First there was Bong Go, now there is also Bong Ghost!
Former Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go yesterday laughed off the fake news being spread via Twitter that an Armed Forces of the Philippines helicopter he was riding in had crash landed in Albay.
Go had accompanied President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday when the Chief Executive conducted an aerial inspection of the damage caused by tropical depression Usman in the Bicol region, particularly in Camarines Sur.
“Multo po ito ni Bong Go na kausap ninyo,” Go said in jest during a radio interview when asked to comment about the report of the supposed crash landing.
“Lets pray for him. Dis is bong GhOst texting you,” he also said in a text message to reporters and friends.
Go, at the time of the reported crash, was in Quezon as guest of honor at the grand alumni homecoming of the Recto Memorial National Highschool.
Turning serious, Bong Go said that he is not afraid to die for the country in service to his fellow filipinos.
“Pag panahon mo na panahon mo na. Sabi nga ni Pangulong Duterte parati sakin yan. Di ako takot mamatay. Basta para sa pag serbisyo sa kapatid nating pilipino,” he said.
“Wala akong magagawa kung may mga nais na may mangyaring masama sa amin pero gaya ng laging sinasabi ni Pangulong Duterte… kapag oras mo na, oras mo na,” he stressed.
He also gave a message to those spreading fake news that he will pray for them.
“Kasama po ni Saint Christopher na isang martyr, ipagdadasal ko po kayo. Karma na ang bahalang bumuwelta sa mga nagpakalat ng aniya’y fake news at nagdarasal na may mamatay,” he said.
The twitter account of anti-Duterte group GovPH(@AltGovPH) posted on 7:36 a.m. of January 5, 2019 saying: “Developing: AFP chopper na sakay si Bong Go nag crash land sa Albay.”
The post showed a screen grab from a television of the ABS-CBN report of the November 22, 2018 crash landing of a helicopter carrying Rep. Anthony Bravo and former House Secretary General Cesar Pareja but changed the label to say: “AFP chopper sakay si former SAP Bong Go nag crash land sa Albay.###