Bong Go

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Bong Go said : “This initiative intends that all patients, especially the less fortunate, will be discharged from this hospital without paying any money from their pockets,” External link

pna Thursday, May 13, 2021 1:38:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “We better be prepared as always. We are always ready,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, May 13, 2021 1:02:00 AM EAT

Bong Go said : “Nakakabahala ang balitang kinumpirma ng DoH ngayong araw na nakapasok na sa Pilipinas ang Indian variant ng Covid-19. Kamakailan, sinabi rin ng WHO na ‘variant of concern’ ito dahil posibleng mas nakakahawa at mas malubha ang epekto nito sa tao (the news that the Indian variant is here is alarming. The WHO recently said it is a variant of concern),” External link

manilatimes Tuesday, May 11, 2021 9:28:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “As the Chair of the Senate Committee on Health, I am one with our health experts’ call to observe health protocols, border controls, disease surveillance measures and mandatory quarantine especially for the travelers to avoid the spread of new Covid-19 variants,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, May 11, 2021 8:55:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “Our goal here is to let the indigent patients go home without paying any hospital bill, yet given ample services required of the hospital,” External link

pna Tuesday, May 11, 2021 4:22:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “We must look at each other’s welfare, just as what the government is doing to us,” External link

pna Tuesday, May 11, 2021 4:22:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “Napagkasunduan po namin na kapag nahuli po ng pulis at bago ilagay sa selda at tuturuan, ile-lecture, ay bigyan po ng face mask dahil baka ang mga ito ay wala talagang pambili ng face mask, kawawa naman. Baka doon pa sila magkahawaan sa selda (We agreed that when they got arrested by the police and before putting in a cell to be lectures, lectured, they should be given first a face mask as they might not have the means to buy a face mask. I pity them. They may get infected inside the cell),” External link

pna Monday, May 10, 2021 6:42:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “Apart from providing free masks, the people must also be educated on why these policies are important. At this time that the threat of the unseen enemy is there, we need the discipline and solidarity of every Filipino,” External link

pna Monday, May 10, 2021 6:42:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : “Witness ako doon. Napakaraming ospital ang kulang sa mga higaan. Wala pa ang pandemyang ito, nakikita ko nakalinya na ang mga kama sa labas at ang mga batang pasyente nagtatabi sa iisang higaan. Paano natin magagawa ang social distancing sa panahong ito kung ganyan ang sitwasyon natin? (I am a witness to many hospitals lacking hospital beds. Even before this pandemic, I have seen beds outside the corridor with child patients sharing one bed. How can we observe social distancing at this time given situation of ours?)” “Kaya I am here to give my support para ma-increase ang bed capacities ng ating public hospitals. I am very willing to help para mapabilis at mapirmahan agad ni President Rodrigo Duterte ang mga kailangang batas (This is why I am here. To give support in order to exercise the bed capacities of our public hospitals. I am willing to help and will ask President Duterte to sign the needed laws),” External link

manilatimes Saturday, May 8, 2021 8:01:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “Alam kong kulang na kulang ang ating health workers sa panahong ito at maraming mga bagong graduates ng medical fields ang gusto nang makapagserbisyo sa ating mga kababayan pero kailangan muna silang makapag-board exam (I know we have insufficient number of health workers at his time of pandemic and there are new graduates of medical fields who are willing to serve our countrymen but they have yet to take board exams),” External link

manilatimes Saturday, May 8, 2021 8:01:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “Pinaalalahanan ko ang publiko na ang pagsuot ng mask at face shield ay mga pangunahing paraan upang proteksyunan ang sarili at bilang pagbibigay konsiderasyon rin sa kapwa tao (I am reminding the public wearing of mask and face shield are primary way of protecting ourselves and also in giving consideration to our fellowmen),” External link

manilatimes Thursday, May 6, 2021 12:56:00 AM EAT

Bong Go adds : “Huwag natin balewalain ang simpleng patakaran na ito na makakapagligtas ng buhay ng kapwa nating Pilipino — kasama na rin dito ang pag-obserba ng social distancing at pagpapanatiling malinis sa ating katawan at kapaligiran (Do not ignore this simple way that can save lives of our fellow Filipinos — also observe social distancing and maintain personal hygiene and clean environment),” External link

manilatimes Thursday, May 6, 2021 12:56:00 AM EAT

Bong Go said : “Pinaalalahanan ko ang publiko na ang pagsuot ng mask at face shield ay mga pangunahing paraan upang proteksyunan ang sarili at bilang pagbibigay konsiderasyon rin sa kapwa tao (I am reminding the public wearing of mask and face shield are primary way of protecting ourselves and also in giving consideration to our fellowmen),” External link

manilatimes Wednesday, May 5, 2021 9:19:00 PM EAT

Bong Go adds : “Huwag natin balewalain ang simpleng patakaran na ito na makakapagligtas ng buhay ng kapwa nating Pilipino — kasama na rin dito ang pag-obserba ng social distancing at pagpapanatiling malinis sa ating katawan at kapaligiran (Do not ignore this simple way that can save lives of our fellow Filipinos — also observe social distancing and maintain personal hygiene and clean environment),” External link

manilatimes Wednesday, May 5, 2021 9:19:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “Mga kababayan, patuloy pong umiikot ang aking opisina para sa mga tinamaan ng baha dahil para sa amin walang tulog dapat ang serbisyo, kahit bente kwatro oras kaming magtrabaho. Wala kaming piling araw para puntahan kayo para magbigay ng tulong o solusyon sa inyong mga problema at mag-iwan ng kaunting ngiti sa panahon ng inyong pagdadalamhati (My countrymen, my office personnel continue to go around to help flood victims. We work 24/7 to provide help or solution to your problems and leave behind a smile at a time of your distress),” External link

manilatimes Tuesday, May 4, 2021 11:23:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “Madalas pong tamaan ng bagyo, lindol at iba pang kalamidad ang ating bansa. Kailangan na nating i-scale-up ang preparedness to resilience against disasters. Napapanahon na na magkaroon tayo ng ating sariling departamento na may secretary-level or overall-in-charge tuwing may krisis o sakuna (Our country is frequently hit by typhoon, earthquake and other calamities. We need to scale-up our preparedness to resiliency against disasters. It is time for us to have our own department with a secretary-level or overall-in-charge that will lead whenever there is a crisis or disaster),” External link

manilatimes Tuesday, May 4, 2021 11:23:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “Kami ni Presidente Rodrigo Duterte, mga Bisaya rin kami. Idol namin si Lapu-Lapu bilang siya ang unang bayani ng bayang ito. Kaya pumunta ako diyan noong nakaraang araw para makipag-celebrate at mayroon ring ibinigay na Presidential Award si Presidente na ipinangalan niya na Lapu-Lapu Award. Ganyan ang bilib at respeto namin sa kanya (I and President Rodrigo Duterte are also Visayans. Lapu-Lapu is our idol as he stands to be the first hero in our country. I was here the other day to celebrate and the President created a Presidential Award naming as Lapu-Lapu Award. That’s how we believe and respect him),” External link

pna Tuesday, May 4, 2021 2:23:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “Mga kababayan, patuloy pong umiikot ang aking opisina para sa mga tinamaan ng baha dahil para sa amin walang tulog dapat ang serbisyo, kahit bente kwatro oras kaming magtrabaho. Wala kaming piling araw para puntahan kayo para magbigay ng tulong o solusyon sa inyong mga problema at mag-iwan ng kaunting ngiti sa panahon ng inyong pagdadalamhati (My countrymen, my office personnel continue to go around to help flood victims. We work 24/7 to provide help or solution to your problems and leave behind a smile at a time of your distress),” External link

manilatimes Monday, May 3, 2021 8:14:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “Madalas pong tamaan ng bagyo, lindol at iba pang kalamidad ang ating bansa. Kailangan na nating i-scale-up ang preparedness to resilience against disasters. Napapanahon na na magkaroon tayo ng ating sariling departamento na may secretary-level or overall-in-charge tuwing may krisis o sakuna (Our country is frequently hit by typhoon, earthquake and other calamities. We need to scale-up our preparedness to resiliency against disasters. It is time for us to have our own department with a secretary-level or overall-in-charge that will lead whenever there is a crisis or disaster),” External link

manilatimes Monday, May 3, 2021 8:14:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “Our President is the chief architect of the country’s foreign policy. Knowing the President for the longest time, it’s always the people’s interest that is on top of his mind. He balances everything,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, May 3, 2021 8:04:00 PM EAT

Bong Go added : “You know, President Rodrigo Duterte and I idolize Lapulapu. As Visayans from Mindanao, we have a high regard for our first hero,” “In fact, President Duterte established in 2017 the Order of Lapu-Lapu Award in recognition of the gallant efforts of individuals in service of the nation now,” External link

manilatimes Sunday, May 2, 2021 11:14:00 AM EAT

Bong Go said ( about Commission ) : “According to the National Historical Commission of the Philippines, there is no clear historical record that will prove the real origin of Lapulapu and his various versions of biography which are now part of our tradition and culture. All of these have enriched our minds and persons as Filipinos,” External link

manilatimes Sunday, May 2, 2021 11:14:00 AM EAT

Bong Go said : “I wholeheartedly apologize if I have offended anyone by my remarks. I want to make it clear that I fully respect our history and I do not intend to change our appreciation and belief in the lives of our heroes,” “I am ready to listen and learn from the knowledge of the experts in the field of history,” External link

manilatimes Sunday, May 2, 2021 11:14:00 AM EAT

Bong Go said : “Ako po ay taus-pusong humihingi ng paumanhin kung iba ang dating ng aking naikwento. Nais kong klaruhin na buo ang aking respeto sa ating kasaysayan at wala akong intensyong baguhin ang paghanga at paniniwala natin sa buhay ng ating mga bayani. Handa po akong makinig at matuto base sa kaalaman ng mga eksperto sa larangan ng kasaysayan (I sincerely apologize if my story brought a different outlook. I want to make it clear that I have full respect for our history and I have no intention of changing the way we admire and believe in the lives of our heroes. I am ready to listen and learn based on the knowledge from experts in the field of history),” External link

pna Thursday, April 29, 2021 11:54:00 AM EAT

Bong Go said : “Lahat tayo ay pwedeng maging bayani sa panahong ito ng pandemya sa pamamagitan ng ating pagtulong, pagmamalasakit, at pagseserbisyo hindi sa pagbabatikos at paghahanap ng mali sa ating kapwa Pilipino (We can all be heroes in this time of the pandemic by helping, caring and serving not by criticizing and finding fault with our fellow Filipinos),” External link

