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Bong Go files COC for Vice President in Eleksyon 2022

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Senator Bong Go filed his certificate of candidacy (COC) for vice president under PDP-Laban in Eleksyon 2022.

He was accompanied by President Rodrigo Duterte who was the original nominee of the PDP-Laban for vice president.

In a speech after filing his COC, Go said Duterte has decided to withdraw his certificate of nomination and acceptance.

“Given that President Rodrigo Duterte decided to withdraw his acceptance of nomination, I am here to take on the challenge as PDP-Laban’s Vice Presidential candidate,” Go said.

He vowed to continue Duterte’s fight against drugs, criminality and corruption, as well as the Build, Build, Build projects or the infrastructure program of the president.

Go said will be a “working vice president” and he won’t be a “spare tire” or a reserve official.

“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 (who the ordinary citizens can turn to),” he said.

Last September 8, Duterte formally accepted his nomination for vice president in Eleksyon 2022 by the PDP-Laban faction led by Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi.

At around 3:00 p.m. today, Go’s office shared photos of him praying at Simbahan ng San Miguel at mga Arkanghel which is located near Malacañang.

Minutes after Go filed his COC, Duterte said the “overwhelming sentiment” of the Filipino people pushed him to withdraw his supposed vice-presidential run in Eleksyon 2022.

He also announced he is retiring from politics.

In early September, Bong Go confirmed that he offered to be Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte's running mate should the daughter of the president decide to run for the highest elective post of the land in the 2022 local and national polls.

Pressed by the media, he said his offer was made after several politicians presented themselves to be Sara’s running mate. —KG/LBG, GMA News

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