Bong Go pursues Senate OFW panel

As part of his continued advocacy for the welfare of struggling Filipinos, Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go supported the creation of the Senate Committee on overseas Filipino workers and improving healthcare access nationwide.

In related moves, Go manifested during the Senate regular session, 17 August, his unqualified support for the creation of the Senate Committee on Migrant Workers, saying that the legislative branch is moving towards the right direction in its pursuit of protecting migrant workers.

He also reaffirmed his commitment to support initiatives that would aid in this collective effort.

“This Congress, we are indeed moving towards the right direction with the creation of the Senate Committee on OFWs that will be led by a very capable chairperson,” said Go in response to a privilege speech delivered by his fellow senator and chair of the Committee on Migrant Workers Senator Rafael “Raffy” Tulfo.

Adaptability enhanced

Strengthening adaptability and resilience, Go also continued to push for priority measures amid existing and emerging health threats

Go said he had redoubled his efforts to push for priority measures aimed at enhancing the public healthcare system and public service delivery, especially following the detection of the first case of monkeypox in the country.

“I am pushing for various measures and initiatives that will further strengthen our adaptability and resilience as one nation, particularly in health, infrastructure, food security, economy, better governance and welfare of our people, among others,” Go said.

“This is to build on the successes of the previous administration and continue to make the lives of Filipinos more comfortable, and ensure that no one will be left behind in the road towards recovery in support of the current administration’s goals,” he added.

The World Health Organization earlier declared the monkeypox outbreak a global health emergency — the highest alert that the WHO can issue after a worldwide upsurge in cases.

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