pna Thursday, April 29, 2021 11:54:00 AM EAT

Bong Go said : “Isang karangalan para sa akin na makasama sa ating komemorasyon ng ika-limangdaang Anibersaryo ng labanan sa Mactan Mahalaga na tayo ay magbalik-tanaw sa ating kasaysayan, ngunit mahalaga rin na may pagtutuwid tayo sa nakaraan upang maunawaan natin ang kasalukuyan at lakas-loob nating harapin ang ating kinabukasan (It’s an honor for me to be with you in commemorating the quincentennial of the Battle of Mactan It’s important to know our history, but it’s equally important that we are able to straighten the past in order to understand the present, and be courageous in facing our future),” External link

pna Wednesday, April 28, 2021 1:40:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “The Carcar Provincial Hospital can process medical aid from PhilHealth, PCSO, DOH, and DSWD that are willing to help for the patient’s zero balance billing. They have no more bills to pay for their hospitalization,” External link

pna Wednesday, April 28, 2021 9:27:00 AM EAT

Bong Go said : “More vaccines are coming. We are just prioritizing our medical frontliners because they need to be protected. After the frontliners, the senior citizens come next until we have vaccinated all in the priority list such as essential workers and vulnerable sectors so we could go back to our normal lives,” External link

manilatimes Friday, April 23, 2021 10:50:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “Trust your government. The vaccine is the only solution to the crisis we are in now. Without the vaccine, we can hardly go back to our previous way of normal living. Your government is doing everything to help everyone and overcome these challenges. We will not waste this opportunity to serve you,” External link

manilatimes Friday, April 23, 2021 10:50:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “Do not worry because the government is doing everything. What is important here is vaccination will continue. Let us sacrifice for now. Let us discipline ourselves. This is for our own good,” External link

manilatimes Friday, April 23, 2021 10:50:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “Alam ko pong mahirap ang panahon ngayon, nasa krisis po tayo dulot ng Covid-19 pandemic. Magtulungan lang po tayo, mga kababayan ko. Sino ba naman ang magtutulungan kung hindi tayo lang po, mga kapwa nating mga Pilipino (I know time is hard now, we are in crisis due to the Covid-19 pandemic. My countrymen, let us help one another. Who else will help us but our fellow Filipinos),” External link

manilatimes Thursday, April 22, 2021 12:09:00 AM EAT

Bong Go said : “Huwag nating haluan ng kulay ang mga inisyatibo ng iilan na nais tumulong sa kapwa nilang Pilipino. Iisa lang naman ang hangarin nating lahat at iyan ay ang maiahon ang buong bansa mula sa krisis na ito (Let us not politicize the initiatives of people who want to help their fellow Filipinos. We only have one intention and that is to help the country recover from this crisis),” External link

pna Wednesday, April 21, 2021 7:36:00 AM EAT

Bong Go said : “Pakiusap, isuot ninyo ang mga masks at face shields dahil delikado ang panahon ngayon. Ang mahalaga ay buhay tayo. Ang pera pwedeng kitain pero ang buhay ay hindi nabibili (Please wear your masks and face shields because it is dangerous at this time. What is important is that we are alive. Money can be earned but life cannot be bought),” External link

manilatimes Tuesday, April 20, 2021 8:08:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “Maraming salamat sa inyong patuloy na pagmamalasakit sa ating kapwa Pilipino (Thank you for your continued expression of concern to our fellow Filipinos),” External link

manilatimes Monday, April 19, 2021 12:26:00 AM EAT

Bong Go said : “In these trying times, a whole-of-nation approach is needed to overcome this pandemic. I am sure that, with everybody’s cooperation and support, we will be triumphant,” External link

manilatimes Monday, April 19, 2021 12:26:00 AM EAT

Bong Go said : “Government must prioritize buying locally-made masks to save jobs and provide it to those who cannot afford to buy their own masks to help save lives. If we continue to strengthen the local production of masks, we will be providing a livelihood for those who lost their jobs and at the same time, we can protect our countrymen from Covid-19,” External link

pna Friday, April 16, 2021 3:27:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “Alam ko po mahirap ang panahon ngayon, nasa pandemya pa po tayo. Magtulungan lang po tayo, malalampasan din natin itong krisis na ito bilang nagkakaisang mamamayang Pilipino (I know times are hard, we are in a pandemic. If we just help one other, we can overcome this crisis as one united Filipino community),” External link

manilatimes Wednesday, April 14, 2021 9:10:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “Regular naman pong nagpapa-swab test si Pangulong Duterte at, so far naman po, sa awa ng Diyos, ay negatibo naman po kung pagbabasehan po ‘yung last niya pong swab test. So, wala po kayong dapat ikabahala pero we cannot take chances,” External link

rappler Thursday, April 8, 2021 6:38:00 AM EAT

Bong Go said ( about Almighty God ) : “Mga kababayan ko diyan sa Aurora, kumusta kayo? Alam ko po, walang katapusan ang ating problema. Marahil po ay sinusubukan ang ating pananampalataya sa Poong Maykapal (To my countrymen in Aurora, how are you? I know that there is no end to our problems. Perhaps, our faith in the Almighty God is being tested),” External link

manilatimes Monday, April 5, 2021 7:10:00 AM EAT

Bong Go said : “Pero kung patuloy pa rin ang pagtaas ng kaso ng Covid-19, wala tayong choice kundi maghigpit pa rin dahil babagsak naman ang ating health system kapag mapuno pa lalo ang mga ospital at isolation facilities (But if Covid-19 cases continue to rise, we have no choice because our health system will be impacted as hospitals and isolation facilities fill up),” External link

manilatimes Friday, April 2, 2021 11:09:00 AM EAT

Bong Go said : “Sumunod tayo sa mga itinakdang health protocols para hindi na magkahawahan at hindi na kailanganin pang pahabain ang ECQ (Let us follow health protocols to prevent infections so that ECQ will not be extended),” External link

manilatimes Friday, April 2, 2021 11:09:00 AM EAT

Bong Go said : “While we exert efforts to improve the capacity and capabilities of our healthcare services, we also need to reiterate to our people that prevention is better than cure,” External link

manilatimes Friday, April 2, 2021 11:09:00 AM EAT

Bong Go wrote : “As we face recurring challenges caused by the sudden rise in new Covid-19 cases, I am once more reiterating the importance of simple preventative actions that we can take to fight this pandemic. Social distancing, mask-wearing, avoiding non-essential travels and frequent handwashing, are some of the most effective tools we have to protect ourselves, our families and communities from exposure,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, March 30, 2021 6:16:00 PM EAT

Bong Go noted : “Vaccine purchases continue. Hopefully, in April, 5 million doses are lined up. By May, an additional batch is scheduled. I just hope that by the second quarter, many will be administered the sera to speed up the attaining of the 70 million target by the end of the year and eventually herd immunity,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, March 30, 2021 6:16:00 PM EAT

Bong Go recalled : “There were some 1,000 of them pushing each other so that one kid was crushed against the window. When I opened it, it broke so that the shards made me sustain 14 stitches,” “I told Mr. President, who shrugged it off as far from fatal and egged me on the next day to get back to public service with him” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, March 27, 2021 10:20:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said ( about Bong Go ) : “He said to me: ‘Bong, I don’t care where you get the money. See to it that the bills are paid,’” “So when he became president, we thought of ways. When I became senator, I pushed for a law that would integrate all government-subsidy services in one place — Malasakit Centers — so that our people wouldn’t have to line up for assistance in different agency queues that we all know are terrible. We first tried in Cebu, Bacolod. It’s their money, after all” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, March 27, 2021 10:20:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “Our goal is ‘tuloy ang pagbabago, (change should continue),” External link

pna Saturday, March 27, 2021 10:29:00 AM EAT

Bong Go said : “I am not here to protect any side. I am not here to protect the administration or the opposition. I am here to protect the interest of the Filipino people. I am here to protect the people I serve and those we represent,” “While I have always remained supportive of the goals of the administration, I am here for the interest of Filipinos. As chair of the Committee on Health and Demography, I have always remained neutral on issues and never hesitated to call out agencies about their lapses in the Covid-19 response, if and when needed,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, March 25, 2021 7:40:00 PM EAT

Bong Go urged : “Let us work together to find the funds needed to further help our people, especially those whose lives and livelihoods are adversely affected by tighter restrictions which we imposed to stop the spread of Covid-19,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, March 25, 2021 7:40:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “We are prioritizing healthcare workers because they are at the frontlines of this war. We are giving them the ammunition and protection. This is also based on the recommendation of WHO. It could jeopardize the allocated vaccine to us by the COVAX facility if we do not abide by their prioritization requirements,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, March 24, 2021 9:58:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “We already started inoculating the medical frontliners and the next priority will be the senior citizens and the community folk,” External link

manilatimes Wednesday, March 24, 2021 9:13:00 AM EAT

Bong Go said : “Huwag kayong matakot. Dahan-dahan nang dumarating ang mga supplies ng bakuna. May mga additional supplies na darating muli sa March 24 at 29. Hopefully by April, matatapos na ang pagbabakuna sa lahat ng frontliners para umpisahan na ang mga indigent senior citizens at iba pang vulnerable sectors (Do not be afraid. Vaccine supplies have slowly started to arrive. Additional supplies are set to arrive on March 24 and 29. Hopefully by April, the vaccination of all frontliners will be completed in order to begin with indigent senior citizens and other vulnerable sectors),” External link

manilatimes Wednesday, March 24, 2021 9:13:00 AM EAT

Bong Go indicated : “My fellow Filipinos, we are currently faced with a spike in the number of Covid-19 cases. To address this, I am one with the government in implementing additional restriction measures in Metro Manila and the surrounding areas of Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna and Rizal,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, March 22, 2021 7:59:00 PM EAT

Bong Go recommended : “Let us avoid for now visits to relatives and other homes. Stick to the distance rule and be aware of people we associate with to protect our family and prevent contaminations,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, March 22, 2021 7:59:00 PM EAT

Bong Go indicated : “My fellow Filipinos, we are currently faced with a spike in the number of Covid-19 cases. To address this, I am one with the government in implementing additional restriction measures in Metro Manila and the surrounding areas of Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna and Rizal,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, March 21, 2021 7:56:00 PM EAT

Bong Go recommended : “Let us avoid for now visits to relatives and other homes. Stick to the distance rule and be aware of people we associate with to protect our family and prevent contaminations,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, March 21, 2021 7:56:00 PM EAT

