2022 ELECTION

PDP-Laban to nominate Bong Go for president in party convention

By ROGER M. BALANZA

Senator Christopher “Bong” Go will be nominated as the PDP-Laban official presidential candidate during the ruling party’s national convention, said Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles on Wednesday, ahead of the September 8 convention.

Go, Duterte’s long-time assistant, is the “most qualified” to lead the country, said Nograles, former Davao City representative, now also the executive vice president of the PDP-Laban.

The PDP-Laban “believes in his abilities and capabilities. We believe he will be the best tandem for President Duterte when President Duterte is elected as vice president,” he also said.

 Duterte, on Monday accepted the PDP-Laban’s endorsement for him to join the vice presidential race. But the President has rejected the idea of running as vice president to his daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte.

This makes a Go-Duterte tandem more possible than a Duterte-Duterte team in the 2022 contest.

Nograles said that Duterte a;ready said that he is not sold to a Duterte-Duterte tandem in the 2022 national elections.

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