Bong Go to appointed gov’t officials: Welfare of Filipinos is priority

Sen. Bong Go called on all appointed and to-be-appointed government officials to always put the welfare of the country and the Filipino people on top.

“Bilang inyong senador, I am honored to be part of the Commission on Appointments. I am honored na maging bahagi ng Commission on Appointments at part po ito ng checks and balances ng ating gobyerno,” Go said in an ambush interview. 

The consent of the CA is needed for the appointments of the heads of the executive departments, ambassadors, other public ministers and consuls, officers of the armed forces from the rank of colonel or naval captain, and other officers whose appointments are vested in the President of the Philippines under the Constitution. 

The appointments of the chairperson and commissioners of the constitutional commissions such as the Civil Service Commission, Commission on Elections, and Commission on Audit; as well as the regular members of the Judicial and Bar Council likewise require the consent of the Commission on Appointments.

“Yung mga naitalagang cabinet secretaries ay kailangan pong dumaan sa Commission on Appointments at iko-confirm po sila. ‘Yung mga qualified naman po na mga cabinet secretaries ay kailangang ikumpirma,” noted Go.

“So ako naman po bilang representative ng Senado, titingnan nating mabuti and of course, alam ko naman ‘yung mga naitalagang cabinet secretaries ay most likely qualified naman po sila. So busisiin nating mabuti,” he assured.

Meanwhile, Go reiterated that the primary duty of government officials, whether elected or appointed, is to serve the Filipino people, especially those who have nothing and no one to rely on except for the government.

He stressed, “Isa lang naman po ang pakiusap ko sa mga naitalagang cabinet secretaries (at iba pang government officials), unahin n’yo po ang kapakanan ng mga kababayan nating mahihirap.”

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