Model public servant

September 14, 2019

LIKE other well-meaning national and local government officials, neophyte but highly-effective Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go is known for not forsaking principle for expediency.

Certainly, he is among those who give the people, including the ordinary citizens not only in the metropolis but elsewhere, valuable insights into how we must address the country’s problems.

In fact, his growing army of fans and supporters believes that Senator Go has concrete programs of action on how to speed up the socio-economic development of the Philippines.

Undoubtedly, men like the much-sought after former Special Assistant to the President (SAP) have a special place in the hearts of the Filipino people, notably the poor, the sick and the aged.

Senator Go showed anew his genuine concern for the welfare of the needy and victims of natural and man-made disasters when he visited the fire victims in Tondo, Manila Wednesday night.

Go distributed food, grocery packs and cash assistance to the fire victims. He also gave uniforms and school supplies to students and pupils to enable them to go back to school immediately.

Earlier, the soft-spoken senator, a close associate of President Duterte, extended help to 23 families affected by a fire that broke out on September 4 in Barangay Nueva, San Pedro, Laguna.

“Ituring po ninyo akong parang kapitbahay niyo lang. Huwag ninyo akong ituring na senador. Hanggang ngayon (nga ay) hindi ko pa rin naiisip na senador ako,” the ex-SAP told the fire victims.

After his visit to Laguna, the workaholic Go headed back to Manila to attend the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee hearing regarding the issues surrounding the Bureau of Corrections.

Like the rest of the people, we doff our hat to Senator Go for helping the unfortunate members of society, like the sick and disaster victims, and doing a great job in the Senate.