Gov’t reaffirms pledge to provide equal opportunities for all

Published August 27, 2018, 9:19 AM

by Patrick Garcia

By the Philippine News Agency

KIDAPAWAN CITY, North Cotabato — The government on Sunday renewed its commitment to provide all provinces and cities in the country equal share of opportunities, especially in Mindanao, which has been neglected for many years.

Sec. Bong Go of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President announces during the unveiling of the Malasakit Center at the Western Visayas Medical Center (WVMC) in Iloilo City on June 20, 2018 that the Malasakit Center will serve as a one-stop shop that will make services from various government agencies more accessible. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO/ MANILA BULLETIN
Sec. Bong Go of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President (SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO/ MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO)

Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go gave the assurance during the 104th founding anniversary of the North Cotabato province and the opening of the Kalivungan Festival held at The Basket in Amas, here.

Go assured Cotabateños that no one will be left out in Mindanao in terms of development under the administration of President Duterte.

“Ang North Cotabato dili mabitin. Ang Mindanao sa una layo ta sa development (North Cotabato will not be left out. In the past, Mindanao was behind in terms of development),” he said in his speech during the program.

In Mindanao, the President, he said, is pushing for the construction of the Mindanao Railway System to facilitate the movement of goods and provide seamless transportation.

The administration, he added, is also boosting the micro, small, and medium and enterprises (MSMEs) to help propel the country’s economic growth.

Go rallied Cotabateños to continue supporting President Duterte in his war against three fronts — illegal drugs, corruption, and criminality.