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Negros Occidental city takes down Bong Go tarpaulin

Dec 07, 2018 - 2:02 PM

Silay City Mayor Mark Golez says the senatorial candidate's tarpaulin violates a city ordinance, which regulates and requires permits for advertisements

VIOLATION. The Silay City government takes down the tarpaulin of former special assistant to the President Christopher "Bong" Go displayed at the public plaza due to violation of a local ordinance. Photo from Silay City Mayor Mark Golez Facebook page

Former Davao City administrator named OIC of Bong Go office

Nov 12, 2018 - 5:52 PM

Palace Undersecretary Melchor Quitain, also known as the man behind President Rodrigo Duterte's most important speeches, is designated OIC of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President

Bong Go now part of Gilas Pilipinas

Nov 11, 2018 - 8:27 PM

Former Special Assistant to the President Bong Go will serve as head of delegation to the national team in the Asian Qualifiers for the World Cup

DIFFERENT FIELD. Bong Go says he could still be called SAP – Special Assistant to the Philippine team. Photo from Delfin Dioquino


PIA feeds Bacolod journalists interview questions for Bong Go

Oct 27, 2018 - 6:10 PM

The Philippine Information Agency’s support for the activities of a non-government official, especially one running for senator, goes against its stated functions

Opposition coalition, Isidro Lapeña, Meghan Markle | Evening wRap

Oct 24, 2018 - 9:58 PM

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Duterte refers to former beauty queen aide as 'Bong's replacement'

Oct 24, 2018 - 4:54 PM

But former Special Assistant to the President Bong Go says Deliu will only take over some of his tasks as top aide and will not be given the title of 'SAP'

Youth groups slam electioneering of Bong Go, Ejercito at NYC event

Oct 24, 2018 - 4:00 PM

'We remind the National Youth Commission that as a government agency you should uphold neutrality and not use any of your programs as a venue for political gain,' says the Parliament of Youth Leaders

HOAX: Alejano's 'quotes' on Bong Go

Oct 21, 2018 - 9:55 AM

Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano says the quotes are fake and part of black propaganda ahead of the 2019 elections

The week in photos: October 13-19, 2018

Oct 20, 2018 - 6:00 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

SCULPTURE. A child plays in front of a sculpture titled Damien Hirst Looking For Sharks, part of the annual Sculpture by the Sea exhibiton in Sydney on October 19, 2018. Photo by Peter Parks/AFP

COC filing: Comebacks, gimmicks that 'shookt' Filipinos

Oct 20, 2018 - 4:35 PM

The filing of certificates of candidacy for the 2019 elections has its share of eyebrow-raising moments

Duterte on frigates issue, Michael Yang, Harry and Meghan | Evening wRap

Oct 19, 2018 - 10:33 PM

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Duterte admits role in Navy-Bong Go frigates issue

Oct 19, 2018 - 2:08 PM

In an admission that somewhat completes the frigates puzzle, President Duterte says it was he who gave the South Korean supplier's complaint to Bong Go

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the concluding ceremonies of the 44th Philippine Business Conference and Expo (PBC&E) at the Manila Hotel in the City of Manila on October 18, 2018. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Comelec vows fair play in polls amid Bong Go issue

Oct 17, 2018 - 8:05 PM

'We trust that those who are currently in the administration will respect the authority of the Comelec,' says elections spokesperson James Jimenez

DUTERTE AIDE. Special Assistant to the President Christopher 'Bong' Go files his candidacy for senator at the Commission on Elections in Manila on October 15, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Twitter war erupts over Angkas drivers supporting Bong Go

Oct 16, 2018 - 2:55 PM

Would you stop using a company's products or services if they become affiliated with a politician or political stance?

Panelo denies special treatment for Bong Go in COC filing

Oct 16, 2018 - 2:30 PM

Malacañang says that while Go may have had more than the allowed number of companions, he didn't mean to 'bring' them along

Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go files his candidacy for senator at the Comelec office in Manila on October 15, 2018. President Rodrigo Duterte and around 40 supporters and some members of the cabinet accompanied Go during the filing. Go is running under the PDP-Laban. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

COC filing, Bong Go, Prayut Chan-o-cha | Midday wRap

Oct 16, 2018 - 2:07 PM

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Fuel excise tax, #PHVote, Meghan Markle | Evening wRap

Oct 15, 2018 - 9:37 PM

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Army command turnover delayed as Duterte went to Comelec for Bong Go

Oct 15, 2018 - 5:44 PM

Army generals wait for more than an hour for the President's arrival during the turnover ceremony for the incoming Army commanding general

IN WAIT. Commanding officers of the Philippine Army wait in Fort Bonifacio for the arrival of President Rodrigo Duterte. Sourced photo

