President Rodrigo Duterte and his long-time aide Christopher “Bong” Go at the moment are discussing the Special Assistant to the President’s (SAP) potential senatorial bid, Malacanang stated Monday.
“Well, I understand, the President has broached it to SAP Go and it’s something that they are discussing between the two of them,” Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque stated in a Palace media briefing.
Duterte floated Go’s title as a doable senatorial candidate floated when Duterte advised Go to make use of the Senate probe on the Philippine Navy’s frigate deal as a “golden opportunity” to turn into a senator.
Go instantly thumbed down the concept of working for the Senate, saying Duterte ,erely stated it “in jest” and that he had devoted his life to serve Duterte.
But Roque believed that Go would heed the decision if Duterte asks him to run.
“He has said that personally he would not run, but if the President asks him to, he will. The position of SAP Go is he will heed whatever the President wishes him to do,” Roque stated.
House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez is persuading Go to affix the 12-man senatorial line-up of the administration within the 2019 midterm elections.
Last week, Go stated his candidacy was now as much as Duterte whom he has been serving for about 30 years now. (PNA