To help ease the trauma caused by the series of earthquakes in Cotabato and Davao regions, Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go treated some 200 kids from North Cotabato to a tour in this city on Sunday.
This came after Go promised the children during his visit to the hard-hit areas in North Cotabato on November 22.
The children spent the morning at the Davao Crocodile Park, had lunch at the Gaisano Mall of Davao and strolled and met the senator at SM Lanang Premier Mall.
“This will somehow help them ease the trauma caused by the earthquake. I told them to relax in Davao,” Go said in an interview on Sunday.
Go also brought them inside a popular kids toy store to do shopping using the gift certificates earlier given to each of them.
The kids were accompanied by social workers and their guardians.
“Since it’s Yuletide season, I also wanted them to feel it and be happy,” he said.
Before meeting the children, Go was in Padada, Davao del Sur, to distribute financial and relief assistance to the earthquake victims.
He also promised the children in the said province that he would take them to this city, too.
“I’ll bring them here next week. About 200 children from the five hardest-hit in Davao del Sur,” he added.
Earthquakes of more than 6.0 magnitude occurred in the southern parts of Mindanao on October 16, 29 and 31, with hundreds of aftershocks recorded.
A 6.9-magnitude quake hit neighboring Davao del Sur and in North Cotabato on December 15. (PNA)