Go vows more support for education

Preparing for service Christopher Lawrence “Kuya Bong” Go joins youth leaders from various part of the country who gathered in Davao City for the National Youth Parliament for a group picture. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Christopher Lawrence “Kuya Bong” Go yesterday vowed to provide more government support for education as he welcomed youth leaders from various local governments who gathered in Davao City for the National Youth Parliament.

In line with his advocacy to empower the youth, Kuya Bong said that if elected to the Senate he will push for a law that would provide free school supplies and other education-related needs, such as uniforms, to augment the Free Tertiary Education Act signed by President Rodrigo Duterte.

“Aside from free tuition, it is equally important to provide students the necessary tools to finish their schooling,” he said in his message to the youth leaders.

Go also said he plans to put up a Sports and Development Center in every local government unit that “will provide free training, equipment, coaching and even mentoring in entrepreneurship to our young citizens.”

He urged the youth leaders to share the knowledge they gained from various training programs to the young people in their respective areas.

In a separate gathering, Go encouraged local chief executives of Luzon to continue supporting President Rodrigo Duterte’s development agenda which has resulted in the many positive changes since he assumed office.

“Let us all support one another and work together. The Filipino people need strong and compassionate leaders who will give them the service and opportunities they deserve,” Kuya Bong Go said in his speech during the League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) Luzon Island Cluster Conference in Davao City.

LMP is an association composed of the mayors of 1,489 municipalities nationwide, as created by virtue of Republic Act 7160, otherwise known as Local Government Code of 1991.

“I am well aware of your desire to continue your service to our people and I wish to do the same too,” he said.

He added that if he were elected as senator, he will work hard to push for the legislative agenda of President Duterte.

Go said he will strongly advocate for the improvement of the country’s medical services by putting up more Malasakit Centers all over the Philippines.

The centers serve as one-stop shops, with offices and desks of all relevant government agencies under one roof to hasten the delivery of medical services to indigent patients and provide convenient access to free medicines.

A fast lane prioritizing senior citizens and persons with disabilities is also available in every center.

Aside from prioritizing health services, Kuya Bong said he plans to also push for measures to fight illegal drugs, criminality and corruption, improve access to free education, increase salaries of teachers and nurses, establish more Youth Development Centers and review the Juvenile Justice Law, among others.

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