News Release

Bong Go enjoins OFWs to support admin’s programs


Hong Kong — Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on Thursday, April 12, called on overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to support the programs of the Duterte administration.

Secretary Go met with members of the Filipino community at the Regal Oriental Hotel in Kowloon City during a gathering organized by his supporters here.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte proceeded to Hong Kong for a working visit after his participation at the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) in Hainan, China.

In his remarks, Go expressed gratitude to his supporters, who warmly welcomed him upon his arrival at the hotel at past 1:00 p.m.

“I ask all of you to help the President and the government as we implement our agenda to fight illegal drugs, crime and corruption and bring about

meaningful and lasting transformation on our society,” Go said.

He also vowed that the government is always prepared to assist Filipinos working abroad.

The gathering was organized by Myrna Padilla, founder of Mindanao Hong Kong Workers Federation, and other supporters of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Secretary Go.

The supporters are encouraging the long-time aide of President Duterte to run for senator in next year’s midterm elections.

“Lagi siyang nagta-trabaho, nasa likod lang, kahit may media o wala, trabaho lang siya nang trabaho ang daming natulungan,” Padilla, who worked in Hong Kong for about two decades, said in an interview.

For his part, Restituto Arreza cited Secretary Go’s capacity being a trusted aide of President Duterte.

“Initiative namin para gawin ito, ine-encourage namin na tumakbo siya, siyempre pinagkakatiwalaan siya ni President Duterte, ibig sabihin may kapasidad siya,” Arreza said.

More than 200 Filipinos attended the gathering. ### (PND)