Senator Bong Go announced today, November 30, his withdrawal from the presidential race in the 2022 election.
Go was interviewed during the wreath laying ceremony at the Pinaglabanan Shrine in San Juan for the 158th birth anniversary of Gat Andres Bonifacio, in which the President was invited as guest.
“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,” Go said in an ambush interview.
“In the past few days, I realized that my heart and my mind are contradicting my actions. Talagang nagre-resist ang aking katawan, puso, at isipan. Tao lang po ako na nasasaktan at napapagod din,” he added.
Go was running for the presidential seat with the support of no less than President Rodrigo Duterte under the ruling PDP-Laban party.
Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) Secretary General Anthony del Rosario confirmed in a text message to SunStar Davao that Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio has resigned from the party.
Read his full statement below:
At 9:30am today, 11 November 2021, Mayor Sara Z. Duterte tendered her resignation from Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP). In her letter to the officers and members of HNP, she states that, “It is with profound sadness that I hereby tender my resignation from our beloved party. My support will always be with you and I will always be grateful for all the things you have taught me.” While we are saddened by her resignation, we however wish her all the best in her future plans. Godspeed po Mayor Sara. In our hearts, you will always be our Chairperson. We love you po.
Anthony G. Del RosarioSecretary GeneralHugpong ng Pagbabago