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BONG GO UPDATES: Go vows to improve public health care systems

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Local execs urged to build permanent evacuation sites

MANILA — Weeks after a series of typhoons battered the Philippines, which resulted in numerous casualties, former Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go told governors it is “high time” to build permanent evacuation centers in their respective areas.”Panahon na pong may… Read More

Go vows to improve public health care systems

MANILA — Former special assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go has vowed to improve health care services across the country if given a Senate seat. “Kung meron naman po tayong pera, gagamitin natin ito sa government hospitals natin, kung saan kulang nga po ang mga… Read More

Malasakit Centers open in Sultan Kudarat, Cotabato City

MANILA — The 16th and 17th Malasakit centers in the country were opened on Monday at the Cotabato Regional Medical Hospital in Cotabato City and at the Sultan Kudarat Provincial Hospital in Isulan town.Former Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go… Read More

Go vows to raise teachers’ pay if elected to Senate

MANILA — Former Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go vowed to push for the increase of salaries of public school teachers if given a Senate seat.”The increase of the salaries of teachers was already promised by the President during the convention of school… Read More

PNP lauded for efforts in fight vs. drugs, criminality

PAMPANGA — Former Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on Friday lauded the Philippine National Police (PNP) for braving all kinds of dangers in support of President Rodrigo Duterte’s agenda to fight corruption, crime and illegal drugs, and in ensuring… Read More

Local leaders endorse Go for senator

MANILA — An organization of leagues of local governments has issued a resolution endorsing former Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go for senator.In a statement, the Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines (ULAP) said Go is a humble and simple man… Read More

Natonin, neighboring towns need more aid: Ex-mayor

BAGUIO CITY — Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Assistant Secretary Marie Rafael, who served as mayor of Natonin, Mountain Province in 2007-2010, called for more donations to feed and equip the more than 100 rescuers who continue searching for more than 10 people who had gone… Read More

‘Bong’ Go enlists youth group in fight vs. drugs, terrorism

DAVAO CITY — The former top aide of President Rodrigo Duterte has called on students to help the government in its campaign against illegal drugs, corruption, and terrorism, as he reiterated his confidence in young people as catalysts for change.During Friday’s launch of the Kabataan Kontra Droga… Read More

Hugpong ng Pagbabago cements ties with QC officials

MANILA — The Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) headed by Presidential daughter and Davao City Mayor Inday Sara Z. Duterte, on Friday officially forged an alliance with local government officials from Quezon City, through the local group Serbisyo ng Bayan Party (SBP), for the May 2019 mid-term elections…. Read More

BONG GO UPDATES:Malasakit Centers to complement Universal Health Care Act

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Malasakit Centers to complement Universal Health Care Act: Go

MANILA — Former Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go has vowed to push for the expansion of Malasakit Centers even with the expected passage of the Universal Health Care Act.In an interview with reporters in Manila on Tuesday, Go said there will be no conflict with his… Read More

Go hails Silay City for fair implementation of law

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Davao City, Bataan execs forge alliance for 2019 polls

Go reiterates vow to aid PRRD, Filipinos

Go thanks UP prof for ‘pro bono’ consultation offer

MANILA — Former Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher “Bong” Go used social media to express his deepest appreciation to a University of the Philippines (UP) professor, who offered consultation services ‘pro bono’ on defense and foreign policy matters.UP professor Clarita… Read More

BONG GO TO CARRY VOICE OF LGUs in SENATE

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Having immersed himself in national and local governance for more than two decades, Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go can bank on his experience to craft laws on local governance if he makes it to the Senate in the 2019 mid-term elections.

Bong Go was executive assistant to then Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte for 20 years. He was, for more than two years, the Special Assistant to the President (SAP) of now President Duterte.
Bong has resigned as SAP after filing his bid for a Senate seat in next year’s May polls.
Based on his experience on local governance, three associations of Local Government Units (LGUs) have endorsed Bong’s Senate bid.

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Go’s bid has been endorsed by President Duterte who expressed confidence his former top aide would make it to the Senate.

Go will run under the banner of the ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino/Lakas ng Bayan (PDP/Laban).
He is also in the line-up of the Hugpong Ng Pagbabago (HNP), a regional political party formed in the Davao Region by presidential daughter Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio.