Bong Go told ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : “I am bringing here today the concern and signature services of President Rodrigo Duterte,” External link

pna Sunday, March 21, 2021 11:29:00 AM EAT

Bong Go said : “It is better for our authorities to impose stricter regulations on all kinds of e-cigarettes. I support it, the policies aim to protect our people’s health,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, March 17, 2021 11:39:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “As policymakers, we must strike a balance between regulating products that may be alternative to or less risky than traditional tobacco products and protecting public health, especially with the objective of preventing addiction among our youth,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, March 17, 2021 11:39:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : “Even when there is still no e-cigarette, then Davao City mayor Duterte prioritized the health of his constituents, he was strict in imposing Anti-Smoking Ordinance in Davao City,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, March 17, 2021 11:39:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “I am not interested in a higher position. I will complete my term as senators until 2025,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, March 17, 2021 11:39:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “Sana ay nasa mabuti kayong kalagayan. Alam kong mahirap ang pinagdadaanan ninyo ngayon dahil bukod sa naapektuhan kayo dahil sa bagyo, may pandemya pa tayong kinakaharap. Ngunit magtulungan lang tayo dahil alam kong malalampasan din natin ito (I hope you are all in good condition. I know that you are in a difficult situation because aside from being affected by the typhoon, we are also in a pandemic. But, let us continue helping each other and I know that we will overcome this),” External link

manilatimes Thursday, March 11, 2021 5:01:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “I would like to commend the efforts and sincerity of DITO, the country’s third telco player, in improving connectivity in the Philippines. Despite the economic turmoil caused by Covid-19, DITO was able to fulfill its commitment to the government of providing internet coverage to 37 percent of the Philippine population with a minimum average broadband speed of 27 mbps,” “DITO is now preparing for full rollout, making information dissemination in our country through telecommunication more efficient and stable,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, March 10, 2021 10:04:00 PM EAT

Bong Go told : “We cannot stop the supporters of President Duterte because election filing is fast approaching and they might want to get prepared,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, March 10, 2021 7:45:00 PM EAT

Bong Go added : “I don’t want to waste my time talking about politics. Let’s focus first on the country’s economic recovery,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, March 10, 2021 7:45:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “I would like to commend the efforts and sincerity of DITO, the country’s third telco player, in improving connectivity in the Philippines. Despite the economic turmoil caused by COVID-19, DITO was recently able to fulfill its commitment to the Government of providing internet coverage to 37 percent of the Philippine population with a minimum average broadband speed of 27 MBPS,” “DITO is now preparing for full rollout, making information dissemination in our country through telecommunication more efficient and stable,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, March 10, 2021 1:50:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “Maglalagay po tayo ng Malasakit Center diyan sa probinsya sa Bukidnon. Para ito sa mga poor and indigent patients at handang tumulong sa inyo,” “Lapitan niyo lang po itong Malasakit Center. Nasa isang kwarto na po sa mismong ospital ang apat na ahensya ng gobyerno—PhilHealth, PCSO (Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office), DOH (Department of Health), DSWD (Department of Social Welfare and Development) — na handang tumulong sa inyo. Hindi n’yo na kailangan pumila at umikot pa sa iba’t ibang opisina,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, March 6, 2021 1:50:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “Please count me out po. Don’t include me when it comes to talks about the elections,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, March 5, 2021 9:59:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “May pagpipilian na ang ating mga frontliners. Kung ayaw niyo ng Sinovac, mayroon na tayong AstraZeneca. Tuloy-tuloy na ‘to. Ginagawa ng gobyerno ang lahat sa abot ng aming makakaya para magkaroon [kayo] ng choices,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, March 5, 2021 2:00:00 PM EAT

Bong Go explained : “This year the premium rate is scheduled to increase to 3.5 percent of the monthly basic salary of the direct contributor from 3 percent in 2020. But when the law was crafted, no one knew that a pandemic would hit us. The country is in an emergency state. People cannot afford to pay the additional cost due to the crisis,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, March 2, 2021 10:24:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “We are doing this not because we are the priority,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, March 1, 2021 10:09:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “It’s not a question anymore if the President is willing to be vaccinated in public or not because we all want to be vaccinated,” “We will do it together in public. We are just waiting for his doctor to say which of the vaccine brands is best suited for the president, given his age and health,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, March 1, 2021 10:09:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “We don’t take for granted the athletes who are struggling because of the crisis,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, March 1, 2021 10:09:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “Now there will be choices for our frontliners,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, February 28, 2021 6:49:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “Now there will be choices for our frontliners,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, February 27, 2021 8:01:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “We have long been waiting for this. As a legislator, I keep on asking our vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. and Health Secretary Francisco Duque 3rd. I keep on reminding them almost every day. I told them the President is getting impatient,” External link

manilatimes Friday, February 26, 2021 10:32:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “Count me out from politics. We are in the middle of a pandemic. Let’s focus on the vaccination,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, February 26, 2021 8:27:00 PM EAT

Bong Go noted : “They should explain the plans and decisions to improve public confidence and remove their fears regarding the vaccines. Let us not let them live in fear, especially those who don’t know where to get the vaccines or what this vaccine is for,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, February 23, 2021 8:10:00 PM EAT

Bong Go told : “Let's get the confidence of every Filipino for the vaccine. This is the only solution against Covid-19,” External link

pna Tuesday, February 23, 2021 4:24:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “Ngayong panahon ng pandemiya, kapit lang, tiis lang po tayo ng konti makakaraos din tayo. Huwag po kayo matakot sa bakuna nandito kami para sa inyo mahal namin kayo ni Pangulong Duterte (In this time of pandemic, let us be patient and we will survive. Do not be afraid of the vaccines. We are here for you. President Duterte and I love you),” External link

pna Tuesday, February 23, 2021 4:24:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : “President Duterte is still doubtful. He doesn’t want to allow face-to-face classes yet because the danger (of the Covid-19 pandemic) remains. He is afraid because according to him, we are dealing with lives here,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, February 22, 2021 7:19:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : “President Duterte is still doubtful. He doesn’t want to allow face-to-face classes yet because the danger (of the Covid-19 pandemic) remains. He is afraid because according to him, we are dealing with life here,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, February 22, 2021 9:37:00 AM EAT

Bong Go said : “If the public was informed [about Covid-19], they will have less worry and be helpful in the [government’s] bayanihan (communal spirit) efforts to stop the spread of the pandemic,” “The people must understand the government’s plan to overcome this crisis,” External link

manilatimes Sunday, February 21, 2021 8:43:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “We must have [vaccine] rollout first before we ease quarantine restrictions,” External link

manilatimes Sunday, February 21, 2021 7:58:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “Para sa akin, personally, bakuna first. Bakuna first. Vaccine rollout first bago ninyo buksan… Vaccine rollout first bago natin luwagan ang ating ekonomiya,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, February 21, 2021 9:43:00 AM EAT

Bong Go said : “Dahil delikado pa po ang panahon. Importante po ang buhay ng bawat Pilipino. Ulitin ko, ang pera po ay ating kikitain. Pero ‘yung perang kikitain po natin ay hindi po nabibili ang buhay,” “Kaya importante sa akin ang kalusugan, buhay ng bawat Pilipino bago natin unti-unting luwagan,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, February 21, 2021 9:43:00 AM EAT

Bong Go added : “I hope this will somehow leave a smile on your faces despite the pain this pandemic brought us,” External link

pna Friday, February 19, 2021 3:23:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “Indeed LGU are capacitated under this memorandum order to procure vaccines to supplement the national government’s Covid vaccination program,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, February 19, 2021 12:54:00 AM EAT

Bong Go said : “Indeed LGUs are capacitated under this memorandum order to procure vaccines to supplement the national government’s COVID vaccination program,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, February 18, 2021 1:05:00 PM EAT

Bong Go added : “The measure includes a provision creating a vaccine indemnification fund which will prompt the fast procurement of sufficient, safe and effective vaccines for Filipinos. It is important for this bill to be passed urgently because this accounts to a huge part of the country’s Covid-19 vaccine roadmap,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, February 18, 2021 1:05:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “Iba po ang panahon ngayon, kailangang luwagan konti ang mga investors na gustong pumasok dito sa atin. ‘Pag maraming investors, mas maraming trabaho ‘pag may magbubukas kahit na dayuhan (Times are different now, we need to ease down a bit for the investors who want to enter the country. If there are many investors, there would be more jobs even if they are foreigners),” External link

pna Saturday, February 13, 2021 8:55:00 AM EAT

Bong Go said ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : “Patuloy kami ni Pangulong [Rodrigo] Duterte na magseserbisyo sa inyong lahat. Huwag niyo kaming pasalamatan dahil trabaho namin ito. Pinasok namin ang pagseserbisyo sa inyo. Kaya pumutok man ang bulkan, bumagyo, lumindol o kahit anong sakuna, pangako ko sa inyo pupuntahan ko kayo para magbigay ng tulong o solusyon sa inyong mga problema (President Rodrigo Duterte and I will continue to serve you all. Do not thank us because this is our job. In times of volcanic eruption, typhoon, earthquake or any disaster, I promise that I will go to you to provide help or solutions to your problems),” External link

manilatimes Thursday, February 11, 2021 3:38:00 AM EAT

Bong Go said : “As a new senator, former Senator Ziga is an inspiration to me and to the new generation of senators and public servants. Aside from the proposed bills he pushed as a senator and as a member of the Batasang Pambansa, nothing could diminish his significant contribution to the executive and the private sector. We cannot repay all of this and for this we are truly thankful,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, February 10, 2021 9:33:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : “Let’s follow the two-month price ceiling imposed by the President,” “President Duterte has asked the DTI and the DA to conduct surveillance of the violators of the price ceiling. Pork and meat products should remain affordable to many” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, February 9, 2021 10:12:00 PM EAT

Bong Go explained : “There are measures undertaken to speed up telco services after private firms complained of the snail-paced processing of permits. So the President issued an instruction to make these faster. He required that in two to three weeks, the processing of a permit should be completed,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, February 7, 2021 11:24:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “I commend the President’s signing of the EO We need this order especially now when a lot of our countrymen have lost their jobs due to the pandemic,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, February 2, 2021 12:54:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “Huwag po natin hayaan na may mamamatay sa gutom. Kaya hinihikayat ko ang mga kasamahan ko sa gobyerno na gawan ng paraan at magtulungan para sa kapakanan ng mga Pilipinong hirap na hirap na talaga. Pagaanin natin ang kanilang pinapasan at huwag natin silang mas pahirapan pa (No one should die of hunger. I am appealing to my colleagues in government, let us find a way and let us help each other especially those who are really down. Let us ease their burden),” “Kinokomendahan ko po ang pag-isyu ng Pangulo ng EO na ito upang itigil ang tuluy-tuloy na pagtaas ng presyo ng pagkain. Kailangan natin itong solusyonan lalong-lalo na sa panahon ngayon na marami pong mga kababayan natin ang nawalan ng trabaho (I commend the President for issuing this EO to stop the runaway increase of food prices. We have to find a solution to this, especially since many have lost their job),” External link

manilatimes Tuesday, February 2, 2021 6:38:00 AM EAT

Bong Go said ( about Sara Duterte ) : "We now have a faster service through the help of President Duterte and Mayor Inday Sara Duterte. In this building are the different government offices that can help you so that you will not have to pay anything," External link

pna Saturday, January 30, 2021 2:09:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “Six years ago, our nation witnessed the death of 44 of our most gallant men in the Special Action Force, now widely known as the SAF 44. Through this ceremony, we remember their lives and their ultimate sacrifice that have helped make our country a safer place to live in,” External link

pna Thursday, January 28, 2021 3:08:00 PM EAT

Bong Go added : “Ako na ang tutulong sa inyo. Layuan niyo na ang droga dahil delikado ‘yan. Ang isang paa niyo nasa hukay na agad, at pangalawa, huwag ninyo sayangin ang pera niyo dahil lang sa droga. Ibili niyo nalang ng baon para sa inyong anak (I will help you. Stay away from drugs. Iit is dangerous. Don’t waste your money on illegal drugs. Instead, give it as school allowance to your children),” External link

manilatimes Thursday, January 28, 2021 6:19:00 AM EAT

Bong Go said ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : “Huwag kayong mag-alala dahil nandito ang gobyerno para sa inyong lahat. Tandaan ninyo, kami ni Presidente Duterte. Ppatuloy kaming magseserbisyo sa inyo dahil para sa amin, ang serbisyo sa tao ay serbisyo sa Diyos (Again, don’t worrry. President Duterte and I are here to serve you because in serving you, we are also serving God),” External link

manilatimes Thursday, January 28, 2021 6:19:00 AM EAT

Bong Go said ( about Rodrigo R Duterte ) : “When the vaccines are made available, President Duterte wants to ensure that our ordinary citizens will be the first to get vaccinated to protect them from the pandemic,” External link

pna Saturday, January 23, 2021 2:31:00 PM EAT

Bong Go noted : “The procurement is done through the Asian Development Bank and the World Bank,” “Let’s trust the government to do what is right for us” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, January 20, 2021 3:06:00 PM EAT

