CLARK FREEPORT – Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go reiterated Tuesday his earlier announcement, that he will not seek any elective position come May 2019 elections, as he encouraged supporters to help calamity victims instead of spending much on tarpaulins, streamers and other obvious political advertisements.
In fact, Go said he ordered the taking down of a huge streamer that carries his name along the North Luzon Expressway (NLEx) Bulacan section.
“Sinabihan ko ang mga nagkabit ng tarpaulin sa expressway sa Bulacan na tanggalin dahil wala naman akong balak na kumandidato,” Go told his audience during the 69th Anniversary of Pampanga Press Club and 2nd year of iOrbitNews.com, the news portal of PPC, held at Mimosa Hilltop, Filinvest Quest Hotel here.
Go who had just visited City of San Fernando where he led other government officials in the distribution of food aid to thousands flood victims in the entire Pampanga province, said he is not interested in joining politics.
“Hindi ako kakandidato, ang gusto ko lang ay tumulong sa aking kapwa,” Go told the PPC officers and members who were also joined by supporters from the corporate world.
Go, who was the guest of honor and speaker during the event, was welcomed by Deng Pangilinan, PPC president, airport and other government officials led by Alex Cauguiran.
The presidential assistant is being pushed by supporters to run for a Senate seat in the 2019 polls. The tarpaulins carrying Go’s name “Kuya Bong” in various occasions across the country is obviously part of early campaigning, but Go said he is not preparing for the 2019 political exercises.
Other government officials who graced the event were Angeles City Vice mayor lawyer Bryan Nepomuceno, Councilor Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin, and former Mabalacat City mayor Boking Morales.