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Go laughs off fake news of being in chopper crash

January 06, 2019 - Sunday 4:01 PM by Allan Nawal

PROOF OF LIFE. Former Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go posted this photo on Saturday to prove he was still alive and kicking.

DAVAO CITY – From Bong Go to #BongGhost.

Former Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on Saturday laughed off a tweet by the anti-Duterte group GovPH (@AltGovPH) that he was on an Air Force chopper that supposedly crashed in Albay.

“Developing: AFP chopper na sakay si Bong Go nag crash land sa Albay,” the tweet, posted at 7:51 a.m. on January 5, said.

It was accompanied by a photo of a crashed helicopter, but a quick check on the image revealed that it was a screenshot of an ABS-CBN report on a November 22, 2018 chopper crash in Tarlac which injured Coop-NATCCO Rep. Anthony Bravo and several others.

Go had indeed visited Albay with President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday where he distributed relief goods to people hit by storm Usman, particularly in Camarines Sur.

The crash, however, never happened.

Responding to the tweet, Go said in jest: “Now, I am the ghost of Bong Go.”

“Multo po ito ni Bong Go na kausap ninyo,” he told reporters in jest when asked to comment on the tweet.

“Lets pray for him. Dis is bong GhOst texting you,” he also said in a text message to reporters and friends.

Turning serious, Go said in a radio interview that he is not afraid to die for the country in service to his fellow Filipinos.

Alam nyo parati pong sinasabi ni Pangulong Duterte kung panahon mo na panahon mo na talaga. So kung pumasok ka dyan sa pagseserbisyo sa kapwa Pilipino, kung pumasok ka sa pulitika, handa kang mamatay,” he said.

(As President Duterte always says, if it’s your time to die, it’s your time. So if you enter public service, and if you enter politics, you have to be ready to die.)

So ako hindi ako takot mamatay. Basta para sa serbisyo sa kapatid nating Pilipino any time po pwede akong mamatay, at masaya akong mamatay magserbisyo sa kapwa Pilipino,” he added.

(That’s why I’m not afraid to die. If it’s for the service of our fellow Filipinos, I am ready to die any time, and i would be happy to die in the service of the Filipino.)

Go also related a dream he had in which he was met by St. Christopher, a Christian martyr, in heaven.

“(Ang sabi niya) wag ka munang pumunta dito. Bumaba ka muna at marami ka pang dapat gawin sa Pilipinas para magserbisyo sa kapwa Pilipino,” he said.

(He told me not to go there yet. He told me to go back down to the Philippines so I could serve the people.)

Nung umabot naman sa impyerno, sabi ni... papuntahin mo dito yung mga gumagawa ng fake news. Mas gusto raw ni Satanas na mauna yung gumagagawa ng fake news. At inaabangan na kayo ni Satanas doon sa impiyerno so bilis-bilisan nyo na at nag-aantay, may welcome party po si Satanas doon,” he joked.

(When we got to hell, he said bring those who create fake news there. He said Satan wants the creators of fake news to go there first. Satan is waiting for you there so make it fast. There is a welcome party for you there.)

Turning serious, Go said fake news will not stop him from serving.

“Karma na lang po sa kanila yan. Basta po hindi po yan makakapigil sa akin sa pagserbisyo ko sa kapwa tao. Mas lalo po akong magsisipag dahil ipinagdadasal naman nilang mamatay na ako,” he said.

(Karma will catch up with them. They can’t stop me from serving the people. The more they pray for my death, the more I will serve.)