Bong Go noted : “The procurement is done through the Asian Development Bank and the World Bank,” “Let’s trust the government to do what is right for us” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, January 19, 2021 7:40:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “Ang mga magulang natin nagpapakamatay sa pagtatrabaho para po may maipagpaaral lang sa mga anak. Kaya mga kabataan mag-aral kayong mabuti bilang ganti sa inyong mga magulang na nagtatrabaho para sa inyo. ‘Yun lang po ang magpapasaya sa mga magulang na mag-aral ng mabuti ang kanilang mga anak (Our parents are working hard so that their children can study. Thus, you, the youth, study well as gratitude to your parents who are working for you. That alone can make parents happy),” External link

pna Tuesday, January 19, 2021 1:44:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said ( about Rodrigo R Duterte ) : “Ito po ay programa ng ating Pangulong Rodrigo R. Duterte na sama-samang pagbibigay ng tulong ng lahat ng ahensiya ng gobyerno para sa mga mahihirap (This is a program of our President Rodrigo R. Duterte, where government agencies collectively provide assistance to the poor),” External link

pna Tuesday, January 19, 2021 1:44:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “Gayunpaman, sa tingin ko po ay nagkukulang tayo ngayon sa information dissemination campaigns o awareness information plan, hindi lamang para masiguro ang tuluy-tuloy na kooperasyon ng mga Pilipino, kundi para na rin mapanatag sila na hindi natutulog ang kanilang gobyerno upang mabigyan sila ng ligtas at epektibong bakuna laban sa COVID-19,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, January 17, 2021 1:54:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “This is a true showcase of how the Philippine government and private groups can unite in protecting its people against the pandemic. To everyone involved in the ‘A Dose of Hope’ project, I congratulate you on this achievement, and may you never tire in supporting our countrymen and women, especially those who need it the most,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, January 16, 2021 9:05:00 AM EAT

Bong Go said : “We are all part of the solution to this public health issue. Therefore, we must all share the responsibility if we want to recover from this pandemic,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, January 16, 2021 9:05:00 AM EAT

Bong Go said : “Our Constitution is now 33-years-old. The circumstances are different now,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, January 15, 2021 7:30:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “We expect the national government to start inoculating the public against Covid before the end of the first quarter,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, January 13, 2021 10:29:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “Humihingi po ako ng paumanhin sa inyo diyan sa Surigao Sur. Gusto ko talagang pumunta sa inyo at gusto ko talagang Makita kayo ulit at makiramay ngunit hindi kami nakalipad,” External link

reliefWeb Wednesday, January 13, 2021 8:10:00 AM EAT

Bong Go said : “Ganun pa man, makakaasa po kayo na ginagawa ng gobyerno ang lahat para maiahon kayo mula sa inyong dinaranas. Magtiwala kayo dahil kapakanan ninyo ang inuuna naming,” External link

reliefWeb Wednesday, January 13, 2021 8:10:00 AM EAT

Bong Go said : “Huwag po kayo mag-alala, kapag dumating na ang bakuna kayong mga mahihirap kasama na ang mga guro ang una namin bibigyan para makabalik na tayo sa normal. Magbayanihan lang po tayo at sumunod sa paalala ng gobyerno at huwag makalimot magdasal sa Panginoon (Do not worry when the vaccines arrive, you, poor people, including teachers, will be the first ones to be given so that we can return to normal. Let us work together and follow the government's reminders and don't forget to pray to the Lord),” External link

pna Tuesday, January 12, 2021 2:19:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “Minsan lang po tayo dito sa mundo dadaan kaya naman po kami ni Pangulong Rodrigo Roa Duterte ay nandito para sa inyo upang tumulong at maglingkod sa inyo (We will only pass through this world once, so President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and I are here for you to help and serve you),” External link

pna Tuesday, January 12, 2021 2:19:00 PM EAT

Bong Go told : ”Alam kong hirap kayo ngayong panahon na ito. Mahina ang bentahan dahil ang market ang pinakaunang natamaan (I know that you’re having difficulties at this time. Business has weakened because the crisis has affected the market),” External link

manilatimes Sunday, January 10, 2021 9:34:00 AM EAT

Bong Go declared : “I will not limit my public service to just working in the Senate. As a public servant, I will work for the welfare and interest of every Filipino wherever he or she may be. That is a promise I made, and it is a promise I have kept, and I will continue to keep,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, January 9, 2021 8:30:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “I am one of those who appealed to President [Rodrigo] Duterte, the Department of Budget and Management, and to PhilHealth President Dante Gierran to defer the implementation of the increase rate of the contribution,” External link

manilatimes Saturday, January 9, 2021 9:08:00 AM EAT

Bong Go added : “I join a grateful nation in mourning his death and thank him for his valiant and tireless service to the country and to the Filipino people as a soldier and as a public servant,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, January 7, 2021 2:24:00 AM EAT

Bong Go added : “I join a grateful nation in mourning his death and thank him for his valiant and tireless service to the country and to the Filipino people as a soldier and as a public servant,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, January 6, 2021 7:42:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “I understand that your livelihood was affected because there are many restrictions. There must be social distancing, and there are many protocols that must be followed,” External link

manilatimes Wednesday, January 6, 2021 6:31:00 AM EAT

Bong Go said ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : “Base sa usapan namin ni Pangulong Duterte, sang-ayon naman po siya na ipagpaliban pansamantala muna ang pagtaas sa rates ng contributions ng PhilHealth habang meron pa tayong pandemyang kinakaharap,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, January 4, 2021 2:32:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “Since the increase in PhilHealth contributions is mandated by an existing law, specifically the UHC (Universal Healthcare) law, we are currently studying possible legislative interventions to pursue the deferment at this time,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, January 4, 2021 4:22:00 AM EAT

Bong Go said : “Whether we amend the law or augment the funds of PhilHealth, let us work together to find a viable solution to achieve universal health care for all without imposing unnecessary burden to ordinary Filipinos during this challenging time,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, January 4, 2021 4:22:00 AM EAT

Bong Go said : “The secret that President Duterte taught me was to prioritize and love fellow Filipinos. If I die on my way home, I’ll be happy because I was able to visit Bunawan and provided service to my fellowmen,” External link

manilatimes Sunday, January 3, 2021 3:19:00 AM EAT

Bong Go said ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : “Ako’y natutuwa dahil nakausap ko kayo at ma-greet ng Merry Christmas. Maraming salamat po sa tulong ninyo at sa suporta ninyo kay Pangulong Duterte. Huwag po kayong mag-alala. Sa abot ng aming makakaya ni Pangulong Duterte, magta-trabaho at magseserbisyo kami sa inyong lahat (I am glad that I have talked and extended my Christmas greetings to all of you. Thank you for your help and support for President Duterte. Do not worry. To the best of our ability, we will work and serve all of you),” External link

manilatimes Tuesday, December 29, 2020 11:33:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “I am happy for all of you because we have already 96 Malasakit Centers in the entire Philippines. When I became senator, I fought for the enactment of this into law, and I will continue to serve my countrymen,” External link

manilatimes Tuesday, December 29, 2020 11:33:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “I have faith in this budget that it will uplift the Filipino and carry his fight against the pandemic,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, December 29, 2020 4:55:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : “Your government, under the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte, is here to respond to your needs. Whatever calamities our people have gone through, we in the government are always there and ready to assist to provide services,” External link

pna Tuesday, December 29, 2020 4:21:00 PM EAT



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Bong Go said ( about Bong Go ) : “He said to me: ‘Bong, I don’t care where you get the money. See to it that the bills are paid,’” “So when he became president, we thought of ways. When I became senator, I pushed for a law that would integrate all government-subsidy services in one place — Malasakit Centers — so that our people wouldn’t have to line up for assistance in different agency queues that we all know are terrible. We first tried in Cebu, Bacolod. It’s their money, after all” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, March 27, 2021 10:20:00 PM EAT

Sherwin Gatchalian said ( about Bong Go ) : “Sen. Bong Go is a longtime friend and I know how dedicated and hardworking man he is. Personally, if ever he decides to run for president I would support him,” External link

pna Sunday, March 14, 2021 4:11:00 PM EAT

Salvador Panelo added ( about Bong Go ) : “I’ll discuss that pairing (Sara-Bong Go) extensively during my (online) program (Counterpoint) tomorrow,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, March 1, 2021 8:12:00 AM EAT

Salvador Panelo added ( about Bong Go ) : “I’ll discuss that pairing (Sara-Bong Go) extensively during my (online) program (Counterpoint) tomorrow,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, February 27, 2021 8:01:00 PM EAT

Salvador Panelo noted ( about Bong Go ) : “During the last elections, many doubted his capability as critics said he only served as aide of the president. As you can see, from only number 24 in the surveys, he landed in the number 3 spot and almost became number 1 in the senatorial elections,” “Despite his busy schedules in the Senate and providing assistance to the people, he still attends the Cabinet meeting and officials schedules of the President. Senator Go is very workaholic just like the President,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, February 26, 2021 8:27:00 PM EAT

Carlito Galvez said ( about Bong Go ) : “Sinabi po ni Senator Bong Go na napirmahan na po (Senator Bong Go said it was already signed),” External link

pna Thursday, February 18, 2021 9:29:00 AM EAT

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Bong Go said : “This initiative intends that all patients, especially the less fortunate, will be discharged from this hospital without paying any money from their pockets,” External link

pna Thursday, May 13, 2021 1:38:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “We better be prepared as always. We are always ready,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, May 13, 2021 1:02:00 AM EAT

