Former Special Assistant to the President and 2019 senatorial aspirant Christopher Lawrence âBongâ Go on Saturday said the latest survey showing a record-high satisfaction rating for the administration vindicates the campaign of President Rodrigo Duterte against criminality, corruption and illegal drugs.
The First Quarter 2019 Social Weather Survey, done on March 28-31, 2019, found 81% of adult Filipinos satisfied, 10% neither satisfied nor dissatisfied, and 9% dissatisfied with the general performance of the current National Administration, for a new record-high net satisfaction rating of +72, classified as excellent.
âIbig sabihin nito masaya po ang ating mga kababayan sa mga nangyayari sa kapaligiran natin na nakakalakad na ang ating anak na hindi nababastos at walang kinatatakutan,â Go said in an ambush interview during a break in his motorcade in Cainta, Rizal.
Go had been consistently telling people during his campaign sorties of his full commitment to support the policies and programs of President Duterte.
âYun po ang aking ipagpapatuloy, yung pagbabagong inumpisahan ni Pangulong Duterte âyung kampanya laban sa kriminalidad, kampanya laban sa korapsyon, at kampanya laban sa ilegal na droga,â Go said.
Even as this developed, Go thanked the people of Cainta, Rizal and its leadersâparticularly Mayor âKitâ Nieto—for their open display of support, as he noted the enthusiastic welcome of the residents of the municipality during his motorcade.
Go is an adopted son of the province of Rizal by virtue of a manifesto signed last February by the governors of the provinces of Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon (CALABARZON), expressing their support for his senatorial bid and declaring Go as an adopted son of the region.
âMaraming, maraming salamat po sa inyong mainit na pagtanggap, sing-init ng panahon,â Go said.
Go recalled that Mayor Nieto is among the local officials who gave their whole-hearted support to President Duterte during the 2016 elections.
âMayroon lamang ako gustong sabihin sa mga tao ng Cainta hindi po namin nalilimutan ni Pangulong Duterte isa po si Mayor Kit Nieto na talagang sumuporta po kay Pangulong Duterte,â Go said.
Go said that he and President Duterte would help Cainta to the best of their ability.
âAsahan niyo po dito sa Cainta kung ano po ang pwede naming gawin ni Pangulong DuterteâŠkung ano po ang pwede naming maitulong at kabutihan po dito sa Cainta, handa po kaming tumulong sa inyo,â Go said.
He noted that Cainta and the province of Rizal already stand to benefit from various infrastructure and development projects under the Duterte administration.
Go cited the Southeast Metro Manila Expressway, a P45-billion project that is a part of the larger C-6 Expressway project. The 34-km, six-lane expressway will run from Skyway/FTI in Taguig City to Batasan Complex in Quezon City, traversing Antipolo, Rizal.
The project is expected to reduce traffic congestion along EDSA, C-5, Ortigas Ave. and Ortigas Extension, and would allow for quicker and more direct access to major airport terminals. Construction of the project is on-going and it is expected to be completed by 2020.
In addition, Go mentioned the establishment of the Rizal Provincial Science and Technology Center and Regional Design and Creativity Hub in the University of Rizal in Antipolo City. It would showcase the extent of Science, Technology, and Innovation programs and services given to community-based partners as well as micro, small and medium enterprises.