By Prince Golez
President Rodrigo Duterte appeared to have endorsed Senator Christopher “Bong” Go as his candidate for President in the 2022 polls.
In a speech during the meeting of the national task force-regional task force to end local communist armed conflict in Northern Mindanao, Duterte introduced Go as “presidente.”
The Chief Executive likewise instructed the senator to stand up and wave to the audience.
Prior to winning a Senate seat in 2019, Go, who ran under the ruling PDP-Laban party, was the President’s personal aide of two decades.
He ranked third in the 2019 Philippine Senate election, with 20,657,702 votes.