Philippines

Bong Go gives aid to sick journos

Go gives aid to sick journos

By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora  

MANILA — Former Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go on Thursday turned over Christmas cash gifts for sick media personnel to the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) at the Heroes Hall of Malacanang Palace in Manila.

PCOO Secretary Martin Andanar personally received the cash gifts to be delivered to 10 media personnel suffering from serious illnesses.

Most of the recipients are regional media personalities, like Ernie Gabonada, a news anchor from Gensan, and Baguio columnist Mon Dacawi, who have been undergoing continuous kidney dialysis.

Photos by Ace Morandante/PPD

Other recipients are: Bong Montalban, a radio disc jockey in Cagayan de Oro suffering from aneurism; Bohol DJ Edward Guyano; Bukidnon new reporter Ma. Meodina Molejon; Kalibo radio station manager John Chester Redecio; SunStar Cebu photographer Alex Badayos; Inquirer correspondent Mario Arguelles; and Nueva Ecija columnist Elmo Roque.

Ed Versola, a Manila radio anchor suffering from throat cancer, will also receive a similar but still undetermined amount of noche buena cash gift from Go. (PNA)

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