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Bong Go attends launch of 39th Malasakit Center


SEN. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go attended the launch of the Malasakit Center at the Bicol Medical Center in Naga City over the weekend, the 39th in the country and the second in the Bicol Region.

Sen. Christopher Lawrence ‘Bong’ Go with actor Philip Salvador and Robin Padilla at the launch of the

The region’s first Malasakit Center was opened in 2018 at the Bicol Regional Training and Teaching Hospital in Legazpi City.

Go assured resident that more Malasakit Centers will be opened.

“Hindi po ito ang panghuli. Inaasikaso na rin sa ngayon ang pagbubukas ng mga Malasakit Center sa Camarines Norte, Sorsogon at Masbate, at sa ibang bahagi ng bansa (This is not the last. Preparations are now being made for the opening of Malasakit Centers in Camarines Norte, Sorsogon and Masbate, and other parts of the country),” he said.

In Malasakit Centers, poor patients can get medical and financial assistance from various government agencies such as the Department of Social Welfare and Development, Department of Health,
Philippine Health Insurance Corp., Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office and Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp.

To institutionalize these centers, Go filed Senate Bill 199 or the “Malasakit Center Act of 2019.”

“Kailangan ang batas na ito upang magiging mas malaki ang pondo ng mga Malasakit Centers at magtuluy-tuloy ang operasyon ng mga ito kahit sino pa ang susunod na uupong pangulo (I have filed a bill in the Senate that, once enacted, will become the Malasakit Center Act of 2019. This law is needed in order for the Malasakit Centers to have bigger funds and for its operation to continue even after the present administration),” he said.

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Today’s Front Page February 26, 2020

Today’s Front Page February 26, 2020