Bong Go says he can’t stop family from bagging projects in Davao region: Sa City Hall ko lang sila binawalan!
Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go said he cannot stop construction firms owned by his relatives from bagging billion-peso construction projects in Davao region because they went through a legal process.
In a Facebook live interview Monday (September 10), Go explained that CLTG Builders and Alfrego Builders became contractors for big-ticket infrastructure projects in President Rodrigo Duterte’s bailiwick because they entered into joint ventures with other construction firms.
“Ito namang national, sa DPWH naman po, hindi ko na sila mapigilan, it’s a legal process, sumali po sila sa bidding, nanalo po sila. Kung nag-joint venture po sila sa iba’t ibang construction, kaya parang it appears na lumaki,” he said.
The Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ) has reported that CLTG Builders, which is owned by Go’s father, and Alfrego Builders, which belongs to his half-brother, cornered P4.6-billion worth of infrastructure projects in the Davao region from 2007 to 2017.
PCIJ said more than half of the total amount of deals bagged by over the past years were clinched last year, during the Duterte administration.
In his defense, Go said he barred his relatives from transacting with the Davao City Hall since he served then-Mayor Rodrigo Duterte in the late 1990s.
“Yung sa city government of Davao… for 15 years po, hindi sila nakapasok sa city hall na iyan because I observed delicadeza,” he said.