Bong Go on presidential bid: Not my time yet

By Daniela Lorraine Brutas

PHOTO: Sen. Bong Go

After expressing his doubts and worries in entering the presidential race earlier this week, Senator Christopher "Bong" Go said maybe it is not time yet to push through with his presidency.

Although Go has yet to formally declare that he has withdrawn his bid after admitting that it might not be his time to run for president, he said he would leave his fate to God.

“Pero sa ngayon, baka hindi ko pa po panahon. Ako yung taong handang magsakripisyo para wala nang maipit, masaktan at mamroblema. Ayoko na pong mahirapan si Pangulo at yung mga supporters natin. Mahal ko po si Pangulong Duterte. Matanda na rin po siya at ayaw ko siyang bigyan pa ng dagdag na problema,” he said in a statement posted on Thursday.

On November 13, the senator withdrew his bid for the vice presidency under the ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino–Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) and filed his candidacy for president under the Pederalismo ng Dugong Dakilang Samahan (PDDS), an allied party of the ruling PDP-Laban.

“Iniiwasan ko ang posisyon na ito, but fate— as I said— has a way of turning things around. Nagdesisyon ang partido at si Pangulong Duterte and I accepted the challenge,” Go shared.

The senator added that he sought guidance from God, ready to seek the vice presidency, but had to yield to the decision of PDP-Laban because of his soft spot for President Rodrigo Duterte and his family.

Furthermore, the senator believed that despite not having a political background and not coming from a political family, he said he is lucky to be a “probinsyano” given a chance to serve the country and that the presidency “is a matter of destiny”.

“Marami namang paraan upang makatulong sa ating kapwa Pilipino. Ako naman, kahit saan man ako ipadpad ng aking tadhana, patuloy po akong magseserbisyo. Kung anuman ang aking magiging desisyon, ipapasa-Diyos ko na lang ang lahat alang-alang sa kung ano ang makakabuti sa bayan,” Go concluded.  


Report source: Philippine News Agency



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