BONG GO

GORDON SAYS BONG GO in hot seat over Covid-19 supply contract mess

BONG said Dick bullied him in Senate probe

By ROGER M. BALANZA

Senator Bong Go blasted on Tuesday Senator Dick Gordon, Senate blue ribbon committee chairman, for attempting to link him to alleged anomalies in the award of contracts under the P68-billionCovid-19 response fund.

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Gordon early Tuesday a day after a Senate hearing on reported anomalies in the handling of the coronavirus fund, said Go should also be investigated by the Senate for his ties to controversial former budget undersecretary Lloyd Christopher Lao.

In a privilege speech on Tuesday, Go accused Gordon of “bullying” him in the chamber’s investigation that has uncovered Go’s links Lao and possibly to anomalous pandemic contracts. 

“Alam nyo po, kasama tayo lalung-lalo na po sa laban sa korupsiyon sa gobyerno. Sana naman po sa tamang paraan, hindi po sa bullying na pamamaraan,” said the senator in his privilege speech.  

“Aminado ako na baguhan lang po ako dito… Mataas ang pagtingin ko sa mga kasama ko dito… Pero hindi po puwedeng magmaang-maangan lang po ako at tahimik lang kung tingin ko pong may maling nangyayari,” he added. 

Naiinitan kayo dahil ‘di maipaliwanag, was Gordon’s terse reply to Go’s tirades.

Go bore down on Gordon, after the chair of the Senate blue ribbon committee, said that Senators are poised to include President Rodrigo Duterte and Go in their investigation on questionable contracts in the government’s P67-Billion Coovid-19 response fund.

Duterte, in his Talk to the Natin on Monday, chided Gordon, over the lengthy conduct of an inquiry into the Department of Health’s utilization of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic response funds.

He snapped at Gordon for being “talkative” and for throwing “leading questions” during the Senate hearing into the government’s spending of Covid-19 funds.

Duterte also branded Gordon as a “talkathon champion.”

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