Duterte has no tolerance for corruption – Bong Go
PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte’s former top aide, Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go, reminded members of the Philippine Councilors League that the chief executive does not tolerate corruption.
“For President Duterte, when a public official is corrupt, he has to be removed immediately. There are no friends nor relatives because our boss is the Filipino people,” Go told councilors during the PCL’s national board quarterly meeting and the seventh series of Continuing Local Legislative Education Program on December 5.
Go said the welfare of the Filipino people should always
corruption by looking into the Government Procurement Law to improve the guidelines, so that projects could be done on time “without jeopardizing the trust of our people.”
In a separate gathering of young legislators, Go said he also wanted to review the juvenile justice law and lower the minimum age of criminal liability.
Go told members of the National Movement of Young Legislators (NMYL) that Republic Act 9344 or the “Juvenile Justice Law of 2006” should be repealed or amended.
He said crime syndicates were using the existing law as a loophole to recruit the youth in the conduct of their illegal activities.
Under the law, offenders who are under 15 are exempted from criminal liability. They go through intervention but are not jailed. Those who are 15 to 18 years old are detained in youth centers and undergo rehabilitation.
Go, guest speaker at NMYL’s forum and workshop on “Youth Engagement in Local Governance” at
in Pasay City, vowed to push for the establishment of a youth and sports development center in every city and municipality that would offer free sports equipment, serve as a sports facility, and provide venue for seminars and trainings for the youth.
“I also want our government to provide free school supplies to students, in addition to free tuition. Many students have