Bong is GO
HOTSPOT - Mocha Uson (The Philippine Star) - March 13, 2018 - 12:00am

It is too early to talk about the next election. What’s more important for me is to focus on the fulfillment of the promises of the President to uplift the lives of our countrymen.” – Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go.

Indeed, it may be too early to talk about the 2019 senatorial elections, and yes, he is right in prioritizing the duty to serve the President and the people like he said in several statements. However, this doesn’t put out the clamor of Filipinos who are urging him to seek a seat in the Senate.

Why? Because people are seeing SAP Bong Go’s sense of duty, where serving the people for the betterment of the country is always the top priority. His sense of duty might be one of the reasons people are calling for him to run for senator, and to be honest, who doesn’t want a senator who always puts the people’s needs before himself?

We have seen SAP Bong Go during the hearing on the Navy’s Frigate Acquisition Project, and while he was just there to clear his name, we saw a man who handled himself well in front of those who seek to nail him down. Combine that level of courage with his innate dedication to serve the people and voila! You have the perfect concoction of the ideal public servant.

Isn’t that what we need in all branches of government: good public servants, instead of TRAditional Politicians? Who would we rather have in the Senate, those who use their position for their personal ambitions, OR someone who uses his power to do exactly what they’ve been elected to do: serve the Filipino people?

For me, whether SAP Bong should run or not, it’s a GO. He should run for senator so that the President would have a real loyal ally in the legislative branch of government. As we have witnessed several times, people come and go in politics and to achieve change in our country, the President needs an ally in the Senate who is one with him in working toward his vision of a better Philippines.

There are still a lot of changes that we need to strive for, and I believe that having SAP Bong Go in the Senate would help a lot in fast-tracking these changes. Should he decide to run for senator, he may be considered a newbie in politics, but not in public service. He has been with President Duterte for years and just like the man himself, SAP Bong Go does not wane when it comes to serving the people. There’s simply no stopping a GO when serving the nation.

As we have witnessed during the Senate hearing on the Navy’s Frigate Acquisition Project, SAP Bong Go is not one to falter in despair of such issues – and in this context – character assassination. Instead of the more convenient Executive Session, he opted for a public hearing to show the nation that he has nothing to hide. It is very clear that he is someone who always fights for what is true and what is right, and that he is someone courageous enough to face his enemies head-on.

We have seen all sorts of politicians. Some are different from others, but most of them only become apparent during election season. It’s hard not to notice them when they go around and brag about their so-called achievements. SAP Bong Go on the other hand is not like that. He does not want publicity when doing his duties nor does he want his actions to be labeled with his name. This, for me, is the kind of person that we need in the Senate – the kind of servant we want in the Senate.

Lastly, it is no secret that SAP Bong Go has the trust of President Duterte, to the point that Tatay Digong defended him when he was seemingly accused of corruption by some news outlets. I trust the decision of the President and when SAP Bong Go said recently that the choice is now up to the President on whether he should run for office, I’m positive that Tatay Digong will listen to the call of his children:

We need a GO in the Senate. We want a GO in the Senate.

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