MANILA Former Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher Lawrence Bong Go on Friday commended Silay City for its fair implementation of laws and ordinances even if it resulted in the removal of a tarpaulin bearing his name at the city plaza.
I would also like to thank Mayor Mark Golez of Silay City for being fair in implementing the law and for being supportive (of) me and the President (Rodrigo Duterte), he said in a press statement.
Go said he had no idea who displayed the tarpaulin which read, Maligayang Pasko from SAP Bong Go, but later learned that the mayor put it up in his (Golez's) private property to express his support.
Sa mga supporters ko at ni PRRD (To my and PRRD's supporters), I am truly grateful for your initiative and support. Ang pakiusap ko lang, sundin natin ang mga ordinansya ng ating local leaders (My appeal is let us follow the ordinances of our local government leaders), he said.
On his Facebook post on Thursday, Golez explained the taking down of the tarpaulin was based on the city ordinance that regulates advertisements by means of signboards, billboards, posters, painting on walls, slides in movies, handbills, leaflets, streamers, electric or neon lights, display stand, and others of the same nature, and prescribing a permit fee and other regulating fees.
He said the ordinance also requires the filing of an application and permit fees payment prior to posting.
Go assured that he and his group always follow the law, urging his supporters to be aware of the ordinances regulating the expression of their support for him and the President.
He encouraged his supporters to help the poor and fire victims instead of spending for tarpaulins.
Go, however, thanked Golez for his expression of support.
Last October, Go stepped down as Duterte's top aide to file his certificate of candidacy for senator in the 2019 mid-term polls.
The election campaign for senators will start on Feb. 11 next year. (PNA)
Source: Philippine News Agency