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“Go can be the voice of local government officials in the Senate due to his extensive experience in local governance,” said Davao City councilor Danilo Dayanghirang, secretary general of the Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines (ULAP).
ULAP, the Philippine Councilors League (PCL) and the League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) have passed resolutions of support for Bong’s Senate run.  
“From being the long time aide of former Mayor Duterte, as well as his experience as Special Assistant to the President, Bong Go sees the problems in the ground,” said Dayanghirang.
Bong Go can use these experiences to push for laws that will uplift the lives of poor Filipinos,” Dayanghirang added. 
In recent interviews, Bong said that he will push for the legislative agenda of the President and will bring to the Senate the fight for real and genuine change.
There is need to continue the mission to achieve real change started by our President, he said.
Go said that he sees his experience working under Duterte for so long as his strength in understanding and addressing the real problems of ordinary Filipinos. 
“Marami akong sisilipin na mga batas, yung ibang batas na natutulog; kaya sabi ko mas kapa ko at alam ko ang nangyayari sa baba. Nasa executive ako for the past 20 years. Ramdam ko kung ano yung totoong napapatupad na batas. Akin itong sisilipin at i-improve kung sakaling palarin maging senador,” he said.
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Go has also been instrumental in pushing for the Malasakit Centers to make quality healthcare more accessible to Filipinos.
There are currently fifteen cities with existing Malasakit Centers: Cebu, Tacloban, Iloilo, Bacolod, Puerto Princesa, Philippine General Hospital (PGH) in Manila, Maasin, Dumaguete, Davao, Pampanga, Tagbilaran, Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Zamboanga, and Legazpi. 
“Sa Malasakit Center, hindi na dapat mahihirapan ang mga tao sa pagkuha ng assistance mula gobyerno,” he said. He further emphasized that the Malasakit concept should be applied in all aspects of governance to make it easier for people to avail of programs and services that will uplift their lives. 
The Malasakit Center is a one-stop shop program of President Duterte to hasten the delivery of medical services and give poor patients access to free medicine, with a fast lane for senior citizens and persons with disabilities (PWDs).

BONG GO FOR SENATOR GETS SUPPORT OF 3 LGU GROUPS

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Three large associations of local government units and officials  have boosted with their all-out support the senatorial bid of Christopher Lawrence ‘Bong’ Go, a former top aide of President Rodrigo Duterte.

Go, who has resigned as Special Assistant to the President (SAP), has earned the support in separate resolutions of endorsement of the Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines (ULAP), the Philippine Councilors League (PCL) and the League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP). Governors of the Caraga Region in Mindanao earlier also expressed their support for Go’s bid for a seat in the Senate in the 2019 mid-term elections.
ULAP is the umbrella organization of all leagues and associations of local government units (LGUs), including LMP and PCL, and elective local government officials. 

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“Bong Go has exemplified the highest level of trustworthiness, dependability and sense of sacrifice in both his personal and professional capacities as he served the President and the country,” said ULAP in a November 8, 2018 resolution signed by ULAP Secretary General and Davao City Councilor Danny Dayanghirang and ULAP National President and Albay Governor Al Francis Bichara.
“Bong Go is a humble and simple man with an enormous heart for public service capable of a senatorial position,” added ULAP in the statement similar to that issued by LMP and PCL
ULAP noted that Go, who resigned as SAP to take a crack at the Senate seat, “even in his private capacity remains helpful and continues to serve the Filipino people especially the poor.”
“Bong Go is always ready to exercise firmness, and decisiveness as appropriate,  never misses a chance to demonstrate empathy, and compassion for those who are in need,” added ULAP in the resolution.
After his resignation as SAP, Go has volunteered to help President Duterte in his private capacity.
Go  continues to be the point man of the Malasakit Center, a one-stop-shop assistance project on health concerns, that Go started to establish nationwide as the then SAP of President Duterte.
There are currently fifteen cities with existing Malasakit Centers: Cebu, Tacloban, Iloilo, Bacolod, Puerto Princesa, Philippine General Hospital (PGH) in Manila, Maasin, Dumaguete, Davao, Pampanga, Tagbilaran, Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Zamboanga, and Legazpi. 
“Sa Malasakit Center, hindi na dapat mahihirapan ang mga tao sa pagkuha ng assistance mula gobyerno,” he said. He further emphasized that the Malasakit concept should be applied in all aspects of governance to make it easier for people to avail of programs and services that will uplift their lives. 
The Malasakit Center is a one-stop shop program of President Duterte to hasten the delivery of medical services and give poor patients access to free medicine, with a fast lane for senior citizens and persons with disabilities (PWDs).
Go will run under the banner of the ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino/Lakas ng Bayan (PDP/Laban).
He is also in the line-up of the Hugpong Ng Pagbabago (HNP), a regional political party formed in the Davao Region by presidential daughter Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio.