MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The Senate is set to investigate the P15.5-billion Philippine warships deal, amid allegations that Special Assistant to the President Bong Go intervened in the project.
The minority bloc filed Senate Resolution 584 on January 16, directing the Senate committee on national defense and security and the congressional oversight committee on the Armed Forces of the Philippines Modernization Act to conduct an inquiry on the status of its implementation, including the acquisition of the two Philippine Navy frigates.
Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon, and Senators Francis Pangilinan, Risa Hontiveros, Paolo Benigno Aquino IV, Antonio Trillanes IV, and Leila de Lima signed the resolution.
An Adobo Chronicles nationwide survey shows that almost all Filipinos — a whoppping 99% — support the appearance of Go in the Senate Inquiry.
While none of those surveyed think that Go had anything to do with the questionable warships deal, the survey respondents said that they would very much like to hear the voice of Duterte’s “right-hand man.”
While Go is always seen in public with the President, very few Filipinos have even heard him speak.
’This will perhaps be our only chance to hear him speak,” the respondents said.
The big question: is Bong Go a tenor or a baritone?
Meanwhile, it has been reported that Trillanes is GOing abroad and won’t be back until February.