PASAY CITY, January 8, 2019 – “Sa serbisyo, you just have to be fundamentally honest katulad ni Bong Go.”
This was the statement given by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Tuesday afternoon when he attended the Barangay Summit on Peace and Order.
National leaders, local government units (LGUs), as well as other government personnel from different parts of the Philippines were in attendance at the event held at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City.
Also in attendance was former Special Assistant to the President (SAP) and 2019 senatorial candidate Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go.
According to President Duterte, Bong Go wants to run for a seat in the Senate to be able to continue serving all Filipinos. He added that Go always strives to be an honest, sincere, and hardworking official in the government.
Duterte also mentioned that Bong Go is a proud son of Batangas because Go is maternally related to the Batangas-based Tesoro family.
President Duterte discussed as well how Go helps indigent patients confined at the Philippine General Hospital and Veterans Hospital month after month via private donations.
The President clarified however that when it comes to government projects, any help provided does not come with strings attached as the help comes from funds allocated by the government.
Having worked with President Rodrigo Duterte for more than 20 years, Duterte has faith that Bong Go will carry out his duties well, regardless of what capacity he serves.