Bong Go reminds concerned agencies to be transparent and accountable to the public by showing lists of beneficiaries of COVID-19 assistance programs to ensure non-duplication of recipients

With reports coming out about some beneficiaries receiving COVID-19 emergency financial assistance multiple times, Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on Wednesday, May 20, asked concerned government agencies about the measures they have been implementing to address the issue. The government presently provides various cash assistance through the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s Social Amelioration […]

Pilot implementation of Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa program conducted as first batch of beneficiaries assisted in going back to Leyte

Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go joined member-officials of the Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa (BP2) Council in sending off beneficiaries who qualified for the first pilot roll out on Wednesday, May 20. There were 111 beneficiaries, roughly comprised of 85 families, who embarked on their journey back to Leyte. These beneficiaries are composed of mostly heads […]

Bong Go files bill that seeks to intensify contact tracing efforts, establish more sub-national testing laboratories nationwide

The public health emergency caused by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has highlighted gaps in the health care system that need to be addressed. In this light, Senator and Chair of the Senate Committee on Health and Demography Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go has recently filed a bill seeking to strengthen the country’s efforts in disease […]

Bong Go files bill mandating the establishment of quarantine facilities in every region of the country

As quarantine protocols and physical distancing measures are crucial in the fight against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as well as other health emergencies, there is a need for the country to be more proactive in preparing for future possible pandemics. In light of this, Senator and Chair of the Senate Committee on Health and Demography […]

Cop, colleague arrested for illegal drugs

A 32-year old Davao City Police Office personnel was arrested by the joint forces of the National Bureau of Investigation and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Monday evening, May 18. Arrested were Police Staff Sergeant Mark Palma and his colleague Rodnie Tamayo. The two were arrested during a buy-bust operation in Jaza 1, Km. 13 […]