By Ben Rosario
PROSPERIDAD, Agusan del Sur – Administration senatorial bet and former special assistant to the president Christopher “Bong” Go gamely bared his back to media here to belie claims of his alleged involvement in illegal drug trafficking in the country.
Before speaking to a big crowd of Hugpong ng Pagbabago supporters headed by Gov. Adolph Eduard “Eddibong” Plaza here, Go talked to local and national media members for an interview where he vehemently denied accusations aired by a certain “Bikoy” in a series of videos uploaded in the internet.
After answering a few questions, Go was given a red polo-shirt similar to the color of shirts worn by Plaza supporters. He then turned his back to mediamen and changed his white campaign shirt, thus, baring his back in the process.
Instead of the dragon tattoo supposedly bearing a code of his alleged links to a big-time drug syndicate, marked on Go’s back were at least three circular reddish marks in the upper part of his body.
The senatorial hopeful jokingly admitted that the marks were caused by ventosa cupping, while the others were mere pimples and scratch marks.
“Klaro ha, sana matapos na itong istorya,” he declared.
Go, together with presidential son Paulo “Pulong” Duterte, was accused by Bikoy of having links with an illegal drug syndicate.
In Bikoy’s video “Ang Totong Narco List – Episode 3”, the confessed drug trafficker claimed that Go opened four local bank accounts that were used as conduits for stashing drug money payoffs reaching as much as P3 billion.
Bikoy said both Go and Paulo wore tattoo marks that contained codes evidencing their drug links.
Paulo has refused to show his tattoo on his back, a move that his sister, Hugpong ng Pagbabago chairperson and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte supported.
The lady mayor said her brother was entitled to his right to privacy, thus, it was up to him whether or not to give in to calls for him to bare his back to the public.
Go said the video episodes were clearly part of a black propaganda campaign aimed against candidates of the Duterte government.
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He said Paulo’s right to privacy should be respected, adding that he supports Sara’s opinion on the issue.
Go also hinted that Bikoy’s identity is already known to them, saying that he is a drug lord whose illegal business was among those adversely affected by the Duterte administration’s anti-narcotics war.
“So Bikoy, nagiging tililing ka na rin e alam naman natin na black propaganda ito alaban sa malakasna ednorsing power ni pangulong Duterte,” the former Malacanang official said. (So Bikoy, you have become crazy since we all know this is a black propaganda agaisnt the storng enorsing power of President Duterte)
Go declared: “May araw ka din. Lahat yan sabi ni Pangulong Duterte may araw ka din.” (You will have your comeuppance. That is what President Duterte said)
He lamented that even President Duterte’s youngest daughter, Kitty, had been implicated in the damaging Bikoy black propaganda. Kitty celebrated her birthday on Wednesday. #MatalinongBoto2019