Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go led the distribution of assistance to the various sectors in Davao City on December 3-4.
The 2,751 beneficiaries belong to the LGBT community, indigents, and typhoon victims.
Go’s office organized three separate activities at the respective gymnasiums in Barangays Santo Niño and Alambre, and People’s Park where they grouped the beneficiaries into smaller batches to ensure their safety and 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.
“Me and President Duterte are very close to the LGBTQ community. Every Christmas, we had a gathering and you know how much we love you and how much we value equality.” Go said.
Go’s outreach team also gave away new pairs of shoes, bicycles, and computer tablets to some beneficiaries.
“We have to be reminded that we are equal and we are all Filipinos. Rest assured that as long as I am in the Senate, I will fight for your right,” he vowed.
During the event, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) also provided financial assistance to help struggling residents with their daily needs.
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), 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 (DOH) 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 (DOLE) assessed beneficiaries and provided them with livelihood assistance through its Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced (TUPAD) Workers. (NW)