Trillanes scolds DOLE for inviting Bong Go to Boracay event: "sila ni Duterte ang may kagagawan kaya napasara yan" - The Daily Sentry

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Trillanes scolds DOLE for inviting Bong Go to Boracay event: "sila ni Duterte ang may kagagawan kaya napasara yan"






Composite photo of Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV and SAP Christopher "Bong" Go from RMN PH


Senator Antonio Trillanes IV ranted out the officials of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) over the presence of Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go during the recent distributions of financial assistance to displaced Boracay workers on July 8.

Trillanes, on Monday, July 16, during a Senate hearing, asked DOLE officials why the SAP Go was invited to the said event.

“Ano yung programang lumabas sa social media nando-doon si Secretary Bong Go na nagdidistribute? Anong programa yun?” Trillanes asked.

Director of DOLE’s Bureau of Labor Relations, Benjo Santos Benavidez, said that they invited President Rodrigo Duterte to attend the event – Tulong Pangkabuhayan sa Displaced Workers and DOLE Adjustment Measure Program but it was the president’s aid who attended in his behalf.

Trillanes was probably irked even more by the answer and said that neither Duterte nor Go should have been invited because they were the reason why the workers lost their livelihood.

“Eto lang tanong ko, simple lang. Di ba ito ngang sila Secretary Bong Go, itong sila Duterte ang may kagagawan kaya nawalan sila ng trabaho? Tapos fe-feature pa sila don sa abutan, parang may utang na loob pa yung mga recipients non?” He said.*

Boracay Island after more than 2 months of rehabilitation / photo from Agriculture Secretary Pinol's Facebook post


“Di ba kahiyaan nalang yun eh. Dapat kayo na lang ‘yun kasi garapalan na ‘yung ganoon na parang andoon siya, parang may utang na loob kasi binibigyan ko kayo, e kaya nawalan ng trabaho ‘yung mga taga-Boracay ay dahil kay Duterte, dahil pinasara niya ito kahit na base sa last [Senate] hearing e pwede naman palang gawin yung mga kailangang gawin without closing the island,” Trillanes added.

The opposition senator also reminded DOLE officials to do their job quietly instead of getting more attention from the politicians.

“Yung perwisyo na yun, susuklian pa ng ganyang political na activity? Kung ako sa inyo gawin nalang yung trabaho nyo quietly para hindi napupulaan. Hindi maganda tlaga, sila na nagtanggal sa trabaho, sila pa yung pumapapel na parang sila yung nagrerescue.” Trillanes continued.

Benavidez countered that it was not the first time the government provided help to displaced workers and that the president was invited to get budget support.*

Boracay Island after more than 2 months of rehabilitation / photo from Agriculture Secretary Pinol's Facebook post


“Kaya po namen hinihingi ang suporta ng president because kailangan po namen ng budget” he said, explaining that there will be more displacements to come.

“Atty. Benavidez, I’m not questioning yung program ng DOLE. Maganda yung ginagwa nyo. In fact, kailangan nga suportahan yun. Ang kinukwestiyon ko is bakit mag iimbeta ng mga pulitiko don? I’m talking about Duterte and Secretary Bong Go, na sila nga ang dahilan kung bakit na displaced ang mga workers na yan. Yun ang aking punto. So, kayo nalang ang gumawa kasi nagagamit lang.” Trillanes answered back.

The Senate hearing was meant to determine the situation and condition of the ongoing rehabilitation of Boracay Island and to hear update from different government agencies tasked to rehabilitate the famous tourist destination.

Former foes, Senator Nancy Binay and Trillanes led the chamber’s hearing on the issues of the ongoing rehabilitation on Monday.

In an interview sometime in March, Binay said that she and Trillanes already patched up their differences after explaining himself and where he’s coming from.

"Nag-explain lang siya kung ano ang pinanggalingan niya. In-explain na niya dati 'yung sa kudeta, sa Oakwood, nung hindi sumipot 'yung daddy ko," Binay said, pertaining to an incident that happened during Arroyo administration.

"Naiintindihan din naman daw niya ako pero ayaw niyang i-force ang sarili niya kasi alam naman n'ya na nakasakit siya," Binay added.


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