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Mr. Malasakit reiterates he is not interested in running for a higher position in 2022

June 15, 2021 - Tuesday 1:06 PM by MDM

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Senator Christopher “Bong” Go reiterated that he is not interested in seeking a higher position in the 2022 national and local elections despite encouragements and the high trust he is getting from the Filipino people.

In an interview after he attended the launch of the 119th Malasakit Center at the National Children’s Hospital in Quezon City on June 14 during his birthday, Go said that while he is familiar with the responsibilities of a president, he would rather focus on helping the Filipino people beat the current pandemic rather than run for a higher position. 

“Ako naman po, in fact, ‘di ako sumali nung national council meeting ng PDP (Partido Demokratiko Pilipino–Lakas ng Bayan) kasi unang una, I am not interested. Pangalawa, sabi ko nga pagod na pagod na po kami pero mga Pilipino lang ang nagbibigay lakas sa amin para makapagserbisyo,” said Go.

“Alam ko po ang trabaho ng isang Pangulo na napakahirap po, sakit ng ulo araw-araw. Paggising mo tanghali, hanggang gabi, hanggang panaginip mo puro sakit ng ulo abutin mo. Kaya ako po, ‘di ako interesado. Salamat po sa tiwala. Salamat po for considering me. Sa mga naniniwala sa akin, salamat po sa inyong tiwala pero let me repeat, I am not interested,” he added.

Go emphasized that he will rather focus on helping the government come up with solutions on how to address the COVID-19 pandemic rather than discuss politics. 

“I leave my fate to God. I leave my fate to the Dutertes and, of course, I leave my fate to the Filipino people—mga kapatid kong Pilipino na nagbigay po sa akin ng pagkakataon na makapagserbisyo po sa kanila,” said Go.

“Unahin muna natin ito bago ang pulitika. Unahin muna nating malagpasan (ang pandemya) bago (pagusapan) ang pulitika. Bakuna muna bago ang pulitika,” he added.

In another development, Go has expressed his support for actor and TV host Willie Revillame should he choose to run in the 2022 presidential elections. This comes after Duterte said he wants Revillame to run for senator.

Go said that Revillame has the passion to help the Filipino people, especially the less fortunate ones. 

“Isa rin po ako sa nakarinig and, in fact, ako ang kumuha ng video. Kami ni Willie Revillame, isa lang naman po ang aming hangarin. Siya po ay maka-masa, mahal n’ya po ang mahihirap. Ako po, mahal namin ni Pangulong Duterte ang mahihirap at dama po namin ang hirap po ng mahihirap kaya isa po ang aming puso at pagmamahal sa aming kapwa Pilipino,” said Go.

“Ako po ay naniniwala kay Willie Revillame na kung sakali mang tumuloy s’ya ay isa po s’yang Senador na may puso at pagmamahal sa ating kapwa Pilipino. Siya po ay isang matalino at may puso rin po. Naiintindihan n’ya po, nararamdaman n’ya po ang hirap ng ating mga kababayan. Damang dama n’ya po ang hirap at gusto n’yang tumulong sa ating mga kababayan,” he added.

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