Bong Go addresses the issues about him using gov’t funds for his campaign

Bong Go addresses the issues about him using gov’t funds for his campaign

- Former SAP Bong Go has answered the allegations about him using the government’s fund for his Senate bid

- He urged the Filipinos not to vote for him if it was actually proven that he was using the government’s money

- On the other hand, the Philippine National Police has broken their silence about Go’s visit at their headquarters last Monday

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Former Special Assistant to the President (SAP) and Senatorial aspirant Christopher “Bong” Go, has denied the allegations that he was using the government’s money for his Senatorial campaign.

KAMI learned that the former aide has also urged the Filipinos not to vote for him if it was proven that he was using the taxpayers’ money.

“Ni piso walang government funds na gagamitin. Noon pa sinabi na namin ’yan, I will resign noon kung may piso po na ginamit na government funds. Kung mayroon pong ginamit na government funds, huwag ’nyo po ako iboto,” Go said.

According to a report by Rappler, Go did not name his campaign funders. Instead, he said that people should wait for his Statement of Contributions and Expenditures (SOCE). This document must be submitted by all candidates and political parties to the Commission on Elections (Comelec). However, it will only be released to the public after the mid-term polls.

“Hintayin ’nyo na lang po. It will be declared naman po. Magiging transparent lahat ’yan,” Go said.

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In a report by ABS-CBN News, the senatorial candidate attended an event at the headquarters of the Philippine National Police (PNP). According to Kontra Daya, an election watchdog, they found the timing of Go’s visit as “suspicious.”

However, PNP chief Director General Oscar Albayalde said that Go did “not violate any provision or instruction of the President.”

Go delivered a speech before the college students in Camp Crame last Monday. However, Go came as an honorary member of the Association of the Chiefs of Police of the Philippines Inc. and not as a Senatorial aspirant, said Albayalde.

“Wala kaming ini-endorse dito whatsoever," Albayalde said.

Born on June 14, 1974, Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Tesoro Go has been serving as the personal aide of President Rodrigo Duterte since 1998. He was tagged as the “national photobomber” for posting photos alongside of President Duterte and other prominent figures.

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