LIAN, Batangas – Former Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go assured his fellow Batangenos that he will help in the development of not only this town, but the whole province of Batangas.
“Kung ano man po ang maitutulong ko kapag dumating ang panahon dito sa bayan ng Lian, ako po ay tutulong sa inyo. Basta (para) sa ikauunlad ng inyong bayan, patuloy po akong magiging tulay (ninyo) kay Pangulong Duterte,” Go said Thursday on the occasion of this town’s 104th anniversary as well as the commemoration of the 74th World War II Liberation Day.
Go was welcomed by Batangas Governor Hermilando Mandanas, Lian Municipal Mayor Mayor Isagano Bolompo, local government officials, teachers, students, non-government organization (NGO) members, and residents of the town.
Go noted that the Duterte administration has initiated a number of projects for the benefit of Lian and the province of Batangas.
“Mayroon na po tayong Malasakit Center sa Lemery at saka itong planong Lian Eco Park na isinulong natin kasama ang mga opisyal ng Lian,” Go said.
One of the projects for Batangas is the Malasakit Center. A one-stop program started by Go and President Duterte, which helps indigent patients obtain quick medical and financial help from government agencies such as the Department of Health (DOH), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), PhilHealth, as well as the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR).
“Masarap talagang makatulong sa mga kapwa kong Batangeño. Maliit lang po ito at asahan ninyong dadami pa ang programa para sa inyo,” Go enthused.
Other projects lined up by the Duterte government for Batangas include the Mindoro–Batangas Super Bridge, STAR to Pinamucan Diversion Road, and the Philippine National Railways (PNR) South Long Haul Manila-to-Bicol.