Duterte pushing Bong Go to run for senate seat

Politics & Governance

“I’m not campaigning ha but he’s also due for replacement. Naghahanap nga ako, sa totoo lang. Naghahanap ako,” President Rodrigo Duterte said pertaining to his special assistant Secretary Bong Go, during a press conference following his attendance to the ASEAN Leaders’ Gathering in Bali, Indonesia.

“Kasi sabi ko kung tatakbo ka, ngayon na,” he added.

“Do not go into that kind of substitute-substitute. Because mabasa ng tao ‘yan eh. One more substitute to be seen in public before me on the last. Iyong akin, iyong akin, sinadya ko ba rin ‘yun? Hindi naman siguro,” Duterte said.

The President explained that Go is a friend. “I will help him. I will help him because he’s a friend,” he said.


“Apo ito ng — ni August Tesoro, the late August Tesoro. Iyong binaril ng NPA sa — diyan sa gulf — Davao City gulf,” he added.