SEN. CHISTOPHER Lawrence “Bong” Go has called anew on the people to report irregularities not only in the government but also in the private sector, giving the administration another boost in the eyes of the public.
For the benefit of the tax-paying Filipinos, notably the poor and ordinary citizens across the country, let’s expose the nefarious activities of government officials and employees, who are known “crooks” and “vultures.”
Like his close friend President Duterte, a certified graft-buster, Senator Go has established a reputation as a well-meaning public servant who wants government transactions to be all aboveboard and beyond reproach.
“Hinihimok ko ang bawat Pilipino na magsumbong (sa mga otoridad) kung may nakikitang korapsyong ginagawa ang mga opisyal o pribadong kompanya,” said Go, a former Special Assistant to the President (SAP).
“In times of crisis, every centavo counts. While the government maximizes its limited resources, a lot of our fellow Filipinos have also lost jobs, livelihood and savings,” said the soft-spoken but highly-effective Go.
We agree with the neophyte legislator that since we are now fighting for survival, we should not allow corrupt public servants and erring traders to take advantage of the vulnerabilities of our countrymen.
“Huwag po kayong matakot magsumbong sa amin ni Pangulong Duterte…at sisiguraduhin natin na mapoprotektuhan po kayo basta magsabi lang kayo ng totoo,” the former SAP assured the people.
Go, chair of the Senate committee on labor and demography, is a member of the powerful Joint Congressional Oversight Committee on the implementation of the “Bayanihan to Heal as One Act.”
Now that the former SAP has pointed out the importance of reporting larceny taking place in the government and private sector, we have no choice but to join the fight against graft and corruption.