Bong Go meets with Floyd Mayweather in Davao City
Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence "Bong" Go has been more visible lately.
Go has been noticeably making more public appearances on his own, even outside of presidential events. He used to just tweet or share with Palace media his selfies in presidential events. Now, his office has been sending his photos in various events directly to media offices.
The latest batch of pictures from Go's office shows him posing with undefeated boxer Floyd "Money" Mayweather Jr, who was in Davao City.
"Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr, who has been on vacation in the Philippines since Tuesday, came over to Davao City to meet Secretary Bong Go in Lanang, Davao City. Maywhether then went jet skiing in Samal after arrangements were made by Sec Bong Go," a statement from Go's office said on Saturday, May 12.
Mayweather has been on vacation in the Philippines since Tuesday, May 8. He visited Davao City on May 11.
Later this month, Go will also meet another high-profile boxer: Senator Manny Pacquiao, whom Mayweather has defeated in the ring. Go and Pacquiao will be part of the special 3-point shootout that will kick off the 2018 All-Star Week of the Philippine Basketball Association in Digos City.
While he says he has not made up his mind about a senatorial bid, Go's increased public appearances seem to suggest otherwise.
Despite the early endorsements and being with President Rodrigo Duterte wherever he goes, Go has not yet broken into the so-called winners' circle or the top 12 spots in recent polls of potential candidates in the 2019 Senate race.
In the latest Pulse Asia survey on the 2019 Senate race Go ranked 28th-38th places. (READ: Duterte magic to be tested in 2019 Senate race)
It remains to be seen whether Go's recent public appearances would boost his standing, help him land a 1-2-punch, and score a new title in public office. – Michael Bueza/Rappler.com
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