Duterte mulls serving as Bong Go’s advisor

July 25, 2022 0 Comments

Outgoing President Rodrigo Duterte is willing to serve as legal consultant of his longtime aide and trusted confidante Senator Christopher “Bong” Go after his term ends on 30 June.,Go told reporters on Sunday, 19 June that the 77-year-old Chief Executive had agreed to be his advisor, but the latter may also consider other possible job offers.,“I asked him, ‘Mr. President, may I tap you to be my consultant?’ He accepted the offer as a legal consultant,” the lawmaker said in a chance interview, recalling his conversation with Duterte.,“It is just one of his options. I cannot say if it is final because there may be other offers for him to serve in a high position,” Go added.,Go said the President has yet to decide on the offers he has received.,“Knowing the president, he is looking for something to do. It is in his DNA,” he said. “As a private citizen, you can expect that he will still be around, observing.”,Duterte’s inclusion in Go’s legislative team may boost the standing chances of the former’s pet bills when the 19th Congress opens.,Go, who served as Duterte’s aide from 1998 until he was elected to the Senate in 2019, will end his first term in the upper chamber in June 2025.,The outgoing Chief Executive previously said that he wanted to return to his private life as soon as he steps down from Malacañang.,He was also considering teaching in his hometown Davao City, according to Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea., ,A lawyer by profession, Duterte also previously served as a prosecutor and mayor in Davao. — With a report from MJ BLANCAFLOR