‘Malasakit Centers’ to rise in Olongapo City, Zambales

By Mahatma Datu

September 20 2018, 7:31 pm

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT -- Special Assistant to the President Secretary Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go disclosed on Wednesday afternoon that more “Malasakit Centers” will be put up by the government in various parts of the country, including Olongapo City and Zambales, to help less fortunate Filipinos.

In a short visit here to grace the opening of the Zubakery Café in Binictican, Go said efforts to open more “Malasakit Centers” are in response to President Rodrigo Duterte’s directive to bring government services closer to the people.

“This is why we are trying to establish more Malasakit Centers around the country,” he said.

Malasakit Centers are one-stop facilities, where medical and social services are offered to indigent patients.

These centers provide free medicine, health consultations, and other government assistance to less fortunate Filipinos, who cannot afford to go to private medical facilities.

Malasakit Centers make this process easier and more convenient as agencies concerned are located in the same area.

Among the government agencies that can be found in the Malasakit Center are the Philippine Charity Sweepstake Office, Department of Social Welfare and Development, Department of Health, and PhilHealth.

Go assured that “Malasakit Centers” will soon rise in this part of the country. (PNA)