My mentor and the father of our nation
The Philippine Star|March 28, 2021
As his aide and executive assistant in Davao City, then as Special Assistant to the President in Malacañang, I have known President Rodrigo Duterte to be a person who possesses great wisdom and who serves as an example in my life. In the two decades that we were together, the president has always been committed to his work of uplifting the lives of his people by ensuring that they are well taken care of, especially during crisis situations.
CHRISTOPHER LAWRENCE “BONG” T. GO

In all these times, I would study and observe how President Duterte relates, empathizes, and works with our people. His hands-on, personal approach to public service makes people love and trust him. That is why, as a form of homage to the president, I have vowed to keep this practice as I continue my career in public service, but this time, on a national scale and as a legislator.

After all, there is more to being a legislator than just legislation. My duty as a senator also entails constituency service and representation. President Duterte also understands this. That is why we go around the country to listen to ordinary Filipinos, to find ways to address their concerns, and to provide solutions to their everyday struggles.

Even during the lockdown, our offices worked in tandem to extend assistance to families affected by fires or natural disasters, while adhering to strict health protocols and government guidelines. We did not stop serving the people because we believe that this is when our fellow Filipinos need us the most.

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