Sen. Christopher Lawrence "Bong" Go

Sen. Christopher Lawrence Go. (Screengrab/Senate PRIB)

MANILA, Philippines — As he leaves his fate to God, the Dutertes, and the Filipino people, Senator Christopher “Bong” Go vows to support whoever can continue the positive changes that President Rodrigo Duterte started.

In an ambush interview after personally visiting medical frontliners at the Cotabato Regional and Medical Center in Cotabato City on Friday, September 24, Go maintained that he is not interested in seeking the presidency in the national elections next year..

Go said he will just support candidates who will continue the changes that President Duterte started in line with providing a more comfortable life for all Filipinos.

“Kung ano po ‘yung makakabuti at sino po ‘yung makakapagpatuloy ng inumpisahang pagbabago ng ating Pangulo susuportahan ko po ‘yon,” he said.

Go also said that he remains focused on his job to serve Filipinos in every way he can regardless of position.

“Alam n’yo paulit-ulit na po ‘yang tanong na ‘yan. Sumulat na po ako sa PDP-Laban, sa partido namin bago pa po ‘yung convention kung saan po ni-nominate nila si Pangulong Duterte at ako,” said Go.

“Sumulat na po ako na huwag na lang po akong isama sa nomination. Dahil unang-una, hindi nga po ako interesadong tumakbo dahil alam ko po ‘yung hirap ng trabaho ng isang pangulo,” he added.

He, however, thanked the public for the continued high trust they are giving him and President Rodrigo Duterte. He then said that he leaves his political fate to God, the Dutertes, and the Filipino people.

“Salamat po sa mga nagtitiwala sa amin ni Pangulong Duterte. Salamat po sa inyong tiwala. Kayo po ang nagbibigay lakas sa akin na makapagtrabaho pa po. So let me repeat, I leave my fate to God, kay Allah kung ano man po ang plano Niya sa akin. Kung ano man po ang destiny na saan po ako dadalhin,” said Go.

“At, I leave my fate to the Filipino people and, of course, sa mga Dutertes, sila naman po ang magdedesisyon kung ano ang tatakbuhan nila. Ipapasa-Diyos ko na lang po ang lahat kung saan po ako dadalahin nito, kung saan man po ako ipapadpad,” he added.

Regardless what happens in 2022, Go said that he will fulfill his mission of serving the Filipinos, especially in helping them overcome the pandemic.

“Ang importante pa rin po sa akin kung ano po ‘yung gusto ng Panginoon para sa akin ay susundin ko po ‘yon at kung ano po ‘yung paraan na patuloy po akong makapagserbisyo sa aking kapwa Pilipino. At lalung-lalo na po para malampasan po natin itong pandemyang ito,” said Go.

Go also emphasized that he would rather focus on helping the government come up with solutions on how to address the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Naka-focus po muna ako dito sa pandemya. Mag-focus muna tayo dito sa pandemya, importante po malampasan muna natin itong pandemyang ito, dahil baka wala na tayong pulitikang pag-uusapan kung hindi natin malampasan. So, darating naman po ang October 8, ‘yun naman po ang deadline ng filing,” said Go.

That said, Go asked everyone to wait for the filing of candidacy in October 8 for the final decision of the Dutertes and the ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino–Lakas ng Bayan.

“So, hindi pa rin nagbabago ang isip ko, hindi pa rin po ako interesado. Pero antayin na lang po natin ‘yung October 8 kung ano po ‘yung pinal na magiging desisyon ng mga Dutertes at ano po ‘yung magiging plano ng partido,” said Go.

/MUF

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