Senator Christopher ‘Bong’ Go had received President Rodrigo Duterte’s endorsement. File photo: EPA-EFE
Senator Christopher ‘Bong’ Go had received President Rodrigo Duterte’s endorsement. File photo: EPA-EFE

Is Philippine senator’s sudden exit from presidential race all part of ‘wily’ Duterte’s plan?

  • Loyal ally Christopher Go pulled out just 17 days after filing his candidacy for president, and a week after seemingly regretting his decision to contest
  • But observers say a deal struck between Duterte and Bongbong Marcos to protect him from prosecution over the war on drugs may be behind Go’s withdrawal

Senator Christopher ‘Bong’ Go had received President Rodrigo Duterte’s endorsement. File photo: EPA-EFE
Senator Christopher ‘Bong’ Go had received President Rodrigo Duterte’s endorsement. File photo: EPA-EFE
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