MILF supports SAP Go’s senatorial bid

MANILA With no less than President Rodrigo R. Duterte convincing him to run for the Senate in the 2019 mid-term elections, Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher Lawrence "Bong" Go earned support from a leader of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

MILF Central Committee first vice chairman Ghazali B. Jaafar has expressed his support for the President's most-trusted aide if he decides to run for senator in next year's polls.

Jaafar, also chairman of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission, hailed Go as a man of integrity and competence, being one of the most trusted men of Duterte.

He demonstrated exemplary leadership which is instrumental to the good and harmonious relationship of the Filipino and Bangsamoro in Davao, he said in a press statement.

He deeply understands the problem of the Bangsamoro people and the importance of addressing them to ensure just and dignified peace in Mindanao. He is profoundly aware of what is needed for the attainment of the socio-economic prosperity of the country, Jaafar added.

As the Special Assistant to the President, Jaafar said Go serves as a facilitator of the BTC's communications for the Office of the President and other departments and agencies of government.

He said that all concerns including some sensitive issues confronted by the BTC were clarified and addressed through the able facilitation of Secretary Bong Go.

Through his help, we were able to expedite the legislative process of the BBL in both houses of Congress. With the significant contributions of Secretary Bong Go, the BTC leadership believes that he deserves to be endorsed and supported in the coming 2019 senatorial race, Jaafar said.

With his new aspiration in public service, we strongly believe that he can contribute more in our shared goal to ensure the success of the future Bangsamoro government and ultimately, achieve lasting peace and prosperity in Mindanao, he added.

In a recent trip to Hong Kong with the President, Go received loud applause after he was introduced by Duterte as his favorite senator to the cheering 2,500 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). (PNA)

Source: Philippine News Agency