Bong Go drops out of presidential race

SEN. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on Tuesday announced that he was withdrawing his candidacy for president in the upcoming 2022 national elections.

In a chance interview, Go said that: “Ayaw rin talaga ng aking pamilya kaya naisip ko na siguro ay hindi ko pa panahon sa ngayon. Diyos lang ang nakakaalam kung kailan ang tamang panahon. Ayaw ko ring maipit si Pangulong Duterte higit pa sa tatay ang pagmamahal ko sa kanya. Matanda na po siya at marami na rin siyang naibigay para sa bayan, ayaw ko na pong dagdagan pa ang kanyang problema. Nananatili akong tapat sa kanya at nangako akong sasamahan ko po siya habambuhay. Yun po ang pinangako ko sa kanya noon pa man (My family really doesn’t like me joining the presidential race and that made think that it is not yet the right time for me. Only God knows when will that time be. I do not also want to give President Rodrigo Duterte a headache because he is more than a father to me. He is already old and he has already given so much for the country, I do not to give him more problems. I am loyal to him and I promised him, that I will stay with for life. That is my commitment to him).”

“In the past few days I realized that my heart and my mind are contradicting my action. Talagang nagreresist po ang aking katawan, puso at isipan. Tao lang po ako na nasasaktan at napapagod. Sa ngayon po yun ang mga rason ko that is why I am withdrawing from the race (My body, heart and mind are resisting it. I am just a human that feels pain and fatigue. For now that is my reason why I am withdrawing from the race),” Go added.

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