Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go on Friday reiterated that he is not interested in running for a Senate seat.
“I am really not interested in running for a Senate seat,” Go said.
Go made this pronouncement after Partido Demokratiko-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) Secretary-General and House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez said he is eyeing President Rodrigo Duterte’s top aide to join the ruling party’s senatorial slate in the 2019 elections.
Alvarez said he wanted Go to run under PDP Laban because the party needed to field a candidate from Mindanao.
Go, who hails from Davao City, had earlier said he was committed to “stand beside (Duterte) ’til kingdom come”.
Included in Alvarez’ proposed senatorial line-up were Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) assistant secretary Mocha Uson, and Presidential Political Adviser Francis Tolentino.
Also in the party’s list of candidates for the Senate are Davao City Rep. Karlo Nograles, Negros Occidental Rep. Albee Benitez, and Bataan Rep. Geraldine Roman. (PNA)