MANILA, Philippines — Senator Christopher “Bong” Go on Saturday (October 2) filed his certificate of candidacy as vice president for the 2022 National Elections.
This, after President Rodrigo Duterte withdrew his acceptance of nomination for the vice-presidential race.
“Given that President Rodrigo Duterte decided to withdraw his acceptance of the nomination, I am here to take on the challenge as PDP-Laban’s Vice-Presidential candidate,” Go said in a speech during his filing of COC.
“Napag-desisyunan kong tumakbo bilang Bise Presidente sa darating na halalan upang maipagpatuloy ang mga magagandang programa at tunay na pagbabagong naumpisahan ni Pangulong Duterte — at sisikapin nating dagdagan pa ang mga ito,” he added.
Go stressed that what the Duterte administration has started in the fight against illegal drugs, corruption and criminality must continue to protect the lives of Filipinos.
The senator also vowed to help in bringing the country to normalcy by addressing unemployment and hunger brought about by the recent world crisis.
“Upang makamtan ang layuning ito, palalaguin natin ang mga oportunidad pangkabuhayan sa bawat sulok ng bansa. Sosolusyunan natin ang hirap at gutom dahil importante na maalagaan ang tiyan ng bawat Pilipino,” he said.
He likewise underscored the importance of Malasakit Centers in making sure that fast delivery of government services to the public.
Moreover, Go assured that should he win the elections, the Build Build Build projects that the Duterte Administration has started will be completed to guarantee a comfortable life for all.
“I intend to pursue and expand these efforts further towards overcoming this pandemic by achieving economic recovery, providing job opportunities, and addressing hunger and poverty,” Go assured.
“I will continue to serve especially those who need government attention the most — yung mga mahihirap po. I am determined to fulfill my role as a bridge for the poor, the needy, the hopeless and the helpless — connecting them to their government so that their voices are heard and their concerns are addressed during these trying times,” he added.
The senator also vowed that he will be a working vice president and not just be on the sidelines.
“Hindi ako magiging spare tire o reserba lamang. Asahan ninyo na ako ay totoong magtatrabaho — hindi lang sa salita, kundi sa gawa,” he said.
“I don’t want to be remembered as just another senator or vice president. I want to be remembered as a Public Servant na nalalapitan ng sinumang ordinaryong mamamayan at buong pusong nagsisilbi para sa ikabubuti ng ating bansa,” he further stated.
Go said that he will continue to provide service to the people to achieve the change that the country needs.
“Tulad ng bilin ni Pangulong Duterte sa akin, parati po at tinatandaan ko ito: “unahin mo ang kapakanan ng mga Pilipino at mahalin natin ang ating kapwa, hinding-hindi ka magkakamali,” he said. —/mbmf