THE Philippine National Police yesterday honored former Special Assistant to the President-turned 2019 administration senatorial candidate, Secretary Christopher Lawrence ‘Bong’ T. Go with a parade at Camp Crame attended by over 2,000 policemen, students and other PNP stakeholders.
Go was also present to oversee the Camp Crame launching of the Kabataan Kontra Droga at Terorismo (Youth Against Drugs and Terrorism) or KKDAT campaign, a brainchild of Police-Community Relations Group director Chief Superintendent Rhodel O. Sermonia to start a national youth movement to fight the threats posed by illegal drugs and the New People’s Army.
The PCRG presented an audio-video presentation on the threats posed by the Communist Party of the Philippines/National Democratic Front/New People’s Army and even played a video of self-exiled CPP founding chairman Jose Ma. Sison enumerating the CPP/NDF/NPA “fronts” in the country which include the League of Filipino Students, Bayan and the Alliance of Concerned Teachers.
The AVP also included a short film on the ill effects of drugs on students.
Prior to the launching of the KKDAT, Sec. Go, also the honorary chairman of the Association of Chiefs of Police of the Philippines (ACPPI), was also the guest of honor and speaker during the awarding of the Brigadier General Rafael T. Crame Balangay Awards’ winners.
He was joined by top PNP officials led by Director General Oscar D. Albayalde and retired Gen. Lucas M. Managuelod, the chairman of the Public Safety Savings and Loan Association, Inc. in feting the Balangay Award winners.
After a 20-minute speech, Sec. Go met with the students and held a mini-press conference at the PCRG compound. Officials brushed off suggestions that there was politics involved when they invited Go to Camp Crame.