Bong Go denies attending Ampatuan daughter's wedding

Pia Gutierrez, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 24 2018 01:02 AM | Updated as of Aug 25 2018 01:48 AM

MANILA - Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go on Thursday denied that he attended the wedding of former ARMM Governor Zaldy Ampatuan’s daughter as principal sponsor last August 21.

In a message to reporters, Go clarified that he was unaware that his name was included in the list of principal sponsors.

“Usual practice, 'di nagpapaalam nilalagay name nyo kahit di kayo nag ok,” he said.

Presidential daughter and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio was also among those named as principal sponsor. 

When asked for comment, Duterte-Carpio confirmed via text message that she “received a written invitation" but added that she "was not able to attend the reception.”

Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea in a text message also confirmed that he has been asked to stand as principal sponsor by the family of the groom but said that he had to decline.

“Yes, I was asked by the Samama family to be a godparent of the couple but I had to graciously excuse myself from attending because of prior engagement,” Medialdea said.