ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon PrintIcon Twitter
Philippine elections

Duterte pick Bong Go drops out of presidential race, boosts Marcos

Philippine president's long-time aide opens door for former dictator's son

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, left, and his then aide Christopher "Bong" Go are seen in Manila in this Oct. 15, 2018 photo.   © AP

MANILA -- Bong Go, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's preferred successor, said Tuesday he is dropping out of the race for the May 2022 presidential election.

Go's withdrawal is seen as a boost for the campaign of Ferdinand Marcos Jr., son and namesake of the late dictator, and could put pressure on opposition factions to unite.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Discover the all new Nikkei Asia app

  • Take your reading anywhere with offline reading functions
  • Never miss a story with breaking news alerts
  • Customize your reading experience

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more