Rappler's latest stories on Bong Go
'Michelle Silvertino's body, which was buried in a shallow grave, was one of the many casualties, not of COVID-19, but of the pandemic that is our government'
The senator's pet project hits a roadblock as the government decides to prioritize the return of stranded OFWs, students, tourists, and workers
'It depends on the issue, Mr President, if I’m willing to be interpellated. It's my privilege,' says Senator Bong Go as he refuses to take questions on his privilege speech
The Presidential Spokesman defends Senator Bong Go in reaction to a Rappler article about how the Duterte aide benefits from state media coronavirus coverage
The longtime Duterte aide, criticized for being 'epal,' is featured in almost every episode of Laging Handa PH, a public briefing supposed to be dedicated to COVID-19
What alarms residents is the threat of competition from the administration's current pet project called Balik-Probinsiya
The President issues an order institutionalizing Go's Balik Probinsya project after he and other officials promote it in public addresses mainly about the coronavirus
The photo was taken when the President visited Marawi City in August 2017 during the months-long siege there
This is according to his former aide, Senator Bong Go, who says the President is studying a partial lifting of the lockdown
The presidential aide-turned-politician says the fire victims were not crowding because of him, but because the evacuation center itself was already crowded
(3rd UPDATE) Senator Bong Go says President Rodrigo Duterte will get tested as a 'precautionary measure'
It is far from the senator's recent actual advice to government workers who were 'whining' over low pay
'Being a neophyte senator, he may not be aware of our tradition and our rules,' says Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon, a 4-time Senate president
(3rd UPDATE) ABS-CBN CEO Carlo Katigbak says 'sorry if we offended the President'
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
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
Another gold that the SEA Games can bring – the cautionary tale of entrusting our national pride and coffers to power brokers and slick politicians
'Ang sabi nila dati, almost ready and complete na.... Bakit nangyari ang mga ganito?' says Senator Bong Go, hitting the SEA Games organizers, who are led by House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano
We step into the big league and our officials are behaving as if this is a barangay tournament
Senate President Vicente Sotto III questions the ruling of the Food and Drug Administration that Implanon and Implanon NXT are non-abortifacient
Commission on Human Rights Chairperson Chito Gascon says they are mandated to remind the government to punish criminals 'in accordance with the rule of law'
Only opposition congressman Edcel Lagman votes against the Malasakit Centers measure, which he says is a 'copycat' of the Senate version
Opposition lawmaker Edcel Lagman says the House plenary did not have quorum when it passed the Malasakit Center bill on 2nd reading
Senator Panfilo Lacson floats the idea to stop congressmen from introducing further amendments during the bicameral conference committee
The sprawling 9,500-hectare development includes a 20,000-seater athletics stadium, a 2,000-seater aquatics center, and an athletes' village
There are at least 5 other Filipinos of Chinese descent who have become members of the Senate
Only Duterte-allied senators – Bong Go, Ronald dela Rosa, and Francis Tolentino – attend the budget hearings for the Office of the President and Presidential Management Staff
In 2017, then-Ilocos Norte congresswoman Imelda Marcos wrote to President Rodrigo Duterte, recommending the grant of executive clemency to rape-slay convict Antonio Sanchez
'Ibig sabihin ni Pangulong Duterte, managot ang dapat managot, including the top to bottom [officials],' says the senator
'Paucity of merit and reason cannot be concealed by unparliamentary language and malevolent innuendoes,' says Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman
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
'Sa tignin niyo papayag si Pangulong Duterte na may backer sa ganung krimen? Heinous crimes? Definitely, wala pong sinasabing backer,' says Senator Christopher 'Bong' Go
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.
Alcopops have an alcohol content of 7%, yet they're packaged like a juice drink for children. A senator says the packaging needs to change.
Bong Go goes with the President to post-earthquake inspections and meetings with beauty queens. How is this affecting his role as senator?
'Puwede ba tigilan niya ako sa mga kalokohan niya?' former senator Antonio Trillanes IV tells Senator Bong Go, who also accused him of a 'conspiracy' against administration bets in the May polls based on the say-so of an alleged scammer
In a Camp Crame briefing, Senator Bong Go alleges a new conspiracy by opposition personalities to smear the reputation of the administration's 2019 election candidates
Senator Bong Go claims the suspects also tried to get money from him, but he immediately recognized it as a scam
'These acts made the contract grossly disadvantageous to our government and left the Philippine Navy with an expensive platform with limited capabilities,' says former senator Antonio Trillanes IV of President Duterte's admission of he and then aide Bong Go's invovlement in the deal
President Rodrigo Duterte promotes the pet bills of his trusted aide Bong Go – a treatment he does not give to any other lawmaker during his July 22 speech
'Kung wala namang magiging conflict sa ating oras as a senator ay sasamahan ko pa rin po si Pangulo,' says the former special assistant of President Duterte
(UPDATED) Businessmen, friends, family, and political parties bankroll the campaigns of the 12 winning senators in the 2019 midterm elections
Three persons made the ‘in kind’ contributions, according to the senator-elect’s Statement of Contributions and Expenditure
The two attended the MFFF press briefing announcing the first 4 entries to the festival's 2019 run
(UPDATED) Senator Christopher 'Bong' Go says he included plunder in his version of the death penalty bill because President Rodrigo Duterte is 'desperate' to end corruption
In two separate ceremonies, 8 Duterte-allied senators take their oath before the Chief Executive in the presence of their family and supporters
'Marami tayong kakampi diyan. Ngayon, tulungan na kami,' says incoming Senator Ronald dela Rosa on the prospects of passing a law reimposing death penalty
The Senate neophytes receive briefings on the inner workings of the institution