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In Taguig, Bong Go thanks Cayetanos for loyalty to Duterte

Jan 08, 2020 - 4:47 PM

Senator Bong Go and Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano shower each other with compliments during the opening of a Malasakit Center in Taguig, the Speaker's bailiwick

DUTERTE ALLIES. Senator Bong Go (center) and Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano talks to each other as the latter's wife, Taguig City-Pateros 2nd District Representative Lani Cayetano, look on. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Duterte signs Go's Malasakit Center law in Malacañang ceremony

Dec 03, 2019 - 6:53 PM

The Palace rolls out the red carpet for the signing into law of a pet measure of President Rodrigo Duterte's closest aide, Senator Bong Go

Sec. Bong Go of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President announces during the unveiling of the Malasakit Center at the Western Visayas Medical Center (WVMC) in Iloilo City on June 20, 2018 that the Malasakit Center will serve as a one-stop shop that will make services from various government agencies more accessible. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

House passes bill requiring gov't hospitals to put up Malasakit Centers

Nov 18, 2019 - 4:13 PM

Only opposition congressman Edcel Lagman votes against the Malasakit Centers measure, which he says is a 'copycat' of the Senate version

MALASAKIT CENTER. President Rodrigo Duterte leads the unveiling of the dedication plate of the Malasakit Center at the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center in Cebu City with Health Secretary Francisco Duque III on February 12, 2018, File photo by Ace Morandan/Malacañang

Lagman claims Bong Go pressuring House to railroad Malasakit Center bill

Nov 14, 2019 - 12:20 PM

Opposition lawmaker Edcel Lagman says the House plenary did not have quorum when it passed the Malasakit Center bill on 2nd reading

OPPOSITION. Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman continues to oppose the bill institutionalizing Malasakit Centers nationwide. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

House OKs on 2nd reading bill institutionalizing Malasakit Centers

Nov 13, 2019 - 7:54 PM

Opposition lawmaker Edcel Lagman, who believes the Malasakit Centers are being used as a 'partisan tool,' fails to stop the passage of the bill in the plenary

MALASAKIT CENTER. In this file photo from February 12, 2018, President Rodrigo Duterte leads the unveiling of the dedication plate of the Malasakit Center at the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center in Cebu City with Health Secretary Francisco Duque III. File photo by Ace Morandan/Malacañang

Senate approves Malasakit Center bill on final reading

Nov 11, 2019 - 4:25 PM

The measure aims to consolidate the assistance provided by the health and social welfare departments, as well as the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office, in a 'one-stop shop' at hospitals

ONE-STOP SHOP. Senator Bong Go attend the launching of the Malasakit Center at the Tarlac Provincial Hospital in Tarlac City on February 6, 2019 back when he was still running for senator. File photo from Go

Senate approves Malasakit Center bill on 2nd reading

Nov 06, 2019 - 8:17 PM

Senator Bong Go rejects Senator Risa Hontiveros' proposed amendment renaming them to 'Malasakit at Kalusugan Centers. Go says adding words to the brand will confuse its patrons.

ONE-STOP SHOP FOR SERVICES. In this file photo from February 12, 2018, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte leads the unveiling of the dedication plate of the Malasakit Center at the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center in Cebu City with Health Secretary Francisco Duque III. Photo by Ace Morandan/Malacañang

House panel approves bill for Malasakit Centers in DOH hospitals

Sep 18, 2019 - 12:15 PM

Senator Bong Go, who had been accused of using Malasakit Centers to promote his candidacy, is pushing for the passage of the same bill in the Senate

MALASAKIT CENTER. Senator Bong Go attend the launching of the Malasakit Center at the Tarlac Provincial Hospital in Tarlac City on February 6, 2019 back when he was still running for senator. File photo from Go

Lagman hits 'ballistic' Bong Go: I didn't even name you

Aug 28, 2019 - 2:38 PM

'Paucity of merit and reason cannot be concealed by unparliamentary language and malevolent innuendoes,' says Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman

CLAP BACK. Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman responds to Senator Bong Go's privilege speech against him. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Asked to explain Malasakit Centers, Bong Go ridicules Lagman’s looks instead

Aug 27, 2019 - 6:12 PM

After Albay congressman calls the Malasakit Centers a 'partisan tool,' the senator says Lagman's face is 'beyond repair' even by the one-stop shop for government services

FIRST PRIVILEGE SPEECH. Senator Christopher Lawrence 'Bong'€ Go gives his first privilege speech regarding his project €œMalasakit Centers€ at the plenary session at the senate on August 27, 2019 and lambasted Congressman Edcel Lagman'€™s comment questioning the project. Photo by Angie de Slva/Rappler

Why is PCSO supporting ‘partisan tool’ Malasakit Centers? – Lagman

Aug 23, 2019 - 1:28 PM

The House appropriations committee asks for PCSO's legal basis for supporting Malasakit Centers, a pet project of Senator Bong Go. Albay Representative Edcel Lagman says he has received complaints about Bicol Malasakit Centers.

Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go attended on Monday the launching of the Malasakit Center at the Rizal Medical Center in Pasig City, providing better access to cheap and quality healthcare among residents in dire need of government assistance. Photo courtesy of Senator Bong Go's Office

DOH denies ordering hospitals to put up Bong Go posters

Mar 25, 2019 - 7:15 PM

(UPDATED) The Commission on Elections says it took note of Duque's response as assurance that the DOH would follow the poll body's rules

MALASAKIT CENTER. Senatorial candidate Bong Go at the launching of the Malasakit Center at the Tarlac Provincial Hospital in Tarlac City on February 6, 2019. Photo from Go

Comelec: Remove Malasakit Center posters with Bong Go face

Mar 25, 2019 - 1:10 PM

(UPDATED) Senatorial bet Bong Go, longtime aide of President Rodrigo Duterte, is accused of using government resources for his campaign

DUTERTE AIDE. Senatorial bet Bong Go waves during a Hugpong ng Pagbabago event in Quezon City on February 28, 2019. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Bantay-salakay ng Malasakit Center?

Feb 04, 2019 - 11:57 AM

Ang nagtutulong-tulong – ang nagmamalasakit – para magbigay ng serbisyo at pondo sa mahihirap na kababayan natin ay ang mga ahensiya. Hindi ito idea ni Bong Go – inagaw niya lang ito.