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Saturday, October 13, 2018





Gov’t prioritizes infra, agri development in Butuan: Bong Go


BUTUAN CITY, October 12, 2018 — Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go today assured the Butuanons that the Duterte administration prioritizes the infrastructure and agricultural development of the city.

“May planong gawin na ang Mindanao Railway Project na kokonekta sa Butuan at Tagum at sa buong Mindanao, isa ito sa ating prayoridad sa gobyerno ni Presidente Duterte," said Go in an ambush interview.

"Pangalawa, itong free wifi sa Butuan na para sa 127 areas,” Go added. 

(We are planning to build the Mindanao Railways that connects Butuan and Tagum to the rest of Mindanao, as this is one of the priorities of the Duterte administration. Second, the free wifi project in Butuan that targets 127 areas.)

“(Meron din) pautang sa mga farmers at fishermen na tinatawag nating Production Loan Easy Access. At maraming  pa ang (mga projects) na nasa ilalim ng Build, Build, Build program,” he added.

(This loan for the farmers, for the fishermen, which we call Production Loan Easy Access [is also one of the projects]. There are more projects lined up under the Build, Build, Build program.)

Go launched the 13th Malasakit Center in the city to give easier access to financial and medical assistance, in line with President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s commitment to provide quality health services to all Filipinos.

“Gusto namin na sa lalong madaling panahon ay magiging libre na ang mga serbisyong pang-medikal para sa lahat. Kaya pinupursige naming maiparating sa inyo, lalong-lalo na sa mahihirap, matatanda at mga persons with disabilities, ang Malasakit Center,” Go said in his speech.

(We want the free medical services for all to be accessible right away. That’s why we are extending, especially to the poor, senior citizens, and persons with disabilities, the Malasakit Center.)

After delivering his speech, Go headed to the hospital wards and gave immediate assistance to the patients. 

He also emphasized the role of Malasakit Centers in helping the community in addressing the medical needs of the Filipinos.

The Malasakit Center is a one-stop shop program of President Duterte to hasten the delivery of medical services and give poor patients access to free medicines. A fast lane prioritizing the senior citizens and persons with disabilities (PWDs) is also available.

Under the program, patients are assisted in availing services and financial assistance provided by the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO), the Philippine Amusement and Games Corporation (PAGCOR), Department of Health (DoH), and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).
Pooled together, the assistance can push the patient's medical bill, including medicines, to the lowest possible amount. 

Go is scheduled to launch two additional Malasakit Centers this weekend in Zamboanga and Legazpi.