A campaign management consultancy firm named Sen. Christopher “Bong” Go one of the top influencers on Covid-19 education drive.
The senator was one of the most influential voices during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a study recently published by BluePrint.PH on the opinions of the Filipino online community on Covid-19 education.
“The challenge is to build confidence among Filipinos that government is right and effective in its efforts in addressing the pandemic,” said Eero Brillantes, president and CEO of BluePrint.PH.
“It really helps that high government officials are seen as authoritative and decisive in efforts and this includes providing the right and timely information so that all of us can make informed decisions,” he said in a statement.
The study titled “Filipino sentiment analysis on education: Facebook scan on Covid-19 from March 15, 2020 to January 31, 2021” based its findings on data extracted from 80 million accounts.
Go gained the highest engagements for his published positions on the need to adapt to the “new normal” and his push for e-governance to cut corruption and red tape; postponement of the opening of face-to-face classes; and 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.
“If the public was informed [about Covid-19], they will have less worry and be helpful in the [government’s] bayanihan (communal spirit) efforts to stop the spread of the pandemic,” the senator said.