MANILA Supporters of Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence "Bong" Go from different sectors convened on Sunday to launch the group GO for Senator National Alliance (GO SANA) and urged the top presidential aide to run for a Senate seat in the 2019 polls.
In a speech during the oathtaking of the group's officers in Quezon City, GO SANA National Capital Region (NCR) chairman Jim Cabautan said the movement "represents their loyalty and commitment to Go and his ideologies and promise to provide just service the country and its citizens deserve."
The group's members include entrepreneurs, local government officials, and teachers, among others.
A similar group, "Ready, Set, Go!" has been launched last March with the same purpose to urge Go to run for Senate.
In earlier interviews, Go said that for now he is doing his job as the top presidential aide and running for Senate would have to be prayed upon.
"We didn't vote for Duterte but when we saw his sincerity, we support his campaign against drugs, criminality and corruption because these are the barometers which affect the growth of businesses, so I accept this position," GO SANA NCR president Eduardo Madrid said in a mix of Filipino and English.
Department of the Interior and Local Government Undersecretary Martin DiAo, who was present during the event, said President Rodrigo R. Duterte "needs someone in the Senate who can help him achieve his goals for the country."
"If the plan of the president fails, narco politics, demons on the streets, criminals and thieves in the government will be back. We need our children to have a society without corruption, drugs and criminality," DiAo said.
Yusop Mando, representative of the Muslim community, said his fellow Muslims throw their full support to the Duterte administration and to Go.
On July 1, the group will conduct a medical mission and feeding program in Imus, Cavite for persons with disabilities below 18 years old. (PNA)
Source: Philippine News Agency