Fol­low the law, Bong Go tells sup­port­ers

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For­mer Spe­cial As­sis­tant to the Pres­i­dent and sen­a­to­rial as­pi­rant Christo­pher “Bong” Go has called on his sup­port­ers and the gen­eral pub­lic to abide by the law, par-

tic­u­larly lo­cal or­di­nances.

He is­sued the call in the wake of re­ports that a tar­pau­lin bear­ing a “Mali­gayang Pasko!” greet­ing and his face was posted in pub­lic in Si­lay City with­out per­mis­sion from the lo­cal gov­ern­ment.

Go said he has no prior knowl­edge of who was re­spon­si­ble for the tar­pau­lin post­ing. Still, he ex­pressed his grat­i­tude for the sup­port ex­tended to him and Pres­i­dent Duterte.

“Hindi ko po alam (kung) sino talaga ang nagk­abit [I don’t know who posted it]. Sa mga sup­port­ers ko at ni PRRD [To Pres­i­dent Duterte and my sup­port­ers], I am truly grate­ful for your ini­tia­tive and sup­port,” Go said.

“Ang pak­iusap ko lang, sundin natin ang mga or­di­nan­sya ng at­ing lo­cal lead­ers. Kami ni PRRD, mula noon hang­gang ngayon, sin­isig­u­rado namin na kami at mga kasama­han namin ay palag­ing sumusunod sa batas (My only ap­peal is for ev­ery­one to fol­low lo­cal or­di­nances. Pres­i­dent Duterte and I have al­ways made sure that we and our sup­port­ers abide by the law),” he added.

He also re­minded their col­leagues and sup­port­ers to do the same.

Go stated that there should be no ex­cep­tions in im­ple­ment­ing the law.

“As a word of ad­vice to our sup­port­ers, ila­gay na lang nila sa mga ba­hay o pri­vate prop­er­ties bi­lang parte ito ng kara­p­atan ni­lang ipa­hayag ang sar­ili nila (they should post ma­te­ri­als ex­press­ing sup­port in their houses or pri­vate prop­er­ties).

Mas mabuti pa, huwag ninyo ako un­ahin – ipang tu­long nalang ninyo sa kapwa o ipam­bili nalang ng ply­wood para sa mga na­sunugan yung gagas­tusin ninyo para diyan (Don’t make me your pri­or­ity. In­stead, ex­tend sup­port to those in need like the vic­tims of fire),” Go added.

“I would also like to thank Mayor Mark Golez of Si­lay City for be­ing fair in im­ple­ment­ing the law and for be­ing sup­port­ive of me and the Pres­i­dent.

“Na­bal­i­taan ko na siya rin mismo ang nag­pak­abit ng tarp sa pri­vate prop­erty niya to ex­press his sup­port (I learned that he posted a tar­pau­lin in his pri­vate prop­erty to ex­press his sup­port to me).”

“Maram­ing sala­mat po (Thank you very much),” Go said in his state­ment.

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