Bong Go said : “Nakakabahala ang balitang kinumpirma ng DoH ngayong araw na nakapasok na sa Pilipinas ang Indian variant ng Covid-19. Kamakailan, sinabi rin ng WHO na ‘variant of concern’ ito dahil posibleng mas nakakahawa at mas malubha ang epekto nito sa tao (the news that the Indian variant is here is alarming. The WHO recently said it is a variant of concern),” External link

manilatimes Tuesday, May 11, 2021 9:28:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “As the Chair of the Senate Committee on Health, I am one with our health experts’ call to observe health protocols, border controls, disease surveillance measures and mandatory quarantine especially for the travelers to avoid the spread of new Covid-19 variants,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, May 11, 2021 8:55:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “Our goal here is to let the indigent patients go home without paying any hospital bill, yet given ample services required of the hospital,” External link

pna Tuesday, May 11, 2021 4:22:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “We must look at each other’s welfare, just as what the government is doing to us,” External link

pna Tuesday, May 11, 2021 4:22:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “Napagkasunduan po namin na kapag nahuli po ng pulis at bago ilagay sa selda at tuturuan, ile-lecture, ay bigyan po ng face mask dahil baka ang mga ito ay wala talagang pambili ng face mask, kawawa naman. Baka doon pa sila magkahawaan sa selda (We agreed that when they got arrested by the police and before putting in a cell to be lectures, lectured, they should be given first a face mask as they might not have the means to buy a face mask. I pity them. They may get infected inside the cell),” External link

pna Monday, May 10, 2021 6:42:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “Apart from providing free masks, the people must also be educated on why these policies are important. At this time that the threat of the unseen enemy is there, we need the discipline and solidarity of every Filipino,” External link

pna Monday, May 10, 2021 6:42:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : “Witness ako doon. Napakaraming ospital ang kulang sa mga higaan. Wala pa ang pandemyang ito, nakikita ko nakalinya na ang mga kama sa labas at ang mga batang pasyente nagtatabi sa iisang higaan. Paano natin magagawa ang social distancing sa panahong ito kung ganyan ang sitwasyon natin? (I am a witness to many hospitals lacking hospital beds. Even before this pandemic, I have seen beds outside the corridor with child patients sharing one bed. How can we observe social distancing at this time given situation of ours?)” “Kaya I am here to give my support para ma-increase ang bed capacities ng ating public hospitals. I am very willing to help para mapabilis at mapirmahan agad ni President Rodrigo Duterte ang mga kailangang batas (This is why I am here. To give support in order to exercise the bed capacities of our public hospitals. I am willing to help and will ask President Duterte to sign the needed laws),” External link

manilatimes Saturday, May 8, 2021 8:01:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “Alam kong kulang na kulang ang ating health workers sa panahong ito at maraming mga bagong graduates ng medical fields ang gusto nang makapagserbisyo sa ating mga kababayan pero kailangan muna silang makapag-board exam (I know we have insufficient number of health workers at his time of pandemic and there are new graduates of medical fields who are willing to serve our countrymen but they have yet to take board exams),” External link

manilatimes Saturday, May 8, 2021 8:01:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “Pinaalalahanan ko ang publiko na ang pagsuot ng mask at face shield ay mga pangunahing paraan upang proteksyunan ang sarili at bilang pagbibigay konsiderasyon rin sa kapwa tao (I am reminding the public wearing of mask and face shield are primary way of protecting ourselves and also in giving consideration to our fellowmen),” External link

manilatimes Thursday, May 6, 2021 12:56:00 AM EAT

Bong Go adds : “Huwag natin balewalain ang simpleng patakaran na ito na makakapagligtas ng buhay ng kapwa nating Pilipino — kasama na rin dito ang pag-obserba ng social distancing at pagpapanatiling malinis sa ating katawan at kapaligiran (Do not ignore this simple way that can save lives of our fellow Filipinos — also observe social distancing and maintain personal hygiene and clean environment),” External link

manilatimes Thursday, May 6, 2021 12:56:00 AM EAT

Bong Go said : “Pinaalalahanan ko ang publiko na ang pagsuot ng mask at face shield ay mga pangunahing paraan upang proteksyunan ang sarili at bilang pagbibigay konsiderasyon rin sa kapwa tao (I am reminding the public wearing of mask and face shield are primary way of protecting ourselves and also in giving consideration to our fellowmen),” External link

manilatimes Wednesday, May 5, 2021 9:19:00 PM EAT

Bong Go adds : “Huwag natin balewalain ang simpleng patakaran na ito na makakapagligtas ng buhay ng kapwa nating Pilipino — kasama na rin dito ang pag-obserba ng social distancing at pagpapanatiling malinis sa ating katawan at kapaligiran (Do not ignore this simple way that can save lives of our fellow Filipinos — also observe social distancing and maintain personal hygiene and clean environment),” External link

manilatimes Wednesday, May 5, 2021 9:19:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “Mga kababayan, patuloy pong umiikot ang aking opisina para sa mga tinamaan ng baha dahil para sa amin walang tulog dapat ang serbisyo, kahit bente kwatro oras kaming magtrabaho. Wala kaming piling araw para puntahan kayo para magbigay ng tulong o solusyon sa inyong mga problema at mag-iwan ng kaunting ngiti sa panahon ng inyong pagdadalamhati (My countrymen, my office personnel continue to go around to help flood victims. We work 24/7 to provide help or solution to your problems and leave behind a smile at a time of your distress),” External link

manilatimes Tuesday, May 4, 2021 11:23:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “Madalas pong tamaan ng bagyo, lindol at iba pang kalamidad ang ating bansa. Kailangan na nating i-scale-up ang preparedness to resilience against disasters. Napapanahon na na magkaroon tayo ng ating sariling departamento na may secretary-level or overall-in-charge tuwing may krisis o sakuna (Our country is frequently hit by typhoon, earthquake and other calamities. We need to scale-up our preparedness to resiliency against disasters. It is time for us to have our own department with a secretary-level or overall-in-charge that will lead whenever there is a crisis or disaster),” External link

manilatimes Tuesday, May 4, 2021 11:23:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “Kami ni Presidente Rodrigo Duterte, mga Bisaya rin kami. Idol namin si Lapu-Lapu bilang siya ang unang bayani ng bayang ito. Kaya pumunta ako diyan noong nakaraang araw para makipag-celebrate at mayroon ring ibinigay na Presidential Award si Presidente na ipinangalan niya na Lapu-Lapu Award. Ganyan ang bilib at respeto namin sa kanya (I and President Rodrigo Duterte are also Visayans. Lapu-Lapu is our idol as he stands to be the first hero in our country. I was here the other day to celebrate and the President created a Presidential Award naming as Lapu-Lapu Award. That’s how we believe and respect him),” External link

pna Tuesday, May 4, 2021 2:23:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “Mga kababayan, patuloy pong umiikot ang aking opisina para sa mga tinamaan ng baha dahil para sa amin walang tulog dapat ang serbisyo, kahit bente kwatro oras kaming magtrabaho. Wala kaming piling araw para puntahan kayo para magbigay ng tulong o solusyon sa inyong mga problema at mag-iwan ng kaunting ngiti sa panahon ng inyong pagdadalamhati (My countrymen, my office personnel continue to go around to help flood victims. We work 24/7 to provide help or solution to your problems and leave behind a smile at a time of your distress),” External link

manilatimes Monday, May 3, 2021 8:14:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “Madalas pong tamaan ng bagyo, lindol at iba pang kalamidad ang ating bansa. Kailangan na nating i-scale-up ang preparedness to resilience against disasters. Napapanahon na na magkaroon tayo ng ating sariling departamento na may secretary-level or overall-in-charge tuwing may krisis o sakuna (Our country is frequently hit by typhoon, earthquake and other calamities. We need to scale-up our preparedness to resiliency against disasters. It is time for us to have our own department with a secretary-level or overall-in-charge that will lead whenever there is a crisis or disaster),” External link

manilatimes Monday, May 3, 2021 8:14:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “Our President is the chief architect of the country’s foreign policy. Knowing the President for the longest time, it’s always the people’s interest that is on top of his mind. He balances everything,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, May 3, 2021 8:04:00 PM EAT

Bong Go added : “You know, President Rodrigo Duterte and I idolize Lapulapu. As Visayans from Mindanao, we have a high regard for our first hero,” “In fact, President Duterte established in 2017 the Order of Lapu-Lapu Award in recognition of the gallant efforts of individuals in service of the nation now,” External link

manilatimes Sunday, May 2, 2021 11:14:00 AM EAT

Bong Go said ( about Commission ) : “According to the National Historical Commission of the Philippines, there is no clear historical record that will prove the real origin of Lapulapu and his various versions of biography which are now part of our tradition and culture. All of these have enriched our minds and persons as Filipinos,” External link

manilatimes Sunday, May 2, 2021 11:14:00 AM EAT

Bong Go said : “I wholeheartedly apologize if I have offended anyone by my remarks. I want to make it clear that I fully respect our history and I do not intend to change our appreciation and belief in the lives of our heroes,” “I am ready to listen and learn from the knowledge of the experts in the field of history,” External link

manilatimes Sunday, May 2, 2021 11:14:00 AM EAT

Bong Go said : “Ako po ay taus-pusong humihingi ng paumanhin kung iba ang dating ng aking naikwento. Nais kong klaruhin na buo ang aking respeto sa ating kasaysayan at wala akong intensyong baguhin ang paghanga at paniniwala natin sa buhay ng ating mga bayani. Handa po akong makinig at matuto base sa kaalaman ng mga eksperto sa larangan ng kasaysayan (I sincerely apologize if my story brought a different outlook. I want to make it clear that I have full respect for our history and I have no intention of changing the way we admire and believe in the lives of our heroes. I am ready to listen and learn based on the knowledge from experts in the field of history),” External link

pna Thursday, April 29, 2021 11:54:00 AM EAT

Bong Go said : “Lahat tayo ay pwedeng maging bayani sa panahong ito ng pandemya sa pamamagitan ng ating pagtulong, pagmamalasakit, at pagseserbisyo hindi sa pagbabatikos at paghahanap ng mali sa ating kapwa Pilipino (We can all be heroes in this time of the pandemic by helping, caring and serving not by criticizing and finding fault with our fellow Filipinos),” External link

pna Thursday, April 29, 2021 11:54:00 AM EAT

Bong Go said : “Isang karangalan para sa akin na makasama sa ating komemorasyon ng ika-limangdaang Anibersaryo ng labanan sa Mactan Mahalaga na tayo ay magbalik-tanaw sa ating kasaysayan, ngunit mahalaga rin na may pagtutuwid tayo sa nakaraan upang maunawaan natin ang kasalukuyan at lakas-loob nating harapin ang ating kinabukasan (It’s an honor for me to be with you in commemorating the quincentennial of the Battle of Mactan It’s important to know our history, but it’s equally important that we are able to straighten the past in order to understand the present, and be courageous in facing our future),” External link

