Senator Christopher “Bong” Go commended the country’s security forces and the people of Marawi City for demonstrating courage and for their sacrifice in supporting the efforts of the Duterte administration in achieving peace in the country.
Accompanying President Rodrigo Duterte to grace the activities commemorating the liberation of Marawi City from the Maute group in 2017, Go lauded the efforts of both government and private sector in rebuilding the war-ravaged city.
Duterte and Go led officials in commemorating the defeat of the terrorist forces last Saturday, Oct. 16. The program was held at Rizal Park in the Islamic City of Marawi in Lanao del Sur.
The senator reaffirmed that the government remains dedicated to sustaining President Duterte’s vision of long-lasting peace and development in the country.
“The government’s efforts in achieving sustainable peace and development across the country must be continuously pursued,” he said.
In his speech, President Duterte commended the Task Force Bangon Marawi for their service and sacrifice. He then assured that his administration will continue to exert all efforts to fully rehabilitate Marawi City and help the community build back better.
Go, a member of Senate Special Committee on Marawi Rehabilitation, encouraged the continued cooperation among community members for the continuous bayanihan efforts in ensuring that Marawi City remains supported even in the height of the pandemic.
The administration lawmaker also underscored the pledge of government to continue its efforts to address threats of terrorism. He assured that efforts are being exerted in providing economic opportunities especially in regions in Mindanao to address poverty which becomes a root cause for conflicts.
“Patuloy po akong magseserbisyo sa mga kapatid natin sa Mindanao upang tuluyang makamit ang inaasam na kapayapaan at kaunlaran hindi lamang para sa mga kababayan nating Muslim kundi para sa buong Pilipinas, (I will continue to serve our brothers in Mindanao so that we will achieve peace and progress not only for our Muslim compatriots but throughout the country.)” said Go.