Go says Duterte always has final say in senator's suggestions

Published November 25, 2021, 12:58 PM

by Dhel Nazario

Presidential aspirant Sen. Christopher “Bong” Go said on Thursday, Nov. 25 that while he does provide suggestions to President Duterte when making decisions, he clarified that the President always has the final say.

Senator Bong Go (standing) and President Rodrigo Duterte (Malacañang photo).

The senator also said that he always tries to be part of the solution and that he was able to suggest good decisions to the President.

“Alam ko po ang problema, alam ko po ang solusyon, part po ako ng solusyon. Kahit sabihin mo naki-alam ako kay Pangulong Duterte sa desisyon niya? No, kanya po ‘yun final decision niya po lahat ng mga ‘yan (I know the problem, I know the solution, I am part of the solution. They say that I intervene with President Duterte’s decisions? No, the final decision is his),” Go said.

Meanwhile, Go said that while running for president is difficult, he continues to draw strength and inspiration from Duterte and his supporters. He emphasized that the President would always prioritize the welfare of the country before anything else.

In response to those who continue to doubt him and his presidential bid, Go said that he is committed to running and serving the Filipino people.

The senator emphasized the importance of continuing the programs of the President, particularly those that promote economic growth and improve the lives of Filipinos. He said that if elected, he will ensure that the country’s economic growth is sustained as he vowed to push for measures and policies that will accelerate economic recovery by next year.

Go further explained that in the long term, focus must shift to rural development and the need to pump prime commercial and industrial developments outside the urban areas to benefit other parts of the country.

Go also stressed the need to sustain the Build, Build, Build program with the help of the private sector, noting that as an archipelago the country needs connectivity through infrastructure projects, such as airports, seaports, roads and bridges.

On the other hand, he expressed his gratitude after receiving the recognition of Outstanding Public Service of the Year from The Nations Builders Awards.