pna Wednesday, April 28, 2021 1:40:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “The Carcar Provincial Hospital can process medical aid from PhilHealth, PCSO, DOH, and DSWD that are willing to help for the patient’s zero balance billing. They have no more bills to pay for their hospitalization,” External link

pna Wednesday, April 28, 2021 9:27:00 AM EAT

Bong Go said : “More vaccines are coming. We are just prioritizing our medical frontliners because they need to be protected. After the frontliners, the senior citizens come next until we have vaccinated all in the priority list such as essential workers and vulnerable sectors so we could go back to our normal lives,” External link

manilatimes Friday, April 23, 2021 10:50:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “Trust your government. The vaccine is the only solution to the crisis we are in now. Without the vaccine, we can hardly go back to our previous way of normal living. Your government is doing everything to help everyone and overcome these challenges. We will not waste this opportunity to serve you,” External link

manilatimes Friday, April 23, 2021 10:50:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “Do not worry because the government is doing everything. What is important here is vaccination will continue. Let us sacrifice for now. Let us discipline ourselves. This is for our own good,” External link

manilatimes Friday, April 23, 2021 10:50:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “Alam ko pong mahirap ang panahon ngayon, nasa krisis po tayo dulot ng Covid-19 pandemic. Magtulungan lang po tayo, mga kababayan ko. Sino ba naman ang magtutulungan kung hindi tayo lang po, mga kapwa nating mga Pilipino (I know time is hard now, we are in crisis due to the Covid-19 pandemic. My countrymen, let us help one another. Who else will help us but our fellow Filipinos),” External link

manilatimes Thursday, April 22, 2021 12:09:00 AM EAT

Bong Go said : “Huwag nating haluan ng kulay ang mga inisyatibo ng iilan na nais tumulong sa kapwa nilang Pilipino. Iisa lang naman ang hangarin nating lahat at iyan ay ang maiahon ang buong bansa mula sa krisis na ito (Let us not politicize the initiatives of people who want to help their fellow Filipinos. We only have one intention and that is to help the country recover from this crisis),” External link

pna Wednesday, April 21, 2021 7:36:00 AM EAT

Bong Go said : “Pakiusap, isuot ninyo ang mga masks at face shields dahil delikado ang panahon ngayon. Ang mahalaga ay buhay tayo. Ang pera pwedeng kitain pero ang buhay ay hindi nabibili (Please wear your masks and face shields because it is dangerous at this time. What is important is that we are alive. Money can be earned but life cannot be bought),” External link

manilatimes Tuesday, April 20, 2021 8:08:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “Maraming salamat sa inyong patuloy na pagmamalasakit sa ating kapwa Pilipino (Thank you for your continued expression of concern to our fellow Filipinos),” External link

manilatimes Monday, April 19, 2021 12:26:00 AM EAT

Bong Go said : “In these trying times, a whole-of-nation approach is needed to overcome this pandemic. I am sure that, with everybody’s cooperation and support, we will be triumphant,” External link

manilatimes Monday, April 19, 2021 12:26:00 AM EAT

Bong Go said : “Government must prioritize buying locally-made masks to save jobs and provide it to those who cannot afford to buy their own masks to help save lives. If we continue to strengthen the local production of masks, we will be providing a livelihood for those who lost their jobs and at the same time, we can protect our countrymen from Covid-19,” External link

pna Friday, April 16, 2021 3:27:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “Alam ko po mahirap ang panahon ngayon, nasa pandemya pa po tayo. Magtulungan lang po tayo, malalampasan din natin itong krisis na ito bilang nagkakaisang mamamayang Pilipino (I know times are hard, we are in a pandemic. If we just help one other, we can overcome this crisis as one united Filipino community),” External link

manilatimes Wednesday, April 14, 2021 9:10:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “Regular naman pong nagpapa-swab test si Pangulong Duterte at, so far naman po, sa awa ng Diyos, ay negatibo naman po kung pagbabasehan po ‘yung last niya pong swab test. So, wala po kayong dapat ikabahala pero we cannot take chances,” External link

rappler Thursday, April 8, 2021 6:38:00 AM EAT

Bong Go said ( about Almighty God ) : “Mga kababayan ko diyan sa Aurora, kumusta kayo? Alam ko po, walang katapusan ang ating problema. Marahil po ay sinusubukan ang ating pananampalataya sa Poong Maykapal (To my countrymen in Aurora, how are you? I know that there is no end to our problems. Perhaps, our faith in the Almighty God is being tested),” External link

manilatimes Monday, April 5, 2021 7:10:00 AM EAT

Bong Go said : “Pero kung patuloy pa rin ang pagtaas ng kaso ng Covid-19, wala tayong choice kundi maghigpit pa rin dahil babagsak naman ang ating health system kapag mapuno pa lalo ang mga ospital at isolation facilities (But if Covid-19 cases continue to rise, we have no choice because our health system will be impacted as hospitals and isolation facilities fill up),” External link

manilatimes Friday, April 2, 2021 11:09:00 AM EAT

Bong Go said : “Sumunod tayo sa mga itinakdang health protocols para hindi na magkahawahan at hindi na kailanganin pang pahabain ang ECQ (Let us follow health protocols to prevent infections so that ECQ will not be extended),” External link

manilatimes Friday, April 2, 2021 11:09:00 AM EAT

Bong Go said : “While we exert efforts to improve the capacity and capabilities of our healthcare services, we also need to reiterate to our people that prevention is better than cure,” External link

manilatimes Friday, April 2, 2021 11:09:00 AM EAT

Bong Go wrote : “As we face recurring challenges caused by the sudden rise in new Covid-19 cases, I am once more reiterating the importance of simple preventative actions that we can take to fight this pandemic. Social distancing, mask-wearing, avoiding non-essential travels and frequent handwashing, are some of the most effective tools we have to protect ourselves, our families and communities from exposure,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, March 30, 2021 6:16:00 PM EAT

Bong Go noted : “Vaccine purchases continue. Hopefully, in April, 5 million doses are lined up. By May, an additional batch is scheduled. I just hope that by the second quarter, many will be administered the sera to speed up the attaining of the 70 million target by the end of the year and eventually herd immunity,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, March 30, 2021 6:16:00 PM EAT

Bong Go recalled : “There were some 1,000 of them pushing each other so that one kid was crushed against the window. When I opened it, it broke so that the shards made me sustain 14 stitches,” “I told Mr. President, who shrugged it off as far from fatal and egged me on the next day to get back to public service with him” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, March 27, 2021 10:20:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said ( about Bong Go ) : “He said to me: ‘Bong, I don’t care where you get the money. See to it that the bills are paid,’” “So when he became president, we thought of ways. When I became senator, I pushed for a law that would integrate all government-subsidy services in one place — Malasakit Centers — so that our people wouldn’t have to line up for assistance in different agency queues that we all know are terrible. We first tried in Cebu, Bacolod. It’s their money, after all” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, March 27, 2021 10:20:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “Our goal is ‘tuloy ang pagbabago, (change should continue),” External link

pna Saturday, March 27, 2021 10:29:00 AM EAT

Bong Go said : “I am not here to protect any side. I am not here to protect the administration or the opposition. I am here to protect the interest of the Filipino people. I am here to protect the people I serve and those we represent,” “While I have always remained supportive of the goals of the administration, I am here for the interest of Filipinos. As chair of the Committee on Health and Demography, I have always remained neutral on issues and never hesitated to call out agencies about their lapses in the Covid-19 response, if and when needed,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, March 25, 2021 7:40:00 PM EAT

Bong Go urged : “Let us work together to find the funds needed to further help our people, especially those whose lives and livelihoods are adversely affected by tighter restrictions which we imposed to stop the spread of Covid-19,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, March 25, 2021 7:40:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “We are prioritizing healthcare workers because they are at the frontlines of this war. We are giving them the ammunition and protection. This is also based on the recommendation of WHO. It could jeopardize the allocated vaccine to us by the COVAX facility if we do not abide by their prioritization requirements,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, March 24, 2021 9:58:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “We already started inoculating the medical frontliners and the next priority will be the senior citizens and the community folk,” External link

manilatimes Wednesday, March 24, 2021 9:13:00 AM EAT

Bong Go said : “Huwag kayong matakot. Dahan-dahan nang dumarating ang mga supplies ng bakuna. May mga additional supplies na darating muli sa March 24 at 29. Hopefully by April, matatapos na ang pagbabakuna sa lahat ng frontliners para umpisahan na ang mga indigent senior citizens at iba pang vulnerable sectors (Do not be afraid. Vaccine supplies have slowly started to arrive. Additional supplies are set to arrive on March 24 and 29. Hopefully by April, the vaccination of all frontliners will be completed in order to begin with indigent senior citizens and other vulnerable sectors),” External link

manilatimes Wednesday, March 24, 2021 9:13:00 AM EAT

Bong Go indicated : “My fellow Filipinos, we are currently faced with a spike in the number of Covid-19 cases. To address this, I am one with the government in implementing additional restriction measures in Metro Manila and the surrounding areas of Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna and Rizal,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, March 22, 2021 7:59:00 PM EAT

Bong Go recommended : “Let us avoid for now visits to relatives and other homes. Stick to the distance rule and be aware of people we associate with to protect our family and prevent contaminations,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, March 22, 2021 7:59:00 PM EAT

Bong Go indicated : “My fellow Filipinos, we are currently faced with a spike in the number of Covid-19 cases. To address this, I am one with the government in implementing additional restriction measures in Metro Manila and the surrounding areas of Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna and Rizal,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, March 21, 2021 7:56:00 PM EAT

Bong Go recommended : “Let us avoid for now visits to relatives and other homes. Stick to the distance rule and be aware of people we associate with to protect our family and prevent contaminations,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, March 21, 2021 7:56:00 PM EAT

Bong Go told ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : “I am bringing here today the concern and signature services of President Rodrigo Duterte,” External link

pna Sunday, March 21, 2021 11:29:00 AM EAT

Bong Go said : “It is better for our authorities to impose stricter regulations on all kinds of e-cigarettes. I support it, the policies aim to protect our people’s health,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, March 17, 2021 11:39:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “As policymakers, we must strike a balance between regulating products that may be alternative to or less risky than traditional tobacco products and protecting public health, especially with the objective of preventing addiction among our youth,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, March 17, 2021 11:39:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : “Even when there is still no e-cigarette, then Davao City mayor Duterte prioritized the health of his constituents, he was strict in imposing Anti-Smoking Ordinance in Davao City,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, March 17, 2021 11:39:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “I am not interested in a higher position. I will complete my term as senators until 2025,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, March 17, 2021 11:39:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “Sana ay nasa mabuti kayong kalagayan. Alam kong mahirap ang pinagdadaanan ninyo ngayon dahil bukod sa naapektuhan kayo dahil sa bagyo, may pandemya pa tayong kinakaharap. Ngunit magtulungan lang tayo dahil alam kong malalampasan din natin ito (I hope you are all in good condition. I know that you are in a difficult situation because aside from being affected by the typhoon, we are also in a pandemic. But, let us continue helping each other and I know that we will overcome this),” External link

manilatimes Thursday, March 11, 2021 5:01:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “I would like to commend the efforts and sincerity of DITO, the country’s third telco player, in improving connectivity in the Philippines. Despite the economic turmoil caused by Covid-19, DITO was able to fulfill its commitment to the government of providing internet coverage to 37 percent of the Philippine population with a minimum average broadband speed of 27 mbps,” “DITO is now preparing for full rollout, making information dissemination in our country through telecommunication more efficient and stable,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, March 10, 2021 10:04:00 PM EAT

