By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos
Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go (File photo)
MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go has emerged as the most influential person when it comes to raising public awareness in terms of education, according to a study released by a research firm.
Political campaign consultancy firm BluePrint.PH on Friday released the results of its analysis on Filipinos’ sentiment on education from Mar. 17, 2020 to Jan. 31, 2021 which found that Go topped the list of influencer personalities for education.
“Looking at personalities as influencers for education during Covid-19, Senator Bong Go is the top influencer with 74 posts,” BluePrint.PH said.
Go was followed by Senator Imelda Josefa “Imee” Marcos and actor Robin Padilla. Other personalities on the list include Taguig-Pateros Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano and Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso.
BluePrint.PH noted that five of 10 posts with the highest engagements belong to Go.
“Top posts with the highest engagements are mostly from Senator Bong Go,” it said.
The posts include Go’s call to learn from the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) experience, postpone the opening of classes, ensure continuing government service, and implement e-governance to cut red tape and corruption.
Go continues to reiterate the critical role of communication and information dissemination in overcoming the pandemic and other crisis situations.
In a press statement issued on Saturday, Go’s office recognized that the senator gained the highest engagements for his “various accomplishments as a senator and his legislative agenda designed to make government more responsive, efficient and compassionate to the needs of the people.”
“Senator Go continues to reiterate the critical role of communication and information dissemination in overcoming the ongoing pandemic and other crisis situations,” Go’s camp said.
The senator’s camp also assured the public that he would continue to inform the public about the government’s Covid-19 response.
“His efforts to empower and educate the public when it comes to necessary health protocols that should be followed, as well as raising awareness on the national vaccine plan, are in support of the government’s commitment to build an informed citizenry and to ensure that no Filipino is left behind towards recovery,” it said.
BluePrint.PH said the study was done to show Filipinos’ sentiments towards Covid-19 from Mar. 17, 2020 to Jan. 31, 2021.
It gathered data from Feb. 2 to 15 this year. Trends, commentaries, charts, tables, and other data presented are from Facebook. (PNA)