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Bong Go s pre-campaign proxy in Albay

Among personalities reported to be gunning for a Senate seat next year, no one has been as visible as Special Assistant to the President Bong Go. Over the last nearly two years, he has evolved from being a  regular fixture in photo opportunities with President Rodrigo ........»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerJun 23rd, 2018

Silay City gov’t takes down Bong Go tarp for lack of permit

  BACOLOD CITY---The Silay City government has taken down the tarpaulin of senatorial candidate Bong Go at the plaza for failing to secure a permit.   It was instead reinstalled along the road going to the airport since doing so would not require any permit.   Silay Mayor Mark Golez supervised the reinstallation of the tarpaulin which bore "Maligayang Pasko (Merry Christmas) with a huge photo of the face of Go, a close friend of President Duterte.   Go, who has never held any elective position before, is running for senator under the administration party.   Although campaign periodstarts on Feb. 12yet, his supporters have been putti...Keep on reading: Silay City gov’t takes down Bong Go tarp for lack of permit.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 8th, 2018

ULAP endorses Bong Go as senator

Former Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher Lawrence ‘Bong Go’ was endorsed by the Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines (ULAP) in the upcoming senatorial race. ULAP issued a resolution last 8 November signed by its Secretary General, Davao City Councilor Danny Dayanghirang and ULAP National President and Albay Governor Al Francis Bichara. […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 15th, 2018

Go Vows to Intensify Fight Vs. Illegal Drugs

Former Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go said he will continue President Rodrigo Duterte’s campaign against illegal drugs through legislation, if given a Senate seat. As the former presidential aide visited the fire victims in Pandacan, Manila, Go said he encountered a child named Christian, whose parents are both imprisoned because of alleged […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsNov 7th, 2018

Bong Revilla s sons star in action-thriller Tres

MANILA, Philippines – Jolo Revilla, Luigi Revilla, and Bryan Revilla star in action-thriller Tres. Described as a thought provoking socially relevant trilogy, a movie that relates to the country’s ongoing campaign against drugs. With the latest offering from IMUS productions, Jolo, Luigi, and Bryan attempt to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 27th, 2018

Go slams ex-President Aquino’s remarks vs Duterte

DAVAO CITY --- Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence "Bong" Go slammed Thursday remarks made by former President Benigno Aquino III on President Duterte's health condition, including Aquino's promise to actively participate in the campaign for the opposition slate in the 2019 midterm elections. "Let's just let the people judge for themselves. I think you will feel it," Go said through a local radio station. "Walk on the streets, see if your children are safe, if there are improvements. We don't need to boast about the accomplishments of the Duterte administration. Let the people judge," Go added. Earlier, former President Aquino vowed to help in the campaign of a ...Keep on reading: Go slams ex-President Aquino’s remarks vs Duterte.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2018

PRRD s anti-illegal drug campaign up to end of term

VICTORIAS CITY, Negros Occ., July 12 (PIA6)-Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Secretary Christopher Lawrence "Bong" Go said President Rodrigo Roa Duterte will continue to run after drug traders.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

Duterte popularity puzzles solon

For Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman, it's perplexing that President Duterte has continued to enjoy a high popularity rating despite his "irreverence" for institutions, pro-China stance and violation of human rights. The President scored a net satisfaction rating of +56 during the first quarter this year, according to a Social Weather Stations survey taken from March 23 to 27. This is a two-point drop from his +58 rating last December. Both ratings were considered "very good." "It is a puzzle that despite the failure of President Rodrigo Duterte to deliver most of his campaign promises, his irreverence to established institutions, including the Catholic Church, his unpatriotic surrender ...Keep on reading: Duterte popularity puzzles solon.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 1st, 2018

PBA: Blackwater achieving goals despite losses, says Bong Ramos

It has not been a great Commissioner's Cup for Blackwater. They had fired long-time coach Leo Isaac at the start of the conference, the only coach they had known since they had entered the league in 2014, and replaced him with Bong Ramos. Since the firing last May, Ramos has incurred a 1-5 record, including an upset win over Magnolia last Wednesday. Despite the record, believe it or not, Blackwater has slowly been achieving goals, says Ramos. The newly-installed coach cited having an 11-point lead versus top-seeded Rain or Shine, before collapsing and eventually giving the game away. "Actually, mahirap talaga talunin ang Rain or Shine, malaki e. Although yung game plan naman namin ok naman di lang talaga masustain. Ang importante sa akin dun na meron pa kaming naachieve na goal. Kung tatanungin ninyo, siyempre building up character," the mentor said after the game. Losing import Henry Walker to a shoulder injury in the first quarter, the Elite banked on an All-Filipino lineup, and almost completed the upset against the top-seeded team of the conference.  But Chris Tiu happened. "Nasunod naman. Kaya nga naka-control kami. Kaya lang, siyempre, sabi ko nga pagdating sa endgame, pag naka-dikit kami may tsamba kami. But na-hit kami ni Chris Tiu ng apat or limang three points, kung talagang titignan mo meron sana kaming tsansa." "Pero ok lang, part of building the character yan e. Pero nakikita ko na nagiging balanse na kami. Yun kasi ang una kong ginawa binalanse ko yung lineup eh." Now eliminated from playoff contention with a 1-8 slate, Ramos could only hope his team shows the same amount of grit against the San Miguel Beermen and the Meralco Bolts to bring end their campaign with a bang in the mid-season tournament. "At least, hindi sa umpisa umaayaw na so hopefully against Meralco and San Miguel next sana lalaban pa din kami. Pag lumaban pa rin kami dun sa dalawang yun kahit na di kami manalo basta lumaban yung team na yan, that means we're on the right track." __   Follow this writer on Twitter, @philipptionary. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 8th, 2018