Bong Go told : “We cannot stop the supporters of President Duterte because election filing is fast approaching and they might want to get prepared,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, March 10, 2021 7:45:00 PM EAT

Bong Go added : “I don’t want to waste my time talking about politics. Let’s focus first on the country’s economic recovery,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, March 10, 2021 7:45:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “I would like to commend the efforts and sincerity of DITO, the country’s third telco player, in improving connectivity in the Philippines. Despite the economic turmoil caused by COVID-19, DITO was recently able to fulfill its commitment to the Government of providing internet coverage to 37 percent of the Philippine population with a minimum average broadband speed of 27 MBPS,” “DITO is now preparing for full rollout, making information dissemination in our country through telecommunication more efficient and stable,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, March 10, 2021 1:50:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “Maglalagay po tayo ng Malasakit Center diyan sa probinsya sa Bukidnon. Para ito sa mga poor and indigent patients at handang tumulong sa inyo,” “Lapitan niyo lang po itong Malasakit Center. Nasa isang kwarto na po sa mismong ospital ang apat na ahensya ng gobyerno—PhilHealth, PCSO (Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office), DOH (Department of Health), DSWD (Department of Social Welfare and Development) — na handang tumulong sa inyo. Hindi n’yo na kailangan pumila at umikot pa sa iba’t ibang opisina,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, March 6, 2021 1:50:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “Please count me out po. Don’t include me when it comes to talks about the elections,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, March 5, 2021 9:59:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “May pagpipilian na ang ating mga frontliners. Kung ayaw niyo ng Sinovac, mayroon na tayong AstraZeneca. Tuloy-tuloy na ‘to. Ginagawa ng gobyerno ang lahat sa abot ng aming makakaya para magkaroon [kayo] ng choices,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, March 5, 2021 2:00:00 PM EAT

Bong Go explained : “This year the premium rate is scheduled to increase to 3.5 percent of the monthly basic salary of the direct contributor from 3 percent in 2020. But when the law was crafted, no one knew that a pandemic would hit us. The country is in an emergency state. People cannot afford to pay the additional cost due to the crisis,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, March 2, 2021 10:24:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “We are doing this not because we are the priority,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, March 1, 2021 10:09:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “It’s not a question anymore if the President is willing to be vaccinated in public or not because we all want to be vaccinated,” “We will do it together in public. We are just waiting for his doctor to say which of the vaccine brands is best suited for the president, given his age and health,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, March 1, 2021 10:09:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “We don’t take for granted the athletes who are struggling because of the crisis,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, March 1, 2021 10:09:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “Now there will be choices for our frontliners,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, February 28, 2021 6:49:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “Now there will be choices for our frontliners,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, February 27, 2021 8:01:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “We have long been waiting for this. As a legislator, I keep on asking our vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. and Health Secretary Francisco Duque 3rd. I keep on reminding them almost every day. I told them the President is getting impatient,” External link

manilatimes Friday, February 26, 2021 10:32:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “Count me out from politics. We are in the middle of a pandemic. Let’s focus on the vaccination,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, February 26, 2021 8:27:00 PM EAT

Bong Go noted : “They should explain the plans and decisions to improve public confidence and remove their fears regarding the vaccines. Let us not let them live in fear, especially those who don’t know where to get the vaccines or what this vaccine is for,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, February 23, 2021 8:10:00 PM EAT

Bong Go told : “Let's get the confidence of every Filipino for the vaccine. This is the only solution against Covid-19,” External link

pna Tuesday, February 23, 2021 4:24:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “Ngayong panahon ng pandemiya, kapit lang, tiis lang po tayo ng konti makakaraos din tayo. Huwag po kayo matakot sa bakuna nandito kami para sa inyo mahal namin kayo ni Pangulong Duterte (In this time of pandemic, let us be patient and we will survive. Do not be afraid of the vaccines. We are here for you. President Duterte and I love you),” External link

pna Tuesday, February 23, 2021 4:24:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : “President Duterte is still doubtful. He doesn’t want to allow face-to-face classes yet because the danger (of the Covid-19 pandemic) remains. He is afraid because according to him, we are dealing with lives here,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, February 22, 2021 7:19:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : “President Duterte is still doubtful. He doesn’t want to allow face-to-face classes yet because the danger (of the Covid-19 pandemic) remains. He is afraid because according to him, we are dealing with life here,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, February 22, 2021 9:37:00 AM EAT

Bong Go said : “If the public was informed [about Covid-19], they will have less worry and be helpful in the [government’s] bayanihan (communal spirit) efforts to stop the spread of the pandemic,” “The people must understand the government’s plan to overcome this crisis,” External link

manilatimes Sunday, February 21, 2021 8:43:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “We must have [vaccine] rollout first before we ease quarantine restrictions,” External link

manilatimes Sunday, February 21, 2021 7:58:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “Para sa akin, personally, bakuna first. Bakuna first. Vaccine rollout first bago ninyo buksan… Vaccine rollout first bago natin luwagan ang ating ekonomiya,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, February 21, 2021 9:43:00 AM EAT

Bong Go said : “Dahil delikado pa po ang panahon. Importante po ang buhay ng bawat Pilipino. Ulitin ko, ang pera po ay ating kikitain. Pero ‘yung perang kikitain po natin ay hindi po nabibili ang buhay,” “Kaya importante sa akin ang kalusugan, buhay ng bawat Pilipino bago natin unti-unting luwagan,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, February 21, 2021 9:43:00 AM EAT

Bong Go added : “I hope this will somehow leave a smile on your faces despite the pain this pandemic brought us,” External link

pna Friday, February 19, 2021 3:23:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “Indeed LGU are capacitated under this memorandum order to procure vaccines to supplement the national government’s Covid vaccination program,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, February 19, 2021 12:54:00 AM EAT

Bong Go said : “Indeed LGUs are capacitated under this memorandum order to procure vaccines to supplement the national government’s COVID vaccination program,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, February 18, 2021 1:05:00 PM EAT

Bong Go added : “The measure includes a provision creating a vaccine indemnification fund which will prompt the fast procurement of sufficient, safe and effective vaccines for Filipinos. It is important for this bill to be passed urgently because this accounts to a huge part of the country’s Covid-19 vaccine roadmap,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, February 18, 2021 1:05:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “Iba po ang panahon ngayon, kailangang luwagan konti ang mga investors na gustong pumasok dito sa atin. ‘Pag maraming investors, mas maraming trabaho ‘pag may magbubukas kahit na dayuhan (Times are different now, we need to ease down a bit for the investors who want to enter the country. If there are many investors, there would be more jobs even if they are foreigners),” External link

pna Saturday, February 13, 2021 8:55:00 AM EAT

Bong Go said ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : “Patuloy kami ni Pangulong [Rodrigo] Duterte na magseserbisyo sa inyong lahat. Huwag niyo kaming pasalamatan dahil trabaho namin ito. Pinasok namin ang pagseserbisyo sa inyo. Kaya pumutok man ang bulkan, bumagyo, lumindol o kahit anong sakuna, pangako ko sa inyo pupuntahan ko kayo para magbigay ng tulong o solusyon sa inyong mga problema (President Rodrigo Duterte and I will continue to serve you all. Do not thank us because this is our job. In times of volcanic eruption, typhoon, earthquake or any disaster, I promise that I will go to you to provide help or solutions to your problems),” External link

manilatimes Thursday, February 11, 2021 3:38:00 AM EAT

Bong Go said : “As a new senator, former Senator Ziga is an inspiration to me and to the new generation of senators and public servants. Aside from the proposed bills he pushed as a senator and as a member of the Batasang Pambansa, nothing could diminish his significant contribution to the executive and the private sector. We cannot repay all of this and for this we are truly thankful,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, February 10, 2021 9:33:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : “Let’s follow the two-month price ceiling imposed by the President,” “President Duterte has asked the DTI and the DA to conduct surveillance of the violators of the price ceiling. Pork and meat products should remain affordable to many” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, February 9, 2021 10:12:00 PM EAT

Bong Go explained : “There are measures undertaken to speed up telco services after private firms complained of the snail-paced processing of permits. So the President issued an instruction to make these faster. He required that in two to three weeks, the processing of a permit should be completed,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, February 7, 2021 11:24:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “I commend the President’s signing of the EO We need this order especially now when a lot of our countrymen have lost their jobs due to the pandemic,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, February 2, 2021 12:54:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “Huwag po natin hayaan na may mamamatay sa gutom. Kaya hinihikayat ko ang mga kasamahan ko sa gobyerno na gawan ng paraan at magtulungan para sa kapakanan ng mga Pilipinong hirap na hirap na talaga. Pagaanin natin ang kanilang pinapasan at huwag natin silang mas pahirapan pa (No one should die of hunger. I am appealing to my colleagues in government, let us find a way and let us help each other especially those who are really down. Let us ease their burden),” “Kinokomendahan ko po ang pag-isyu ng Pangulo ng EO na ito upang itigil ang tuluy-tuloy na pagtaas ng presyo ng pagkain. Kailangan natin itong solusyonan lalong-lalo na sa panahon ngayon na marami pong mga kababayan natin ang nawalan ng trabaho (I commend the President for issuing this EO to stop the runaway increase of food prices. We have to find a solution to this, especially since many have lost their job),” External link

manilatimes Tuesday, February 2, 2021 6:38:00 AM EAT

Bong Go said ( about Sara Duterte ) : "We now have a faster service through the help of President Duterte and Mayor Inday Sara Duterte. In this building are the different government offices that can help you so that you will not have to pay anything," External link

pna Saturday, January 30, 2021 2:09:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “Six years ago, our nation witnessed the death of 44 of our most gallant men in the Special Action Force, now widely known as the SAF 44. Through this ceremony, we remember their lives and their ultimate sacrifice that have helped make our country a safer place to live in,” External link

pna Thursday, January 28, 2021 3:08:00 PM EAT

Bong Go added : “Ako na ang tutulong sa inyo. Layuan niyo na ang droga dahil delikado ‘yan. Ang isang paa niyo nasa hukay na agad, at pangalawa, huwag ninyo sayangin ang pera niyo dahil lang sa droga. Ibili niyo nalang ng baon para sa inyong anak (I will help you. Stay away from drugs. Iit is dangerous. Don’t waste your money on illegal drugs. Instead, give it as school allowance to your children),” External link

manilatimes Thursday, January 28, 2021 6:19:00 AM EAT

Bong Go said ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : “Huwag kayong mag-alala dahil nandito ang gobyerno para sa inyong lahat. Tandaan ninyo, kami ni Presidente Duterte. Ppatuloy kaming magseserbisyo sa inyo dahil para sa amin, ang serbisyo sa tao ay serbisyo sa Diyos (Again, don’t worrry. President Duterte and I are here to serve you because in serving you, we are also serving God),” External link

manilatimes Thursday, January 28, 2021 6:19:00 AM EAT

Bong Go said ( about Rodrigo R Duterte ) : “When the vaccines are made available, President Duterte wants to ensure that our ordinary citizens will be the first to get vaccinated to protect them from the pandemic,” External link

pna Saturday, January 23, 2021 2:31:00 PM EAT

Bong Go noted : “The procurement is done through the Asian Development Bank and the World Bank,” “Let’s trust the government to do what is right for us” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, January 20, 2021 3:06:00 PM EAT

