Former Special Assistant to the President and senatorial aspirant Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on Tuesday assured the public that no government funds are being spent for his senatorial bid.
In a statement, Go stressed that he was not using government funds to boost his campaign, noting that more and more Filipinos are giving him trust and confidence just like President Rodrigo Duterte.
The former SAP also slammed critics spreading fake news of his alleged election offenses in their bid to drag him down.
This comes after opposition senatorial bet Gary Alejano issued a press statement alleging the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) authorized barangay officials to spend government funds for campaign materials with Go’s name that were distributed during the Liga ng mga Barangay sa Pilipinas National Assembly in Manila held last 25-27 February.
“I have no idea and knowledge about that,” said Go. “I urge my supporters to not use my name without my knowledge and consent.”
Go stressed that hat he is not foolish to commit such alleged election offenses, adding he does not have the crab mentality like many of his critics.
The senatorial aspirant also llso mentioned that he suggested to Sec. Eduardo Año of the DILG to remind leagues of LGU and leagues of elective officials — such as Liga ng mga Barangay — to exercise political neutrality in their Liga activities.
Año, on the other hand, also slammed Alejano for such allegation, saying it was fake news.
“Thats a big fake news,” said Año in a separate statement. “Liga ng Barangay is an independent activity initiated by the national league officers. They have their own organizers. I just provided the guidelines so that the activity is in accordance with the law.”