Senator Bong Go is confident that the country will continue to grow stronger under the leadership of President Rodrigo Duterte.
Senator Christopher Lawrence ‘Bong’ Go stressed that the state of the nation will become stronger in the next three years and beyond as he expressed confidence on the gains of the Duterte administration in bringing genuine positive change in the country.
In a statement released days before the State of the Nation Address (SONA) on July 22, Sen. Go said he expects President Rodrigo R. Duterte will call upon Congress to enact laws that are people-centered and inclusive so that all Filipinos can feel the development.
“We expect the President to be very candid in his message to the people and firm in laying down his legislative agenda to guide Congress in doing its work to make government more responsive to the needs of today and to make government services more accessible to everyone,” Go said.
He said President Duterte may also expound on possible measures that can further push government’s efforts in the fight against corruption, illegal drugs, maintaining peace and order, securing the nation and building safe communities and most importantly, concerns on housing, OFW welfare and those relevant to health and education.
Go also hinted that based on recent discussions, the president may possibly mention in his 4th SONA speech the passage of several proposed measures that include the creation of the Department of OFWs and Department of Disaster Resilience, institutionalization of the Malasakit Center, death penalty for heinous crimes involving illegal drugs and plunder, increased salaries for teachers, nurses and other civilian government workers as well as additional benefits for barangay officials and employees and the creation of a National Housing plan among others.
“Now, we see more of our people having jobs and more of their kids going to school. More communities are declared as drug-free. With the Build, Build, Build program, travel around the country is faster, safer and more comfortable. The government is able to provide better and more efficient services for our people victimized by calamities, the sick and the homeless, OFWs in distress and more corrupt officials are also dismissed from government service,” he said.