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Good choice! Duterte supports Bong Go’s wish to head Senate health committee

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President Rodrigo Duterte approves of Senator-elect Bong Go’s preference to head the Senate health committee.

During Go’s thanksgiving party in Davao City Thursday (May 23), Duterte said many people stand too benefit if Go will oversee the health panel at the Senate.

“Hawakan sabi niya, ibinigay sa kanya health, tama na ‘yan. Health committee. Good choice. Alam mo sa karamihan diyan, ‘yung mga [unclear], patay na ‘yan pagdating ng ospital. Public or private hospital, ibigay sa iyo,” he said.

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The Senate health committee is currently headed by Senator JV Ejercito, who will leave the chamber on June 30 after losing his reelection bid.

Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri said Go will likely get his wish to head the panel since no one objected when he raised it during a meeting of administration senators last week.

Zubiri said Go specifically asked to head the health committee because he spearheaded the creation of “Malasakit Centers” in government hospitals.

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