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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

Introducing the new Bong Go: Media-shy to media-savvy

Mar 20, 2018 - 9:00 AM

The presidential aide, who had shunned the spotlight and hated being quoted by press, has been giving media interviews and even honored a speaking engagement

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LOOK: Robin Padilla supports Bong Go at frigates hearing

Feb 20, 2018 - 2:44 PM

The actor attends the Special Assistant to the President's Senate hearing

Senators amp up praise for Bong Go during frigates hearing

Feb 19, 2018 - 5:45 PM

Several senators vouch for the innocence of President Rodrigo Duterte's closest aide

The Senate committee on National Defense and Security hearing on the controversial frigate deal on February 19, 2018. Photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB

Bong Go rails against Rappler, Inquirer in Senate hearing

Feb 19, 2018 - 2:00 PM

(UPDATED) 'Para na rin kayong nakapatay ng tao. Makonsensya naman kayo,' President Rodrigo Duterte's aide tells the media

Special Assistant to the President Christopher "Bong" Go attends the senate hearing on the controversial navy frigates deal on February 19, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Bong Go says his office 'endorsed' frigate supplier's complaint to DND

Feb 19, 2018 - 11:21 AM

Reports that claim his involvement in the warships deal are only meant to bring down the Duterte administration, says Special Assistant to the President Bong Go

Special Assistant to the President Christopher "Bong" Go attends the senate hearing on the controversial navy frigates deal on February 19, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Bong Go faces Senate on frigate deal

Feb 19, 2018 - 9:18 AM

With a large gathering of supporters outside the Senate, President Rodrigo Duterte's closest aide arrives for the hearing on the P16-billion Navy warships deal

ARRIVING AT THE SENATE. Special Assistant to the President Christopher 'Bong' Go (center) speaks to supporters outside the Senate, February 19, 2018. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

If invited, Bong Go says he'll attend Senate probe on frigate deal

Jan 19, 2018 - 3:48 PM

(UPDATED) The Senate has not made clear its plans to invite President Rodrigo Duterte's most trusted aide

Bong Go 'not aware' of Palace meeting on Navy frigate deal

Jan 19, 2018 - 1:39 PM

The trusted Palace aide was supposedly clueless about a meeting arranged by his own undersecretary

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte examines the documents presented by Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go following his participation in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) – Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Informal Dialogue at the Furama Resort in Da Nang City, Vietnam on November 10, 2017. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Malacañang claims Rappler reported Bong Go story out of spite

Jan 18, 2018 - 1:40 PM

Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque also falsely claims that only Rappler ran the story on Secretary Bong Go’s alleged involvement in the P15.5-billion Navy project

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in an interview on the sidelines of the inauguration of the new Communications, Navigation, Surveillance / Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) Systems Development Project at the Philippine Air Traffic Management Center (PATMC) in Pasay City on January 16, 2018, insists that the closure of the online news site Rappler was not an attack on press freedom but rather a matter of upholding the Constitution. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Malacañang claims no chance Bong Go intervened in frigate deal

Jan 17, 2018 - 3:10 PM

But the allegations focus not on the contract for the frigates as a whole, but on the selection of a secondary supplier for the Combat Management Systems of the ships

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte skims through a document during the ASEAN Law Association (ALA) Governing Council Commemorative Session and Concert Program at the Malacañan Palace on October 25, 2017. Malacañan Photo

Peter Lim relatives reach out to Bong Go in road rage case

Mar 20, 2017 - 7:08 PM

Special Assistant to the President Bong Go advises the alleged drug lord s family to surrender David Lim Jr suspected of shooting a nurse during a traffic altercation

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Bong Go 'beats up' Pacquiao, Trade chief Lopez

Dec 15, 2016 - 10:10 PM

The man closest to President Duterte shows his funny side in a video he posts on Facebook featuring boxing champ Senator Manny Pacquiao and Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez

RIGHT-HAND MAN. President Rodrigo Duterte and Special Assistant to the President Christopher 'Bong' Go pose inside the presidential car before heading back to the Grand Hyatt Hotel following a lunch at Dadong Roast Duck Restaurant in Beijing, China on October 19. Photo by King Rodriguez

Duterte EO creates presidential 'events management cluster'

Jul 04, 2016 - 7:35 PM

The executive order puts President Rodrigo Duterte s longtime aide and now Secretary Bong Go in charge of scheduling his activities

DUTERTE AND AIDE. President Rody Duterte arrives for a PNP ceremony closely followed by his aide Bong Go (man holding documents). Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

The man they call Bong Go

May 27, 2016 - 12:35 PM

The man always at the side of Rodrigo Duterte grants Rappler an interview. What is it like being the trusted aide of the president-elect?

SUPPPORTING ACT. Bong Go sits beside his boss, Rody Duterte, as he fends off attacks about his alleged hidden wealth on, May 4, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong/ Rappler