- Bong Go has just formally announced his withdrawal from the presidential race
- The reason he stated is that he does not want Pres. Rodrigo Duterte to be "trapped" in the middle
- He also said that his family does not really want him to run in the national elections in 2022
- Thus, the senator stated that he thought about it and came to the conclusion that now is not the time for him to seek the presidency
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Senator Bong Go has just announced that he is withdrawing from the presidential race for the 2022 national elections.
The senator, during an ambush interview, revealed two things that contributed to his decision to withdraw from the race.
He said that he does not want the President to be put in the middle, and that his family allegedly does not want him to run as well.
"Ayaw rin talaga ng aking pamilya kaya naisip ko na siguro ay hindi ko pa panahon sa ngayon. Diyos lang ang nakakaalam kung kailan ang tamang panahon," said Go in Inquirer's report.
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"Ayaw ko ring maipit si Pangulong Duterte higit pa sa tatay ang pagmamahal ko sa kanya," he said as reported in ABS-CBN.
He also explained that during the past few days, his heart and mind are contradicting his actions.
"In the past few days, I realized that my heart and my mind are contradicting my actions. Talagang nagre-resist ang aking katawan, puso, at isipan. Tao lang po ako na nasasaktan at napapagod din," said the senator, as in the interview with PTV4.
Christopher Lawrence "Bong" Tesoro Go is a politician in the Philippines. He served as a Senator since 2019.
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