By Junex Doronio
WILL SENATOR Bong Go really live up to the challenge laid down to him to fight President Duterte’s own government?
Fighting the government of his own former boss apparently is the greatest challenge for the senator.
This development came as the President challenged his former special assistant and now Senator to be the “demolition man” against corruption in his administration.
Proving that he heeded the marching orders of his Commander-in-Chief, Go directly challenged the Department of Justice, which leads the Task Force recently created by the President to investigate corruption in PhilHealth.
“Hindi po natin bibiguin ang nais ni Pangulong Duterte na gamitin natin ang aking mandato bilang isang senador para i-expose ang anumang uri ng katiwalian sa gobyerno o kriminalidad sa ating bansa,” Go said in a statement.
He stressed that there should be accountability on the alleged irregularities within Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth).
“Sa mga kasamahan ko sa gobyerno, kahit magka-alyado tayo, basta may mali, magsasalita po ako. Umabot na sa punto na sinabihan ako ng Pangulo na ‘to talk like an opposition’ kapag corruption na ang pinag-uusapan,” Go warned.
It is not only corruption that Go is committed to fight for.
It can be recalled that many parents and teachers had sleepless nights with the stubborn insistence of Education Secretary Leonor Briones that the opening of classes would push through on August 24 this year despite the threat of COVID-19 and the absence of medicine and vaccine.
Go immediately took up the cudgels of the beleaguered parents and teachers and asked the Executive Branch that the school opening be moved to October.
The following day, the Department of Education announced that the opening of classes was moved to October 5. (MTVN)