Bong Go’s team assists fire victims in Bongao, Tawi-Tawi

Sen. Bong Go reiterated the need for the government to continue strengthening its fire safety and preparedness efforts nationwide as his team provided relief to fire victims in Bongao, Tawi-Tawi on Friday, 14 October.

In his video message, Go highlighted that the Bureau of Fire Protection is currently undergoing a modernization program following the enactment of the BFP Modernization Act of 2021, which he primarily authored and co-sponsored.

The mandated modernization program includes procuring new fire equipment, expanding manpower, and conducting specialized training for firefighters, among others.

BFP is also directed to conduct monthly fire prevention campaigns and information drives in partnership with the Department of the Interior and Local Government and local government units.

“Ako po ay nalulungkot tuwing may nasusunugan. Napakahirap po talaga lalo na at para kayong magsisimula muli. Pero tandaan po natin na mas importante po ang buhay ng bawat isa. Ang gamit po ay nabibili, ang pera ay pwedeng kitain muli, pero ang pera pong kikitain ay hindi po nabibili ang buhay,” expressed Go.

“A lost life is a lost life forever. Habang nabubuhay tayo, wag kayong mawalan ng pag-asa. Magtulungan lang tayo na makabalik kayo sa normal na pamumuhay. Handa po kaming tumulong sa inyo kahit saang sulok ng bansa sa abot ng aming makakaya,” he added.

Held at Notre Dame of Bongao, the senator’s team provided grocery packs, snacks, vitamins, and masks to 316 fire victims. Meanwhile, they gave away bicycles, shoes, phablets, and balls for volleyball and basketball to select individuals.

To hasten their recovery from the damages, the Department of Social Welfare and Development also provided the fire victims with financial assistance.

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