Kris Aquino Willing to Campaign for Bong Go

Popular TV host and actress Kris Aquino is willing to campaign for Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go if he decides to run for senator in the 2019 mid-term elections. Go said Aquino mentioned this in her text message to the former while conveying her dismay at Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJun 7th, 2018

LeBron James reigns supreme over Eastern Conference yet again

By Steve Aschburner, NBA.com BOSTON – For nearly a decade, the general managers of the NBA’s Eastern Conference have had, essentially, one job: Arm, equip and overhaul their teams specifically to get past LeBron James and whatever squad with which he happened to be rolling. They have failed. Miserably and spectacularly. And that’s even spotting them the first couple of summers to get their bearings after the whole “Super Team” genesis in Miami back in 2010-11. James’ domination of the conference continued Sunday (Monday, PHL time) when he and the Cleveland Cavaliers persevered in Game 7 against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden. Clawing back from 2-0 and 3-2 deficits in the series, and playing the final seven quarters without their second All-Star, forward Kevin Love (concussion protocol), the Cavaliers hung around in an ugly game. They took advantage of a Boston team on training wheels – 7-of-39 on three-pointers, oh my! – and snagged a ticket to their fourth consecutive NBA Finals. For James, it’s eight in a row and nine overall, these Cleveland four added to the four he reached with the Heat from 2011-14. It’s a run unprecedented since Bill Russell’s Celtics were winning 11 championships in 13 years, a stranglehold on half of all Finals opportunities this decade. He has a 6-2 record in Game 7 situations, with nothing but triumphs after dropping his first two. “I mean, the bigger the stage, the bigger the player, and he's been doing it for us since we've been here,” Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said. “The great quote from the great [Clippers coach] Doc Rivers is, ‘You always want to go into the Game 7 with the best player,’ and we have the best player on our team going into a Game 7. I like our chances. And he delivered again.” Next year at this point, maybe by league proxy, James will have one hand tied behind his back. That’s the next logical step in handicapping him against the field. He has made it to The Finals without his most talented sidekicks. He has taken or dragged along an ever-changing cast of teammates. This time, he did with arguably the Cavaliers’ barest cupboard since first dipping their collective toes in The Finals water back in 2007. Two All-Star point guards, Kyrie Irving (with whom James won a ring in 2016) and Isaiah Thomas (from whom James won his freedom after five awkward weeks), already were long gone when Love went down. And now he was facing elimination with a shaky crew and a huge, inflated question mark hovering over his and Cleveland’s offseason, whenever it comes. Then again, the Celtics were facing him. Like the Raptors, the Pacers, the Bulls, the Hawks and several others before them, Boston well understood the player through whom its playoff ambitions had to go. “I think we’ve played now until May 25th and May 27th the last two years and we started on September 25th. That’s every day,” Boston coach Brad Stevens said about his team’s 2017 and 2018 tangles with Cleveland in the East finals. “Every day you’re totally focused on this, and he’s gone past that eight straight times. “It’s ridiculous. And he does it at this level and with the pressure, with the scrutiny – doesn’t matter.” Plenty of the foes chasing James when his Finals streak began have headed into retirement ringless and unfulfilled. Others were in high school or grade school. Celtics forward Jayson Tatum, for instance, was 13 years old when James began his streak against Dallas in 2011. There are so many others like Horford, with tire tracks on their backs, no mercy coming their way from James and very little hope on the horizon. At age 33, James played all 82 games in the regular season for the first time in his 15-year career. He made it an even 100 with Sunday’s (Monday, PHL time) appearance and he did it with aplomb, staying on the floor for all 48 minutes. “Our goal going into the series was to make him exert as much energy as humanly possible, and try to be as good as we can on everybody else,” Stevens said. “For the most part, I thought we were pretty good at that. Multiple games now in TD Garden, held them under 100, three games in the 80s – but he still scored 35. It’s a joke.” James’ stats line – 35 points, 15 rebounds, nine assists – was enough this time because he got a reasonable amount of help. Three other Cavaliers scored in double figures, including Jeff Green, the journeyman forward who started in Love’s spot. Being one of James’ teammates requires a thick skin for when things don’t go well. It also carries a sense of obligation, to occasionally come through the way Green did in Game 7 (19 points, eight rebounds) given the debt they all owe their resident superstar. “You want to be there for him,” Green said. “You want to be in the trenches, in the battle, helping him achieve the ultimate goal. For me, it’s a no-brainer to go out there and give it all I have.” Green was a part of James’ most tumultuous campaign yet, with so many twists and turns – the shotgun Irving trade, Thomas’ bad fit, a rash of injuries, a desperate reset at the trade deadline and a bumpy learning curve once the new guys arrived – that James and Lue casually referred to it as “five seasons” crammed into one. “It's now six seasons in one,” James said after midnight. “I guess this is the last chapter for our team in this season. It's been a whirlwind. I mean, it's been [a rollercoaster]. It's been good, it's been bad, it's been roses. There have been thorns in the roses. There's been everything that you can ask for.” For eight years, a conference full of rivals has targeted one player, who happens to be the league’s best, the first among alleged equals with the Heat and clearly the leader when he headed back home to Ohio. In that time, the players have worked, the coaches have schemed and the GMs have plotted. No one has found the answer. None have stopped him. Fact is, nobody’s really laid a glove on him. It’s his conference, seemingly for as long as he wants it. “It's been a satisfaction in the fact that I like to be successful,” James said. “But more importantly, just the work that I put into it. I mean, it's an every-single-day work ethic that I have while I'm playing this game, while I have the ability to play this game at this level. I love the competition. “I think about the teams that I've played over this run and the players that I've played over this run, slightly. But more importantly, me just being healthy. I've been healthy throughout this run. I put a lot of work into my body, into my craft. Being available to my teammates and being available to my franchise, the two franchises I've been with, and throughout this run is what's been more important to me than anything. Always being available.” It was late. James was weary. Another Game 7 in less than 24 hours would determine his and the Cavaliers’ next playoff challenge. “I'll be available for at least four more games,” he said. “And we'll see what happens.” Steve Aschburner has written about the NBA since 1980. You can e-mail him here, find his archive here and follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 28th, 2018

