PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte is convinced that his top aide Special Assistant to the President Christopher Bong Go will eventually be cleared in the Senate hearing on the controversial frigate deal of the Philippine Navy.
Duterte said that after Go faced the Senate probe his innocence was proven and it was shown that he never meddled in the military transaction.
He explained further that no paperwork or contracts reached his office in Malacanang since he does not allow it.
“I do not allow contracts and transactions on my table. It is not allowed to enter Malacañan, ganun ako kahigpit. And I even said, even a whiff of corruption, magkaibigan tayo, tanggalin kita,” Duterte said.
The President said that the documents are referred to concerned government agencies that process them up to signing of the contracts of the project.
“Gawain ng military pati police ‘yung trabaho nila. That is what is needed. But let me also say, sa Congress. ‘Yung si Bong Go, ‘yung aide ko tinawag. And wala talaga… You know why? To be frank. Alam ninyo, ‘yung mga transaction na papeles ganun, hindi umaabot ‘yan ng Malacañan. Alam ninyo ‘yan. If it’s a Finance thing, you — lahat signature hanggang doon lang. Walang kontrata na may approval ako — “okay.” Hindi umaabot ‘yan. Alam ninyo ‘yan. If it’s Finance department, if the local government ,” the President said.
“General Año will finish the process by signing it. Kanila ‘yan. Ang umaabot lang sa akin, mga state affairs, mga anong problema, law and order, and appointments,” he added.