Senatorial frontrunner Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go was declared an adopted son of Legazpi City, citing his involvement in pushing for infrastructure projects lined up for the Bicol region via the Build, Build, Build program and his involvement in initiating the Malasakit Center at the Bicol Regional Teaching and Training Hospital (BRTTH).
Go was also credited for his exemplification of the true spirit of a Legazpeño, the City Council of Legazpi said in a two-page Resolution dated 4 February 2019.
Presented to the former SAP on Friday, City Resolution No. 14-0034-2019 was certified by Temporary Secretary Aaron R. Apistar, City Councilor Lilian R. Ramirez, and Acting Vice Mayor Vicente F. Baltazar III.
Apart from being presented the City Resolution document by Legazpi government officials, Bong Go also received a plaque that recognizes him as an adopted son of Legazpi City due to “his invaluable time and effort in bringing into the president’s attention and in helping in the speedy resolution of the Batocabe case.”
“Lubos na nagpapasalamat po ako sa pagkilalang ibinigay sa akin ng mga taga-Legazpi. Ang akin lang ay ginagawa ko lang po ito bilang pagserbisyo sa kapwa kong Pilipino. Huwag na po kayo magpasalamat, parte po ito ng trabaho ko kay Pangulo at sa kapwa kong Pilipino,” Go stated.
On Friday, Bong Go was in Legazpi City, Albay to attend the AKO Bikol Youth Summit organized by the AKO Bikol Party-list. He spoke to an audience composed of Albay government officials, youth sector leaders, and members of the youth.
In the event, Go reminded audiences that the government of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, “is in service for the HELPLESS and HOPELESS, lalong lalo na ang mga NAAPI.” He also called upon members of the audience especially the youth to support Duterte during his last three years as president.
Bong Go told youth leaders as well to take President Duterte’s advice to heart: “prioritize the interests of the people.”
“Laging bilin sa akin ni Pangulong Duterte na unahin ang interes ng bayan bago interes ng sarili o ng pagiging magkaibigan. Ganoon din bilin ko sa inyo: laging ninyong unahin ang interes ng bayan,” Go said to event attendees.
Aside from the Ako Bicol Youth Summit, Bong Go made time to visit nearby Barangay 28 that was razed by a fire that started on the same day. 131 families were affected and 1 person was declared a casualty of the fire.
Go and his team dropped by to assure the survivors that he would be providing them food that they could eat immediately as well as grocery items.
“May parating pong makakain pati ilang grocery items na galing sa ilang mga kaibigan. Ito po ay kaunting tulong po para sa inyo,” Go said.
Bong Go ended his visit to Legazpi City by assuring locals that he will be there to bridge their concerns to the President and to serve them as best as he can.