Go cites Duterte and colleagues on bill about quick approval of permits and licenses

Published October 14, 2020, 7:48 PM

by Mario Casayuran

Senator Christopher ‘Bong’’ Go, chairman of the Senate health and demography committee, today thanked  President Duterte for certifying as urgent Senate Bill No. 1844, entitled “An act authorizing the President to expedite the processing and issuance of national and local licenses, permits, and certifications.”

Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go (OFFICE OF SEN. BONG GO / MANILA BULLETIN)

Go also thanked his fellow legislators led by  Senate President Vicente C. Sotto III for heeding Duterte’s call to take the necessary steps to curb corruption and simplify the requirements and steps in doing business in the country.        

The other legislators are Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph G. Recto, Senator Panfilo M. Lacson, Minority Leader Senator Franklin M. Drilon and, Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri, sponsor of the bill.       

‘’It is also my honor to be a co-author and co-sponsor of this bill,’’ Go explained.       

‘’I hope this is the start of real change in how we deliver public services,’’ he added.      

 ‘’Magtulungan at magbayanihan po tayo para matanggal ang red tape at corruption sa ating burukrasya. Magmalasakit tayo sa mga kapwa nating Pilipino at bigyan natin sila ng mabilis, maayos at maaasahang serbisyo mula sa gobyerno,’’ he said. (Let us help one another. Through the community spirit, we can help stamp out red tape and corruption in our bureaucracy. Let us be helpful to our countrymen and give them fast, orderly and reliable government service.)          

‘’I also thank all our colleagues, lahat, for fully supporting this measure. We may be on different sides of the fence about certain issues, but on this important legislation, we are united. At sana po ay tuloy-tuloy itong kampanya natin laban sa korapsyon sa gobyerno,’’ Go emphasized, (I hope this marks a milestone in our campaign against corruption in government.)        

‘’I now encourage our fellow Filipinos to report to us when you see wrongdoings or inefficiency in government processes. Know your rights and demand the best public service,’’ he said.