Sen. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go returned to Bulacan on Thursday, December 10, to carry out the distribution of relief goods; this time for the displaced victims of Typhoon “Ulysses” (international name: “Vamco”) in Malolos City and Paombong town.
“A little more patience, my countrymen. I know that you are now in a difficult situation. It is no joke to wear a mask. It is no joke to wear a face shield. And we cannot touch each other. Earlier, I wanted to embrace you and hand shake hands with you, but we cannot do so because of restrictions,” Go said in Filipino.
He and his team distributed meals, food packs, vitamins, face masks and face shields to 492 beneficiaries at the Bulacan Capitol Gymnasium.
Selected beneficiaries were also given bicycles for their commute to work given limited transportation options. Others received tablets in order that their children could access digital educational materials and participate in their online classes under the blended learning setup.
The senator urged everyone to follow health and safety protocols until a safe and effective coronavirus vaccine has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
“Let us first ensure the safety and efficacy of the vaccine and that there is no side effect. That is the most important point for me. Have just a little more patience. Once the vaccine is available, things will slowly normalize, and we will attain ‘herd immunity.’ This means that once the 70 million Filipinos are vaccinated, the disease would slowly vanish,” he explained.
During his visit, he also offered to assist any beneficiaries needing immediate medical treatment and services. Go informed them that they could conveniently avail medical assistance through the Malasakit Centers at the Bulacan Medical Center in Malolos City and Rogaciano M. Mercado Memorial Hospital in Santa Maria town.