Go backs Duterte agenda


Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on Tuesday continues to express his support to President Rodrigo Duterte’s legislative agenda even as pushing for his own measures which aim to uplift the lives of Filipinos.

As part of Go’s legislative agenda aimed at helping the Duterte administration achieve positive genuine change felt by all Filipinos, the senator already filed his first 20 legislative measures before the 18th Congress started.

And it was not missed by the President, who mentioned the senator’s measures for the betterment of the lives of the people.

“Additional benefits for solo parents, the assignment of health workers in all barangays, and the expansion of the Malasakit Centers, are what we hope to achieve through the bills filed by Bong Go,” Duterte stated. “Just make sure you do it, and fulfill your promise.”

The President also mentioned his priority legislative measures for the betterment of the country in the remaining years of his term.

Go, on the other hand, said that he is prioritizing the needs of the people who are in dire need when he filed those bills which include pushing for additional benefits for solo parents, improving the welfare of Barangay health workers (BHWs), the establishment of a separate executive department for Overseas Filipinos, a bill increasing the salary of civilian government personnel including teachers and nurses serving in public institutions, improving disaster resilience in the country, offering free legal assistance to AFP and PNP personnel, among others.

Likewise, part of Go’s legislative agenda is to achieve quality healthcare more affordable and accessible to all Filipinos. This month, Go filed a bill that seeks to institutionalize the establishment of Malasakit Centers in more provinces and strategic urban centers in the country.

The senator has also filed a bill calling for the postponement of the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections slated this May 2020 to October of 2022 to give barangay officials ample time to finish their respective programs and projects.

Go – who was Duterte’s former top aide — congratulated the President for delivering an insightful and inspiring message for all the Filipinos. He also thanked the Filipinos as he promised that along with the President, he will continue his people-centered and service-oriented advocacies to prosper positive change in the country.

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