Senate tackles Bong Go’s expanded Special Education Fund bill to help LGUs enhance local public education system

A public hearing conducted by the Senate Committee on Local Government tackled a bill which seeks to expand the application of the proceeds of the Special Education Fund (SEF) tax to other needs of the public education system. Filed by Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go, Senate Bill No. 396, or “Expanding the purposes and application […]

Pulong, DOLE-Davao distributes cash assistance, food packs to solo parents, tricycle drivers

DAVAO CITY – The Office of First District Representative Paolo “Pulong” Z. Duterte, in collaboration with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), distributed on cash assistance to 997 marginalized workers and trike drivers in the city. Based on the data obtained from the office of the congressman, there are 683 workers, mostly solo parent […]

Bong Go says whole-of-country approach needed to realize UHC vision; appeals to economic managers to raise PhilHealth annual subsidy

Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go believes that a concerted cooperation and whole-of-country approach by all sectors are necessary to realize the vision of a universal health care coverage even as the country’s health insurance sector continues to weather the impact of the COVID-19 crisis. In a hearing of the Joint Congressional Oversight Committee on the […]

As thousands of OFWs return to the country due to COVID-19, Bong Go renews call for passage of DOFW bill to aid in their reintegration

Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go reiterated the need for the timely passage of his proposed Department of Overseas Filipino Workers (DOFW) bill as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic continues to negatively impact on the welfare of Filipino migrant workers, some of them losing their jobs abroad and are forced to return home. “Maraming nawalan ng […]

Pardoned OFW from Bahrain reunites with family; expresses gratitude to PRRD, Bong Go for their continuing efforts to help distressed OFWs

An overseas Filipino worker detained in Bahrain for four years was granted royal pardon by the Bahraini government and has recently returned to the country and reunited with his family. Roderick Aguinaldo, convicted for the death of a foreign national in Bahrain, was sentenced to death penalty until his subsequent pardon and release from prison […]