Iligan City businesses receive aid

The Office of Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go delivered assistance to struggling residents in Iligan City, Lanao del Norte whose livelihoods have been severely affected by the ongoing global health crisis.

Held at Barangay Luinab Gymnasium, the team provided vitamins, shirts, masks and snacks to 400 residents. They also gave away cellular phones, shoes and bicycles to select individuals.

To help the residents start their small business to support their families, representatives from the Department of Social Welfare and Development also distributed livelihood assistance grants under its Sustainable Livelihood Program.

The senator — who also chairs the Senate Committee on Health and Demography — offered additional assistance to those in need of hospital care to visit Gregorio T. Lluch Memorial Hospital in the city or Kapatagan Provincial Hospital in Kapatagan where there are Malasakit Centers to assist with their medical expenses.

Institutionalized under Republic Act 11463, which Go principally authored and sponsored, the Malasakit Centers program provides one-stop shops where the DSWD, Department of Health, Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, and Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office are brought under one office so that particularly poor and indigent patients may conveniently avail of their medical assistance programs.

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