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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?

Bong Go confirms China government plane landed in Philippines

Jun 10, 2018 - 3:55 PM

(UPDATED) 'The request for landing was received, processed, and cleared by relevant Philippine government agencies,' says Special Assistant to the President Bong Go

PLANE LANDING. Photos of a Chinese military plane landing in the Davao City Airport have gone viral, fueling concerns among netizens. Screenshot from Jose Antonio Custodio's Facebook page

Duterte won't visit Marawi for siege anniversary – Bong Go

May 23, 2018 - 6:31 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte prefers to commemorate Marawi's liberation, not the start of the siege, says his top aide

Photo by Alber Alcain/Presidential Photo

Bong Go: #BabaeAko campaign 'clearly political'

May 23, 2018 - 1:58 PM

'To say that President Duterte is not pro-women and looks down on women is truly unfair,' says Special Assistant to the President Bong Go

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte awards the Philippine Legion of Honor to one of the personnel of the Philippine Navy its 120th anniversary at the Coconut Palace of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Complex in Roxas Boulevard, Manila on May 22, 2018. Assisting the President during the awarding is Sec. Bong Go of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

FACT CHECK: Bong Go did not raise Philippine flag at Benham Rise

May 18, 2018 - 8:09 PM

Special Assistant to the President Bong Go and presidential son Sebastian Duterte ride jet skis only around Casiguran Sound on May 15

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

LIVE: Senate hearing on navy frigates deal

Feb 19, 2018 - 1:20 PM

Watch the hearing live on Rappler

Some Bong Go supporters clueless about frigates controversy

Feb 19, 2018 - 12:45 PM

While Special Assistant to the President Bong Go attracts a large crowd of supporters at the Senate, some of them don't understand why Go was called to the hearing

Photo by Angie de Silva

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

DOCUMENTS: How Bong Go is linked thrice to frigates deal

Feb 19, 2018 - 9:00 AM

The big-ticket modernization project of the Armed Forces of the Philippines is embroiled in controversy following the ouster of former Philippine Navy chief Vice Admiral Ronald Mercado in December 2017

REPORT TO DUTERTE. The Navy official in charge of the frigates project submits a written report to President Rodrigo Duterte and Special Assistant to the President Christopher 'Bong' Go. Screenshot of a sourced document

Q&A: Ousted PH Navy chief Ronald Mercado on the warships deal

Jan 22, 2018 - 5:52 PM

'Everyone in the Navy wants that frigate because it's a combat ship. Anong mangyayari sa Navy natin kung walang punch, 'di ba? You cannot have only a transport ship. We should have a punch,' says Vice Admiral Ronald Mercado.

PH NAVY CHIEF. Philippine Navy chief Vice Admiral Ronald Mercado leaves his post months ahead of his scheduled retirement. Rappler photo

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

Ousted PH Navy chief wanted 'proven technology' for warships

Jan 19, 2018 - 10:58 AM

On January 4, 2017, then Philippine Navy chief vice admiral Ronald Mercado wrote Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana to reject plans to install the Combat Management System of Hanwha Systems in Philippine warships. A week later, Lorenzana is handed a Hanwha white paper in Malacañang.

PH NAVY CHIEF. Philippine Navy chief Vice Admiral Ronald Mercado leaves his post months ahead of his scheduled retirement. Rappler photo

[EXCLUSIVE] Undersecretary in Bong Go's office confirms letter on frigate deal

Jan 18, 2018 - 4:24 PM

Former Palace official Lloyd Christopher Lao says the letter and meeting with Navy officials are a 'usual course of action' in Secretary Bong Go's office

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is accompanied by Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go upon his arrival at the NCCC Mall Davao in Davao City to check the situation of the fire that hit the mall on December 23, 2017. JOEY DALUMPINES/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte calls Rappler 'fake news outlet'

Jan 16, 2018 - 8:00 PM

(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte launches a fresh tirade against Rappler to defend his aide, Special Assistant to the President Bong Go

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte provides gifts to one of the wounded soldiers from the Army General Hospital who broke bread with the President at the Malacañan Palace on December 6, 2017. Also in the photo is Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Selfie kings: Bong Go, Harry Roque pose with APEC leaders

Nov 11, 2017 - 2:30 PM

Some of the most historic encounters between Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and world leaders are documented by top aide Bong Go through selfies

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

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

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Oct 26, 2016 - 7:57 PM

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Duterte signs EO for 8888 citizen complaint center

Oct 26, 2016 - 3:00 PM

The 24 7 hotline and complaint center will have a strong link to the President himself as top aide Christopher Go will help oversee its operations

UNDER EVASCO'S OFFICE. Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr (left) is in charge of the 8888 Citizen Complaint Center. Photo by King Rodriguez/Malacanang PPD

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