CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Sec. Bong Go, Special Assistant to the President, and the de facto "Kuya" to the President Duterte's "Tatay Digong," was overwhelmed by the enthusiastic welcome of Cagayan de Oro locals who went so far as to arrange a gathering at the USTP Gymnasium, Cagayan De Oro to express their support for the Duterte administration. And to urge the top presidential aide to run for a seat in the Senate.
“It’s up to the President. I will just do as he says, in case I will run for Senator. Right now, my focus is to help those victims of fire. My job is to help Filipinos,” says Sec. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go, Special Assistant to the President (SAP) when asked about his plans for 2019.
Kuya Bong attended the gathering, organized by the "Go na Tayo Northern Mindanao Alliance.” The members of the group are spread out in the provinces of Camiguin, Misamis Oriental, Misamis Occidental, Lanao del Norte, and Bukidnon.
Go, who has been going around the Philippines to promote the Duterte administration’s 3-point campaign against illegal drugs, criminality, and corruption, visited this city and was met by thousands of locals from all over Northern Mindanao. All of whom were urging him to “heed the call of the people” and run for senator.
“Sana po pakinggan ni Kuya Bong ang hiling namin na tumakbo sya bilang senador para naman maipaglaban nya ang legislative agenda ni Presidente Duterte sa senado,” says Ernesto Ferrer, one of the supporters of Go. “Kailangan po sya (sa senado) para maipagpatuloy ang pagbabago na nasimulan ni Tatay Digong.”
CDO was among the cities that greatly benefitted from President Rodrigo Duterte’s relentless fight against illegal drugs. Supporters gratefully noted that the streets are now safer for their family, especially for their children.
"Galit na galit po talaga si Presidente sa droga. Pinangako niya na dudurugin niya ang droga bago matapos ang kanyang termino and if he can’t totally eradicate it, at least diminish it to the barest minimum. Ang tanging interes po ng gobyerno ay ang interes ng bayan. Gusto po naming maiangat ang pamumuhay ng bawat Pilipino,” SAP Bong Go stressed.
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