Boracay island’s six-month rehabilitation will bring long-lasting benefits not only to locals but also to the country as a whole, Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go said yesterday.
Go supervised the giving of financial assistance to displaced Boracay workers.
Go said that as President Rodrigo Duterte, fondly called Tatay Digong, cannot attend to everybody’s concerns, he is usually tasked to do it on his behalf. Hence, the public can already call him Kuya Bong.
“Iniisip ni Presidente ang kapakananan ng nakararami as always. So kung ano mang plano para sa Boracay, kapakanan ng karamihan at kabutihan ng bawat Pilipino lalo ng residente ng Boracay ang isinasaalang-alang (The President always puts the interest of the greater Filipino mass at the forefront. Whatever his plans are for Boracay, rest assured that they will be for the betterment of every Filipino, especially the Boracay residents),” he stressed.
Go was instructed by President Rodrigo Duterte to personally check on the progress of the island’s rehabilitation which the President had previously ordered to be fast-tracked.
Before his engagement in Boracay, Go was in Cagayan de Oro and Dumaguete where thousands of his supporters gathered to urge him to run for a seat in the Senate in 2019.
But he doused speculations as he said it is too early to talk about politics and the final decision will be up to the President. “Trabaho lang muna po ako. Tumutulong ako sa kampanya ni Presidente para labanan ang drugs, criminality and corruption. Trabaho lang din kaya ako nakikita sa publiko dahil my job is to help (My sole focus for now is on doing my job. I’m advancing the President’s campaign against drugs, criminality and corruption.
It’s only because of my job to help that I’m usually seen in public),” he said.
Go boosts drugs war
Go also cranked up to full gear President Rodrigo Duterte’s anti-narcotics campaign yesterday by appealing to thousands of students in Dumaguete City in Negros Oriental to avoid illegal drugs.
Speaking at a jampacked Perdices Memorial Coliseum, the President’s most trusted aide pointed out the ill-effects and dangers of illegal drug use.
“Likayan gyud nato ning droga kay mugamay gyud ang utok nato ani (We must avoid illegal drugs because they shrink our brains),” Go told students from various levels from the different public and private schools in Dumaguete.
Go was guest of honor and speaker during the Nutri-Fest 2018, a project of the local government of Dumaguete headed by Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo, in line with the celebration of Nutrition Month this July.
In his brief message, Go said the Duterte administration remains committed to curb the problem of illegal drugs and corruption in government.
On corruption, he stressed the President is serious in weeding out corrupt officials in government, even those who helped him in his campaign during the 2016 presidential elections.
“Daghan gyud to nitabang niya sa kampanya pero nia ana gyud si mayor (Duterte) magbuwag-buwag ta (Many had helped our mayor during the campaign but he stressed we will be parting ways)” because the President’s interest is “para sa bayan” (for the country),” Go said.
On peace and order, he reiterated that the declaration of martial law in Mindanao was needed to crush terrorism and attain peace, especially after the Maute terrorist group attacked and besieged Marawi City.
Military, cops get praises
“Kung wala niya to gihuman ang giyera sa Marawi, delikado ang Manila, ang Davao, ang GenSan, ang Cagayan (If he did not finish the war in Marawi, areas like Manila, Davao, Gensan and Cagayan would have been in danger),” he added.
Go made special mention of the military and the police in their role in securing peace and order, especially with the dangers that they face each day.
Meanwhile, he appealed to teachers to “bear with the President in doubling the pay-check of the police first because they are the ones at the frontline in security efforts.”
The Palace official also announced he will donate an ambulance to Negros Oriental that was donated to him by a friend “to ferry your patients” from far-flung areas.
During the Nutri-Fest 2018 event, Go was joined by Davao City 1st District Rep. Karlo Nograles, Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo, Dumaguete Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo and actor Philip Salvador.
LGU execs should help
Go also urged local government unit (LGU) officials to work together in the campaign against narcotics as he rallied Negros Occidental executives to defeat illegal drugs in their area.
Go represented President Rodrigo Duterte at the Anti-Drug Summit in Victorias, Negros Occidental where barangay and SK officials were apprised of their roles in totally eradicating illegal drugs, especially in light of the forming of Barangay Anti-Drug Abuse Councils (BADAC).
The top presidential aide noted, “Maganda po ito. Importante po ang mga barangay officials, barangay kagawad at SK sa pagpapatupad ng kampanya laban sa droga dahil sila po ang nakakaamoy kung sino po ang mga involved sa droga. Kung ayaw po ng mga local officials sa droga, hindi po mangyayari iyan (This is good. Barangay and SK officials are important in the success of the campaign against illegal drugs because they are the ones who actually know the persons involved in drugs. If the local officials are against drugs, it will not fester in their locality),” Go said
“On the national level, we have the ICAD (Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs) composed of PDEA and DDB. Tuluy-tuloy po ang kampanya natin laban sa iligal na droga (Our campaign against illegal drugs goes on),” he added.
Go also introduced “Three-Pointer ng Bayan,” another initiative of the government against illegal drugs. “Ineenganyo ko po ang mga kabataan na maglaro na lang ng basketball, sumali sa three-points, para makaiwas sa bisyo ng droga (I encourage our youth to play basketball, join our three-point shootout to avoid drugs.)
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