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Malasakit Center opened in Cagayan province

Cagayan Gov. Manuel Mamba (center) receives the calamity assistance for Cagayan folk from Undersecretary Michael Dino, Presidential assistant for the Visayas, and Senator Christopher Lawrence Go during the awarding rites at the Capitol Gymnasium in Tuguegarao City. With them are other government officials.(Photo by Villamor Visaya Jr.)

TUGUEGARAO CITY–Another Malasakit Center was formally opened at the Cagayan Valley Medical Center in Cagayan province on Tuesday (Jan 14).

Sen. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go led the inauguration of the center and awarded an initial P5-million check for the medical center.

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Malasakit Center serves as a one-stop-shop for medical and financial assistance from the government through the Department of Health, Department of Social Welfare and Development, Philippine Health Insurance Corp. and the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office.

Go later led the distribution of calamity aid worth P33-million to a thousand families in the province, which has been hit by typhoons, monsoon rains and floods.

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Cagayan Gov. Manuel Mamba said the calamity aid and Malasakit Center were a realization of Go’s campaign promises.

Go had authored the Malasakit Center Act of 2019 to institutionalize the establishment of the one-stop help centers in all government-run hospitals to benefit more Filipino patients, especially the poor.

Edited by TSB
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