Former Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Bong Go refused to receive a National Youth Commission (NYC) recognition which commends his significant contribution to youth development.
Go said that just like President Rodrigo Duterte, he is not keen in receiving commendations as they are only doing their jobs as government workers.
“Just like President Rodrigo Duterte, I am not keen on receiving commendations. I am only doing my job as a government worker.”
The former presidential aide, however, thanked the NYC for the recognition, citing it as an inspiration to serve more; especially for the welfare of the Filipino youth.
The NYC earlier released Resolution No. 44, sponsored by Commissioner Victor del Rosario and adopted on Sept. 25, 2018, which cited Go’s numerous initiatives that benefited the youth.
In the resolution, NYC said Go’s health advocacy paved the way for the establishment of Malasakit Centers that hastened the delivery of medical services and gave poor patients, including minors, access to medicine.
“Go’s health advocacy paved the way for the establishment of Malasakit Centers that hastened the delivery of medical services and gave poor patients, including minors, access to medicine.”
His sports-led projects such as the “Sapatos ni Sap, Tsinelas ka-swap” and “Go for Hoops: Three-point shootout” were acknowledged for making an impact — by encouraging the youth, mostly victims of calamities, indigenous people and youth in conflict-affected areas to focus more on sports, teaching them the value of discipline, sportsmanship, and teamwork.
The commission also cited Go’s calls for the proper implementation of the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act “that greatly benefited millions of in-school youth across the country.”
“Such aforementioned programs and advocacies advanced the administration’s three-point campaign against drugs, criminality, and corruption that greatly benefits not only the youth and the people who are in need in the country,” the resolution reads.
The recognition was approved by NYC chairperson Ronald Gian Carlo Cardema, and NYC Commissioners Del Rosario, Paul Anthony Pangilinan, and James Ceasar Ventura.
When sought for comment, Del Rosario, proponent of the resolution, said he respects the decision of the former SAP and thanks his commitment for the youth sector.
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