FORMER Special Assistant to the President and 2019 senatorial candidate Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on Friday joined the Pentecostal Missionary Church of Christ (PMCC) in praying for clean, honest and peaceful elections on May 13.
Go thanked the PMCC for inviting him to their gathering at the Marikina City Sports Complex and allowing him to speak before them.
“Isang malaking karangalan po na makasama kayo ngayong araw na ito para sa prayer for the nation for clean, honest and peaceful elections. Maraming salamat po sa inyong pag-imbita lalong-lalo na po sa inyong Goodman of the House, Apostle Arsenio Ferriol,” Go said.
He noted that it was his second time to attend a gathering of the PMCC. Go was also invited to grace the PMCC International Missionary Day last January 14 at the AATF Complex in Malagasang, Imus City in Cavite.
Go said that participating in the PMCC gathering triggered a memory in 2015 when a lot of supporters were trying to convince then Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte to run for president. Go said Duterte’s reply made an indelible imprint in his memory.
“Ten percent of your life is ruled by you while 90 percent is destiny. Destiny is instructed by God; it is not ruled by mortals. We do not know when will we be born or die, so let us place everything in the hands of God. If God intends that I will be a candidate of honor, I will be there. But if God does not want, I will not be there,” Go said, quoting Duterte.
“Sa madaling sabi po, ang lahat ng bagay ay itinadhana. Walang sinuman po ang makakapagsabi kung anuman po ang magiging tadhana natin. Tanging ang Panginoon lamang po ang nakakaalam,” Go said.
Likewise, the former SAP said that any position of authority, privilege, or power anybody may have is destined for him in accordance with God’s will and not a product of his own effort or skill.
“Kung anuman pong bagay, kapangyarihan at posisyon meron tayo ngayon, itinadhana po sa atin at ibinigay po sa atin ito ng Diyos. Hindi po dahil sa atin kundi ito po ay dahil sa kanya,” he said.
Respecting the spirit of the PMCC gathering, Go clarified that he is not campaigning before them.
“Ako po hindi po ako nangangampanya sa inyo dito. Itago nyo na lang po sa puso ninyo kung sinong Pilipino po ang makapag-serbisyo sa kapwa Pilipino,” Go said.
“Kasi po para sa akin minsan lang po tayo dadaan sa mundong ito. Kung ano pong kabutihan ang pwede nating gawin sa ating kapwa gawin na natin dahil hindi na tayo babalik sa mundong ito,” he added.
However, Go assured the PMCC that they could rely on him to bring to President Duterte’s attention any concern that they may have.
“Noon, ngayon at kung saan man ako ipadpad ng aking tadhana patuloy ninyo akong magiging tulay kay Pangulong Duterte,” Go said.
Likewise, he reiterated his commitment to support the programs and policies of President Duterte.
“Sabi po niya sa akin, gagawin at gagawin niya ang lahat para sa Pilipino. Sabi niya, (he is determined to do that) even if it could cost his freedom someday. At hindi ko po siya iiwanan,” Go said.
Go said that in running for the Senate he only wants to help President Duterte serve the Filipino people.
“Para sa amin, ang serbisyo sa tao ay serbisyo sa Diyos. Wala po kaming ibang hangarin ni Pangulong Duterte kundi kabutihan ng Pilipino dahil mahal namin ang aming kapwa Pilipino,” Go said.