Go laughs off fake news

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Bong Go with Pres. Duterte inspecting storm damage in Camarines Sur aboard a military helicopter on Friday, 4 January 2019. (Contributed photo)

Former Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go has laughed off a Twitter post that a military helicopter he was riding in had crash landed in Albay.

“Multo po ito ni Bong Go na kausap ninyo,” Go told reporters in jest when asked to comment about the report of the supposed crash landing.

“Lets pray for him. Dis is bong GhOst texting you,” he also said in a text message to reporters and friends.

Go and President Rodrigo Duterte conducted Friday an aerial inspection of areas damaged by tropical depression Usman in the Bicol region, particularly in Camarines Sur.

On Saturday, Go was in Quezon as guest of honor at the grand alumni homecoming of the Recto Memorial National Highschool.

Turning serious, Bong Go said in a radio interview that he is not afraid to die serving his fellow Filipinos.

“Alam nyo parati pong sinasabi ni Pangulong Duterte kung panahon mo na panahon mo na talaga. So kung pumasok ka dyan sa paseserbisyo sa kapwa Pilipino, kung pumasok ka sa pulitika, handa kang mamatay,” he said.

“So ako hindi ako takot mamatay. Basta para sa serbisyo sa kapatid nating Pilipino anytime po pwede akong mamatay, at masaya akong mamatay magserbisyo sa kapwa Pilipino,” Go added.

Go also said he had a dream where he was met by St. Christopher, a Christian martyr, in heaven.

“(Ang sabi niya) wag ka munang pumunta dito. Bumaba ka muna at marami ka pang dapat gawin sa Pilipinas para magserbisyo sa kapwa Pilipino,” Go said.

“Nung umabot naman sa impyerno, sabi ni… papuntahin mo dito yung mga gumagawa ng fake news. Mas gusto raw ni Satanas na mauna yung gumagawa ng fake news. At inaabangan na kayo ni Satanas doon sa impiyerno so bilis-bilisan nyo na at nag-aantay, may welcome party po si Satanas doon,” Go said in jest.

The Twitter account of anti-Duterte group GovPH (@AltGovPH) posted at 7:36 a.m. on 5 January 2019 saying: “Developing: AFP chopper na sakay si Bong Go nag crash land sa Albay.”

The post showed a screen grab from a television of the ABS-CBN report of the 22 November 2018 crash landing of a helicopter carrying Rep. Anthony Bravo and former House Secretary General Cesar Pareja but changed the label to say: “AFP chopper sakay si former SAP Bong Go nag crash land sa Albay.

Asked for his message to the people spreading lies about him and President Duterte, Go said: “Karma na lang po sa kanila yan. Basta po hindi po yan makakapigil sa akin sa pagserbisyo ko sa kapwa tao. Mas lalo po akong magsisipag dahil ipinagdadasal naman nilang mamatay na ako. So wala po akong magagawa.”

p: wjg

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