Bong Go noted : “The procurement is done through the Asian Development Bank and the World Bank,” “Let’s trust the government to do what is right for us” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, January 19, 2021 7:40:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “Ang mga magulang natin nagpapakamatay sa pagtatrabaho para po may maipagpaaral lang sa mga anak. Kaya mga kabataan mag-aral kayong mabuti bilang ganti sa inyong mga magulang na nagtatrabaho para sa inyo. ‘Yun lang po ang magpapasaya sa mga magulang na mag-aral ng mabuti ang kanilang mga anak (Our parents are working hard so that their children can study. Thus, you, the youth, study well as gratitude to your parents who are working for you. That alone can make parents happy),” External link

pna Tuesday, January 19, 2021 1:44:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said ( about Rodrigo R Duterte ) : “Ito po ay programa ng ating Pangulong Rodrigo R. Duterte na sama-samang pagbibigay ng tulong ng lahat ng ahensiya ng gobyerno para sa mga mahihirap (This is a program of our President Rodrigo R. Duterte, where government agencies collectively provide assistance to the poor),” External link

pna Tuesday, January 19, 2021 1:44:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “Gayunpaman, sa tingin ko po ay nagkukulang tayo ngayon sa information dissemination campaigns o awareness information plan, hindi lamang para masiguro ang tuluy-tuloy na kooperasyon ng mga Pilipino, kundi para na rin mapanatag sila na hindi natutulog ang kanilang gobyerno upang mabigyan sila ng ligtas at epektibong bakuna laban sa COVID-19,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, January 17, 2021 1:54:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “This is a true showcase of how the Philippine government and private groups can unite in protecting its people against the pandemic. To everyone involved in the ‘A Dose of Hope’ project, I congratulate you on this achievement, and may you never tire in supporting our countrymen and women, especially those who need it the most,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, January 16, 2021 9:05:00 AM EAT

Bong Go said : “We are all part of the solution to this public health issue. Therefore, we must all share the responsibility if we want to recover from this pandemic,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, January 16, 2021 9:05:00 AM EAT

Bong Go said : “Our Constitution is now 33-years-old. The circumstances are different now,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, January 15, 2021 7:30:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “We expect the national government to start inoculating the public against Covid before the end of the first quarter,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, January 13, 2021 10:29:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “Humihingi po ako ng paumanhin sa inyo diyan sa Surigao Sur. Gusto ko talagang pumunta sa inyo at gusto ko talagang Makita kayo ulit at makiramay ngunit hindi kami nakalipad,” External link

reliefWeb Wednesday, January 13, 2021 8:10:00 AM EAT

Bong Go said : “Ganun pa man, makakaasa po kayo na ginagawa ng gobyerno ang lahat para maiahon kayo mula sa inyong dinaranas. Magtiwala kayo dahil kapakanan ninyo ang inuuna naming,” External link

reliefWeb Wednesday, January 13, 2021 8:10:00 AM EAT

Bong Go said : “Huwag po kayo mag-alala, kapag dumating na ang bakuna kayong mga mahihirap kasama na ang mga guro ang una namin bibigyan para makabalik na tayo sa normal. Magbayanihan lang po tayo at sumunod sa paalala ng gobyerno at huwag makalimot magdasal sa Panginoon (Do not worry when the vaccines arrive, you, poor people, including teachers, will be the first ones to be given so that we can return to normal. Let us work together and follow the government's reminders and don't forget to pray to the Lord),” External link

pna Tuesday, January 12, 2021 2:19:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “Minsan lang po tayo dito sa mundo dadaan kaya naman po kami ni Pangulong Rodrigo Roa Duterte ay nandito para sa inyo upang tumulong at maglingkod sa inyo (We will only pass through this world once, so President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and I are here for you to help and serve you),” External link

pna Tuesday, January 12, 2021 2:19:00 PM EAT

Bong Go told : ”Alam kong hirap kayo ngayong panahon na ito. Mahina ang bentahan dahil ang market ang pinakaunang natamaan (I know that you’re having difficulties at this time. Business has weakened because the crisis has affected the market),” External link

manilatimes Sunday, January 10, 2021 9:34:00 AM EAT

Bong Go declared : “I will not limit my public service to just working in the Senate. As a public servant, I will work for the welfare and interest of every Filipino wherever he or she may be. That is a promise I made, and it is a promise I have kept, and I will continue to keep,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, January 9, 2021 8:30:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “I am one of those who appealed to President [Rodrigo] Duterte, the Department of Budget and Management, and to PhilHealth President Dante Gierran to defer the implementation of the increase rate of the contribution,” External link

manilatimes Saturday, January 9, 2021 9:08:00 AM EAT

Bong Go added : “I join a grateful nation in mourning his death and thank him for his valiant and tireless service to the country and to the Filipino people as a soldier and as a public servant,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, January 7, 2021 2:24:00 AM EAT

Bong Go added : “I join a grateful nation in mourning his death and thank him for his valiant and tireless service to the country and to the Filipino people as a soldier and as a public servant,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, January 6, 2021 7:42:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “I understand that your livelihood was affected because there are many restrictions. There must be social distancing, and there are many protocols that must be followed,” External link

manilatimes Wednesday, January 6, 2021 6:31:00 AM EAT

Bong Go said ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : “Base sa usapan namin ni Pangulong Duterte, sang-ayon naman po siya na ipagpaliban pansamantala muna ang pagtaas sa rates ng contributions ng PhilHealth habang meron pa tayong pandemyang kinakaharap,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, January 4, 2021 2:32:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “Since the increase in PhilHealth contributions is mandated by an existing law, specifically the UHC (Universal Healthcare) law, we are currently studying possible legislative interventions to pursue the deferment at this time,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, January 4, 2021 4:22:00 AM EAT

Bong Go said : “Whether we amend the law or augment the funds of PhilHealth, let us work together to find a viable solution to achieve universal health care for all without imposing unnecessary burden to ordinary Filipinos during this challenging time,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, January 4, 2021 4:22:00 AM EAT

Bong Go said : “The secret that President Duterte taught me was to prioritize and love fellow Filipinos. If I die on my way home, I’ll be happy because I was able to visit Bunawan and provided service to my fellowmen,” External link

manilatimes Sunday, January 3, 2021 3:19:00 AM EAT

Bong Go said ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : “Ako’y natutuwa dahil nakausap ko kayo at ma-greet ng Merry Christmas. Maraming salamat po sa tulong ninyo at sa suporta ninyo kay Pangulong Duterte. Huwag po kayong mag-alala. Sa abot ng aming makakaya ni Pangulong Duterte, magta-trabaho at magseserbisyo kami sa inyong lahat (I am glad that I have talked and extended my Christmas greetings to all of you. Thank you for your help and support for President Duterte. Do not worry. To the best of our ability, we will work and serve all of you),” External link

manilatimes Tuesday, December 29, 2020 11:33:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “I am happy for all of you because we have already 96 Malasakit Centers in the entire Philippines. When I became senator, I fought for the enactment of this into law, and I will continue to serve my countrymen,” External link

manilatimes Tuesday, December 29, 2020 11:33:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said : “I have faith in this budget that it will uplift the Filipino and carry his fight against the pandemic,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, December 29, 2020 4:55:00 PM EAT

Bong Go said ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : “Your government, under the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte, is here to respond to your needs. Whatever calamities our people have gone through, we in the government are always there and ready to assist to provide services,” External link

pna Tuesday, December 29, 2020 4:21:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
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executive assistant6.76%EN08/19/201719/08/2017
special assistant1.45%EN08/17/201717/08/2017
president4.83%EN08/05/201705/08/2017
secretary0.48%EN01/13/201713/01/2017
aide30.43%EN01/06/201706/01/2017
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Bong GoEN95.48%
Bong GoPT3.23%
Bong GoES0.65%
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Bong Go said ( about Bong Go ) : “He said to me: ‘Bong, I don’t care where you get the money. See to it that the bills are paid,’” “So when he became president, we thought of ways. When I became senator, I pushed for a law that would integrate all government-subsidy services in one place — Malasakit Centers — so that our people wouldn’t have to line up for assistance in different agency queues that we all know are terrible. We first tried in Cebu, Bacolod. It’s their money, after all” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, March 27, 2021 10:20:00 PM EAT

Sherwin Gatchalian said ( about Bong Go ) : “Sen. Bong Go is a longtime friend and I know how dedicated and hardworking man he is. Personally, if ever he decides to run for president I would support him,” External link

pna Sunday, March 14, 2021 4:11:00 PM EAT

Salvador Panelo added ( about Bong Go ) : “I’ll discuss that pairing (Sara-Bong Go) extensively during my (online) program (Counterpoint) tomorrow,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, March 1, 2021 8:12:00 AM EAT

Salvador Panelo added ( about Bong Go ) : “I’ll discuss that pairing (Sara-Bong Go) extensively during my (online) program (Counterpoint) tomorrow,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, February 27, 2021 8:01:00 PM EAT

Salvador Panelo noted ( about Bong Go ) : “During the last elections, many doubted his capability as critics said he only served as aide of the president. As you can see, from only number 24 in the surveys, he landed in the number 3 spot and almost became number 1 in the senatorial elections,” “Despite his busy schedules in the Senate and providing assistance to the people, he still attends the Cabinet meeting and officials schedules of the President. Senator Go is very workaholic just like the President,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, February 26, 2021 8:27:00 PM EAT

Carlito Galvez said ( about Bong Go ) : “Sinabi po ni Senator Bong Go na napirmahan na po (Senator Bong Go said it was already signed),” External link

pna Thursday, February 18, 2021 9:29:00 AM EAT