SEN. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go ended 2020 giving aid to over 300 workers in Davao City as he urged employers to keep workplaces safe and implement proper health protocols.
The senator and his team spent Rizal Day at the Rancho Palos Verdes Golf and Country Club in Davao City, distributing relief supplies to workers, who continue to perform their duties amid the pandemic.
“I understand that your livelihood was affected because there are many restrictions. There must be social distancing, and there are many protocols that must be followed,” Go said.
“But your cooperation and concern to fellowmen are a big part of our bayanihan (community spirit) efforts to overcome this trial,” he continued.
Go’s team provided meals, food packs, vitamins, face masks and face shields to 328 workers, which included caddies and umbrella carriers.
The activity was carried out in strict compliance with the health protocols against Covid-19.
Selected beneficiaries also received new shoes while others were provided with bicycles in order that they can easily and conveniently commute to work despite limited transportation options.
Those with children, studying at home under the blended learning setup, were given tablets.
The senator, who is the chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, stressed the importance of keeping workers and workplaces safe.
Go reminded them to wear their face masks and face shields, practice physical distancing and observe proper hand hygiene at all times to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
He also offered to assist beneficiaries and their loved ones that were in need of medical care and advised them to apply for government aid at the Malasakit Center at the Southern Philippines Medical Center in Davao City.