Amid the holiday festivities, former Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher Lawrence âBongâ Go called for the creation of fire prevention awareness programs.
The senatorial candidate made his plea during his visit to the residents of Diamond St, Sto. Nino, Barangay 74-A Matina Crossing in Davao City where a fire destroyed at least 26 houses and left 52 families as well as 40 boarders homeless.
Property damage amounted to P 2.7 million .
Go said the establishment of fire prevention awareness programs is vital because most fire incidents are caused by illegal tapping of electric lines and the lack of knowledge on safety precautions when using electronic gadgets.
He added fire protection and prevention as issues are important parts of his legislative agenda as a senatorial aspirant.
The ex-SAP and his supporters gave clothes, shoes, grocery items, food packs, meals, and cash assistance to the affected families. He also handed uniforms for students, medical assistance, Metro Manila Film Festival tickets and gifts to birthday celebrants.
Aside from giving food and gifts, Go reminded the residents that there is a Malasakit Center at the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) in Davao City that they could go to if they need quick medical assistance.