Go supports PDP decision in fielding candidates for 2022elections, vows to be a ‘working vice-president’ if elected

Go supports PDP decision in fielding candidates for 2022
elections, vows to be a ‘working vice-president’ if elected

By Ernie Reyes

MANILA — Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go reaffirmed his support
for PDP-Laban’s decisions in fielding candidates in the forthcoming
2022 elections. He emphasized that the party’s presidential candidate
is Senator Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa.

This was the reiteration made by Go in an ambush interview after his
monitoring visit of the Malasakit Center at the Ospital ng Palawan in
Puerto Princesa.

“Sa ngayon po, siyempre may partido kami. Ang Presidente ng aming
partido na kandidato ay si Bato. So we have to follow the decision… sa
aming partido na PDP-Laban,” said Go during the interview on
Wednesday, November 3.

“Kung wala naman pong pagbabago eh, ‘di syempre si Bato ang kandidato
namin bilang Presidente. Kung may changes someday, maybe malalaman po
natin, by (November) 15 kung mayroon pong changes,” he added.

While changes might still occur in PDP-Laban’s roster of candidates
for the 2022 elections, Go reiterated that he is decided to run for
vice-president.

“Pero, ako naman bilang inyong kandidato pagka-Bise Presidente, 100%
na po akong tatakbong Vice President. Unang-una, kandidato na po ako
nakapag-file na po ako ng October 2 at desisyon po ‘yan ng partido,
desisyon rin po ‘yan ni Pangulong Duterte na dapat po mayroong
kandidato din po from the two of us,” said Go.

Go said that he accepted the challenge to be the ruling party’s vice
presidential candidate for the 2022 elections after President Rodrigo
Duterte announced his intention to retire from politics.

“I accepted the challenge at tuluy-tuloy na po ito hanggang sa huling
araw ng eleksyon,” said Go.

Go also committed that he will not waste any opportunity to serve
fellow Filipinos in need and that he will be a “working vice
president” if elected by the Filipino people.

“I will be a working Vice President. Walang masasayang ni isang
minuto, ni isang oras po, magseserbisyo po ako sa inyo. Hindi po ako
magiging spare tire na Vice President na walang ginagawa kung hindi
babatikusin lang ‘yung Presidente, hindi,” Go assured.

Go said that he intends to continue and boost the government’s efforts
to combat the pandemic by achieving economic recovery, promoting the
health of Filipinos, creating job opportunities, and addressing hunger
and poverty in the country.

“Importante sa akin, economic recovery and, of course unahin muna
natin ang buhay at kalusugan ng bawat Pilipino, dahil ang pera naman
po’y kikitain natin magsipag lang tayo, pero ang perang kikitain hindi
po nabibili ang buhay. A lost life is a lost life forever,” said Go.

“Pero darating din po ang panahon na kailangan na rin po nating buksan
ang ekonomiya, trabaho, job opportunities dahil importante po walang
magutom, tiyan po ang importante sa ngayon, walang magutom dapat,” he
added.

Despite his candidacy, Go emphasized the need to stay focused on his
responsibilities as a senator and public servant, particularly in
supporting the government and the ordinary Filipinos in combatting the
COVID-19 pandemic.

“Ako naman, unahin ko muna ‘yung pagseserbisyo, wala pang campaign
period sa ngayon. Unahin muna natin itong malampasan itong krisis na
ito dulot ng COVID-19 dahil baka wala na tayong pulitikang pag-uusapan
kung hindi natin malampasan ito,” urged the senator.

“May panahon ang pulitika sa Pebrero. Ngayon po trabaho muna tayo,
serbisyo muna tayo sa ating mga kababayan,” he added. (ai/mtvn)

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