President Duterte accompanies SAP Go to Comelec.
PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte accompanied Special Assistant to the President Christopher ‘Bong’ Go in filing his certificate of candidacy (COC) yesterday at the main office of the Commission on Elections in Intramuros, Manila where thousands of his supporters and friends patiently waited for him.
SAP Go first went to San Miguel Church inside the Malacanang complex and asked for divine intervention and then talked to President Duterte to have his “blessings” before he proceeded to the Comelec office in Palacio del Gobernador in Intramuros to submit his COC.
Aside from President Duterte, also present to show their support were members of the cabinet led by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, PCOO Sec. Martin Andanar, National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon and other Malacanang officials.
President Duterte raised the hand of SAP Go when they faced the media after filing the COC in Comelec office.
According to Sec. Go, it was a hard for him to decide whether to run or not for a Senate seat and he needed ample time to come up with the right decision with the guidance of President Rodrigo Duterte who is his mentor and principal for a long time.
Go added he really wanted to help the people since day one of his public service particularly the less fortunate people who really need help.
It can be recalled that Sec. Go for the past months still contemplated what decision he would make since several groups and personalities asked him to run for the Senate to help more people not only the programs of President Duterte.
Days before the filing of the COC, Go was bombarded by emails, tweets and text messages urging him to run, and many of his supporters even put up several tarpaulins all over the country to convince him to run.
“Nakiusap nga ako sa mga ito na sa halip na ipampagawa ng tarpaulin ay ibili na lamang ng mga pagkain at gamit na maaaring itulong sa mga mas nangangailangan, sa mga nasunugan,” Go stressed.
SAP Go focused on helping the sick and needy Filipinos by means of the Malasakit Centers he put up in several hospitals; delivering immediate relief assistance to the fire victims and his 3-point ng bayan through a basketball event to combat illegal drugs and supporting the 3-point agenda of President Duterte against illegal drugs, criminality and corruption.
President Duterte assured SAP Go his full support in his senatorial bid and will even campaign for his top-aide in every presidential event because he knows him very well from decades of their being together.