Comelec bends COC filing rules to favor Bong Go

Oct 15, 2018 - 5:40 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The Commission on Elections admits there was 'special treatment' for the filing of Bong Go's certificate of candidacy 'considering the personalities involved'

SPECIAL TREATMENT. President Rodrigo Duterte accompanies his top aide Bong Go, who filed his certificate of candidacy for senator on October 15, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Quiboloy lawyer eyed as Bong Go replacement in Malacañang

Oct 15, 2018 - 5:25 PM

Davao City lawyer Charmalou Aldevera, a friend of presidential son Paolo Duterte, is being considered to take over the functions of Special Assistant to the President Bong Go

Accompanied by Duterte, Bong Go files candidacy for senator

Oct 15, 2018 - 4:09 PM

(UPDATE) President Rodrigo Duterte goes with his top aide Bong Go in filing the latter's certificate of candidacy at the Comelec office in Intramuros

STRIKING OUT. Special Assistant to the President Bong Go is leaving his prime Malacañang post to run for senator. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Cayetano resigning as foreign secretary – Duterte

Oct 09, 2018 - 6:59 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte announces that Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano has plans to seek a congressional post in 2019, prompting him to look for a replacement

DFA Secretary Allan Peter Cayetano during Congress budget briefing on the 2019 proposed budget on Thursday, August 30, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Back home, Trillanes tells Duterte gov’t: 'Itodo 'nyo na'

Sep 29, 2018 - 4:20 PM

'Hindi kayo mananalo kung kayo ang mali,' says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV who is finally home after spending over 3 weeks in the Senate

HOME. Senator Antonio Trillanes€™ IV takes questions from the media as he arrived in his home. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Election protest, Sara Duterte, Imee Marcos, Bong Go | Evening wRap

Sep 26, 2018 - 9:37 PM

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Lawmaker’s joke to engineers: Say you know Bong Go or no PRC license

Sep 26, 2018 - 4:07 PM

ACTS-OFW Representative John Bertiz apologizes for his 'inappropriate' remark

ADMIN ALLIES. ACTS-OFW Representative John Bertiz does and Special Assistant to the President bong Go does President Rodrigo Duterte's signature fist pump. Photo from Bertiz's Facebook account

Koko Pimentel's wedding ninongs: Duterte, Bong Go, Sotto, Pacquiao

Sep 20, 2018 - 2:26 PM

Senator Aquilino Pimentel III will marry fiancée Anna Kathryna Yu on October 18, 2018, at the Coconut Palace

Shut up or free speech? Roque, Bong Go respond to Mar Roxas’ rice crisis advice

Sep 19, 2018 - 1:07 PM

The two Malacañang officials give contrasting responses to the suggestions of former interior secretary Mar Roxas

Comelec substitution rule, PCIJ report on Bong Go, Trillanes cases | Midday wRap

Sep 11, 2018 - 12:02 PM

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Top Davao gov't infra contractor owned by Bong Go kin – PCIJ

Sep 10, 2018 - 10:38 PM

CLTG Builders, a contractor owned by SAP Bong Go's father, wins roughly P750 million worth of government contracts from 2016 to 2017

CONFLICT OF INTEREST? Special Assistant to the President Bong Go is the son of a top infrastructure contractor in Davao. Bong Go photo from Malacañang

Rice prices soar, Trillanes, TD Neneng | Evening wRap

Sep 10, 2018 - 9:05 PM

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Trillanes seeks probe into multibillion projects 'awarded' to Bong Go's family

Sep 10, 2018 - 2:09 PM

(UPDATED) 'So maliwanag na corruption 'yan,' says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on allegations the firms owned by Secretary Bong Go's father and half-brother got multibillion-peso government contracts in Davao Region

Sen. Trillanes’ press con outside his office on September 10, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Bong Go wants to run for senator – Duterte

Sep 07, 2018 - 9:00 PM

(UPDATED) The President himself announces that his presidential aide will seek a Senate seat in 2019

Sec. Bong Go of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President paid a visit to the fire victims in Barangay 76-A Bucana in Davao City to extend assistance to the victims on August 17, 2018. Photo from the Office of Bong Go

8 'very possible' senatorial bets announced at PDP-Laban assembly

Sep 01, 2018 - 3:13 PM

The potential bets, mostly lawmakers, are introduced during the PDP-Laban Leadership Assembly

LINEUP. PDP-Laban announces 8 "very possible" personalities part of their Senatorial slate.

Duterte dispels coma rumors, NAIA flights, SEA Games logo | Midday wRap

Aug 21, 2018 - 1:54 PM

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WATCH: Video shows Duterte after coma rumors

Aug 20, 2018 - 9:30 PM

(UPDATED) A video shows President Rodrigo Duterte about to have dinner on August 20. He appears normal, save for a slight droop of his right eyelid.

