Sen. Christopher “Bong” Go reiterated his firm decision to decline the endorsement of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino Laban ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) National Executive Committee to be the party’s presidential candidate in the 2022 elections.
Go emphasized that he would rather focus on his mandate as an elected senator, help the country overcome the pandemic, and respond to the needs of Filipinos — away from the limelight — as he has done ever since.
In a letter addressed to party president and Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi dated August 30, Go stated that he is “deeply honored by the trust and confidence” to be endorsed as presidential candidate and run with President Rodrigo Duterte as Vice Presidential candidate. He, however, emphasized that he respectfully declines the endorsement.
“We trust and believe in your leadership qualities – which, among others, are: humility, sincerity, strong political will, honesty, good sense of justice, and innate goodness and goodwill towards your fellowmen, as exemplified by your Malasakit Centers,” Cusi mentioned in the letter.”These traits that you share with President Rodrigo Roa Duterte make you the logical successor to be our country’s next President,” the party president added.