Go attributes lower hunger rate to Duterte’s leadership

Published October 25, 2019, 7:31 PM

by Ellalyn De Vera & Richa Noriega

By Mario Casayuran

The effective leadership of President Duterte helps drive down the country’s hunger rate, Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go said Friday.

Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go (MALACAÑANG PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN)
Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go (MALACAÑANG PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN)

“Dahil sa kanyang patuloy na pagtutok sa kapakanan ng ating mga kababayan, mas maraming mga mamamayan natin ang nagkakaroon ng trabaho at oportunidad sa hanapbuhay. Mas nabibili nila ang kanilang mga pangangailangan, kasama na ang pagkain sa araw-araw (Because of the President’s focus on the needs of our countrymen, many now have jobs and opportunity in life. They can now buy their daily needs and their daily food requirements),” Go said.

You can attest to the President’s interest in moving this country economically forward, he said.

“Interest ng bawat Pilipino ang uunahin niya (He puts the interests of Filipinos first),” he added.

Go, the President’s former special assistant, stressed that as a senator, he continues to support Duterte by being active in the 24-member Senate through the filing of appropriate bills and resolutions.

“Kamakailan, sinuportahan ko sa isang joint resolution na magbibigay ng bigas imbes na pera mula sa ating 4Ps program (Just recently, I supported a joint resolution giving rice instead of cash under the 4Ps [conditional cash transfer] program [of the Department of Social Welfare and Development]),” Go pointed out.

“Maliban sa pagtulong sa ating mga magsasaka, masisiguro nating merong sapat na pagkain ang mga beneficiaries ng 4Ps (Aside from helping our farmers, we assure food sufficiency for the 4Ps beneficiaries),” he added.

Go emphasized the need for the government to spend taxpayers’ money wisely.

This is the reason, Go said, that he continues to support the Duterte government’s campaign against corruption.

Every peso saved through the successful anti-corruption campaign is a peso to be used to help the Filipino, he pointed out.

“In the past three years, the promises of President Duterte have been realized. That is the mark of the Duterte service, the one that I support. This is one government that serves the people,” Go said.