Bong Go ready to face probe over family's alleged multibillion-peso projects

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 10) — Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Bong Go said he is ready to face Senate probe over his family's multibillion-peso construction projects with the government in the Davao region.

This came after Senator Antonio "Sonny" Trillanes IV on Monday said he will file a resolution to call for investigation of the unfinished infrastructure projects, which are allegedly linked to the firms of Go's family members.

"I am even asking Trillanes to start as soon as possible," Go said in a statement.

"Kahit bukas agad pwede akong sumalang sa senado, para naman mabisita ko sya kung saan sya nagtatago," he added.

[Translation: I can even testify in the Senate tomorrow, so that I can visit him where he's hiding.]

The Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ) on Thursday reported data, showing companies of Go's family members were among the "top contractors" of the Department of Public Works and Highways for  several unfinished infrastructure projects in the Davao region.

The report said CLTG Builders, which bears the initials of Go's full name, Christopher Lawrence 'Bong' Tesoro Go, and owned by his father, along with Alfrego Builders and Supply, owned by Go's half-brother, "failed to complete projects by the original deadline" in its joint ventures with big contractors.

Go said if he is proven to have a hand in these projects, then he will "immediately tender resignation."

"In the course of the investigation, if my involvement will be proven and substantiated by facts and documents, I will immediately tender my resignation," he said.

"But if the allegations are fake and concocted then my accuser, Senator Trillanes, should resign."

Trillanes, who is currently under custody of the Senate due to his amnesty row, earlier said these delayed projects are "clear products of corruption."