President Rodrigo Duterte awarded the Order of Lakandula to his aide, Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong Go”, for his contributions to nation-building and the achievement of the administration’s objectives over the previous six years.
The Order of Lakandula was created in 2003 by Presidential Decree 236 issued by then-President Gloria Macapagalaroyo. This award is for people and / or Filipinos who’ve devoted their lives to the peaceable decision of conflicts.
Go was additionally awarded the Lapu Lapu Medal of the rank of Magalon. This award is given to authorities officers or officers and people who “have made extraordinary service or made extraordinary contributions to the success of their actions in accordance with the President’s marketing campaign or advocacy.”
The senator mentioned he wasn’t anticipating to obtain the award, however was honored to be acknowledged for the work he did to assist the president. He went on to say that it was a great reward for him to assist his fellow Filipinos and see them overcome the difficulties.
In addition to the Senator, there are different members of the Cabinet, together with Secretary-General Salvador Mediarudia, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominges, Transport Secretary Arthur Tugade, Senator Mark Villar, Presidential Advisor Bivencio Dizon, and Former Cabinet Secretary Francisco Duque. improve. Karlo Alexei Nograles, Secretary of Defense Delfin Lorenzana, Secretary of Education Leonor Briones, Chief Cabinet Secretary Eduardo Año, Presidential Advisor Carlito Galvez Jr., National Security Advisor Hermogenes Esperon, Secretary of Communications Martin Andanar.
Go, who was a particular aide to the president earlier than being elected to the Senate, was one of many co-authors of the Republic Act 11469, or a invoice that grew to become “Bayanihan Healing as One Law,” and the federal government was in a public well being disaster. It has the pliability you could cope with.
The president’s longtime aide additionally sought the passage of RA11494 or “Bayanihan Restoring as One Law,” which sought to fund varied authorities applications resembling enhancing the well being system and implementing money. Interventions resembling applications for work, help for pandemic-affected industries, particularly the agricultural sector, and the procurement of Covid-19 vaccines.
In the wake of the general public well being disaster, Go has additionally succeeded in offering authorities with all doable help for weak sectors, particularly monetary help for pandemic-affected SME workers by way of the SME Wage Subsidy Program. I typically requested.
Similarly, he personally appealed to the Government Service Insurance System to exempt penalties for delays in remittances, launch pensions early, and supply emergency loans to Filipino retirees.
Senators additionally pressured the federal government to supply momentary monetary help to native governments to assist them meet the rising wants of their members throughout a pandemic.
Go was additionally energetic in coping with the plight of domestically stranded people resulting from quarantine measures through the heyday of the pandemic. In addition, his workplace additionally helped non-public donors in deciding and distributing donations and help to hospital beneficiaries.
Go then thanked President Duterte and the Filipinos for his or her honor and mentioned he would by no means get bored with serving them to enhance the nation.