The Claim: Senator Go co-authored act providing honoraria to youth officials
Rating: LACKS CONTEXT
The Facts: This post shared with us claims that Senator Bong Go is one of the authors of RA 11768, which among other things provides for monthly honorariums for Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) officials (https://www.facebook.com/100044148620724/posts/567764514705164/?d=n https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/…/20220506-RA-11768…).
Go is a belated co-author of the bill. But he was among those who approved it last March 2021.
The bill is a consolidation of Senate Bill No. 2124 and House Bill No. 10698.
The official Senate site lists the authors of SB 2124 as Senators Angara, Revilla Jr., Marcos, Zubiri, Gordon, and Villanueva (https://legacy.senate.gov.ph/lisdata/3479432120!.pdf).
Go’s apparent contribution to the bill is being one of the people who re-filed it on March 24, 2021, as listed on the same site (https://legacy.senate.gov.ph/lis/bill_res.aspx…).
Only Villanueva, Zubiri, and Gordon requested to be included among the co-authors after the passage in its second reading. Go, together with Pangilinan, Recto, and Binay asked to be co-authors after the passage in its third reading.
Bong Go and all the other senators approved the bill on May 27, 2021. AC