Senator Go backs Duterte Coalition in Lower House leadership row

Published July 8, 2019, 4:58 PM

by Martin Sadongdong & Antonio Colina

By Ivy Tejano 

DAVAO CITY — Former Special Assistant to the President (SAP) and now Senator Christopher “Bong” Go backs the Duterte Coalition in the Lower House that seeks to unite the lawmakers now divided by the hotly-contested speakership race.

Bong Go (Facebook / MANILA BULLETIN)
Sen. Christopher “Bong” Go

Go, in an interview in Davao City, said that being a Duterte ally from the start, he will naturally support whatever the Dutertes decide or do in politics.

He said that he is one with the Dutertes in their effort to unite Congress behind the administration for the betterment of the Filipino people.

Hugpong ng Pagbabago headed by Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte and the Hugpong sa Tawong Lungsod headed by Davao City First District Rep. Paolo Duterte created the Duterte Coalition in the House of Representatives (HoR) last week.

The Duterte Coalition aimed at uniting all congressmen behind the Duterte administration.

It was learned that the division in the HoR is very high due to the three pro-administration bets seeking the fourth highest position in the land.

Sara and Paolo met last Saturday with Reps. Lord Allan Velasco, Alan Peter Cayetano, and Martin Romualdez who are said to be the three frontrunners in the speakership race.

The Duterte Coalition is however pushing for Davao City Third District Rep. Isidro Ungab as House Speaker.