Go presidency to bring country back to pre-pandemic state

Published November 19, 2021, 10:01 AM

by Dhel Nazario

Should he win as president, aspirant Senator Christopher “Bong” Go said that he would prioritize putting the economy on track so that it will return to its pre-pandemic level by pursuing a path towards rapid and inclusive economic recovery in his first 100 days.

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Go made the statement during the 47th Philippine Business Conference & Expo Presidentiables’ Forum by the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Nov. 17 through a video message.

He pointed out that the Philippine economy was among the fastest growing in Asia prior to the pandemic, enjoying robust growth and financial stability. The government had also been well on its way to attaining its goal of reducing the poverty incidence to 14 percent by 2022

In order to revert the country back to its pre-pandemic level, Go said that his administration will open up more sectors, build up the tourism industry, and provide recovery packages to sectors hit hardest by COVID-19, such as agriculture and fisheries and micro, small and medium enterprises. He mentioned that it will also provide 10 million of the poorest of the poor Filipinos financial assistance and jobs as well as improved access to zero-interest loans.

He stated that he will also pursue tax reforms that complement the Comprehensive Tax Reforms Programs of the Duterte Administration, continue the infrastructure projects of the Build, Build, Build Program, and initiate inter-island linkages or the mega-bridge program to improve the movement of goods and people across the archipelago.

Other initiatives will include providing free quality and reliable internet connectivity through a Free WiFi for all program and passage of the E-Governance, Department of Disaster Resilience, Department of Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipinos, and Center for Disease Control and Prevention bills.

His administration, according to Go, will reflect the ideals and principles of the President.

 
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