Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go is running for president in 2022 under the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino–Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban).
This, as Senator Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa withdrew from the presidential race for 2022. Go and dela Rosa belong to the faction of Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi in PDP-Laban.
Go was originally the vice presidential bet of the Cusi-led faction in PDP-Laban.
There were photos circulating over social media of President Rodrigo Duterte accompanying Go in filing his candicacy for president at the Commission on Elections office.
Go’s filing his candidacy for president in 2022 and dela Rosa backing out of the race comes after Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte filed her candidacy for vice president under the Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats.
Cusi earlier said their party was closely watching the moves of Sara Duterte.
“In any event, her actions, including any decision to run for a national elective office, will most certainly affect the political landscape,” he earlier said.
“PDP Laban watches with keen interest the developments on Sara Duterte’s decision to withdraw her certificate of candidacy for Davao City Mayor, especially considering the public support she enjoys,” Cusi added.