'Selfie King' Bong Go shares spotlight with world leaders

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 15) — The "selfie king" is at it again, this time at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit.

Special Assistant to the President Christopher "Bong" Go has long been documenting and posting photos of President Rodrigo Duterte's activities on his Facebook page. His posts have become a de facto source of up-close-and-personal interactions of the President.

The 41-year-old official is making waves on social media since first posting about Duterte's first face-to-face meeting with United States President Donald Trump at the Asia-Pacific Economic Leaders' Summit in Vietnam, where Go seemed to be more prominent in the photo's foreground than the two heads of state.


During the ASEAN Summit from November 13 however, Go upped his selfie game.

He posted a Facebook album featuring his numerous selfies with world leaders who attended the ASEAN Summit.

Among the leaders Go had a selfie with were Trump, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.


The album received mostly positive feedback from netizens, and now has over 26,000 reactions, 5,000 shares, and 600 comments.

Go's selfie efforts were not just a local hit, as one the U.S.'s leading broadsheets, The Washington Post, featured the President's top aide, calling Go a "selfie savant."

With his prominent selfie collection going viral, Go is also taking over netizens' profile pictures.

On Tuesday, Facebook introduced a special frame featuring the selfie king, where users can add Go's standard poker-faced photobomb into their own photos.

The special Facebook frame is labeled "Philippine National Watermark Bong Go."

Other netizens got more creative, inserting Go's selfie in different situations and iconic photos.