Count me out for higher post in 2022 polls -- Bong Go | Inquirer News

Count me out for higher post in 2022 polls — Bong Go

By: - Reporter / @KHallareINQ
/ 12:36 PM February 06, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — “Please count me out po.” 

ADVERTISEMENT

Sen. Christopher “Bong” Go issued such a statement on Saturday when asked if he was gunning for a higher position in the 2022 national elections. 

FEATURED STORIES

“Huwag niyo po ako isama dyan sa usapang election (Don’t include me when it comes to talks about the elections),” Go said during the Laging Handa online press briefing.

Go added that his focus now is addressing the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Importante po malampasan muna natin itong pandemya na ito, dahil kung hindi natin malalampasan itong pandemya na ito, wala na po tayong eleksyon na pagu-usapan,” he said. 

It is important for us to address this pandemic first, because if we don’t, then we may not have an election to talk about.)

In a Pulse Asia survey released in December 2020, Go was among those named as possible contenders for the 2022 presidential race.

The leading contender was presidential daughter and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, the survey results showed. 

ADVERTISEMENT

This is  not the first time Go denied that he was gunning for higher office in the next elections.

In February 2020, President Duterte said Go may be aiming to be the next president.  Go said Duterte was just joking.

But in 2018, Duterte similarly teased that Go was aspiring to be a senator, which Go vehemently denied. 

Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

In October 2018, however, a tearful Go emerged from the San Miguel Church in Malacañang announcing that he was running for senator, under Duterte’s party PDP-Laban.

gsg

For more news about the novel coronavirus click here.
What you need to know about Coronavirus.
For more information on COVID-19, call the DOH Hotline: (02) 86517800 local 1149/1150.

The Inquirer Foundation supports our healthcare frontliners and is still accepting cash donations to be deposited at Banco de Oro (BDO) current account #007960018860 or donate through PayMaya using this link.

TAGS: coronavirus Philippines, COVID-19, nCoV update

© Copyright 1997-2024 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.