Senatorial aspirant and former Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go has brightened the Christmas season for ailing media personnel.
Go on Thursday turned over to Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar cash gifts to be delivered to 10 media persons who are seriously ill.
The financial assistance was handed over by Go to Andanar at the Heroes Hall of Malacañang Palace in Manila.
Go’s financial aid will be given to regional media personalities, like Ernie Gabonada, a news anchor from Gensan, and Baguio columnist Mon Dacawi, who have been undergoing continuous kidney dialysis.
Other recipients include: Bong Montalban, a radio disc jockey in Cagayan de Oro suffering from aneurism; Bohol DJ Edward Guyano; Bukidnon new reporter Ma. Meodina Molejon; Kalibo radio station manager John Chester Redecio; SunStar Cebu photographer Alex Badayos; Inquirer correspondent Mario Arguelles; and Nueva Ecija columnist Elmo Roque.
Ed Versola, a Manila radio anchor suffering from throat cancer, will also receive a similar but still undetermined amount of noche buena cash gift from Go.
Go stressed that President Duterte Rodrigo R. Duterte has a heart for the media as he created Administrative Order No. 1 or the Presidential Task Force on Media Security. It is mandated to of protect media workers or practitioners whether from work – related violence or not, regardless of reason and motives.