TOP senatorial bet Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go vowed to help boost the development of Bulacan, as he thanked Bulakenyos for their overwhelming support. He boldly announced this during his motorcade around Meycauayan City and the towns of Marilao and Santa Maria.
“Anyone would be happy with the kind of warm reception you have given us. Thank you very much to all my brothers here in Bulacan,” Go said.
Go said he intends to serve the people the way he served Duterte for over 21 years — with integrity and honesty.
He also thanked Bulakenyos for their support to President Rodrigo Duterte, noting that Bulacan was among the provinces in Luzon where Duterte won in the 2016 presidential elections.
Go said Bulacan would benefit from various development projects under the Build, Build, Build infrastructure program.
“Bulacan is lucky because the Duterte administration has many projects that would help in the progress of the province. If elected to the Senate, you could count on my support for these projects,” he said.
Among others, Go cited the P255-billion project for the extension of the Philippine National Railway service from Tutuban in Manila, traversingMalolos in Bulacan, up to Pampanga. It started last February 15 and is expected to be completed by the last quarter of 2021.
There was also the Arterial Road By-pass Project-Phase 2, inaugurated on April 30, 2018 that was meant to link North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) in Balagtas, Bulacan with the Philippine-Japan Friendship Highway, also called Maharlika Highway, in San Rafael town.
“And one of the biggest projects that would benefit Bulakenyos is the Bulacan International Airport Project,” Go said.
The privately-funded project costing P735.6 billion would include a passenger terminal building with airside and landside facilities, and an 8.4-kilometer tollway to serve as airport access connecting to NLEX in Marilao. San Miguel Corp. plans to start construction activities this year.
Go said he would also push for improved delivery of medical services in the country, noting that many public hospitals and health institutions lack the necessary facilities to handle the volume of patients.
Part of this advocacy is the establishment of the Malasakit Center, a one-stop shop bringing together in one room the Department of Health, Department of Social Welfare and Development, Philipinee Charity Sweepstakes Office and Philippine Health Insurance Corp. to make it easier for indigent patients to avail of medical and financial assistance from the government.
“There is a Malasakit Center at the Bulacan Medical Center that was launched on Dec. 11, 2018,” Go said, adding there are now 34 Malasakit Centers in various areas of the country.
He wants to pass a law that would enable the establishment of a Malasakit Center in more provinces and key urban centers in the country, and ensure as well the continuity of the program even after the Duterte administration.