Senator Bong Go said he is set to file a bill that would upgrade and modernize the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP).
“Through this bill, they will be more educated and aware about fire safety.”
“We need to ensure the safety of the people. Through this bill, they will be more educated and aware about fire safety,” Go said during his visit to the fire victims in Barangay Wilfredo Aquino in Davao City.
Along with his friends, the legislator provided school and work uniform, school supplies. clothes, relief goods, meals, medical and cash assistance to affected families.
“These are personal help from our friends in the private sector.”
“Ito po ay personal na tulong galing sa mga kaibigan natin sa pribadong sektor (These are personal help from our friends in the private sector),” the lawmaker said.
About 16 houses were damaged when a fire struck Lakatan Street in Purok Cabaguio.
The senator also urged other local and national agencies to offer immediate assistance to the victims.
Even before he became senator, Go has been visiting and providing assistance to fire victims nationwide.
Jimmy Obial, barangay captain of Barangay Wilfredo Aquino, disclosed that out of the 16 houses affected; only one is partially damaged with the rest being totally damaged.
Obial added that 32 families or 140 individuals were directly affected.
“Despite being busy, he (Go) really finds time to help us and offer assistance,” he said.