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Gumagawa kayo ng isyu! Malasakit Centers for public service not for publicity – Bong Go

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Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on Thursday said Malasakit Centers were put up by the Office of the President to serve the public and not to seek publicity.

This came after critics hit on Malasakit Center health cards given at the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) during its launch on Wednesday for bearing photos of himself and President Rodrigo Duterte.

“‘Di na isyu ‘yan, ‘di na namin kailangan ng publicity trabaho lang kami,” he said in an interview. “Isyu dito paano tayo makatulong sa kababayan.”

The center is a program initiated by the OP to serve as a one-stop shop for the poor, particularly the senior citizens and persons with disability seeking aid on medical bills, as well as free medicines and health services.

During its launch at the PGH, Go announced that the office allocated a P100-million replenishable fund for the program.

He added that the Malasakit Center was in coordination with the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office, the Department of Health, PhilHealth, and the Department of Social Welfare and Development.