FORMER top presidential aide Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go denied allegations from an opposition supporter that the Rodel Jayme who was arrested and charged with inciting sedition by uploading the “Bikoy” videos is an administrator of his social media page.
“Alam nyo po, marami pong mga Facebook page na nagpapakita ng suporta sakin. Iba’t ibang nagha-handle ng mga Facebook page na ito. Kahit ako, hindi ko alam kung sino po ang totoo dyan at sino po ang peke. Hindi naman natin kontrolado kung sino po. Pero I’m sure, hindi ko po kakampi yan si Jayme,” Go said.
Go said that with the known association of Jayme to opposition figures he is definitely not one of his supporters.
“Kita nyo naman ang mga litrato nya, ni Jayme. Kung sino ang mga kasama nya parati sa mga litrato at sabi nya. And I am sure, hindi, wala pong simpatya sa akin yan. So, hindi po totoo yan,” said Go.
Pictures of Jayme with known opposition personalities such as Vice President Leni Robredo, former President Benigno Aquino III, singer Jim Paredes, and broadcaster Korina Sanchez who is the wife of opposition senatorial bet Mar Roxas, have earlier gone viral.
“I’m sure hindi po sya magha-handle ng Facebook page ng Bong Go. Kung meron man ay maaaring gamitin nya yun sa paninira dahil alam naman natin kung saan ang loyalty nitong Jayme na ito,” Go said.
Go said he had never met Jayme at all.
On the eve of the last day of the campaign period for the May 13, 2019 elections, senatorial aspirant “Bong” Go thanked the Filipino people and vowed to repay their trust with genuine service.
“Ngayon pa lang po ay nagpapasalamat na ako sa mga Pilipino. At susuklian ko po kayo ng serbisyo, serbisyo, serbisyo,” said Go in a radio interview on Friday night.
“Sa mga kapatid kong Pilipino, mahal ko po kayo. Maraming salamat po.”
However, Go said that despite doing well in the recent surveys in the senatorial race, where he consistently placed in the top bracket of the Magic 12, he would not be complacent and would campaign up to the last minute.
“Ako po, ayaw kong maging kampante, kahit ano pa ang ranking ko. Para sa akin, ang tunay na survey po ay sa election mismo. At gaya ng sinabi ko noon, hanggang sa huling araw ng pangangampanya, hanggang sa huling minuto po ng pangangampanya ay iikot po ako,” Go said.
President Duterte has reminded fellow Davaoeños to support Bong Go as he cited Go’s experience and dedication in serving the people.
“Si Bong isang taong honest, mapagkakatiwalaan. Masipag magtrabaho,” President Duterte said.
“Kay Bong Go, walang tulog ang serbisyo. Isa lang ang bisyo, serbisyo,” the president said in previous statements.
But Go explained that he is going around the country not merely for the sake of seeking support for his senatorial bid but more importantly to meet the people, hear their concerns, and leave a smile on their faces.
He brushed aside speculations that he is bent on clinching the top spot in the senatorial race.
“Ako po, bonus na po yun kung saka-sakali. Ipapasa-Diyos ko na po ang lahat at taong bayan na po ang bahalang humusga. Nagpapasalamat po ako sa inyo, sa inyong tiwala sa akin. Importante po, manalo,” said Go, although he added that he would certainly welcome any improvement in his ranking.
Among others, Go said he would serve the Filipino people by pushing for measures to improve the delivery of health services and by institutionalizing the Malasakit Center which would allow the establishment of such assistance centers in more provinces and key urban areas of the country.
The Malasakit Center makes it easier and faster for poor patients to avail of medical and financial assistance from the government by bringing together in one room concerned government agencies such as the DoH, DSWD, PCSO, and Philhealth. He said the Malasakit Center aims to drive down the hospital bills to the lowest possible.
“Experimental pa po ito sa ngayon. Gusto ko itong isabatas para kahit hindi na siya (Duterte) Pangulo ay tuluy-tuloy po ito,” Go said.