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Bong Go reaffirms commitment to public service

April 22, 2024 People's Journal 123 views

SENATOR Christopher “Bong” Go reaffirmed his commitment to public service as the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino (PDP) celebrated its 42nd anniversary at Cebu City on Friday, April 19, marking a pivotal moment with the convergence of more than a thousand party members, officials, and supporters present.

“Parati ko pong naririnig na pinapasalamatan kami sa mga tulong, sa mga programa. Huwag po kayong magpasalamat sa amin. Kami po ang dapat magpasalamat sa inyo dahil binigyan nyo po kami ng pagkakataon na makapagserbisyo po sa inyo,” said Go.

“Ilang taon na po ang nakalipas ng tayo’y huling nagkita at marami nang nagbago… Subalit ang ating pagkakaisa at layunin para sa bayan ay nananatili pa ring matibay,” he added. “Sa pagdiriwang natin ng ika-42nd na anibersaryo, atin ding binabalikan ang mga aral at ang mga tagumpay na ating nakamit gayundin ang mga hamon na ating hinaharap at nalampasan natin,” remarked the senator.

Go then outlined the objectives of strengthening party principles and strategizing for upcoming challenges, not only for the elections but in serving the country through various capacities and as a party as a whole.

Meanwhile, the anniversary celebrated past achievements and set the stage for future endeavors, including announcing key candidates for the 2025 elections. It was declared that Go, together with senators Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa and Francis Tolentino, are set to run for reelection in the forthcoming midterm elections. The council voted in favor and officially approved their reelection bids.

Additionally, Philip Salvador received support from the national council as another potential senatorial candidate for the party in the next senatorial elections.

Go also rallied support for bolstering the party’s representation in various levels of government. He underscored the need to prioritize initiatives that directly benefit the lower socio-economic sectors. “Unahin po natin ‘yung programs na makakatulong sa baba,” Go stated.

To end, Go, known as “Mr. Malasakit” for his compassionate service to Filipinos, also reiterated the core values of PDP, focusing on compassion, cooperation, and care for fellow Filipinos: “Atin po ipagpatuloy ang pagkakawang-gawa, pagtutulungan, pagmamalasakit sa atin kapwa Pilipino at ito po ay siyang bumubuo sa diwa ng partido.”

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