Earlier on November 24, Wednesday, Melvin Matibag, secretary general of PDP-Laban chaired by President Rodrigo Duterte that is pushng Go’s presidential run, also denied that the senator is backing out of the race.
,Go, is a member of the PDP-Laban and the choice of Duterte to succeed him after his term expires in 2022,
SENATOR Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go, who is running for president in next year’s election, is not backing out of the race to Malacanang in 2022, said Go’s party, the ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban).
No, Senator Bong Go is not backing out from the presidential race. There is no turning back, said Melvin Matibag, PDP-Laban secretary general on Thursday, November 25.
Go is the choice of President Rodrigo Duterte, PDP-Laban chairman, to succeed him after his term expires in 2022.
Go, a member of the PDP-Laban, told reporters on Nov. 24, 2021, that he is waiting for a sign from God whether to pursue his candidacy after saying he still cannot believe that he is running for the presidency.
Matibag said Go, who filed his candidacy under the political party Pederalismo ng Dugong Dakilang Samahan (PDDS), was just being honest when he made those statements.
“Alam mo, Senator Bong Go is very honest, pero hindi magwi-withdraw ‘yan (but he not going to withdraw. Matibag said.
Proof of Go’s pressidential bid being alive is his most recent meeting with governors and other local officials, according to Matibag.
As a matter of fact, nag-meeting nga sila sa Malacañang on November 24 at naroon ang mga governors, more than 50 of them, and they are all supporting Senator Bong Go, Matibag said.
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Hours after resigning from her regional party Hugpong ng Pagbabago, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio on Thursday joined the Lakas Christian-Muslim-Democrats (Lakas-CMD) party of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
Sara, a potential candidate for the presidency in the 2022 election, has taken her oath as a member of the (Lakas-CMD party, House Majority Leader and Leyte Rep. Martin G. Romualdez, president of the party, said in a statement.
“We had long been inviting Mayor Inday to join our party as we are all impressed with her sterling qualities as a leader and we saw up close her exemplary work ethics as chief executive of Davao City,” said Romualdez, who presided over the oath-taking ceremony in Cavite province on Thursday night
Lakas-CMD party chairman Senator Bong Revilla, was among witnesses of the oath-taking at the Revilla Farm in Silang, Cavite.
Lakas-CMD chaired by Arroyo, has produced two Philippine presidents: Fidel V. Ramos and Arroyo.
Sara and Arroyo played power brokers in 2018 when they locked hands in the ouster of then House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez and the installment of then Rep.Arroyo as Speaker.
If Sara decides to run in 2022, she could replace a candidate of the Lakas-CMD who has already filed at Comelec a Certificate of Candidacy (COC) on or before November 15, the deadline for substitution of candidates.
The Lakas-CMD has fielded its executive director Anna Capela Velasco and member Lyle Fernando Uy as presidential and vice presidential candidates.
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