, Manila City.

“Mayroon din isang nasunugan sa Bacoor ngayon pupuntahan rin po ng aking opisina. Basta kaya lang ng aking katawan kahit saang sulok kayo ng Pilipinas, mula Apari hanggang Jolo, pupuntahan ko po kayo basta kaya lang po ng aking katawan,” Go said in his speech.

“Hindi ko po matiis na nakaupo lang sa opisina na nagpapalamig lang po doon at mga kababayan natin dito naghihirap po. Sa totoo lang po yun lang po dahil ang bisyo ko ay magserbisyo po sa inyong lahat, mga kababayan ko,” he continued.

Following the passage of the Bureau of Fire Protection Modernization Act which Go authored and co-sponsored in the Senate, the senator said that he is optimistic that the bureau will now be more equipped and ready in addressing and preventing fire-related incidents.

He reaffirmed that the BFP will be more responsive and efficient in handling disaster and emergency response. Under Republic Act No. 11589, also known as the BFP Modernization Act of 2021, the agency is mandated to develop a ten-year modernization fire program that includes the acquisition of modern fire equipment, recruitment of more firefighters, and provision of specialized trainings, among others.

(ai/mtvn)

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