Go having second thoughts on his presidential bid?

Published November 25, 2021, 3:14 PM

by Dhel Nazario

Presidential aspirant Sen. Christopher “Bong” Go said in deep contemplation on his presidential bid as he admitted that it might not yet be his time to become the country’s leader.

“At present, I continue to seek guidance from the Divine Being for I believe that the Presidency is a matter of destiny. Kung para sayo ‘yan, para talaga sayo ‘yan (If it’s for you, it’s for you),” he said in a statement.

“Running for the Presidency is something I have never dreamed of. Iniiwasan ko ang posisyon na ito, (I tried to avoid the situation I am in) but fate — as I said — has a way of turning things around. Nagdesisyon ang partido at si (The party has decided and) Pangulong Duterte and I accepted the challenge.” he added.

He stated that he was a vice presidential aspirant for 40 days until something unexpected happened and that because the President and his family are dear to him, he had to give way. Yet he mentioned that during the past few days he realized that his heart and mind are contradicting his own actions.

“Tao lang po ako na nasasaktan at napapagod din. O baka dahil sadyang napakarumi at ganun kainit lang talaga ang pulitika. Talagang nagreresist po ang aking katawan, puso at isipan. Pati po ang aking pamilya ay nahihirapan (I’m only human who gets hurt and tired. Or maybe because politics is just that dirty and extreme. My body is really resisting even my mind and heart. Even my family is having a hard time),” he explained.

“Pero sa ngayon, baka hindi ko pa po panahon. Ako yung taong handang magsakripisyo para wala nang maipit, masaktan at mamroblema. Ayoko na pong mahirapan si Pangulo at yung mga supporters natin. Mahal ko po si Pangulong Duterte. Matanda na rin po siya at ayaw ko siyang bigyan pa ng dagdag na problema (But for now, maybe it’s not my time. I’m the kind of person who is ready to sacrifice so no one else gets hurt. I don’t want to be a burden to the President and our supporters. I love President Duterte. He’s old and I do not want to add up to his problems),” he added.

Having said this, Go said that he left his fate to God and the Filipino people as he vowed to do his best every day to serve selflessly and tirelessly.

“I am willing to make the supreme sacrifice for the good of our country, and for the sake of unity among our supporters and leaders,” he stated.

He also said that there are a lot of ways to be of service to the Filipino people and that wherever he goes, he will continue to help. Go mentioned that whatever his decision will be, he will leave it up to God for the best interest of the country.