Endorsed by INC, Bong Go vows true public service

May 08, 2019
Bong Go

FORMER Special Assistant to the President and 2019 senatorial aspirant Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go yesterday thanked the Iglesia Ni Cristo for endorsing his senatorial bid.

“Malaki ang pasasalamat ko sa bumubuo ng Iglesia ni Kristo na pinamumunuan ng ating minamahal na Kapatid na Eduardo Manalo. Napakalaking bagay ang endorsement na ito para sa amin. Susuklian ko po ito ng serbisyong tapat, maka-tao at maka-Diyos dahil, para sa akin, ang serbisyo sa tao ay serbisyo sa Diyos,” Go said.

Go is one of the nine Hugpong Ng Pagbabago (HNP) senatorial candidates endorsed by the influential religious group for the May 13 midterm polls.

It was said that the INC called the senatorial bets last Monday to inform them about the endorsement.

“Asahan n’yo na ipagpapatuloy ko ang mga pagbabagong nasimulan ni Pangulong Duterte.  Wala kaming ibang hangarin kung hindi gawin ang lahat para sa dagdag na kaginhawahan, kaligtasan at kabutihan ng bawat mamamayang Pilipino. Maraming salamat po,” the former SAP said.

“Hayaan nyo po na suklian kayo ni Pangulong Duterte ng tapat at walang sawang serbisyo. Asahan nyo po na ipagpapatuloy niya ang kanyang lubos na pagsisilbi sa inyo at sa bansa. Gaya niya naniniwala ako na ang maglingkod sa bayan at sa kapwa ang misyon ko sa mundong ito,” Go added.

“Alam nyo po para sa akin po isang beses lang po tayo dadaan sa mundong ito. Kung ano pong kabutihan na pwede nating gawin sa ating kapwa gawin na po natin ngayon dahil hindi na po tayo babalik sa mundong ito,” Go said.

Go acknowledged the INC endorsement would likely boost his chances in the May 13, 2019 elections.

Go consistently remained in the upper bracket of the ‘Magic 12’ in the recent surveys on the senatorial race.  

Aside from Go, sources said the eight other HNP senatorial candidates include Imee Marcos, reelectionist Sens. Sonny Angara and Cynthia Villar, Deputy Speaker and Taguig City Rep. Pia Cayetano, ex-Sens. Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada and Ramon “Bong” Revilla, Jr., former presidential adviser on political affairs Francis Tolentino, and former Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa.

It was learned that the INC’s sample ballot would be distributed to their members during worship services.

INC is known for its bloc voting which could be a huge factor in Monday’s tightly contested senatorial race.