‘DU30 no misogynist’

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte’s most trusted aide spoke out yesterday against the #BabaeAko campaign which takes the Chief Executive to task over his perceived insults against women. Special Assistant to the President Bong Go said that efforts to label Duterte as a misogynist are obviously politically-motivated. “To say that President Duterte….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2018

Bong Go: 'BabaeAko campaign clearly political

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte's most trusted aide spoke out against the #BabaeAko campaign  slamming the Chief Executive's insults to women. Special Assistant to the President Bong Go alleged that efforts to label Duterte as a misogynist are obviously politically-motivated. "To say that President Duterte is not pro-women and looks down ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2018

Palace officials: Duterte’s remarks against women ‘mere play of words’

Malacaang's top officialson Wednesdaymaintained that President Rodrigo Duterte's recent remarks against women were "mere play of words" and that the online campaign criticizing the chief executive's statements is clearly "political" and "unfair." The Palace executives were reacting to the #BabaeAko social media campaign against misogynism and sexism launched in response to the President's controversial statement that the next Chief Justice "should not be a woman." READ: Duterte: Next Ombudsman should have integrity and not be a woman In separate statements, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque and Special Assistant to the President Christopher "Bong" Go said Duterte's track rec...Keep on reading: Palace officials: Duterte’s remarks against women ‘mere play of words’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2018

Bong Go says he won’t run for senator in 2019

BULUAN, Maguindanao --- Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence "Bong" Go on Wednesday said he would not run in the 2019 midterm elections despite being openly endorsed by President Rodrigo Duterte to run for the Senate. Go told reporters he did not have money to spend for a campaign and that he still had a job with the President. "I don't want to talk about it because it's too early to discuss politics," he said. "First, I am not ready -- not ready because I am not a politician." He said he had thanked Duterte for the endorsement. Go, who has been dubbed as the "Selfie King" for his selfies with ranking officials and world leaders, had repeatedly thumbed ...Keep on reading: Bong Go says he won’t run for senator in 2019.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 25th, 2018

