Para matutukan sila! Bong Go wants gov’t agency created for senior citizens
By Marie P. Ruiz
Former Special Assistant to the President, now Senatorial Candidate Bong Go said he will push for the creation of a National Commission of Senior Citizens.
Saying that the elderly need utmost concern and love, Go’s proposed Commission will help senior citizens meet their needs.
Go said the National Commission of Senior Citizens will make sure that all laws, policies, programs and projects intended for the elderly will be fully implemented.
If elected, Go wants to find ways to make medicines totally free for senior citizens.
He said “I’d make sure there’s ample budget for seniors by exercising the oversight functions of the Senate in ensuring the orderly management in the provision of their (seniors) needs.”
Go encouraged senior citizens to go to the nearest Malasakit Centers in their areas to seek medical assistance if they need treatment.
There is an express lane in Malasakit Centers for disabled and senior citizens.