Thanks Filipinos for allowing him to be of public service
GALVANIZED by higher trust and satisfaction ratings, Senator Christopher “Bong” Go thanked the Filipino people for allowing him to serve them as he reaffirmed his commitment to continue helping more vulnerable sectors nationwide.
“Gusto ko pong pasalamatan ang lahat na patuloy na sumusuporta at nagtitiwala sa akin. Sa totoo lang po, ako po, katulad ni dating pangulong Rodrigo Duterte, ay isang simpleng probinsyano lamang na binigyan ng pagkakataong makapagserbisyo sa bayan,” Go remarked.
Based on the Tugon ng Masa (TNM) 2022 Fourth Quarter survey results by OCTA Research, the senator posted a 74% overall trust rating in October 2022, which is 24% higher compared to his December 2021 rating of 50%.
Go’s October 2022 performance rating of 71% is also a marked increase from his December 2021 rating of 50%, improving in all major areas and socio-economic classes.
Per region, 100% of adult Filipinos in Cordillera Administrative Region trust and are satisfied with the performance of Go. He likewise received full marks in terms of trust in Ilocos and Davao regions.
TNM National Survey is an independent and noncommissioned poll conducted regularly by OCTA Research. The subject poll was conducted from October 23 to 27, 2022 with 1,200 male and female probability respondents aged 18 years and above from Classes AB, C, D or E.
“Ako po, hindi ko sasayangin ang pagkakataon na ‘yon, magseserbisyo po ako sa inyo sa abot ng aking makakaya. Hindi po ako pulitiko na mangangako na kaya ko’ng gawin ito. Hindi po ako ganon. Sisikapin ko lang po na makapagserbisyo po sa inyong lahat sa abot ng aking makakaya dahil ako po ay naniniwala na ang serbisyo po sa tao, serbisyo po ‘yan sa Diyos,” he reiterated.
Just like in the 18th Congress, Go continues to chair the Senate Committees on Health and on Sports.
During the 18th Congress, he co-authored various landmark laws, including the Malasakit Centers Act of 2019. While serving as the then Special Assistant to the President of the erstwhile Duterte Administration, he spearheaded the launch of the Malasakit Centers Program which put under one roof various government agencies that provide medical assistance to poor and indigent patients, such as the Department of Health, Department of Social Welfare and Development, Philippine Health Insurance Corporation and Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office. Go’s brainchild program continues to make it convenient and fast for financially incapacitated Filipinos to reduce their hospital bills to the lowest amount possible. It now has 153 Malasakit Centers in all regions nationwide and has benefitted more than four million Filipinos so far.
Go was also responsible for shepherding the passage of various hospital bills that either expanded existing government hospitals or established new ones, strengthening further the country’s healthcare system.
In a similar survey conducted on the same period by OCTA Research on the performance of the national government, 73% of adult Filipinos expressed their satisfaction with the national government being able to provide quality and affordable healthcare.
“Magsisilbing inspirasyon ko ang mga ratings na ito para lalo pang magtrabaho hangga’t kaya ng katawan ko. Bisyo ko ang magserbisyo. At naniniwala ako na ang serbisyo sa tao ay serbisyo sa Diyos,” Go ended.