- Sen. Bong Go has issued an apology over his statement, wherein he said that Cebu's hero, Lapulapu was from Mindanao
- The apology was issued on Tuesday evening
- He said that he was apologizing for how his story might have come off
- Go stated that the story that Lapulapu was from Mindanao came from the spokesperson of the defunct Sultanate of Sulu
Sen. Bong Go has issued an apology over claims that Lapulapu, the Cebu hero, was from Mindanao.
"Ako po ay taospusong humihingi ng paumanhin kung iba ang dating ng aking naikwento," said Go in a Facebook post.
According to Go, the narration that Lapulapu was from Mindanao was just told to him by Ibarani-Idjirani, the spokesperson of Sultanate of Sulu, which is now defunct.
He also mentioned that the same was mentioned by the President before in his speeches.
After apologizing, he said that he would be listening to experts and that he had no intention to change the beliefs and the respect that Filipinos have for their heroes.
Christopher Lawrence "Bong" Tesoro Go is a senator of the Republic of the Philippines. He has been a senator since 2019. He was the Head of the Presidential Management Staff from June 2016 to October 2018.
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