Gutsy Batangas crowned as first-ever king of MPBL

On the ground for the very first time in the playoffs of the inaugural Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) Anta Rajah Cup, Batangas wasted no time in standing back up. And not only did they stand up, the Athletics also marched forward, right through overmatched Muntinlupa, 68-66, to claim the throne as first-ever kings of the new national league. Big guns Bong Quinto and Paul Varilla as well as key reserve Moncrief Rogado all came to play and made sure the visitors didn’t waste another shot at history. Quinto wound up with 12 points, Varilla had 10 points and nine rebounds, and Rogado dropped a season-high 14 points of his own. Two days ago, Batangas suffered its first setback in the playoffs and saw their opponents cut their deficit in the best-of-five series to 1-2. “There’s no safe lead. We were up by 15 tapos nawala diba,” head coach Mac Tan said. Indeed, Pari Llagas and Dave Moralde yet again willed the Cagers in this one, rallying them from as much as 15 points down to up 65-63 inside the last two minutes. Quinto and Jhaymo Eguilos had the answer for the Athletics, however, and connived for five unanswered points and a 68-65 advantage in their favor. With 18.2 ticks to go on the clock, the home team still had several shots to force overtime, or even win the game, but Moralde and Llagas combined to convert only one of their four free throws. The clutch makes of Quinto and Eguilos, along with the crucial misses of Moralde and Llagas, proved to be more than enough for Batangas to take home the title. “Ang adjustment namin, yung willingness ng players na ayaw na nilang bumalik pa ‘to ng Batangas,” Tan said. The well-earned win was just the perfect ending for a maiden campaign which saw them romp through the eliminations and rise as the top-seed of the playoffs and the favorites for the title. The Athletics only lived up to the hype, sweeping both the quarterfinals and the semifinals then ringing off back-to-back wins in the championship round before losing Game 3. Bouncing back big-time in Game 4, they cap off their playoff run with a standout 7-1 record. For Muntinlupa, Llagas topped the scoring column with 19 points to go along with 14 rebounds and two blocks. Moralde chipped in 14 markers, seven boards, and two assists. They will be looking back at their woes from the line as the foremost reason why their conference has come to a close. In all, they muffed on 15 of 31 free throws that, without a doubt, would have changed the complexion of the contest. BOX SCORES BATANGAS 68 – Rogado 14, Quinto 12, Varilla 10, Teodoro 9, Eguilos 7, Santos 6, Acuna 5, Olayon 4, Villamor 1, Grimaldo 0, Alvarez 0, Pasculado 0 MUNTINUPA 66 – Llagas 19, Moralde 14, Reverente 12, Mangahas 11, Ylagan 7, Jaime 3, Apreku 0, Vergara 0, Stevens 0 QUARTER SCORES: 16-12, 43-28, 54-47, 68-66 --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 19th, 2018

Rumored PDP-Laban senatorial bets show up at Duterte meeting with Pinoys in HK

      It seemed like it was a preview of a campaign rally in 2019 as rumored "senatoriables" appeared during the meeting of President Rodrigo Duterte with the Filipino community in Hong Kong.       Before addressing around 2,000 overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) there, Duterte introduced key personalities who might join the Senate race.       The President introduced his trusted aide, Special Assistant to the President Christopher "Bong" Go, as his "favorite senator."       His remarks drew cheers from the crowd as OFWs were seen waving banners with the statement saying "Go Na Yan." ...Keep on reading: Rumored PDP-Laban senatorial bets show up at Duterte meeting with Pinoys in HK.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 12th, 2018

Campaign launched to urge Bong Go to run for Senate seat

Supporters of Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher “Bong” T. Go on Wednesday, March 14, gathered in Manila to launch the “Ready, Set, Go Movement” to convince him to run for a Senate seat in the upcoming 2019 elections. Communications Secretary Martin M. Andanar, Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Alan Peter S. Cayetano, […] The post Campaign launched to urge Bong Go to run for Senate seat appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 14th, 2018

WATCH | Lagman: Andanar fantasizing on Duterte accomplishments

MANILA, Philippines – Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar was going experiencing a “pure fantasy” spell boasting that President Rodrigo Duterte has accomplished his campaign promises, except for the pending shift to federalism, opposition leader, Albay Representative Edcel Lagman, observed Monday at the House of Representatives. “It is utter miscommunication and disconnect for Andanar to assert […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJan 8th, 2018

Andanar’s claim that President has met almost all promises is ‘fantasy’ — solon

Opposition solon Albay 1st district Rep. Edcel Lagman lambasted Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar on his claim that the current administration has met nearly all of its campaign promises. #BeFullyInformed Andanar’s claim that President has met almost all promises is ‘fantasy’ — solon Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar must be smoking something good for him… link: Andanar’s claim that President has met almost all promises is ‘fantasy’ — solon.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 8th, 2018

Albay provincial gov't mulls partnership with Rotary Club for environment campaign

Albay provincial gov't mulls partnership with Rotary Club for environment campaign.....»»

Category: newsSource:  bicolstandardRelated NewsJun 15th, 2017