DENR suspends Rizal quarrying after call from Bong Go

Aug 13, 2018 - 6:20 PM

Quarrying is temporarily halted after President Rodrigo Duterte's top aide relays a complaint from a Marikina City resident. But it has yet to be determined whether or not quarrying led to flooding.

Residents of Brgy., Banaba in San Mateo, Rizal clean up houses full of mud brought by flood water on Sunday, August, 12, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Duterte meets PDP-Laban, Samsung Note 9, sun-skimming spacecraft | Midday wRap

Aug 10, 2018 - 1:26 PM

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Duterte 'unites' PDP-Laban factions, vows help in 2019

Aug 10, 2018 - 1:16 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte will meet with party leaders again in September, ahead of the filing of certificates of candidacy

MEETING. President Rodrigo Duterte meets with the two warring factions of ruling party PDP-Laban at Diamond Hotel. Photo from SAP Bong Go

PDP-Laban struggles for unity, survival ahead of 2019 polls

Aug 09, 2018 - 2:02 PM

(UPDATED) Aside from the infighting, PDP-Laban faces threats from other Duterte-allied parties, especially the Hugpong ng Pagbabago of President Duterte's daughter Sara Duterte Carpio

PDP Laban Assembly. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Duterte to meet PDP-Laban factions on Aug 9

Aug 09, 2018 - 12:10 AM

Rodrigo Duterte is meeting with his party-mates due to infighting between two camps, that of Senator Aquilino Pimentel III and lawyer Rogelio Garcia

UNITING. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in a speech during the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino (PDP) - Laban Christmas Benefit Dinner for Marawi City at Sofitel Philippine Plaza in Pasay City on December 13, 2017, calls on the PDP-Laban as well as other political parties to unite so that they could all work together to solve the country's problems. Photo by ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

LOOK: Duterte applies for license to own, possess firearm

Aug 08, 2018 - 9:35 AM

Photos from Malacañang show President Rodrigo Duterte personally attending to his application

APPLICATION. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte prepares for the fingerprints scanning process as part of his application for a license to own and possess firearm at Malacañang on August 7, 2018. Photo by Ace Morandante/Presidential Photo

The week in photos: July 28-August 3, 2018

Aug 04, 2018 - 7:54 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

VIETNAM ATTRACTION. Visitors walk along the 150-meter long Cau Vang "Golden Bridge" in the Ba Na Hills near Danang on July 31, 2018.  Photo by Linh Pham/AFP

Pantaleon Alvarez, ASEAN statement on China, Bong Go movie role | Evening wRap

Aug 02, 2018 - 8:50 PM

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Bong Go to play 'coach' in Stephen Baldwin movie about drugs

Aug 02, 2018 - 12:16 PM

The ubiquitous presidential aide will soon be seen on the big screen

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for a selfie with Presidential Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson, Hollywood actor Stephen Baldwin, and Sec. Bong Go of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President during a courtesy call on the President at the Grand Hyatt Hotel Manila on August 1, 2018. TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte to 'unify' PDP-Laban factions

Jul 28, 2018 - 4:52 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte wants to resolve the party infighting involving the factions of Senator Aquilino Pimentel III and Duterte's classmate, lawyer Rogelio Garcia

FACTIONS. A group within PDP-Laban held an 'unauthorized' national assembly and elections on Friday, July 29. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

The week in photos: July 14-20, 2018

Jul 21, 2018 - 1:13 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Croatian supporters react after their team scored in downtown Zagreb on July 15, 2018, during the 2018 Russia World Cup final football match between Croatia and France, the first final World Cup match ever in the history of Croatia. AFP Photo

Bong Go billboards, China on PH loans, Mandela | Midday wRap

Jul 18, 2018 - 1:49 PM

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Bong Go supporter takes down NLEX billboard

Jul 17, 2018 - 8:23 PM

A certain 'Christine Yu' removes the enormous Bong Go billboard at the Candaba viaduct in the North Luzon Expressway, according to a press release from the staff of the Special Assistant to the President

Photo from PCOO

Do Bong Go’s donations, billboards violate government ethics code?

Jul 14, 2018 - 10:00 AM

The presidential aide gives away an ambulance, branded shoes, and smartphones – all from private supporters. His face and name are displayed in giant and expensive billboards. Is he violating any rules?

DILG federalism roadshow's 'surprise' guest in Albay

Jul 07, 2018 - 11:58 AM

(UPDATED) This official did not only have a video presentation at a federalism convention attended by thousands in Albay, he had his speech read by a fellow Cabinet official too

ROADSHOW. Hundreds of participants gathered at the federalism roadshow in Legazpi City on July 6, 2018. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler