Bong Go on Senate bid : Nothing is finalPosted on
DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Senate bid is not yet final, says Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go.
Go, in interview with Davao reporters Friday, March 16, said “As it is now, nothing is final until October, I am here to serve the President and that is my priority.”
Though Go revealed, “Kahilakon ko tong nag ingon si Mayor na modagan ko ( I almost cried when the Mayor (referring to the President) asked me to run), because it was a selfless President talking to me.”
Presidential daughter and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio earlier expressed full support to Go’s candidacy, should he finally decide to run as Senator in the 2019 elections.
Supporters of the President have thrown support to Go. Many of them claim they love and support Go, for being kind, soft spoken, polite and for listening to them.
Being the aide of Duterte, is also known as the man next to the President and the only way to the President..
Many perceived Go as a good material for senator given his experience in handling local and national affairs, his grasps, skills and his knowledge on the dynamics of a government office.
His supporters even launched a rally to prod him to run but until now, he remains uncertain saying “I will remain the janitor of the President, I cannot leave, I will serve him in any means necessary.”
Go told reporters, he is not certain of the senate bid but stressed “I will decide in October.”
Based on the rules of the Commission on Elections, all candidates seeking local and national post has to file their .certificate of candidacy in October for the 2019 elections.