Two organizations of tricycle operators and drivers on Sunday joined forces to support the candidacy of Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go.
The Tricycle Operators Drivers Association (TODA) chapters of Las Piñas City and Muntinlupa City launched the “TODA, TODO para kay GO” movement to back the senatorial bid of the former presidential aide.
Among those who attended the launch include National Capital Region TODA Coalition President, Ace Sevilla, Alabang-Muntinlupa TODA representative Ariel Lanting and Las Piñas TODA Representative, Bobby Sycangco.
Around one hundred tricycle drivers who are members of the coalition also joined the said launch.
Sevilla commended Go for his role in bringing the voices of tricycle operators and drivers to President Rodrigo Duterte.
“Totoo siyang (Bong Go) kausap, Actually sa karenderya lang kami nag-usap, eh. Marami diyang Senador kinakausap ako sa napakagandang mga hotel, magagandang restaurant tapos dadalhin ka sa opisina nila after mo pumunta sa opisina nila, narinig nila ang iyong hinaing ng TODA, yung sentimyento, eh hindi na ako iimbitahin, wala ng mangyayari,” Sevilla said.
“Si SAP Bong Go po ang naging daan naming para makausap at mabuksan ang pinto ng mga National Government agencies sa sektor ng mga nagta-tricyle,” he added.
Among those given to tricyle drivers include scholarships from Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and livelihood programs from the Department of Labor and Employment and the Department of Social Welfare and Development.
Las Piñas Mayor Imelda Aguilar, meanwhile, lauded Go for his efforts in raising the needs of the alliance.
“Natutuwa ako na meron na ring national figure sa katauhan ni SAP Bong Go na tumutulong sa mga TODA. Talagang kailangan ng local government ng katuwang mula sa national government para tugunan ang mga pangangailangan ng toda. Mabuhay si Sap Bong Go!” Aguilar said. (PNA)